Nokia Tune

The "Nokia Tune"
The "Nokia Tune"

In doing some research on ringtone file formats for an upcoming project, I found some information on the “Nokia Tune”, the ringtone standard on Nokia phones.

Shockingly (or perhaps not, if you’ve recently spent time on a train, city bus, or in an airport), according to Wikipedia, a 2010 study found that this melody is heard 1.8 billion times per day, about 20,000 times per second.

There are so many “great” versions online*, but here’s a tutorial to create your own:

* If you need more, there are tons of terrible, just awful versions just a YouTube search away.  We’re talking heavy metal, gonzo animation, and lots of techno versions.

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