This site was inspired by Propellerhead Software ReBirth RB-338, a music application that emulates the Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer, and the Roland TR-808 and TR-909 Rhythm Composers. Still used in many popular music styles today, these electronic instruments have been influential in many styles of music since the early 1980s. In 1997, I was in a user group that hacked ReBirth and started the phenomena of ReBirth Mods. The concept was adopted by the Props, and the first official ReBirth Mod featured my Techno Box TB-909e graphic interface.
Propellerhead Software deserves credit for several innovations in music software. ReCycle changed the way producers use drum loops. ReBirth has inspired the new generations of plug-in soft synths with realistic graphics interfaces. Direct involvement with the user community through the Internet has kept them in touch with what users want from music software, and this has added to the success of their flagship product, Reason.
Originally started as another fan site, peff.com has evolved. Recently, my involvement with Propellerhead Software has grown and has led to music technology writing including my book series, Power Tools for Reason, and the Music Production with Reason 4.0 Video. The scope of the site will sometimes stray towards my love of hardware, but Propellerhead Software products will always be a common thread.
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