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 401 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.



  • I like ; I don't like

    By dataBANG
    I like the sitermplicity, instruments, compactness, cheap IAP. I don't like the sequencer note editing(moving notes), inability to share project (no cloud) between devices. Making to the sequencer editing easier to move note selections across bars will make the app more approachable as a creative tool. There, I said it.
  • Amplify’s best!

    By SojaDub
    This App is good, very! I view it as a portable sketch pad, with really great sound packs. The samples are great and the app is wonderful in delivering various sound tweaks. Its really fun, and the sections you write are easily exported for use as midi or audio. Very fun times for a daily commuter!
  • No automation!??

    By rustlingleaves
    Sounds are great. Interface is pretty nice. But no automation kills this dead in the water. I’d gladly pay to unlock all the extra parameters and sound packs, if you draw/record automation.
  • Has potential but falls flat

    By I own the pc version
    A major part of creating music is being able to edit midi notes, and the piano roll / pattern editor is very limited. On an iPad Pro 13", there is no way to zoom out making it tedious at best to edit patterns. Second to manipulating patterns is to be able to quickly undo a change, and the 1 increment undo with a pop up “are you sure” became too much and I abandoned this incredibly good sounding app. Lack of redo should be mentioned, also. These are very basic additions, and critical to making the app useful (to me). It’s great you sell sound packs. I’d like to buy them, but I won’t because I know I won’t be able to edit my patterns efficiently or at all. 5 out of 5 for killer sounds 1 out of 5 for bad pattern editing 2 out of 5 for limited functionality arranging 4 out of 5 for beautiful UI 3 out of 5 = average
  • Not a big boy toy

    By eyes to the skys
    Cute.. great for my 5 year old.
  • Awesome!

    By Katiej7
    I’m loving it. maybe add some industrial guitar like NIN type sounds.
  • I am blown away, it’s just what I have always wanted on my iPhone and iPad.

    By Just Thomas
    I tried this app just out of curiosity and now I am hooked. It’s deep and complete . I am definitely going with the pro version.
  • 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!