By Novation

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Current Version: 1.10.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 57.55 MB
  • Developer: Novation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 312 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.



  • Export?

    By Gorgishunk
    This is a great app and I find it to be good for writers block, but I can’t export an entire project as one track, only section by section. Am I just doing it wrong?
  • Excellent

    By Death Kitty Disco
    Really fun to play with. Easy to use.
  • Groovebox

    By M.P>
    I have been using all of their apps for some time now and really like the update for launchkey. I would really love to see integration with my launchpad in the same way, full control , recorded notes displayed on launchpad like launchkey. I am not really sure what this new update does , but now i cannot even use my launchpad for Groovebox. I hit the pads and nothing ? Not a helpful update, please fix , thanks , your dedicated user. M.j.
  • Great app!

    By Nevelious
    I love this app! Already published a few songs using this app. Wishes would be user saved presents and some type of audio sampler module!!! And note repeat added!! Thank you!
  • A ‘Fabulous’ music maker!

    By Eriptron
    First, let me state that I ‘love’ Groovebox❣️ It’s like the Figure app only on, not just steroids, but ‘Super Steroids’. It’s great that most of the IAP purchases are just 99 cents or maybe $1.99. Since I lost my job I am on a very tight budget and it’s great to be able to add a bunch of new sounds to work with for just 99 cents❣️ I love this developers approach too. You can just use the included presets and make some incredible pieces with Groovebox, not needing to know squat about synths or synthesis. BUT, if you are familiar with synths, you have a multi-universe awaiting you❣️ Groovebox’s Achilles Heal is it’s sparse documentation. For the new comer, that could be a little intimidating. I’ve been in contact with the developer and it sounded like they have a lot planned for Groovebox, though any new features have been slow coming, I’d rather that then to dump a big update on us that break things or changes the ‘‘essence’ of the app. There are a number of things that would make the app better to use. I waited till I was pretty familiar with Groovebox before making my list (I know. Developers cringe at that phrase). 1) Better documentation that actually explains the unique aspects of Goove Box. 2) Please change from using a single finger for both note placement/duration as well as for the sequencer piano roll navigation! I find it a ‘‘nightmare’ to use the way that’s currently designed. Maybe use two fingers to move the piano roll around. I constantly am accidentally moving the piano roll instead of increasing the notes duration. It gets very aggravating when the creative juices are flowing and app mechanics ruins it. 2) It would be helpful to list, for each instrument, the total number of patterns that it contains as well as the number of the currently selected pattern. As is, it’s difficult to know if you’ve listened to them all, especially when you have no idea how many there are in the first place. 3) If #2 above is done, then it would be nice to be able to directly select the number of the instrument rhythm that you want from the selected instruments sound and not have to step through them. Granted, this would be more of an advanced feature. 4) Without tempo synchronization the track arranger window isn’t of much use it as is. It needs a top down, left to right play mode, ie ‘Song Mode’. 5) You have the space across the top to add the IAA transport controls. Please do it. 6) To be able to zoom in and out of the sequencer piano roll matrix so you can see all of, or more of, the piece that you’re working on. Music is mathematical. Therefore it is also graphical. IE, visual patterning. 7) Groovebox needs a master volume. Ok, now it’s time to get in the “Box” and “Groove”❣️
  • Love it

    By aymank2014
    Great apps
  • Amazing

    By Asdfghkwncoabsiqbav
    Really great app. Great ui!
  • Best app

    By hmniewbu
    This is probably the best app known to mankind
  • Almost there

    By Sagiya
    While using is is very nice and intuitive, adding midi in and out would take it to another level. Please have it audiobus integrated.
  • Love this app!

    By EnlighteNixie
    I can't believe all the variations available for free. Wish there were more package deals because $2 here and $15 there add up quickly. Can't wait to try it with my midi controller