By Novation

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Current Version: 1.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 52.21 MB
  • Developer: Novation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 55 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 • Three powerful instruments - Drumbox, 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 • Mix your music - 8-track mixer on iPad. Instrument focus mixer on iPhone. • 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.



  • Potentially perfect, but...

    By Zhelehz
    A few minor tweaks until I officially call it my fav pro sketch app. Firstly, well done. Very intuitive and user friendly. And that is what matters. I wanna compose, play, not study physics. So I that sense, it is easy and musical. This song mode is dope. It, however, needs some help. I’d like to know which ROW I am in. Where is my mid section, is it row 16 or 18. How can I count on the fly? I can’t. So, make a letter or a number pop up or something. Also, where in the loop I am? I can’t see that in song mode. And I need it. Also, the ability to solo a section? Is that avail? Can’t see it. More 0.99 sounds, tape emulations, (see samples from mars). That kinda thing. Love the fact it is about quality not quantity. So, again, well done for this phase.
  • Amazing Sounding App

    By dcoley
    This app is incredible in the record ready sounds available inside it! The only thing holding it back from being the best out there is a sequence with automation and the ability to put in different time signatures. It would be awesome to see a mix and match with the drum samples too to make custom kits! Some sort of vocal synth would be a great addition too! Apart from that amazing work!
  • Bug.

    By Curlyturd
    When i switch to a different app and when groove box is open, groove box crashes. For example, when i transfer files from groove box to launchpad, groove box crashes. Can you please fix this. Other than that, great app.
  • Amazing sounds and easy to use.

    By lorenzo marte
    Looking forward to trying the Ableton link and Bluetooth features!
  • Scary

    By Marvelous69
    I've made 15 tracks since release when I had a few sounds similar I've turned off preloaded sounds or gone into editing patterns I've made Breakbeat Grime Hip Hop and eventually made a reasonable sounding Drum &Bass track bought about 3 packs,can't figure out recording havnt got the equipment just using my phone. Luckily I have a friend who has a full studio he's suggesting plug my phone in and transfer beats spent years staring at Cuebase and such and not really learning anything now Subconsciously the things I've witnessed and heard is immensely helpful .Ive Djed since 1987 so blending patterns was a piece of #iss 🤣😂 Feel like I'm cheating and find it SCARY how easy it is . It's 2017 if we didn't evolve we,d be all making today's music with a Full Orchestra .... Genuinely the first App since the IPhone 📱 4 that has made me do a review 10 out of 10 👍🏽
  • Fantastic groove maker

    By khaled maryul
    Very well designed and easy to use. Lovely layout and very useful lates added section, inspiring...thank you for you work.
  • Review

    By Dz-DEADz
    It's a good music maker but it needs more!! Like vocals and FX to spice up the music: hope that could be added to the app it would be great!!
  • Love it but....

    By julianc
    A great app but the current update has an issue with the restore purchase function, iOS 11 on iPad Pro 9.7. I’m sure it will be fixed quickly! I have purchased quite a few add ons so plse sort soon!
  • Review

    By JeffreyT129
    The app is great for music production and I believe it is one of the best on iPhones and iPads. My only problem is that in about 6 days I will be upgrading my phone and there is no way to import files, meaning everything I've made will be lost. If the developers are reading this, please include this in the next update or make it so you have an account where all your beats are.
  • Wow

    By Kale787
    I don't even wright reviews but this app is the best music app I have Evan come across!!!