Blocs Wave

Blocs Wave

By Novation

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2016-03-16
  • Current Version: 13.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 73.28 MB
  • Developer: Novation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
Score: 4
From 94 Ratings


** Free to download ** Blocs Wave is a fun and beautifully designed music app for making and recording new music quickly. For songwriters and electronic music makers alike, it is an on-the-move powerful portable music studio. Start new musical ideas by discovering new sounds across genres. Make your tunes unique by slicing and rearranging your sounds. Play with beautiful touchable waveforms and build up loops in real-time by recording your voice or other sounds, and build bigger ideas using song sections. Blocs Wave is also great for live looping, thanks to its real-time stretch and pitch engine. Features • Find ideas quickly - Combine sounds across genres • Play with sounds - Beautiful, touchable waveforms • Record new sounds - Capture your own vocals and instruments • Explore a huge sound library - Find amazing sounds across genres from electronic to indie, EDM to songwriting, and more • Expand your collection - Download more sounds from an ever-expanding soundpack library • Chop up sounds - Use Slice Mode to make every sound unique (In-App Purchase) • Export your music - Create a mixdown or export individual tracks • Shape your sound - 3-band EQ for boosting bass and mixing sounds (In-App Purchase) • Launchpad Soundpack sharing - Get hundreds more genres and styles through our Launchpad for iOS app Advanced Features • Real-time stretching - Change tempo while playing • Real-time recording - Build up live recorded loops in real-time • Import - Bring in your own sounds from other apps (In-App Purchase) • Key aware - All library sounds stay in-key with each other • User library - Manage your recorded and imported sounds • Works well with others - Supports Audiobus, AudioCopy/AudioShare and hardware input • Jam in sync - Supports Ableton Link Compatible with iPad (2, 3rd gen., 4th gen.), iPad Air (1/2), iPad Mini (1/2/3/4), iPad Pro (12.9”, 9.7”), iPhone 8/8Plus, 7/7 Plus, 6/6s Plus, 6/6s, SE, 5/5s/5c, 4s. Supports iOS 8, 9, 10, 11. For more support enquires please visit: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:



  • Needs MIDI support

    By Familychoice
    Lots of potential for this app when it came out, but it’s never been realised. Developers seem focussed on other apps or adding more sound packs. Desperately needs: MIDI support - even Novation’s own keyboards aren’t supported. Slice position editing - no idea why this is fixed, when similar apps allow slice points to be moved. User file management - it’s just a mess at the moment. And please stop mucking about with IAP’s. I’m scared to update for fear of losing those I have. This app could be phenomenal if it was properly supported.
  • Export from this to launch pad

    By Dick Dustbin
    Just not very intuitive at all - maybe a certain amount of pilot error and impatience on my part - i will try again.
  • Can't listen to more than one sample!

    By CiderBaby
    This app is appalling for any music producer, song writer, or composer. You can't listen to more than any one sample to be able to compose tracks! Don't even bother downloading it. Complete waste of time. I'm going to delete it from my device. Very poor indeed. Also keeps crashing whenever I try to export any project files!!!! Really bloody useless! Can't export any project files via email, or iCloud drive! There is no point to this app at all!!!! The developers NEED to fix ALL of the bugs in this app BEFORE they release it, otherwise it is obtaining your money by deception.
  • Afraid to update

    By Myexploit
    I use launchpad and blocs as a central part of my studio. When they work they are amazing apps, but the updates seem to be about selling you features that are not required. All you need on launchpad and blocs is the import feature and that's it. The an update to launchpad in Dec stoped the import feature for a week. Week of productivity lost, for what reason, so you can make it look funky. Have you seen a real launchpad it's not funky, but it works. Your iOS app is meant to replicate this device, so why make it look different and kill productivity for a week because you introduced a bug. If your app was 100% free it be ok, but as you require buying import feature, unstable updates offering features not required is not acceptable. Now the latest update to blocs offering me an EQ, this is not required, will this update stop launchpad from working? Not worth the risk of updates. Please only update security issues, not just features created for profit and unwanted visual tweaks making the VR products more removed from there origins.
  • Top of the Blocs!

    By Nkersov
    Hands down this is the best sample sequencer for IOS. Ease of use, features and sheer quality all 10/10. The app could go to 11, if the long requested reverse sample and better file management was implemented. Nic
  • Great app, but with a bug (read)

    By Zhelehz
    Fun little sketcpad capable of some proper musical ideas that you can do on the go, but I wonder why are the developers reluctant to fix that crash when you press the “i” sign in the top right corner? It crashes EVERY TIME devs. Is the issue so difficult to fix? The app needs to be updated more frequently and new features added. So, three stars for now.
  • Oh come on...

    By markotik888
    I reviewed my original praise of this app and replaced with one criticising the lack of updates apart from the never ending slew of extremely overpriced soundpacks - reducing it from 5 stars to 2... AND IT GETS REMOVED. WHAT GARBAGE IS THAT ABOUT NOVATION. Critics get silenced. Sorry but that’s me had enough now too and will be joining the anti-novation web forum - I assume u know about it. I didn’t like until my critical review got silenced / blocked / removed. Now I’m a member of it and it’s amazing how EVERYONE believes the problems mentioned by a few are mirrored by every other user of this app on the site. SORRY GUYS ITS JUST BORING NOW :-/
  • QS1

    By Stone rose 1
    Off the scale outstanding.
  • The Best By Far v2

    By Jono Rezzillo
    These apps are the best out there by far, incredible sounds and integration with all other apps. I'm using on iPad Pro into Logic Pro X and I just can't believe what I'm hearing. 100% 🎸☠️😎🎤 So far Blocs Wave is the coolest best Real-time Loop based integration I’ve ever saw...Inspiration is flowing every time I use. Audiobus 3 I recon is a must for app integration also, I have numerous synth and keyboard apps. rock on Blocs Wave Jono Rezzillo Glasgow Scotland
  • Loopy Fun

    By pjbvfx
    A great introduction to creating loops and fun tracks.