Propellerhead Software, well known for its audio software like Rebirth, adds Wireless Sync-Start technology to the Rebirth app for iPhone and iPad. This technology allows two iOS apps on two different devices start simultaneously. This is a free update available to users of the app.
The WIST technology, developed by Korg, will let two performers, each with their own iOS device, play in sync with each other as they perform or record music from their iPad or iPhone. Or both! Users can also use ReBirth along with TableTop, iMS20, iElectribe and other compatible apps to create that masterpiece.
Once a musician enables WIST on one device to allow another to connect via Bluetooth, that specific iPad or iPhone will be treated as the Master for tempo and start=sync. The second device, then, will become the Slave to the Master devices settings. Sound a little Tron-ish? Well, that's just how they do it in the electronic music world, ok?
Rebirth itself emulates the three basic dance music devices - the Roland TB-303 Bass syth for that low down groove and the Roland TR-808 and 909 drum machines - to allow electronic musicians to lay down some tasty backbeats and bass lines. These can then be mixed and matched with effects units and pattern sequencers to create full on music tracks on the go. The effects include a Distortion Unit, Compressor, while the interface includes a Mixer with full automation support. In addition, mobile musicians using Rebirth can share the music (and the love!) with their Twitter and Facebook pals for complete fan service a la iOS.
Propellerhead Software, out of Sweden, released the original Rebirth on the Mac back in 1997, but discontinued it in 2005. They also created and distributed many other musician-centric software packages, including Reason, ReCycle and Record (see the pattern?). For more info, hit their website at www.propellerheads.se.