By Novation

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Current Version: 1.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.07 MB
  • Developer: Novation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 151 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.



  • Amazing

    By Xadao
    Really powerful tool and the add-ons are worth the money. parameter automation would be of the hizzy
  • Great app, missing features

    By Almostghosts
    This app is great. Great workflow, good internal synth engines, great sequencer and arranger. Features missing that would make this app 5 stars instead of 4: Automation, midi clock sync, song mode, midi out. Midi out would be huge, if I could sequence Animoog or external hardware synths this app it would be one of my favorites. There are other apps capable of this but as stated above this app has a great workflow. I’d pay a $20 in app purchase for midi out.
  • Brilliant!

    By Shabudua
    Update: The more I use Groovebox, the more I’m amazed at its accessibility and speed. I can’t play with this app for 30 seconds without coming up with a compelling musical idea, and that’s without using the preset patterns. ...and it just keeps getting better! They add big, useful features all the time. Now all I need is the ability to save and recall my own instrument patches. A fun and powerful jam studio Absolutely great for jamming. Utterly convenient interface. If your workflow includes improvisational recording, this is a beast. Wish list: User patch save & recall Panning Chromatic scale (added! Thanks!)
  • Very great start!

    By Lord Enoch
    UPDATE: Sections is a great step forward but kinda pointless since it just keeps looping one section instead of playing through each section. I'm seriously enjoying this app and have already spent a considerable amount of time on building up ideas and exporting into Ableton Live. To fully unlock the app, it's pretty steep and I most likely will not unlock the full potential until I see what the updates bring. NEEDED: Automation! You know, the ability to record knob movements over time. Song Mode! Probably the most essential element that's missing from here. Piano Roll Improvements! It would be really nice to scale the piano roll to be able to see what is going on. It drives me nuts trying to figure out what is doing what when you can only see so little at a time. Record Improvements!! This is also a biggie! When enabling Record it seems to start wherever it feels like it. Having it start at a designated position would be clutch! Also, a Record Count-In would make things even better. I noticed that the app crashes when I tried to export some of my projects to Ableton Live. Like I said, a really great start, I'm really hoping this app gets expanded; has potential to be a go to app for building musical sketches.
  • Democratizing the ability to make music

    By Robert Reynolds
    If you've ever wanted to make music but weren't sure how, this app is absolutely incredible. It's simple enough to get great results right off the bat and deep enough to take your music to the next level.
  • Awesome app!! keep it up

    By apollo1377
    Great way to get ideas. Experiment and you will not be disappointed!! I just sit and try different sounds and melodies till i get something I like. Free to try but you will buy full version. Thanks for addition of sections. App gets better and better
  • AWESOME mobile music making app

    By Dimitri G.
    Update: I think we are good on the drum combos, where are the new bass and synths? Downloaded this on a whim and have been really impressed and engrossed ever since. Simple layout, great controls and the add-ons are worth the buys but most of all - amazing sounds and songwriting capability. When I'm jamming on an app I want to spend more time playing and developing quickly vs the more precise process on my desktop DAWs and Groovebox lets me do that. Highly recommend. Only gripes are - transferring the clips to work on in Ableton causes a slight pop sound during the start of each clip. Also this would be PERFECT if - - I was able to create a simple timeline of when different tracks come on to capture my layering process. - The automation and effect tweaks could be recorded or transferred to desktop. Buy this now, you'll have a blast right away!
  • Great app, but please use WAV files!

    By _AGNDA_
    -::- EDIT 10/03/17 -:: Dropping from 4 stars to 3 stars because: 3 months later and still waiting on the stock low quality 128 kbps AAC drum samples to be replaced with their original uncompressed versions (WAV preferably!). As noted previously, there is no point in having a HQ Recording option when you are recording low quality 128 kbps AAC samples. Can’t seriously use the app if the drums are low quality. -::- EDIT 07/06/17 -::- Please update the provided / IAP 128 kbps AAC samples with either lossless ALAC, AIFF, or their original WAV versions. No sense in having a HQ recording option when you are using LoFi samples to begin with... ---------------------- Overall, great app. Looking forward to MIDI out support! Thanks devs!
  • Great!

    By Qwertyuiopasdfgjhkkdjfjjdhrj
    I love making music with this, it's so easy too. I only wish there was an option to buy all of the in app purchases at once
  • midi cc assign and control?

    By angelo grover
    Good music making app...needs midi cc assign and control