There have a been a lot of questions about Polyphonic Ring Tones.
In August I'll be teaching seminars in London and Helsinki on this topic. The latest Nokia phones that support SP-MIDI tones(3510,7210,7650 etc) use a technology called the Beatnik Audio Engine. I co-founded Beatnik and worked closely with Nokia on the new handsets and on the SP-MIDI specification. I also programmed some of the tones that ship on these devices, so I have quite a lot of insight into special techniques for making polyphonic tones.
In the right hands they can sound much, much better than the old SMS tones. This could rapidly become a new artform AND a huge business opportunity. So if you're a MIDI composer, mobile application developer or ring tone vendor who would be interested, please come down to my seminar! The details are below.
Thomas Dolby's Polyphonic Ringtone composition workshops:
August 16th 2002--SAS Radisson Royal, Helsinki, Finland
August 20th and 21st 2002--Soho House, London, UK
More info and online booking form: