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** 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 4, iPad Air (1/2), iPad Mini (2/3/4), iPad Pro (12.9”, 9.7”), iPhone 8/8Plus, 7/7 Plus, 6/6s Plus, 6/6S, SE, 5/5S/5C. Supports iOS 10, 11. For more support enquires please visit: https://ampifymusic.com/support Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: www.twitter.com/WeAreAmpify www.facebook.com/WeAreAmpify www.instagram.com/WeAreAmpify
Works again after last update
by lofidelityrockr on 2019/09/16 02:38
Great app to mess around with sound ideas. The biggest issue is connection errors when trying to update purchases made from other devices.
A must have for Ableton users!
by Gradea27 on 2019/09/11 22:40
I use this App daily to make tracks and songs. Easily transfers to Ableton 10 and the samples sound great. But the ease of use and simplicity is its greatest feature. The added features like chopping samples, EQ and importing are also worth the cost especially if you are using a tablet. Love it!
Cool
by Ceed3D on 2019/09/07 20:06
As long as u got the basic sounds by default, sections, and u can export project files into your main DAW, I’ll give it 5 stars all day.
EWMusicman
by EWMusicman on 2019/09/06 17:21
This app is a must have for ideas but you must purchase the pro features to experience the apps power.
Good,but minor feature that Launchpad has that Blocs wave doesn’t
by Wonder Lopez on 2019/08/28 17:49
That minor feature is that some DnB soundpacks like sounds Osmosis like Fluid Electronic or Hydra Electric play significantly slower on Blocs wave as opposed to how Launchpad plays it. Can this be fixed if it is a problem so Blocs wave can have that feature?
Like
by Count Giuliani on 2019/08/23 20:21
This is a nice app I do wish you can put it in more of a song format other than that nice
So much fun
by day fizzle on 2019/08/21 05:36
Easily imported to Ableton
Inspirational App
by Burn1gotbeats on 2019/08/19 20:00
I’ve yet to unlock the extra features but I will say this is definitely a cool app download it if you haven’t..... even noobs can have fun with this!!!
Great app
by lIlIllIIIIllllll on 2019/08/18 21:27
A great way to let sounds form a new sound is this app,it’s great for creating beats of your own. It could use some work for the recording it’s not showing how to actually record
Best Music App Ever
by wainrigh on 2019/08/17 14:43
Yep. It’s true. The UX is super thoughtful, easy to discover and fast—intuitive, feels limitless but quick way to make music NOW.
Has the ability to import your own loops!
by jarell collins on 2019/07/16 07:34
These guys let us use our own royalty free loops if we buy that feature!!!! That’s amazing shout out to blocswave for helping me make bangers on the go
Man, what’s up???
by CSBJP on 2019/07/14 01:26
This app continues to crash every time it is opened! I'm trying to import files and the processing indicator stays on and nothing happens.
number one feature wish
by iona 6 on 2019/07/13 18:39
I enjoy working with Blocs Wave, it really is great for generating ideas. If I could have one wish for a new feature it would be a record function that would work while "playing" scenes. I have made many chops that just do not play back exactly the same way when exported to either Launchpad or Ableton Live as they do when I'm switching between scenes in Blocs Wave--this is because in Blocs Wave you can essentially switch between two or more scenes that are running simultaneously rather than stopping and starting the scenes on the beat as in Launchpad or Live. Would love to capture those grooves via audio inside the app and then export to DAW. A text-based manual PDF would also be helpful!
Yes - Kinda early. Only 'bout 5 minutes. W⭕️W
by DRiX-app on 2019/07/12 01:00
Yes - Kinda early. Only 'bout 5 minutes. ⭕️ I have already advanced far enough to create a melodic, repeating audio cycle that is... "Most Absolutely NoT Boring, on so many levels. So far it's an an unexpectedly Very Imaginative Ride - through various pre-sets of provided Content. Now, At the end of this process, I'm Now listening to some Really Great Music - which apparently I Created. WoW!! Is MY Reaction. You guyz are on to Something Awsom here. Thanx!@@
A lot of fun!
by CDaze on 2019/07/01 16:36
I couldn’t possibly call myself a proper musician, yet this app has led me to spend over 100 hours creating little beats and song ideas. The simplicity of it is brilliant. The team behind the app clearly puts a lot of love and work into the sound packs (I’ve bought nearly all of them now). They seem to update with new packs roughly once a month which keeps the app fresh and fun. Loses a star for three things. 1) The sound packs could use more variety. You can tell just from the type of available sound packs that the developers are London-based electronic music junkies. That’s all fine and good, but this app could be *amazing* if there was more variety. Give us a pack of just solo classical piano! Give us African drumming! 2) This app consumes battery like nothing else. I’m not really sure why, but it does. I have a new iPad Pro and the battery is under 50% after one hour of using Blocs Wave. And 3) It’d be even more fun if it played better (import/export) with other apps. Aside from those three things, it’s fantastic. Keep up the great work, guys!
