Propellerheads REBIRTH RB338
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Added: 19-Dec-98 | Author: admin
New price: £149 $199 (US) | S/H price: Not listed
Propellerheads REBIRTH RB338
An early demo version of RB338 with no pattern selector at the top... it was in pattern mode unless you switched to song. Also you can see the Master delay didnt have the step sync thing; just a delay 'Time' control along with the feedback and pan.
Here's the widely distributed and used version one - You can see now it's got a step tempo thing for the master delay.
Rebirth 2 followed, adding a 909 drumbox, a master out main filter eq and a compressor. individual 'units in the rack could be switched 'PCF' to the filter or to the 'Comp' (master compressor) or 'Dist' (master distortion) - That's as far as I remember without restarting an old Win98 machine down in the vaults with Rebirth installed on it!
I've got so many versions of Rebirth on old machines I might drag them out one day and do a good retrospective of the versions - Meanwhile... here's the old review from back in the day!
Here it is...The propellerhead 303/808 emulator... Brought to you by those naughty Swedes who programmed "Re-Cycle"....and guess what ??... Steinberg are going to be distributing this software soon, at which point it will have some features that work with Cubase... Apparently an option for the 808 to become midi master clock is one thing they are looking at.
There is not yet a fixed price... I heard a rumour that it would be about £ 200... which seems par for the course for other Steinberg Pluggins.
This demo version is totally disabled, even in terms of saving patterns... So as it also has a maximum 30 minutes run-time before closing, you'll have to work fast to create a pattern, record it over to your sampler or DAT, then try it in a track... The full version will export/record direct to .WAV or AIFF file.
Basically you get two 303's and an 808... they all programme the same as the real ones, and each virtual unit has it's own volume fader, accompanied by a "Distortion" switch, and a delay & pan control... You then have a master Delay & Distortion control to set the overall amount of each effect.
In practice, the visual moving LED seems about a bar behind the audio, and the 303's are as faithfully cryptic to programme as the real thing.... The main problem for me, is that in trying to make it look like the real thing, they have actually sacrificed some usability, as the controls for adjusting the filters etc are so small, that it's tricky to grab one quickly & tweak it.... also, you obviously can't tweak two parameters at the same time....As i said, hopefully the controls will be tweakable via controller data in the final release.
Well, so far by adding the special midi drivers from the Propellorheads site, I have managed to get it to clock to midi... it runs ok, once you've got the settings tweaked right... However, the drivers seemed to play havoc with the rest of my midid system, overiding sysex commands to the DB50XG synth etc....all a bit wierd... I think I'll have to try a few more experiments, but my general impression is, it's best used by streaming the audio to disk, then slotting the audio into a H/Disk track with the midi programme.
Anyhow... get it downloaded cos it sounds well cool... This really DOES sound like a 303 compared to whats around right now clone-wise, and you too can have loads of fun trying to work out how to programme a 303!... Have a listen to the little demo I made.... This is real coooool software shipmates.
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