By Novation

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Current Version: 1.8.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 56.99 MB
  • Developer: Novation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 247 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 • Four powerful instruments - Drumbox, MiniMon, 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 • 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 X, 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.



  • Missing some things.

    By Sirlink360
    This is a great app. Really, I love it! I just wish there was more to it. And I'm not talking about the in app purchases, I'm talking about features. The big one is some way to add effects while the song is playing. Like fading in music and more distorted drums at the end instead of the beginning. Sections are a start, but it starts to sudden. I would love it if I could add stuff in a little at a time. Also what's the point in sections if they don't play all together at some point? Thanks! =)>
  • Professional sound design but some crackling on ip7

    By cuezaireekaa
    I'm getting some crackling and sound glitch if with only four modules activated!! I'm on an iPhone 7plus so I should have enough power to not get sound glitches. Most my other music apps don't crackle. I've restarted and remove apps out of ram but still persists. Please look into this guys!
  • The perfect beat maker app

    By Tamilore Bello
  • My audio BFF!

    By LJ Swype
    Audio home base on my mobile.
  • Great app, except a few bugs

    By crazyblob
    Awesome app love this! Except when using the default card when editing music, it goes by and is hard to control
  • Best I can find so far for beat making that’s free

    By dirtykurt217
    Best free app beat maker
  • I just keeps getting better

    By wradcliffe
    I love this app and enjoy writing music with it. They keep responding to user requests and making it better. I asked for some more bass patterns and they responded with a free pack! The new Wavetable synth is awesome. This app is always running on both my iPad and iPhone.
  • میر‌آیدین

    By Ideeeen
    Good for musicians !
  • It's been great so far!!!!

    By JuzWright
    I like the layout and haven't got bored yet with it.
  • PRO bundle needs to take existing purchases into account.

    By BackroundAmbience
    Edit: Excellent, happy to hear you have an open mind about this! Thanks for quick response :) Wonderful instrument! Can we please include the people who have bought some parts of the PRO upgrade as standalone purchases before the PRO upgrade existed? An option to purchase it at a discounted rate, just like apple has the "complete the app bundle" functionality? Thank you!