A++ app
by ☠️🇺🇸 on 2019/06/27 00:58
I love this app to death. I never write reviews😁. I have one request, if somehow I can flatten a sound and change the pitch of each track. This way I can blend the tracks better. In so many words, independent track pitch, that’s all it’s missing, I’m not going to be greedy.
One of the best music apps out.
by Coolbreeze318 on 2019/06/03 10:54
I can’t say enough about this app, I can definitely say download it now for you won’t be disappointed. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you today. Peace ☮️ and prosperity to all.
Great!!!
by Vitamin Beats on 2019/06/01 23:51
An amazing app. Very useful in a producers tool box of song starting methods. Very instructional, but missing one thing, at least in my mind. How the save a project! Yes!!! Save! Prove me wrong!!!
Love this app
by caseyschroe on 2019/05/30 20:11
The ability to export directly into Ableton and sync with my Novation Launchpad is amazing and I use this all the time. I love it. Thank you.
Blocs wave
by Lola:)111 on 2019/05/28 17:40
I love this app please make more versions
An awesome creativity igniter
by I own the pc version on 2019/05/12 15:48
I have been using this app to assist in overcoming writers block and also to help spark new ideas. The samples are top notch and the UI is designed in such a way as to be intuitive and inspiring. All samples come pre-defined with tempo, key, type (melodic, percussive, bass, drums), and can be mixed and matched with ease. The most valuable feature is the automatic time stretching allowing super experimental genre blending. It has your basic slip editing as well as EQ, and samples can be sliced to create different variations. I do have some improvement suggestions for the devs. I’d like to see a 3rd export option: Export bank stems. You can currently sum a group and export that, but it would be nice to be able to get the individual stems without exporting the entire project with all 6 banks. Also, (and perhaps I missed it) but a solo feature would be nice. Who not flick down on a sample to mute it, and flick up on a sample to solo? I have probably spent a good dozen or so hours in the app and I can confidently say this is an indispensable tool for any musician/producer at any level. Note: when exporting sounds, always use WAV and make sure when importing into your DAW that your audio track is set to stereo, not mono. I saw a few noobs complaining it sounds bad when exporting and this is why.
MAKE A RECORD BUTTON
by MO SSNER on 2019/05/09 13:22
MAKE A RECORD BUTTON No way to capture on creative on the fly mixing using features in the slicer and loop editor.
Use to buy all the sound packs to support development
by capedape on 2019/05/05 19:35
I stopped when they quit adding features like the long hinted at better user sample management. If you only use the sound packs, there’s a high chance you’ll sound like one of the millions of others who have as well. Please fix the sync problems with AUM.
Corey
by jamamerican on 2019/04/10 09:41
Hate that the new sound pack notifications and making us watch the whole video to get rid of the notification. You lost me with that!
For all those who are foreign to music making
by E-mannn45 on 2019/03/31 15:20
This app makes it very easy to create awesome sounding beats. It’s fairly straightforward in terms of what each icon can do and how to manipulate sound. Personally I wouldn’t only use this for a final production of sound but it’s a great place to start if you are making music to later transfer to Audition or Logic. Would recommend in a heart beat.
I think pretty kool I can mix my own stuff in there
by Mr.m.j.b. on 2019/03/24 23:10
This one rocks out
Best iOS music production app
by Hjdftgchjko on 2019/03/15 20:11
The interface and all of the app in general is really easy to work with, and great sound is easily made with it. From my experience this is the only app of this category I’ve found beneficial to sink money into. The ONLY thing I’d like to see, and perhaps others is some Drum & Bass, with some more Trap and EDM packs.
Great app
by bkeypr on 2019/03/07 18:50
It’s a great app, a few things though I wish it had all the mix faders in one area and tap tempo on the same screen.
Sync
by Wyverned on 2019/03/03 15:06
Y’all should change the app to where you can synchronize the music you record.
