Over ten years ago I discovered what is probably the most fun piece of audio software kit ever created; ReBirth RB-338. ReBirth is a software synthesizer developed by Propellerhead Software in Sweden and was first released back in 1997.
ReBirth most famously emulates two Roland 303 synthesizers but also houses two drum machines; Roland 808 and Roland 909. Other features include mixers, a pattern controlled filter and effects such as delay, compression and distortion. It wasn’t until 1999, when the developers decided to stop development (bummer), that I found and played with this new toy on and off for about two years.
ReBirth In Action
There was a real buzz around ReBirth when I got hooked; the friendly community, a willingness to collaborate and an abundance of constructive feedback; all made for a great online and offline experience.
Since it has been 10 years since I last played with ReBirth, I thought I’d have a dig around to see if I could find any old tracks and …success! God bless the old backup drive.
I’ve zipped the tracks for an easy single download below. There are loads of tracks in the song pack, some of which never got released.
Download Rebirth Song Pack (125 KB) Due to abuse, the song pack has been removed. Please contact me to request the pack.
Get Propellerhead Rebirth
Want to try ReBirth yourself? Well you can and for free. Head over to the ReBirth museum for a free download available for both windows and MAC. If you have an iPad or iPhone, there is also an App available (iPhone version / iPad version) for download as well as a dedicated site. I’m sorry to say that us Android users have no such App – damn you Propellerhead Software!
If you are a Rebirth veteran yourself, or still use it today, drop me a message. It would be great to hear from you and soak up the nostalgia.