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    we're fans of the Sound that Idratek have selected for Doorbell ...

    it would be nice to be able to edit it down, to miss-out part of it ...

    but, is there a way to do that, using standard tools that come with 'XP ...

    any pointers, please ... ?

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    Idratek uses standard wav files. The sound editor I'd recommend is Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/. It's free and can do what you want.

    Andrew

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    Andrew -

    many thanks - have downloaded it & will give it a go ...

    Chris

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    Another 'lite' one is Wavosour. I'm not a seasoned user of either so just mention for passing interest

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    +1 for audacity

    I like to have a seasonal doorbell, though it does confuse the kids when I change it or if the sample they are used to comes on the radio or music player!

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    many years ago (when such things were affordable) I used to go by train from London to Bath on a Friday ... and, in those days, at Paddington, they would play classical piano pieces on the Tannoy - Rachmaninov, Beethoven, etc, etc - very far from hi-fi, but more than OK, & not unlike the Beethoven of Doorbell playing on an MFP ... more than once, I waited for the following train ...

    the Doorbell piece is especially good, too, because it goes on & on & never gets insistent - very civilised !

    how about a recording of a watch, like the one at the end of one of the spaghetti westerns, for an intruder alarm, too ...
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    Chris,

    Possibly misreading between the lines but you do know that for long melodies such as the Doorbell one that I think you are talking about, Cortex will stop the tune as soon as the door opens.

    Just for fun I have a door knocking sound - a kind of ironic response to a door bell button press

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