Nearly Perfect Composing App
by Dimitri G. on 2019/02/26 18:00
Love everything about this app, from the UI to sound options. Makes creating super engaging and intuitive. Only a few things missing that would make it 100%- User collections- since I’ve got nearly 2 dozen sound packs it would be great to be able to save loops to my own groups or label them in a way that lets me categorize for future writing. Sound loop tempo control - very often a loop would sound great if I could adjust its individual tempo without changing the whole song (similar to the garage band feature) (Minor need) Sound loop detail - be cool to know if I’ve already used a specific loop one or many times already. Other than that this is my favorite mobile music writing app
Great for getting ideas together very quickly
by QuinnX. on 2019/01/20 15:37
Can’t go wrong with this one. You can very quickly put together ideas and progress very quickly into something useful. SLICER (Needs MIDI please!!) RECORD function could do with a change. Pressing Record Start to re record into an existing loop mutes the current loop before recording starts. Please allow existing loops to play to end before record begins and you have a winner 5 stars. somethings that would be very useful. In slice-mode, tapping or holding a key/pad plays that slice I would like to recommend the following 1. Tap a key/pad will play the slice Tap and hold the key/pad will continue to play thru the current slice and the rest of the sample/wave until finger is released’ At which point the current slice will continue as normal to end. Example: Tap and hold on slice 1, will play slice 1 and continue thru slice 2 as I hold and slice 3 if I am still holding. If I have reached as far as slice 3 and release my finger. Slice 3 continues to play until its end or until another key/pad is pressed. 2. Hide slices Swipe down on any pad hides that slice in the timeline bringing other slices closer together. 3. As mentioned Record mode to only mute current loop when recording begins. Currently if a loop is playing and you press record to re-record the current loop will mute before recording begins. Please correct this by allowing the current loop to finish playing to end without muting when record button is pressed
I’m sick of this
by Vinnyv33 on 2019/01/15 16:29
I’m tired of people who want to MAKE their own music are usually blocked by a massive gate with a price tag on it... at least give us a demo of the features we can use to make stuff
Amazing but a few bugs keep it from flawless
by DJChill85 on 2019/01/01 22:03
Okay, I gotta be honest, it’s hard not to give it 5 stars bcz I use it so much and if it were any other app these bugs would have made it a 2 or 3 star review so that speaks volumes of how useful and well put together the app is. Great sound packs available, exporting to launchpad, and what really takes it to the next level is uploading your own loops/sounds. There are a few complaints I just can’t over look tho. First is I feel as though (and I mentioned this in my launchpad review) 6 sounds just isn’t enough in one section. More would be excellent along with the choice of how many you would like for that particular piece. The next is probably my most frustrating bug which I would say is top priority in fixing, sometimes I will spend an hour trying to upload loops and I’ll have my list ready to import finally, I hit import.....app crashes. Lose all of it. I can not tell you how angry that makes me. Such a waste of Time. Along with that, it would be so much easier if when selecting your loops to upload you could check multiple loops from wherever you’re uploading instead of only one, go back, scroll down, select next, repeat. It also does random things to the volume of my loops....some port over extremely loud, others far too quiet. They did fix the bug where it would freeze and crash anytime you left the app so thank you for that. Bottom line, it’s nearly flawless. These gripes won’t stop me from using it, it’s just it keeps it from perfection. If they fix those mentioned things, easily 5 stars.
A MUST HAVE!
by Dblackinf on 2018/12/27 13:35
If you are into to music production this is a MANDATORY APP! The creative possibilities are endless. Blocs Wave is very intuitive and the layout is perfect which makes it easy to learn. If you have writers block and you need to jumpstart your inspiration then this is definitely for you. Being able to import/create your own loops with ease is a must.
No recording mode :-(
by Marcelocresta on 2018/12/19 07:09
I wish that was an option to record live the session...that will help to make the track here and avoid to export to live! More I like to see some filter knobs on a new window for live performing ;-) thanks and much respect marcello
Amazing!
by Beat Tribe on 2018/12/16 11:42
This app is a great go to for getting the creative juices started and creating the loops and sounds of new songs. In conjunction with Launchpad it is a great team and really helps the song writing process.
Do I have your attention now?
by guy who took a chance on 2018/12/14 22:22
Ok so I’ve been with blocs wave for over two years I’ve had 0 problems until now. I keep trying to purchase the Lo-fi hip hop pack but after I put in my Apple password and it says success it says unknown error and won’t download I go back and it has the price tag still on so I do it again and same thing. I’d just like some answers I’m sure it’s fine I just want it figured out Thnx!
