By Novation

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Current Version: 1.6.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.38 MB
  • Developer: Novation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 189 Ratings


If you love making electronic music, you’ll love Groovebox. Enter an inspiring world of music production on your iPhone & iPad. Groovebox is a free, beautifully designed music studio app packed with inspiring synths and drum machines. In minutes you’ll be making beats, melodies, and playing with world-class instruments. Expand your own collection with more sounds and instruments available in the store. From the creators of Launchpad, Groovebox helps you produce music on iPhone & iPad. • A BEATS & SYNTH MUSIC STUDIO Play with touchable instruments to quickly create your own beats and melodies, or draw in notes. Need inspiration? Groovebox has hundreds of patterns and sounds to get you started. Two powerful synthesisers, designed in partnership with Novation, deliver deep retro basslines and analogue harmonic melodies. The modern drum machine, with expanding drumkit library, will turn Groovebox into your go-to beat production studio. • SYNTHS DESIGNED WITH NOVATION Designed in partnership with Novation, legendary synth pioneers, Groovebox packs a world-class sound. Each instrument uses a new powerful synth engine capable of recreating classic warm analogue sounds and rich modern harmonics. • EASY TO START, DEEP ENOUGH TO MASTER Groovebox is designed to kick-start ideas, but it has serious features for artists and producers too. The advanced synth parameters* let you sculpt your own sounds. Included iPad mixer, note sequencer, key and scale modes let you control your sound. Build your arrangements with sections. Export your sounds easily to a laptop to produce further. Sync to other apps or a laptop with Ableton Link. Connect using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and even Export to Ableton Live seamlessly.   FEATURES • Discover and build ideas - Quickly explore sounds with hundreds of melody and rhythm patterns • Play touchable instruments - Create your own melodies and beats • Three powerful instruments - Drumbox, Retrobass and Poly-8 • Build beats - Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns • Arrange your tracks - Simple song-building using sections • Sound innovation - Synths developed in partnership with synth pioneers Novation • Expand your sounds - Regular, fresh-content drumpacks, presets and patterns* • Production-ready sounds - Crafted by world-class sound designers and artists • Extendable Instruments - Expose more tweakable synth controls • Sequence your music - Draw notes and build patterns instead of playing them • Stay in time and key - Choose from any tempo, key or musical scale • Mix your music - 8-track mixer on iPad. Instrument focus mixer on iPhone. • Share your music - Easily create a mix of your music to share with others *Requires In-App Purchase ADVANCED FEATURES • Jam with others - Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, Ableton Link and Ableton Export • Swing - Instantly add swing to your session. • Ableton Export - Easily send your project to Ableton Live • Full scale support - All keys and major, minor and modes supported • Project management - Rename, duplicate and delete • iPad Pro support - Optimised to use the entire iPad Pro screen • Send your ideas to a laptop - Batch export your pads as a .zip file, or use Ableton Export • Bluetooth speaker supported   SUPPORTED DEVICES Groovebox is compatible with iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air 1/2, iPad Pro 9.7/12.9, iPad Mini 2/3/4, iPod Touch 6th Generation, iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPhone 6/6S, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus. Supports iOS 10 and iOS 11.



  • Down to three stars...

    By angelo grover
    Good app but I am agreeing with Leom187...this needs work to bring it up to speed as a serious tool. I had to reinstall it after the latest update was hanging in limbo not able to complete (don’t know why). The only saving option(s) are, presumably, to either wave or aac files in any of the three save only in an audio file format? What good is that? Not exactly the most flexible thing unless loops are as far as an attention span goes or requires. What if I want to transfer a session to Groovebox on another device to work on? Sorry, I just expect more from Novation because I love their stuff. Is the Amplify division of the company tasked with a focus on making simple little “beat boxes” and an ever increasing streamlined conduit to IAP pre-made loop packs for the masses of ‘djs’?
  • Awesome

    By WaveFunk
    Really cool app
  • Yes

    By Lwate_ br
    Good app but needs more options
  • Fantastic

    By Stranger on Public
    This app is great, is perfect to me because it works great on those moments when I am not at the studio but i have some cool ideas, I use it as my notebook and then I build all those ideas on my synths, even I think you can get good sounds from it, the sounds included are pretty cool
  • Nice but can’t save instrument presets

    By Strizbiz
    I’m a fan of Blocs Waves and launchpad, and have bought many iap’s for features and sounds for both, the big disappointment I found with this is that after unlocking the Poly 8, I cant save any presets to use later, which is why I won’t be unlocking any other instruments.
  • Groovebox is 👑 KING 👑!!!

    By BK Holiday
    *** 11-30-17** still buying all your packs waiting on the day you let us export midi patterns for layering in other apps. In the meantime I would pay $10 IAP for some fantastic marching drum corps style marching kits!! Please consider adding some marching snare drum, tenors, and pitched bass drum and cymbal sound kits! PLEASE 🤩🤖👽👾 ** latest review 9-21-17 ** updates are fantastic - keep them coming - loving what you can do in the pattern editor -scale, beat div, etc. I wish I could give you 1/2 a star more just for that. NOW PLEASE TAKE THE TRAINING WHEELS OFF and let your baby bird soar. I’ve bought every kit you have released whether I particularly like the sounds or not just trying to support this app development. Please allow us to copy/paste or import/export midi patterns from other apps. I have so many melodies,riffs,beats I want to incorporate with groove box and vice-versa. I understand you are protective of your baby but she’s ready to spread her wings & fly out in the real world finally!!! this app is phenomenal for mental blocks -when your stuck on a particular part with a song & looking for inspiration - just load up GROOVEBOX!!! —— 1st release review: App has real promise. Love that it gives you the step patterns for sequencing. Don't like the way it changes the patterns with the dice. I need to be able to select a pattern I want even if it's just pattern94 or xx -no jibberjabber names necessary. Great for making loops but wish I could SEQ or automate changes like play these for 8 bars then etc. Hate the in-app purchases for every little thing. I'd be glad to buy the app at $19.99 or whatever and call it done. So far I think it's nickel and dimed me for $23 or so which is fine I enjoy the app but I've had to purchase 20 different little things 20 individual times :( anyway improve the sequencer, plz allow for copy patterns and keep the updates coming and you'll have the full 5 stars.
  • Thanks for the App. 👍🏽

    By johnnycat242
    I really appreciate the Sounds abound... 🤪👊🏽
  • I heart Novation

    By winj3r
    Another wonderfully useful electronic music production app from the lovely folks at Novation. Now that it includes the ability to create scenes it’s even better 👍 Keep up the great work guys!
  • Great app should get

    By 4Mus!c
    I love the app but I would love some free beats and extensions
  • Amazing

    By Xadao
    Really powerful tool and the add-ons are worth the money. parameter automation would be off the hizzy. More new poly-8 and bass sounds please!