Groovebox for iOS

Groovebox is a free, beautifully designed mobile music studio packed with inspiring synths and drum machines. In minutes you’ll be making beats and melodies, playing world-class instruments, and creating great new music. Get more sounds and instruments in the store to build your own collection.

From the creators of Launchpad, Groovebox helps you produce music quickly and easily on iPhone & iPad.

Get Groovebox now for free

Beats & Synths Music Studio

Groovebox is packed with professional sounds and patterns to kickstart your mobile music-making.

Play with touchable instruments to create your own beats and melodies easily. Four powerful instruments, designed in partnership with Novation, give you crisp beats, classic deep retro basslines, analogue harmonic melodies and rich wavetable bass & leads.

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Easy to Use, Deep enough to Master

Groovebox is easy to start, yet deep enough to master. Advanced synth parameters* let you sculpt your own sounds. Control your sounds with the note sequencer, key and scale modes and iPad mixer. Export your sounds easily to a laptop to produce further. Sync via Ableton Link with other apps or Ableton Live. Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and Ableton Live Export are also supported.

Learn to Use Groovebox

Groovebox tutorial video

Overview Tutorial

Groovebox tutorial video

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Groovebox tutorial video

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Pro Features Collection

Get all four Groovebox instruments in one easy to get bundle. The Pro Features Collection includes the Drumbox, MiniMon, RetroBass and Poly-8 in one simple bundle.

MiniMon

A Monster Wavetable Synth for basses and leads.

A mono wavetable synthesiser with a contemporary, cutting-edge sound. A go-to choice for punchy bass riffs, or rich detailed leads. MiniMon's powerful wavetable modulations generate a broad spectrum of inspiring sounds. The free MiniMon Essentials 1 soundpack has 20 presets and over 100 patterns.

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Retrobass

A Deeply Analogue Subtractive Bass Synthesizer

A warm dual-oscillator subtractive monophonic synthesizer for fat and dirty bass sounds. Free controls include overall distortion, waveform, pitch and filter cutoff. The free Essentials Soundpack has 20 presets and 100 bass patterns.

*Each preset has full access to all the synth features.

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Poly-8

A Classic Analogue Poly Synthesizer

A subtractive, two-oscillator, eight-voice polyphonic synthesizer with sync. Create harmonically rich polyphonic synth sounds with warm analogue distortion and an epic reverb. The free Essentials Soundpack has 20 preset and 100 poly patterns. The free controls include distortion, delay amount, oscillator pitch, glide and filter cutoff.

*Each preset has full access to all the synth features.

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Drumbox

A Modern Drum Machine for Building Beats

A 16-pad polyphonic sample-based drum machine. Produce killer beats, layered drums and powerful rhythms. The free global controls include overall pitch, filter and sample length. The free Essentials Soundpack has over 8 kits and 100 drum patterns.

*Each preset has full access to all the synth features.

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Sound

Build Beats

Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns

Play Touchable Instruments

Create your own melodies and beats

Sequence Your Music

Draw notes and build patterns

Arrange Your Tracks

Build songs with sections

Huge Sound Library

Huge library of inspiration presets and patterns

Mix Your Music

8-track mixer on iPad. Instrument-focused mixer on iPhone.

Features

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  • Four powerful instruments - Drumbox, MiniMon, Retrobass and Poly-8
  • Discover and build ideas - Quickly explore sounds with hundreds of melody and rhythm patterns
  • Play touchable instruments - Create your own melodies and beats
  • Build beats - Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns
  • Sound innovation - Synths developed in partnership with legendary 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 focused mixer on iPhone.
  • Share your music - Create a mix of your music to share with others
  • * Requires In-App Purchase

    Advanced

  • Jam with others - Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, Ableton Link and Ableton Export
  • Swing & Ducker - 16th 8th note swing, and configurable Ducker
  • Launchkey Support - Tight integration with Novation's Keyboard range
  • USB & Bluetooth Keyboard support - Play instruments with your external Keyboard
  • Ableton Export - 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 output supported
  • * Requires In-App Purchase

    Supported Devices

  • iPad Pro (9.7", 10.5", 12.9")
  • iPad Air 1, 2
  • iPad Mini 2, 3, 4
  • iPad 3, 4
  • iPhone X, 8/8+,7/7+, 6/6S+, 6/6S, SE, 5/5S/5C
  • iPod Touch 6th Gen

    Operating System Support

  • iOS 10+