My go to sampling app
by iammane on 2018/12/09 02:04
Especially since as of a few updates ago Launchpad packs open in Blocs, this is usually where I lay out the framework for a track. I dig into different loops and tempos, keys, until I get a vibe I’m really liking, then I export it out elsewhere and flesh it out more. Sometimes I swap the loops out, sometimes not, but regardless the sound you get out of this app (and more importantly the inspiration) is worth every bit of time and money put into it.
Blocs Wave and Launchpad, a dynamic duo!
by None better on the App Store. on 2018/12/07 12:04
I have purchased every loop based app on the App Store and find that Launchpad coupled with Blocs Wave is the best bargain, bar none. I am an accredited music producer, who feels the ability to modify, then export entire songs worth of phrases is a tremendous advantage. Especially considering most packs are only a dollar or two. I wish I could share my most recent production using these products, in this post to showcase the professional quality achieved with an iPad, these apps and a few hours of my time. Simply amazing! Keep nailing it Novation and you will have a fan for life!
Could be a Five Star app.
by Hip1756 on 2018/12/04 23:57
This App is good, but with a few added features it would be great. The EQ really needs a bypass function so you can A-B the sound. It also needs to add a Q parameter because not being able to adjust the Bandwidth is frustrating. And only 3 EQ Bands, really??? And I was really surprised to find that there isn’t a Copy and Paste function for the sliced loop bars. Lastly, adding a Pitch Parameter for each slice would really make this app Amazing. I will change my review and give this app 5 stars with at least some of these needed features.
Perfection At Work
by Style Bass 1 on 2018/12/02 15:04
I love this thing. To be able to make music anywhere is just remarkable. Easy to use & Understand. Shedding as we speak. New music coming soon. LeStyle👌🏿💯
Where have you been...
by Cris Mitchell on 2018/11/26 03:50
I’ve been looking for a creative writing partner like this for a long time. What an incredible app that opens up a whole new world of music making.
Great work
by offsetnizzuts on 2018/11/19 05:59
Great work
Would be a good app
by Whizdom66 on 2018/11/17 17:47
If it didn’t freeze after changing a loop.
Ay hold the f up you not done dev
by Klsddp on 2018/10/28 02:12
I cant use zipped files on GarageBand but how come this app transferred one file to GarageBand as a wav.😤😤😤
Stops playing audio
by C Coop on 2018/10/13 17:47
I love this app, but every time I leave to go to another app and then return to Blocs Wave (with my AirPods connected) it won’t play audio again until I quit the app and restart it. I have the newest iPad, so it can’t be hardware related. Fix this and I’ll jump my rating up to 5/5 stars and pay for the pro features.
Really Fun App!
by Applesnoranges99 on 2018/10/01 14:53
Just rediscovered this app which I’ve had on my iPad for awhile. I have all three novation apps. This one and launchpad are similar as they both are sample based... but with this guy you can record into to it and create on the fly looped samples and it acts more like a multitrack recorder/looper... sort of like acid. The slicer is cool and the eq works great. The sound packs are good and there are many to choose from. The one thing this apps needs is effects. Just a basic delay, reverb and chorus/flanger that you could apply to individual tracks. With that this app would be complete. Otherwise this app is a lot of fun and easy to use. The user interface is well laid out and the graphics look great. The sound packs are reasonably priced as well. Rock on novation and thanks for the great software.
much love
by jaycous23 on 2018/09/02 22:12
love the app but one thing. some of my packs from launchpad do not show up on blocs waves i’m not sure if that’s a bug or something but either than that this app is perfect
Very poor audio quality
by venicerocco on 2018/08/15 22:11
It's a shame, because this app is really cool. I love the layout, usability and speed. It's a seriously fun app. However, it is made completely redundant by the terrible, low quality of the audio samples. Presumably to make them quick to download. Knowing I could export as a .wav, I excitedly purchased several different packs which sounded fine when reviewed via earbuds. But if you export a mix and play it back on even rudamenrary speakers, you can hear how muddy and compressed the audio is. I am NOT an audio professional (which is why I like this app) and to my ears it just sounds terrible, rendering it as a fun toy to tinker with, not a music making tool. Bummer. If I was able to get good quality samples, I'd probably buy all the packs as I need to make music quickly for videos and spit them out.
Quick Sketches & Ideas Generator
by orphandeity on 2018/08/12 23:37
I consider Blocs Wave to be an essential app and an integral part of the modern iOS workflow. The IAP sound packs are an excellent value, it’s easy to pull in your own samples or record new ones straight into the app, and the workflow/GUI is as intuitive & useful as any. When I’m looking for ideas and inspiration, this is among the first apps I turn to.
