Groovebox - Beats & Synths Music Studio

Groovebox - Beats & Synths Music Studio

By Novation

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 52.89 MB
  • Developer: Novation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 43 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 • 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.



  • Head to head with FIGURE

    By JonH2O
    Finally a worthy contender to simplicity. Big fan of the Impaktor and Figure apps for music sketches. Can't wait for what is yet to come. Thank you.
  • Question

    By launchpad user
    Am I able to connect my launchpad mini MK2 with this app?
  • Amazing, but a little tough on battery

    By joshevol
    This app is fantastic. I've been able to easily start something and export it to ableton live, where I can continue making a more advanced song. My only problem with it is that once I leave the app on my iPhone, it continues running in the background. I've noticed that it heavily uses up my battery while running in the background after looking at my battery stats in settings for the last week or so. Hopefully that's fixed in a future version. In the meantime, just remember to fully close the app when done.
  • Best music production app!! And best built in sequencer!!!

    By DrRock08
    Groovebox is my favorite music creation app. Novation has truly created a gem with this app. The drum, bass and lead synths are fantastic. One of the best things about this app is that it's very user friendly. But I think that the best feature is it's built in sequencer. It is the best iOS sequencer! It is not convoluted like so many others in the apple App Store. Again, this one is very user friendly. You can tap on random for inspiration, keep it or edit it. Or you can clear it, and start from a blank sequence. Not taking away from anything else that this app has to offer, but in my opinion, the sequencer is the outstanding feature of this app. I also recommend purchasing the extras as they can only add more to your music creation arsenal. I agree. that all it needs is midi. But nonetheless, this is a home run of an app. Thank you Novation for creating this wonderful app!
  • Awesome! Job Novation

    By MultiverseRonin
    My Request is that A lot more Synths & Drum Machines get added, something like how drum pads app has there music long selection.... This app is way better, we just need more thanks
  • Thanks!

    By andy_marks
    Groovebox is now listed in Audiobus.Many thanks and keep up the good job.
  • This is Amazing!!!!!!

    By Thunder96969595
    This app is so fun and easy to use. There are so many different types of beats and vocals I love this game!
  • Great app to get started quickly!

    By _AGNDA_
    Really like it. As the previous review wrote in length about the IAP and what not Ill just let you read what he wrote. What I will add tho is that it is amazingly well desinged with careful attention to detail. The UI is very intuitive and really does allow you to get going quickly on new ideas. The $4.99 per module IAP quickly does and will add up as Id imagine they will be rolling out more synth / drum modules /features with new updates that will each be paid. If the vaule is there, sure, but you can still enjoy the app without paying for anything first. A couple requests: - Per channel / module MIDI out suport so you can use this as a true MIDI controller to control say Ableton on your desktop via lightning cable or WIFI / bluetooth MIDI, etc. - Move the dice icon to randomize the pattern for modules already loaded on the screen instead of hidden away in the three dot dropdown area. Took me forever to realize it was even possible to change a pattern once youve already loaded the sound. Minor detail, but hey... Overall, great app. Looking forward to MIDI out support! Thanks devs!
  • 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.
  • Novation thank you !

    By Kdragz
    Love this app and blocs wave as well. Maybe can we get a blend of them in the future ? This app is great but just like blocs wave , some times in the time line ( screen with the bars) the numbers start to float and become huge filling the screen it's a weird bug maybe my device is causing the issue. I have a iPad Air 2. Love the app can't wait for more updates !!