Groovebox

Groovebox

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
4.5
From 204 Ratings

Description

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.

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Reviews

  • Who needs a turntable/laptop when you got Novation?

    5
    By orwell curiel
    They finally did it! After using and DJing with Novation’s excellent Launchpad and Bloc Wave, both apps I’ve dumped hundreds of hours into and made hundreds of dollars in DJing, they have released a soft DAW where you can perform on Bass, Synth and Drums. The three groups are presented with a beautiful, easy to understand GUI and you don’t even need to touch a key with midi sequences pre-loaded when you load a patch. Each expressive, unique soundpack is, once again for Novation, only $1.99 and comes with dozens of inspirational midi sequences for you to build on and you can unlock full effect features for the Synth, Bass and Drums for dirt cheap. Novation seems to really care for the low-funded DJ/Musician/Composer. Novation makes the best music apps for iOS with the only competition being Apple’s flagship Garageband and Reason’s Figure. If you have even an inkling curiosity in making beats, melodies and basslines, do yourself a favor and download Groovebox, then download every soundpack and app from Novation and support this amazing company!
  • Woo!

    5
    By Jonnie Sparkel
    Update - why are 90% of the sound packs drums??? Still like it but i have enough drums in my life. No real complaints, specially since I watched blocs wave grow amazingly, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this shapes up. To people complaining about the price of IAPs, the sound packs are the same price as launch pad, and blocs wave and these apps are so much more stable than anything else I used samples with, PLUS you get patterns with the sounds that help kick start some inspiration. And I haven't seen the need yet to really update the instruments.
  • Great app so far

    4
    By Atm0spher1c
    This is a really inspiring app for sketching out tunes. I appreciate it how well it works on the small screen of the iPhone. The modules sound great too. I gave 4 stars because I feel like it could go from great to exceptional with a couple of additions. Some kind of automation whether like Figure or like Auxy would be very welcome. Also allowing pattern lengths that aren’t a multiple of 4 would really open up the creative potential of the app.
  • Good app, needs...

    4
    By Nevelious
    Needs the module user preset saving function!!! Please update!!!!
  • Makes no sound now

    1
    By Aka monkey dope
    The speaker icon is frozen...typical peace Christo
  • Sweet, but.... what?

    3
    By Applesnoranges99
    This app is cool for sure. Great sound and a lot of fun. My first review which was deleted, was chock full of ideas and suggestions... but, as I thought I was being helpful, apparently that's not what these people want. Cool. Then I'll sum it up in one short sentence: This is an excellent work in progress with much potential. We will see if they make this app into a music production monster or leave it in the boneyard of misfit apps.
  • AWESOME mobile music making app

    5
    By Dimitri G.
    Update 2: Am I missing something? There are 2/3 times more drum packs than synth or bass options which is unusual and starting to seem limiting. I’d much rather have more options with melody than an over abundance of slightly different drum sounds. Update: I think we are good on the drum combos, where are the new bass and synths? Downloaded this on a whim and have been really impressed and engrossed ever since. Simple layout, great controls and the add-ons are worth the buys but most of all - amazing sounds and songwriting capability. When I'm jamming on an app I want to spend more time playing and developing quickly vs the more precise process on my desktop DAWs and Groovebox lets me do that. Highly recommend. Only gripes are - transferring the clips to work on in Ableton causes a slight pop sound during the start of each clip. Also this would be PERFECT if - - I was able to create a simple timeline of when different tracks come on to capture my layering process. - The automation and effect tweaks could be recorded or transferred to desktop. Buy this now, you'll have a blast right away!
  • Down to three stars...

    3
    By angelo grover
    Good app but I am agreeing with Leom187...this needs work to bring it up to speed as a serious tool. I had to reinstall it after the latest update was hanging in limbo not able to complete (don’t know why). The only saving option(s) are, presumably, to either wave or aac files in any of the three save routes...so only in an audio file format? What good is that? Not exactly the most flexible thing unless loops are as far as an attention span goes or requires. What if I want to transfer a session to Groovebox on another device to work on? Sorry, I just expect more from Novation because I love their stuff. Is the Amplify division of the company tasked with a focus on making simple little “beat boxes” and an ever increasing streamlined conduit to IAP pre-made loop packs for the masses of ‘djs’?
  • Awesome

    4
    By WaveFunk
    Really cool app
  • Yes

    4
    By Lwate_ br
    Good app but needs more options

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