Create Your Own Ringtone

Learning Target OR Standards & Connections
  • NCAS – Anchor Standard #2 Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
  • NCAS – Anchor Standard #3 Refine and complete artistic work.
Essential Outcome(s) Level(s)
Students will…

  • demonstrate basic proficiency with Soundtrap by using loops to compose and export a short audio file.
All grades
  1. Open a blank template in the Soundtrap studio
  2. Click on the loop browser in the top-right. Click on the down arrow to open the loop filters. Choose the drum filter.
  3. Click on a loop once to hear it. Select a drum loop and drag it into your project.
  4. Go back to the browser and choose the bass filter. Choose a loop and drag it underneath the drum loop to add it to your project.
  5. Add one or two more loops to the project.
  6. Adjust volume levels of each track with the volume knob located in the track header for each instrument.
  7. Save your project with the button in the top center.
  8. Once the project is done mixing, click the download button in the top center.
  9. Now that you have an mp3 file, you can upload it to your smartphone and set it as a ringtone.
Extended Learning
  1. Instead of using the pre-recorded loops from the Soundtrap loop library, have students use the microphone or import features. 
Additional Resources
How to Make Any Song Your Ringtone on iPhone
How to Set an mp3 on an Android


Lesson Plan Submitted by Josh Emanuel. Josh teaches general music and music technology in Nanuet, NY. He is also a percussionist, composer, clinician, and researcher working on his PhD in Music Education at NYU. You can see some of his work at  or on Twitter @joshemanuel.

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