Propellerhead Software Discontinues Rebirth, Offers It up for Free. Museum Website Opened for Pioneering Software Program
Stockholm - September 1st 2005
Propellerhead Software today announced the discontinuation of development and support of ReBirth, the first software synth emulation software. 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.
"ReBirth 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 wasn't valid anymore", commented Propellerhead CEO Ernst Nathorst Böös. "We're a small company with limited development resources and we think it makes much more sense for everybody involved - even ReBirth users - that we concentrate our efforts on our more current products and on future projects."
Formed in 1994, Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead has created some of the world’s most innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised Figure, Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality. Technologies such as ReWire and the REX file format are de-facto industry standards, implemented in all major music software. Today, Propellerhead’s products are used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of professionals and enthusiasts for all kinds of music making. http://www.propellerheads.se
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