This is a stupid app
by alphamusicianbeta on 2018/08/10 14:10
It has no redeeming value. You just play with prerecorded loops. There’s no creativity. It’s how wanna be musicians.
Brilliantly addictive
by JTHaynes1902 on 2018/08/05 14:27
Help! I can’t stop. This app is fantastic! I love it! Make music people!
Worthless if you’re trying to use your own samples
by Alain-Christian on 2018/08/04 12:08
I did all this work to edit a few wav files and make them loop perfectly only for this app to add GAPS AT THE END on import. Terrible app. Completely pointless waste of time and money for anyone hoping to use their own audio samples. The importing is handicapped to force you to buy their audio tracks. Don’t be fooled. Was really hoping to use this with launchpad to make my own original performance but that dream is dead.
Great app
by Ecox78 on 2018/07/15 04:12
Works every time!!!!! You can really make great original music with a little creativity!!
I love this app. But..
by RashelleStarr on 2018/07/10 20:02
This app sounds amazing and has become my secret weapon in writing songs. You have got to add something to your next update ASAP please. When switching patterns there should be two things. The ability to have a different key. AND most importantly, the option to have the switch at the end of the phrase, so the switches are smooth and you don’t have to worry about pressing for the next pattern right on the beat. This makes it choppy and not very musical sounding. A song pattern programmer would be cool too.....still giving ya 5 stars. It’s a great app. But it seriously needs those additions. Vir Unis AtmoWorks
Blocks
by Rang da ju on 2018/07/10 11:13
Pas mal comme séquenceur
Love The APP’s
by TorresIIKenneth on 2018/06/29 14:25
Hi Developers ! Just thought to myself, that it would be great if these apps we’re able to adapted to all an ‘white‘ setting ! that’s my quote for this epic stoke ‘ float(s)’’’’’’ PeaceLoveJohnnyBravo
Inspirational
by Mmmmulita on 2018/06/25 13:14
I loved it from day one
Cool Features!
by Awesome Unicorns🤪🦄 on 2018/06/24 17:11
When u leave the app and go to home screen, if u leave the music on , it plays the music while u are out of it! So u can listen to your tunes while playing a different game! :) ;) U can also feel like a DJ! The app has everything a DJ would have, but more beat Choices! They rate it as 9+ but it could be 7+ because u just have to press buttons!Someone can teach them how to mess with the beats! This is awesome!Download this and not be bored!:) ;)
Synthability
by Synthability on 2018/06/22 17:09
I think this is a wonderful app for me! Thanks.
Absolutely Love
by InkJetFuel on 2018/06/12 16:13
... this app. I’m a writer at heart and have always depended on talented producers for beats. This app has given me a simple way to build up beats that I actually want to write and rock to, <i>myself</i>. I throw results out into Ableton and structure it and add some whistles, or send that to the producer homie to take even further. This app starts fires. My only feedback is give me a unlimited undo’s or at least 5 or 10. Can’t tell you how many times I already had the perfect bass line loaded (no easy feat), only to find it accidentally obliterated—permanently replaced with a male vocal sample or a jazzy rainstick. Sad face emoji. It got to the point where i just take screenshots to make sure I preserve the final state. Shouldnt hafta resort to that. Unlimited undo’s, even after opening and closing the song or app would be a game changer. Something else is that the app gets easily confused when it comes to Bluetooth. Like I’ll have it goin brought the AirPods or my car stereo and any interruption (like a phone call or taking my ear piece out for a second) and i basically need restart the app to reestablish connection etc. Pie in the sky would be: ability to play Slice section with external midi trigger, like a baby launchpad or korg drum mini. JFF. Or is that already possible? Also would be so sick if there was a 4 track built in just to freestyle into and build roughs. Like wow. Anyways, to sum it up: Full 5 star app—because it’s my secret weapon I don’t tell people about, cuz I want all the sounds for myself, *evil laugh. Because it’s inspired over 50 songs so far. Because it keeps getting better. Because it bangs out my boombox with no extra sauce. Because I can whip it out on a whim and get something usable. Because all my rapper friends think I can make beats now. Because. Because. Because. Just do me a favor, don’t tell anybody ;) frfr - Nathan Nice
Insanely good experience!
by Binary Development on 2018/05/25 12:40
I’ve made some of my best beats ever using this app alone! It’s very easy to use and has some amazing pre-made samples. I’d say this is the best app on the market for music production, especially trap, hip hop, and EDM.
