“STEP BACK” Ringtone


Since we like our original ringtone, we naturally take notice whenever we come across other distinct ringtones. The G20 "riot control" people in Pittsburgh took to using the LRAD (Long-Range Acoustic Device) — a directed acoustic device:

LRAD® (Long Range Acoustic Device™) is a breakthrough hailing and warning, directed acoustic device designed to communicate with authority and exceptionally high intelligibility.

What makes the LRAD product unique is its ability to transmit your message with exceptional voice intelligibility and tonal clarity in a highly directional beam, even with significant ambient noise. The directionality of the LRAD device reduces the risk of exposing nearby personnel or peripheral bystanders to harmful audio levels.

Think it would make a cool ringtone? We do. That’s just what T. Foley of Pittsburgh did via Locally Toned:

The sound made by the Long-Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) or sonic canon fired by police during the G20 protests in Pittsburgh on September 24, 2009. I dropped the audio level a bit, took one “firing” of the device from the original audio Carl Cimini shared with Locally Toned, and looped it together to make this short and piercing tone.

I don’t know about you, but I suspect people around you will prompt you to answer your mobile quickly when it rings.

Here’s a news clip from 2004…