Propellerhead Rebirth 338 On iPad And iPhone

Yay! I used to love Rebirth when it first came out back in the ’90s. Now it’s available for the iPhone. I once played an entire improve set using this on a Pentium Pro laptop at a House party in Madison WI back in ’98. It was at this really great apartment on State Street in Madison. The party was literally on the deck and the deck wrapped almost entirely around the building. There were at least 100 people on it so it was definitely built to handle a decent group. Anyway , I show up with my crappy Pentium Pro Stinkpad and plug into a good quality consumer stereo. I’ll never forget this, it was one of the best parties I’ve ever played simply because it seemed like everyone there “got it”. it was all on Rebirth and a Mouse. I played a 40 minute improv set and by this I mean there were some set patterns in there but they were basic so I tweaked a lot of knobs BUT most of what I did was from a clean slate and people were still cool with it being minimal so that was nice. Wish we had a video of it. Now I see kids like Skrillex twisting nobs on their Muadio controllers in front of 1000s of people. Times have changed but they’re also very much the same considering back in the day when artists like Richie Hawtin and Juan Atkins aka Cybotron would show up with a drum machine and a synth box.

Propellerhead Software just announced Rebirth 333 for the iPad! ReBirth, the legendary Techno Micro Composer, is on the iPad now! In this video ReBirth guru Kurt “Peff” Kurasaki gives us a walkthrough of the new iPad features, teaches beat-making Rebirth style, and shares his thoughts on the legacy of the app.

ReBirth faithfully emulates dance music’s three backbone devices: The Roland TB-303 Bass synth and the Roland TR-808 and 909 drum machines. Combine these with FX units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a gorgeous-looking interface and you’re ready to make killer tracks on your iPad. Share your music with friends on Facebook, Twitter and more using the built in sharing features.

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Sesame Street Teaches Kids Through Beats & Djs – Dj Rob Swift Sesame Street

For those who don’t know, Sesame Street is a children’s program that millions of kids in the US grew up watching. It was conceived in 1966 during discussions between television producer Joan Ganz Cooney and Carnegie Foundation vice president Lloyd Morrisett. Their goal was to create a children’s television show that would “master the addictive qualities of television and do something good with them”, such as helping young children prepare for school. After two years of research, the newly formed Children’s Television Workshop (CTW) received a combined grant of US$8 million from Carnegie, the Ford Foundation, and the U.S. federal government to create and produce a new children’s television show. The show has gone through significant changes in its 40-year history.

Cool drum machine sequencer animation on Sesame Street Season 39.

Dj Rob Swift on Sesame Street Season 39

Accomplished turntablist and founding member of New York DJ crew the X-Ecutioners, Rob Swift’s EP is comprised of unused material from his last album The Architect. The Scion A/V Radio 17 Host EP Rob Swift- Sketches of the Architect opens with excerpts from an interview in which Swift explains the means by which his latest music became so heavily influenced by classical compositions. The host of Scion Radio 17 channel “Dope On Plastic” layers thick strings with heavy boom-bap and cuts in other vocal taunts and percussive horn stabs throughout to paint a cohesive tapestry that’s equal parts head-nodding and thought-provoking. As if it couldn’t get any better, guest vocalist Breez Evahflowin of the venerable Juggaknots bumps knuckles with Swift to solidify a New York throwback dream team on the standout songs “Principio Remix” and “Ultimo Remix.” The accompanying booklet is an illustrated narrative of his creative process regarding the album, which started as an argument with his girlfriend and ended as his greatest achievement.

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