Propellerhead Software today announced that ReBirth – a virtual studio, originally introduced in 1996 – is now dead for real.
They have announced that ReBirth for iPad will be removed from App Store June 15, 2017:
We have decided to discontinue ReBirth for iPad.
The decision comes after a statement from Roland that the product infringes on the company’s intellectual property rights.
Rather than refuting this claim, we have decided to honor our long-standing relationship with Roland Corporation and has, therefore, come to the conclusion that the best path forward is to discontinue the product.
ReBirth was introduced in 1996, and was a pioneering virtual studio, offering two virtual TB-303 synthesizers, along with Roland TR-808 and 909 emulations.
ReBirth was initially discontinued in 2005, but it was reincarnated as an iPad app in 2010.