Propellerhead Software today announced the discontinuation of development and support of ReBirth, the first software synth emulation software. The legendary product will now be available for free. In addition, Propellerhead Software is creating a dedicated website for ReBirth, RebirthMuseum. 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.”