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GUIDE: ReBirth RB-338 on Windows Vista and Windows 7 32- and 64-bit systems
Old 3rd May 2010
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GUIDE: ReBirth RB-338 on Windows Vista and Windows 7 32- and 64-bit systems

Propellerheads released the infamous ReBirth RB-338 for free a few years ago. However, they no longer support the software and it can be difficult to get it up and running on anything other than Windows 98...

Luckily for you, I wrote a guide for anyone interested in getting ReBirth up and running on newer Windows systems.

Download the .pdf version here.

Download the .docx version here.
Old 8th January 2011
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Smile

Thankyou so much, I was needing to re record an old track which used Rebirth - I was starting to think it wasn't possible until I saw your post.

UR A Lifesaver!
Old 8th January 2011
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Thanks. You're good people.

js
Old 8th January 2011
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It's free for reasons users right?
Old 2nd March 2011
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Perfect!

Thank you so much, I've been pulling my hair out.

Your the man!
Old 23rd May 2011
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w00t!

Thank you thank you thank you!
Old 23rd June 2011
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Many thanks - you are a star
Old 23rd June 2011
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thanks! looking forward to having a 303 in my Record rack
Old 25th October 2012
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what the f#$%&@ is this: Download ReBirth RB-338 2.0.1 Installer.zip from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way

i got COMODO, AVAST mad all over the screen - malware, .bat files, virus detection, asking me to install 2 different search toolbars, hijack homepage, trying to connect to remote webpages...

jesus christ...

EDIT: OK MY FAULT ENTIRELLY... i just wasnt expecting the classic download wizard scumbag... dont click on the first link but on the underlined dark blue line saying Click here to start download from sendspace and you should get a ZIP file "ReBirth RB-338 2.0.1 Installer.zip"

thanks JORDANSTONER

btw. the specific files you are looking for to update WinHlp32 are:

Windows6.1-KB917607-x64.msu 702 KB (for 32-bit win7)
Windows6.1-KB917607-x86.msu 688 KB (for 64-bit win7)

try google and when starting the updates from your HDD make sure you have "Windows Update" service enabled

ReBirth-338 working perfectly after updating Windows6.1-KB917607-x64.msu on i7 Windows 7 - 64bit - SP1

thanks again JORDANSTONER
Old 13th May 2013
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Does anyone know how to make Rebirth work under 64-Bit-Rewire?
Old 15th May 2013
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Does anyone know how to make Rebirth work under 64-Bit-Rewire?
Or the 32-bit version?
Old 16th October 2013
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JORDANSTONER -
Don't apologize - I got the SAME **** from this guy linking to Sendspace.com ... and I usually fly without protection ... managed to manually get PC Optimizer Pro aka "bend over so I can ram you from behind ... Pro" off my puter - and all else seems find, but if a root kit made its way on, I'll probably never know. I usually do a full wipe once every year or two regardless, but this link is SHADY.

You've all been warned.

0x0.
Old 11th February 2014
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garbage.

even when being careful not to install idiotware I still got hit with mywebsearch and 17 found items in malewarebytes.

rebirth got a little further along than before, but it was still asking for the CD. I had the CD.

don't waste your time
Old 12th February 2014
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Yeah same here, I ended up biting the bullet and got the app on the Ipad, just for old time's sake!
Old 1st May 2015
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Last edited by frankster; 1st May 2015 at 04:28 PM..
Old 1st May 2015
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Has anybody been able to connect Rebirth to Reason? I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 and I have Reason 6.5 and Reason doesn't recognise Rebirth. If I add a Rebirth Input Machine I get the error "ReBirth not found / Could not load ReBirth Engine. / Make sure ReBirth is properly installed."

I have tried installing the 32-bit version of Reason (by running the installer with the /32 parameter) to no avail.

edit: to answer my own question, there is a .reg file in the Rebirth directory which configures Rewire. After installing that, 32-bit reason recognises ReBirth.

second edit: I've written an updated guide over at http://francisfisher.me.uk/problem/2...indows-7-or-8/

Last edited by frankster; 1st May 2015 at 04:29 PM..
Old 23rd May 2016
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Has anybody been able to connect Rebirth to Reason? I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 and I have Reason 6.5 and Reason doesn't recognise Rebirth. If I add a Rebirth Input Machine I get the error "ReBirth not found / Could not load ReBirth Engine. / Make sure ReBirth is properly installed."

I have tried installing the 32-bit version of Reason (by running the installer with the /32 parameter) to no avail.

edit: to answer my own question, there is a .reg file in the Rebirth directory which configures Rewire. After installing that, 32-bit reason recognises ReBirth.

second edit: I've written an updated guide over at How to use Reason with ReBirth RB-338 on 64-bit Windows 7 or 8 | Technical Problems

This works under windows 10 - I m about to try it out under windows 7 - just remmeber you need th erebirth ISO mounted :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbgg362mfo
Old 3 weeks ago
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Absolutely awesome information. After a little painful searching, I finally found the ISO, and got this whole baby running on windows 10 64bit, synced up using rewire into Cubase 7.5. It's been years since I had access to this, and have tried all sorts of Rebirth or 303 alternatives....not it's back to the basics.

Thanks for this!!
Old 2 weeks ago
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Does anyone know how to make Rebirth work under 64-Bit-Rewire?
yes there is a 64 bit installer, i can't rermember where i got it, but just google, it shouldn't take you long.
and so far as i know, the above instructions on top top post work (they did for me)
my only issue is that, after (the way i did it) i turned it into an iso and put it on a disc, installed from the disc, and when i try to run it then it simply just asks me to instert the bloomin disc!
(am thinking perhaps i need to load items from the original iso i got onto another disc? and... oh i dunno, it's getting late and i've had just about enough for one night of brain drain)
Old 2 weeks ago
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i'm having repetative problems here.
the instalation went fine, and it turns out i even had the winhelp32 thing needed, so far all so good, and when i run (even when i run it straight from a disc i burned, then rebirth initially runs, but before it fully loads just asks me to instert the disc!?!?!?!?!

is there a better way to put it on a disc so it recognises itself?
this all seems a bit much for me since i only just now clicked the exe file from within the actual disc i burned, again, and still it asks for the bloomin disc! WTF!

i am running win 10 64b, and .......

any advce at all?

i am so frustrated.


i actually have a Roland tr-3, which i love as it does most of what i want from a 303 style sound, but having a working rb-338 would be so helpful for working while on the road (busses trains, waiting rooms...) and so on.
Old 2 weeks ago
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no rebirth input machine in reason essentials

i just tried this with reason essentials v8.1
no dice..
not able to add a rebirth input machine.. its not in the menu..
i guess u need full flagship reason v6-8.1 to do this...
i thought it would work with essentials but i guess not..
unless thers an order of operations requirement to get it to show up
in the menu which i kind of doubt....
or maybe i have to run rebirth on its own once first?
to get it to update the rewire settings???
not sure

if anyone has it working with essentials 8.1 (under win7 32bit os)
please let me know!???
Old 2 weeks ago
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With all these manufacturers reissuing vintage gear these guys should reissue Rebirth proper. Same look, layout, ability to use the old mods, but as an up to date 64 bit VST. It was so much fun the first time around, I think there's a market for it in 2017.
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