Polyphonic ring tones use electronic or digital sounds to emulate your chosen ringtone, so what you’re really hearing is not the actual music, but a close approximation based on a digitized clone. Real music or real tunes are snippets of the real thing, like your mp3 files.
Cutting edge ring-tone standards are soon to be dominated by MP3 and real music. The German-engineered MP3 format came to be in the early 1990s. By the mid 90s MP3 formats were emerging and now dominate the portable audio player market, thanks in large part to digital audio pioneers in both the peer-to-peer realm as well as the data compression market. Now, mp3 formats are coming to a cell phone near you. Everyone wants a ring-tone and in the name of portability and 21st century technology the tectonics of audio mp3 may now make it possible to share music across devices with CD-like clarity.
MP3s and real music movements stand apart from other digital audio formats in that both are internet-driven which of course makes them very well suited vehicles for the ring tone market. Ring-tones are to a large degree accessible via Internet sources and high quality data sharing such as this is one of the biggest advances the Internet age has jettisoned.
Unlike other music compression formats mp3s literally compress audio data for quick transport, download and decompression. You can store a large number of MP3s on a cellphone and the standard makes for the least amount of loss in audio data quality.
MP3s and real music make playback of ring-tones and other audio works and clips as close to the actual as is possible at this digital point in history. The concept of ‘lossy” compression makes MP3s and real music the bomb for near perfect replication. In fact the ability to play MP3s on your cellphone is not only a boost for audience flexibility, but the music industry is set to win big, as well. The more ringtones get heard the more fans come calling for full-length hit favorites.