By Novation

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Current Version: 1.10.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 56.97 MB
  • Developer: Novation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 378 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.



  • Well Rounded App

    By bugsHaveFeelersToo
    Anyone with some creative energy and a bit of smartphone savvy should be able to use this to create looping melodies of any complexity and export to PC or Mac. I had fun.
  • Fun and Entertaining

    By 1234Mike209
    Great application you should get it.
  • So good!

    By Huybgtrfvnjug
    It’s so fascinating!
  • Love it

    By BeardedxDevil
    Great app to make beats
  • This app is fire

    By Timba10
    🔥🔥🔥 it got just what u need - especially if u buy the $15 synth control package - good little groovebox Would be cool to enable sample import but i get they have to sell sound packs 😔
  • A very capable rhythm composer with excellent sounds

    By JRSIV1975
    I really dig Groovebox, and I usually write verbose, novelette reviews but I’m trying to be concise. It’s great for starters ideas or creating finished grooves. The ONE issue that keeps me from giving it 5 stars and using it more often is that still, after various updates, the first note of measure 1 in a Drumbox sequence doesn’t sound. It’s frustrating to play a groove and the “one” is just silence. As the groove repeats the 1 of the first measure WILL play, so it’s just a bug with the beginning of a the beat. If that was repaired I would absolutely give Groovebox a 5 Star rating.
  • Nearly Perfect

    By mojoman67
    First off, I’ve made some amazing beats on this app and I’ve even purchased a few of the sound packs but I have several complaints that are keeping this app from being nearly perfect. Everything that has to do with the instruments is great and making unique sounds is easy but the thing that irritates me the most is the inability to produce different music and have them flow into each other. The section option allows someone to create several different sounds on the same project but I can’t actually have them flow together meaning that I can’t create a beat drop, so I have to manually produce it by tapping on the section at the right time and I hate that. If I could combine sections together into one whole project, then export them and save them as a whole legit beat, this app would be my all-time favorite beat production app. Being able to export music is one of my favorite options but it’s the same 2-4 bars that loop repeatedly and I want some variation and diversity. If the developers ever do create combined sections, this app would be 10x better! Overall, download this app, get the drum packs and such. Everything is fantastic and although there are a lot of in-app purchases, TONS of beats can be made with what is given to you for free.
  • You can do so much with this app

    By tnemusiccollective
    Only issue is that every 10 seconds or so the app freezes for 5 seconds. I can’t uninstall it because I have a ton of files on it. I really enjoy the sounds I can make with it. My go to app for making music. I downloaded this the day it came out. I was already a fan of blocs wav and launchpad and this came out and completed the trio. It’s amazing the amount of sounds you can make with this app. I use it all the time.
  • Easy to understand

    By project24602
    Very easy to get the hang of
  • 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!