Pretty fast and fun to create with
by sealars on 2018/05/16 03:07
This app will have you composing within minutes it is the quickest way to to go from zero to full speed ahead and a pleasure to work in
Powerful and stylish, still room for improvement
by magnusxelsv on 2018/05/05 21:12
As an iPhone Plus user who enjoys using portrait view music apps, this very attractive piece of software has become my main recorder of tracks from audiobus. The Iap sampling options make it easy to grab tracks off iCloud so I can chop a break over some of those recordings ,the ui just feels good to use and the focus on giving iPhone users a solid interface is much appreciated. However there are some odd limitations, which mostly seem related to the resampling algorithms used to keep tune and timestretch. This includes being unable to play samples melodically or pitch them individually. This is somewhat made up for by the awesome little randomizer in the slicer plus I think limitations are a good thing, but if there's anyway even just individual samples could be transposed this would be amazing. Or maybe even just one more band on the Eq haha. A really nice product regardless!
Easy and Fun
by bhwD11 on 2018/05/02 15:52
Great samples
Nice, but not what I was looking for
by Pikajew14 on 2018/04/21 21:35
Unfortunately this only allowed me to use samples not make my own beats, which is what I wanted
Awesome
by clevelandz on 2018/04/08 02:03
I love the freedom to make full songs on the go. What an amazing program to add to your mobile workflow.
It good
by drustin dollyah murkanStein on 2018/04/04 11:18
I like their sample packs
Good Idea, Missing Key Ingredients
by legittristan on 2018/03/20 06:04
This is a fun app, but needs more options for using and working with your own audio instead of stock loops and MIDI control and integration. Considering Novation manufactures MIDI controllers, one would think all of their apps would have full MIDI integration in the first iteration. Sadly, most Novation apps have very little and this one has none. Again, a fun app, but until it’s got some key features thrown in, it’s not of much worth to serious music-makers.
Great app but where’s audioshare
by DaMacMaclure on 2018/03/13 15:37
I used to be able to import many files at a time using AudioShare but now I cannot. Which means the only way to import files is to go 1 by 1 through AudioCopy, which is ridiculously tedious. 5 stars though cuz this apps fantastic.
Amazing app!!
by your ma's bedroom dj on 2018/03/12 19:35
Love this app...very well done! Love the loops and the set up of the app...the honeycomb design is not only fun eye candy but easy to navigate
BlOck WaVe
by Jimmy*65 on 2018/03/02 06:13
Its good, improved & nice
So cool!
by LoneStarLove on 2018/03/01 13:14
Never thought I could create music! Give it a try.
Great beat making beginner platform
by ON3ANGRYHUMAN on 2018/02/28 17:34
Very impressed with this app.
NitPicking Your Genius
by KonsciousKreate on 2018/02/22 17:44
Praise First: My name is KKwatson and I’m a Producer, Songwriter, HipHop Artist and Spoken Word Poet. I’ll be the first to endorse, support, and absolutely champion (!) the Novation apps series—each one stands alone as it’s own genius depth of music production but combining the three of them together is a genuine tour de force for the mobile musician, recording artist, and music producer. Feedback Second: That said, I wanna ask Ampify for a new feature to be added: I want some folders for organization for all of your apps. Specifically, for my finished projects. I want to be able to store my finished projects into different folders for easy future reference. With the depth and diversity of each of your apps—specifically with the easy mobile use— I’m steadily creating foundational tracks and grooves to return to at a later date. it’s very easy to lose track of what I was working on because I’m creating so much Content thanks to all of you making such deep apps. Some examples of Project Folders: it would dope if we could create finished project folders based on Key bpm (maybe mood, but that might be too nitty gritty) Recently Added Genre (EDM Projects, Pop Projects, Old Skool HipHop Projects, Trap Projects etc.) And then obviously custom named Project Folders exactly like you have it right now. Being able to quickly find and re-open projects based on a little criterium would be amazing. But really: NOVATION and AMPIFY are my go to music apps. Ya’ll have done amazing and I shout you out on Instagram every chance I get. Thank you so much. Cheers! KKwatson @KonsciousKreate
Come on, is it really this easy?
by DaniseJ on 2018/02/20 23:38
I made a beat in less than 5 minutes. Full, complete, 5 layers and easily exported to Dropbox. I love this app!!
Blocs Wave is incredible
by ryeanmusic on 2018/02/19 02:03
I've never written a review in my life but I believe this app is totally worth one. I am a intermediate producer and I recommend this app to beginners to the professionals. It is easy to use, the stock loops aren't cheesy like most apps, you can bounce files into your own DAW with a touch of button, and to top it off if you have writers block just hit the auto button for ideas. One more thing for iPhone users, I'm not sure if it does this for other phones but you can lock your screen while using app and still listen. I love that personally so I can review my production and critique/enjoy. I myself am now considering ableton live and some of the novation products just because of the brilliance on this app. Please please check it out.
