Doesnâ€™t time move fast in the software world eh? ReBirth pioneered the software emulation trend and was a huge hit for itâ€™s Swedish codesters. But now, with Reason fullfilling all that rebirth had to offer plus a whole shedload more, the Props are discontinuing support and development. The legendary product will, however, be available for free. In addition, Propellerhead Software will create a dedicated website for ReBirth, called www.rebirthmuseum.com . It will include articles, interviews, historical information, the ReBirth song and Mod archives, a discussion forum, downloads of ReBirth 2.0.1 and much more.
Registered ReBirth users can upgrade to Reason 3 at a very attractive price. In addition, the free ReBirth RB388 ReFill is available for download for all Reason users. This ReFill comes with Combinator patches that recreate the 808 and 909 drum machines in ReBirth, including the most popular mods.
â€œReBirth was the first successful software synthesizer and it pioneered and shaped a lot of what we now take for granted in software synthesizer products. However, it was designed almost ten years ago. Musical styles and music technology have both changed dramatically since then, and we decided that the foundation for the product just wasnâ€™t valid anymore, â€œ commented Propellerhead CEO Ernst Nathorst BÃ¶Ã¶s. â€œWeâ€™re a small company with limited development resources and we think it makes much more sense for everybody involved â€“ even ReBirth usersâ€“ that we concentrate our efforts on our more current products and on future projects.â€