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Old School Hit Machines Meet Modern Mobile Hardware

ReBirth, Propellerhead’s legendary Techno Micro Composer, Reborn as an iPhone Application

Stockholm, Sweden (April 30, 2010) – ReBirth, the software application that started a sea change in the 90’s with soft-synths in music creation, can be now carried in anyone’s pocket.
[See video here: rebirthapp.com]. Propellerhead Software today announces the immediate availability of ReBirth for Apple’s iPhone & iPod Touch. This is the first time a leading music tool developer has brought a complete professional desktop music application from the personal computer to the mobile world. ReBirth is a true reproduction of the Propellerhead’s acclaimed music-making software from 1997 for the iPhone.

ReBirth literally puts faithful emulations of dance music’s vintage analog hardware at iPhone users’ fingertips: the Roland TB-303 Bass synth and the Roland TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines. Combine these with audio effects units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a quick-acting, scalable iPhone interface and users will soon be making techno on the train, trance on the tram or beats on the bus.

Main features:

  • 2 x TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer with pattern sequencer
    The original Acid House and Techno bass synth. Unrivaled power, unmistakable sound.
  • TR-808 Drum machine
    Roland's sub-heavy 1980 beat computer. Instant hip hop.
  • TR-909 Drum machine
    The go-to beatbox for everything House and Techno. Press play and you’re dancing.
  • A number of great sounding effects and audio shapers
    Including tempo-synced digital delay, distortion, compression and special pattern controlled filter
  • “Mod” support
    Includes 5 original user modifications with alternative sound sets and graphics

More info can be found at: rebirthapp.com

Pricing and availability

ReBirth is available exclusively through Apple iTunes App Store today,
at a price EUR € 5.49 / USD $6.99

ReBirth can be purchased at iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rebirth/id368199125?mt=8

Rebirth is Propellerhead Software’s first application for any mobile platform. It has been developed in conjunction with The Retronyms, a San Francisco software developer. http://retronyms.com

About the original ReBirth RB-338

With the release ReBirth RB-338 in 1997 Propellerhead pioneered a new era of music making by realistically emulating historic hardware synthesizers and drum machines in software on personal computers. For the first time, users could get the actual sound of those vintage analog devices without hunting down, paying exorbitant prices for and having the headaches of maintaining classic gear. Led by Propellerhead Software, this “virtual instrument” concept, seemingly impossible at the time, started a trend to the point that it now is commonplace in music software. More info can be found at: rebirthapp.com/legacy/

About Propellerhead Software

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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