Saturday, May 1, 2010

Propellerheads Releases ReBirth for iPhone

If you've been into softsynths since the beginning, you undoubtedly remember the initial offering from a little Swedish company called Propellerheads.  Rebirth was one of the first widely popular software synths and emulated the infamous Roland TB-303 and TR-909 and 808 drum boxes.  

Now, over a decade after this pioneering bit of software first hit our hard drives, it has been adapted for the iPhone.  Visit rebirthapp.com for details.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice nostalgia... I remember Rebirth :) It should be interesting to see how this compares to "technoBox (303 808 909 studio)", which is already a fantastic iPhone 303/808/909 emulator...

cl516 said...

Oh man! I remember that! I used to play with that on an old mac, then also a bright orange ibook in college. this one's a classic!

Hannes Pasqualini said...

This was my first virtual synth! This is big nostalgia!

Anyway you can already get it, for free on rebirthmuseum.com no need to mess around with the tiny iphone screen.

Actually I always wonder what people do with an app like this... since you can't sync it, it does not really integrate in any set up...

Michael Arthur Holloway said...

ReBirth being unusable on any modern Mac's (past os9) is just a crime. I'm still bitter.

Alan said...

Original ReBirth (well, version 3.1) still runs perfectly fine on my XP machines. Though the CD-Rom check is a major pain and kind of stifles spur-of-the-moment noodling.

Still heaps of fun, though. This could be a killer app...

Anonymous said...

@ Alan,

Use a disc mount program like Magic Disc (free) to have the iso permantly mounted on your PC ;)

Cheers
- Pete

Theo said...

I have downloaded it. It is a bit fiddly to start with but with some experience it works well.