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Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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Mamba a part-time user from UK writes:
Personally, this program bores the sh*t out of me. These sounds were tired 10 years ago and they haven`t got any better. The 808,909 and 303 have been done to DEATH and yet still, there seems to be so many people that want "that sound". This program has just made sure that even more people are caning these sounds to death. 808...909...303...RIP.

And one more thing, remember the quality of sounds you`ll get from this are dependent entirely on the quality of your soundcard........so don`t write here saying it doesn`t sound like the real thing when you`ve only got an SBLive.

Stop using these tired old sounds people, they sounded great once but its about time y`all started thinking for yoursleves rather than taking the "orthodox" route..........unless you`re into house or trance that is cos in that case your music will be shite anyway.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-16-2000 at 07:57
Brothers of Rave a professional user from USA writes:
The 303 Emulation is OK...

But the Drums are worthless. If youw an all in one software tool get Fruity Loops TS-404 for half the price. Where you get a sampler, good sequencer (which rebirth lacks), and unlimited drum channels and unlimited TS-404s (tb-303 clones)

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-16-2000 at 02:34
Jomoxthreep a hobbyist user from Canda writes:
I saw a good point back in the user reviews a ways, as in "what software are you comparing it to?", the key word being SOFTwear. Of course software analogue emulations will never be exactly the real thing, analogue hardware is impossible to emulate. And the particular filter used on a 303 is especially hard to reproduce, as it is a really old transistor ladder 18 dB filter. But for what rebirth costs, you get a few nice samples, a damn annyoing chain sequencer, a fair 303 sequencer, and some basic effects, along with an interesting filter. Not bad for about 300 Canadian. It all sounds rather digital to me, but real 303s, 808s, and 909s are horribly overpriced right now, I'd rather pay 400 for an S-950, sample rebirth, and get that nice 12-bit crunch. But for just screwing around it's great. I give it four out of five, -1 for sound quality, -1 for chain sequencer, +1 for price.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jan-11-2000 at 20:48
wendall_dogman a hobbyist user from USA writes:
This was the first soft-synth that I came across and I was really impressed . . .'til I saw what some of the other soft synths could do. Rebirth is a great tool for ravers, but I'd prefer a different interface than the classic '80's feel. I'd do a backflip if version 3 had track views that you could use for switching between different patterns instead of having to punch in and out at the right time in record mode. Being able to graphically edit the knobs would be really great, too, instead of having to tweak it, listen to it, tweak it again. And I've yet to find a way to reset the knob tweaks if you just want to start over from scratch. Maybe I'm getting too spoiled from working with Sonic Foundry's Acid and Cakewalk Pro Audio, but the interface, while cool looking, just isn't very handy compared to other programs.

Don't think that I hate this program or anything. The sounds themselves are great and the onboard effects are really impressive. That nutty filter is really something else. You can get some really great loops out of this program, but it takes a lot more than the clicking the Randomize Pattern command until you hear something you like. I also have a complaint against all the songs that have popped up of just Rebirth. Use some other instruments, people! Geez. Rebirth is a great place to start with an idea for a song, but don't try to finish the song in Rebirth, too!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-15-1999 at 15:19
Anonymous a part-timer user from USA writes:
The 303 Emulation is pretty good. 1/2 the time you can't tell the difference. But a trained ear can.

the 909/808 emulation is kinda cruddy I think. A friend of mine owns a 909 and an 808 (bought them both cheap, for $80!!) and I can tell you, all these people who say that they've sold there x0xs for this thing are crazy. The REAL drum machines sounds a good 5x better.

I find the drum machines to be an AWESOME scratch pad nothing for final production, but just to give the rest of your gear a simple technoy beat.

One Rant real quick though. I'm tired of all these people who use ONLY rebirth to produce there music, and get a huge attatude like they're the shit. Wow, you wrote a halfway decent song. But use OTHER programs like Cubase, Various soft synths. Yes children, theres more to a PC then pr0n and rebirth.

303s sound cool. BUT it IS overused. I'm not saying we should stop using it, but a 2x303 song with generic 808/909 drums doesnt make a song very interesting. You can be so much mnore creative if you explored other hardware (and software) possiblities. trust me. Open your eyes to other non x0x stuff out there.

One of the MOST important thing though, when producing music on your PC is... GET A REALLY REALLY GOOD SOUNDCARD!!! Ask around at the-gas-station.com on what the latest cool sound card is. I personally don't use my PC to produce my music (allthough, I use it as a form of inspiration).

Another thing is... being able to touch real gear is cool too. But don't go dumping mega bucks on a 303. They go for $800-$1000 and hell, for a few hundred more you can get a minimoog. Thats what we need... a software emulated minimoog... yeee..

p00p

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-30-1999 at 06:35
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