midomi

I know many of us have been in a situation where we’ve been trying to find out the name of a song and possibly even the name of the artist or band behind it, but no matter how hard we try, we just can’t figure it out. We may be able to sing or hum parts of the song, but that’s as far as we can get. Sound familiar? In the past, we used to have to contact friends and have them help us out, but now we can help ourselves thanks to fancy and advanced Web sites and mobile applications. I’ve used a service called midomi on my iPhone through an app that they’ve made available, and the good news is that you can make use of the same functionality in your Web browser thanks to their site.

Just like the mobile app, you can sing or hum around ten seconds of audio to help midomi do its thing and present you with results. Trust me, it works. In fact, the first few times that you use the service, you’ll probably be shocked by just how accurate it is at helping you to identify a song. Additional features enable you to create a profile, connect with other users, and even purchase music. It’s time to warm up those vocal cords.

mp3cut

In many ways, editing audio isn’t nearly as complicated as editing video, but the tools that are used to accomplish the task can be overwhelming. For many users, audio editing simply means extracting a section of a song that they can use for a ringtone or for some other means. For example, there may only be a certain section of a song or other audio file that you enjoy, so why not make that section its own file? Instead of using complicated software to do this, just give mp3cut a try.

The service is so simple to use that you’ll probably find yourself editing more files than you thought you would. All you have to do is upload an MP3 file that you want to edit, listen to the file and drag the sliders to select the section that you want to extract, and then click the split and download button. Before you know it, you’ll have a new customized MP3 file on your computer. Like the Staples button says, “That was easy.”

Audiko

As human beings, we have become addicted to our cell phones, and when we’re not talking on them, we’re probably customizing them. You may have the same phone as hundreds of thousands of other people, but by the time that you’re done customizing it, that fact probably won’t even be recognizable. One of the things that we especially like to customize on our phones is the ringtone. In fact, you probably even have a few that you switch between or use for different people. Instead of just purchasing ringtones, you can also create your own with audio files that you already have, and Audiko offers a simple way to do this online.

When you arrive at the site you can search for ringtones that have already been created by the community, and there are some great ones that you can download. Of course, you probably came here to make your own, so upload the song or enter the URL (Audiko can also extract the audio from YouTube videos), select the part of the audio that you want to use for the ringtone, and then download it. Your ringtone will automatically become available for others to download and use, and those of you that have iPhones will be glad to know that you can download the ringtones in a special format for Apple’s mobile device.