5 ⭐️ app, zero ⭐️’s for the new icon
by Strizbiz on 2018/02/18 00:44
Great app, though the new update doesn’t apply to me since I already bought all the pro features. I prefer the original icon, but solid app, doesn’t crash exporting to launchpad anymore.
Really repetitive but good
by farmers only .com on 2018/02/11 00:41
I wish I could set my song to my ringtone
No Metronome.
by Bcgreen on 2018/02/09 15:58
...as soon as it gets one, this 4-star app becomes a 5-star app.
Bluetooth Mic Capability
by NewGuyNoober9358 on 2018/02/05 06:49
Big fan of the Novation app product line - I can only ask for one thing.. Bluetooth microphone capability. After all, it is still a tool for sketching ideas together. And in most cases, I’m solely limited to my Bluetooth accessories. ...food for thought!
Love the Update!
by Zjenji on 2018/02/02 22:57
Such a stellar app. When combined with the recently refreshed Launchpad, it becomes a super-stellar app. Throw in Groovebox and Novation is on fire!
No brainer
by BeatsbyDiv on 2018/02/02 22:54
Great interface. Just makes sense and very intuitive workflow. Really powerful when incorporated with things like audiobus, aum or any other ableton link supported apps. One of the best (if not the best) ios sampler I’ve ever seen. Novation is life!
Great, but...
by Can'Ron on 2018/02/02 00:14
Great, but....careful. They have a habit of not exactly telling you everything you need to know, and then saying “oh, btw...u need to buy this next add-on in order to use the last item u just purchased.” :/
Intuitive work flow but not working with launch pad on iOS 11
by Aka monkey dope on 2018/01/17 08:02
Export to launch pad now works ! Very big deal! They finally got it right ! Very cool! Peace christo
In the top 5 best music apps
by Stephengn on 2018/01/17 01:00
Intuitive & easy to use, Blocs Wave still has phenomenal creative range when the available (small fee) tools are used. The sound packs are varied, creative, of high quality musicianship and production value, and are also fairly priced (about the cost of a cola). I’m already able to create inspiring sketches in a matter of minutes, but I’m also looking forward to the possibility of new tools such as high and low pass filters as well as the possibility of more detailed sample manipulation. If you have a musical bone in your body, make room on your pad or phone for this one
Keeps getting better and better
by JawnKnee5 on 2018/01/16 23:12
There is still no end to what you can create with this!! Daily use might happen to you as well
Awesome app!
by kawaii_tacos084115771332 on 2018/01/13 03:46
I love your app so much! It’s so much fun to use and I love the effects. I love how there’s different vocal effects and the melodic effects are super cool too. I mostly just like the FX pack. It is super cool. I don’t know what my favorite is because they’re all super interesting to use! Thanks for reading my review!
Almost there
by Big NightTrain on 2017/12/21 22:04
Love blocs waves just needs a little work, 1st we need Fx like flanger reverb etc. 2nd instead of just 8 track sample Windows we need 16 or more. 3rd the ability to use other apps like AudioShare. 4th a keyboard to play with the samples. 5th better editing of the samples such as being able to use a sample that was imported from AudioCopy in more then 1 song project without undoing the edits to the sample being undone once you reopen the other project songs that you previously used said sample in. Other than that Blocs Waves is by far one of my favorite music creation apps. Ps we would pay for those features by the way thanks.
Let’s see about this...
by angelo grover on 2017/12/15 03:47
Been on a Novation App review tangent tonight...mostly gripes but those are concern about the products out of love for the Company and its products across the board. This app needs a zero count-in to recording. I may not want to wait for a 1 measure count-in to go on. I may want to just hit the record button and, wha-la, the recording begins. Also, when transferring/exporting content into Launchpad...it apparently creates a new Launchpad project in doing so. I can’t just get the content into the project I am currently working on. I have to first get it into another app first and then from there get it to where I want it in my Launchpad project.
