Groovebox - Beats & Synths Music Studio

Groovebox - Beats & Synths Music Studio

By Novation

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Current Version: 1.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 54.67 MB
  • Developer: Novation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 108 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. 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 • 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. Requires iOS 10.



  • Sequencing would be great

    By WhiskeyXmas
    The app is great. I bought all the expansions, and it has all you need to create great songs - at least beginnings or parts of songs. A built in sequencer would be awesome. Maybe there is one and I don't know about it. I've used all the soft beat machines - and this one is super cool - I was against the patterns they provided for "starting points" at first - but realized it actually sometimes helps me get the ideas flowing - even if it's to show me what I don't want to do. The cool thing is it shows you what you can do with the sounds. Switching between sounds for a pattern / instrument is easy. - and deleting the provided pattern when you choose an instrument is easy. I find I usually do something and then I switch out to a different sound anyway. I mean, it's pretty cool. I do lots of music - electronic and rock and a mix of both - and more. This instrument I am totally feeling lately. I think some of my new songs will come from here. I've been listening to a pattern on repeat that I wrote this morning while writing this and I'm feeling it. Totally feeling it.
  • For gods sake let me landscape

    By DaMacMaclure
    Great app, great blend between the ability to customize & user friendliness. No learning curve, straight in making music. But for gods sake let me go landscape mode on the midi note menu.
  • WoW

    By Jungle S Orphan
  • Love it hate it love it more

    By BK Holiday
    App has real promise. Love that it gives you the step patterns for sequencing. Don't like the way it allows you to change 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 jibber is he names necessary. Great for making loops but wish I could 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.
  • Great

    By hanibil
    Cool app easy to use
  • Extremely Boxed Beated!!!

    By Starxplosion
    This is contagious! I can't stop mixing!
  • Thanks for the Fun App!!

    By DJ MeowzMixx
    Love this app! Really great way to get an idea down when on the go! Works well with Novations other apps Launchpad and Bloc Waves - you can really do allot with this thing! Hours of fun with a simple interface - Potentially GB could be a serious music maker in it's own right for the iOS -Keep up the good stuff, steady new content and excellent support!
  • Woo!

    By Jonnie Sparkel
    No real complaints, specially since I watched blocs wave grow amazingly, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this shapes up. To people complaining about the price of IAPs, the sound packs are the same price as launch pad, and blocs wave and these apps are so much more stable than anything else I used samples with, PLUS you get patterns with the sounds that help kick start some inspiration. And I haven't seen the need yet to really update the instruments.
  • Digging this groove

    By Perfectance
    I've churned out over two dozen loops in just the past few days without even trying. I love how effortless it is to create. However, I would LOVE even more to sequence out a song or an easier way to export to GarageBand.
  • Too expensive

    By Aka monkey dope
    For and app that does not export well to blocks is an eight bar pattern generator and has no overview this definitely is not worth the price period . I feel ripped off.and the synth is fidgety and gm sounding with some shared enveloping (horrible for sound design) what a beating I took on this investment as apps go. Just saying peace Christo