By Novation

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Current Version: 1.10.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 56.90 MB
  • Developer: Novation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 355 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.



  • One of the BEST in IOS

    By LightB'ing
    If you are a beginner or a professional this music production app is a must have! Just one thing needed to make it THE BEST... For it to be able to .....RECORD AUTOMATION. Hopefully it’s in the works for future update?
  • A fun toy with good sounds

    By Applesnoranges99
    The synths and drum sounds great. The patterns are good, useable and can be edited (sort of). It’s a fun app, but could be better... Please: Zoom in and out in piano roll. Count in, on record. Panning in mixer. Solo in mixer. Track Swipe left/down for mute and right/up for solo. Right now the mixer is just volume and mute. Why not add solo and panning? ... like every other mixer on earth! No zoom in the piano roll is inexcusable and makes the piano roll useless. No count in makes live recording painful and tedious. No solo makes mixing much more difficult. With no zoom in the piano roll and no count in, good luck recording anything original with this app. These are simple updates... I am blown away that this app remains crippled in these ways one year down the road. A fun toy with good sounds. Thanks.
  • Best app ever

    By Mrdockerysalad
    Honestly this is probably one of the most well made apps for music production I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much for this amazing creation
  • This is app is jaw dropping in simplicity and complexity

    By Leathersoul
    I wish I could have a chromatic option to add some flats and sharps. UPDATE!!! The new features are intense! Works very well. Sound module are very inspiring. My new wish: Because the app is very useful and inspiring, I wish I could lay down a quick vocal track just so I wouldn't lose the magic. I really lose track of time using this app. Money well spent! I have a request, that the app be able to have a key change in a section. And that randomness in playing can understand section with the key change.
  • So far so good...

    By blackronin0
    Like the way the app is put together. Nice packs all the way around. My only issue is not being able to change tempo before starting a project on my iPhone version. Unless there is a way and I missed it. That’s the only reason I didn’t give this a 5 star. Looking forward to see how the app evolves. Hopefully some vocal and more fx samples coming.
  • Awesome but missing essential features

    By Somethingwickedthiswaycomes
    I used this app to create some pretty cool grooves, but the annoying thing is that it’s always saving over your original file. In the experimentation I lost the groove that was golden and it’s not easy to recreate. IMO I think they should have a traditional save and load functionality.
  • Would give 5 stars but...

    By Ajai_Singh
    The app is great but I couldn’t find any way to insert my own samples. The only thing that is holding me back from giving the app 5 stars is this. I hope the developer can add a sampler keyboard into the app via an update. But other than that, great app.
  • Here’s the few things I’d like to see in future updates!

    By Brentv3
    1. With all these new instruments available for purchase, another thing I’d definitely buy is more preset loops/drum patterns per instrument 2. I’d also really like some more options on the keys and modes. Possibly a blues scale, Locrian, etc. 3. I’d also really like the full size keyboard to be standard 4.***some option to possibly only load the kick hat and snare (just the beef) of a drum pattern. however it depends on what device is being used I’m sure That’s it: apps dope - thanks nerds!
  • !!!

    By Las Vegas Love$$$
    I Love It !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😜🙃🤗
  • Keep up

    By سلوم١٩٩٢
    The best app ever !