5 star app but.....
by JWygant on 2017/12/13 18:50
This definitely is a five star app very fun powerful and intuitive with all the important add-ons the only reason that I’m giving it three stars because in the description of the app when I downloaded it said that there was supposed to be a new free sound pack released every month, Which so far have been nonexistent very disappointing was looking forward to trying out the new sounds each month. Would be willing to give a five star rating is set sound packs started to be released each month as was originally stated, I myself am a Full Sail University Audio production bachelor of science student, Who highly enjoy the ability to be able to craft beats on the go, But there’s only so much you can do with the limited sounds in the included sound packs, So I would really like to see some new additions to the free sample packs as was stated in the original description of the app. As a full-time college student with four children money is very tight especially around this time of year, and being the father of four children, and while the prices of the sound packs are not outrageous or unreasonable, are still out of my budget especially since I’m already paying a small fortune to go to music school, and raising 4 young children, speaking as someone who is definitely part of your target demographic, I just can’t give 5 stars Due to the lack of free sounds, So my suggestion would be to either make the add on to import your own sounds free, or to add a new free sound pack each month, which is what enticed me to download the app in the first place. Remedy this lack of sounds in someway shape or form and I will gladly give this at the five stars it deserves.
Great App - New bug?
by johnthebassist1807 on 2017/12/03 21:21
One of the best music apps for iOS. Have been using for quite a while now, but it looks like lately I can’t get it to work with inter-app audio in GarageBand? No signal comes through : / let me know if this is a bug! Right now the workaround of importing to launchpad and then linking that to GB is a hassle. Thanks!
Great app 432hz Please
by locom@n on 2017/11/15 05:16
Hi I’m love your app is definitely a magical app with lots of features is great im will definitely use it and promote it if I could use it. So I know this is hard work for you guys but if you could upgrade to also has the setting of change the frequency of the sound to 432hz and other will be awesome for me and a big community of music producers. 🙏
Excellent
by MYRICK AKA GIFTPOE on 2017/11/12 13:52
Greatest music making app ever!
My go to for fast awesome idea creation!!!
by DIVINEPRODUCTIONZ on 2017/11/03 03:52
We need a sample playing virtual midi keyboard so so so so bad it would totally complete your app....:..It is the only thing missing.That and maybe an add tracks button to add more squares ....Thank you so much for such an awesome app.I really love creating on the go with this app it is my favorite 😎.
Smh what can I say
by theghost601 on 2017/11/03 03:23
I have made some of the best beats on iOS devices from gadget to maschine drum machines etc etc and export all to blocs I making magic on a iPhone sad part most folks don’t believe me when I tell them love this app it’s my final stop before I export it all to ableton live I wish this was around in the 90’s I swear to God
Bugs never get fixed
by jenkweb on 2017/10/30 22:09
Hey Novation, the grid text bug has been present since launch but still not fixed. Same issue with groovebox. They seem to find time to sell soundpacks but don’t fix issues with the app itself.
Love it!
by LJ Swype on 2017/10/29 14:19
This a very inspirational app, but the ability to import multiple files seems to have been lost with the new iOS 11 file system.
Good but not with Bluetooth
by Annoyed app user.. on 2017/10/23 20:18
Blocs waves y’all Bluetooth is making my app trip, tf?
Great for getting ideas together very quickly
by QuinnX. on 2019/01/20 15:37
Can’t go wrong with this one. You can very quickly put together ideas and progress very quickly into something useful. SLICER (Needs MIDI please!!) RECORD function could do with a change. Pressing Record Start to re record into an existing loop mutes the current loop before recording starts. Please allow existing loops to play to end before record begins and you have a winner 5 stars. somethings that would be very useful. In slice-mode, tapping or holding a key/pad plays that slice I would like to recommend the following 1. Tap a key/pad will play the slice Tap and hold the key/pad will continue to play thru the current slice and the rest of the sample/wave until finger is released’ At which point the current slice will continue as normal to end. Example: Tap and hold on slice 1, will play slice 1 and continue thru slice 2 as I hold and slice 3 if I am still holding. If I have reached as far as slice 3 and release my finger. Slice 3 continues to play until its end or until another key/pad is pressed. 2. Hide slices Swipe down on any pad hides that slice in the timeline bringing other slices closer together. 3. As mentioned Record mode to only mute current loop when recording begins. Currently if a loop is playing and you press record to re-record the current loop will mute before recording begins. Please correct this by allowing the current loop to finish playing to end without muting when record button is pressed
number one feature wish
by iona 6 on 2019/07/13 18:39
I enjoy working with Blocs Wave, it really is great for generating ideas. If I could have one wish for a new feature it would be a record function that would work while "playing" scenes. I have made many chops that just do not play back exactly the same way when exported to either Launchpad or Ableton Live as they do when I'm switching between scenes in Blocs Wave--this is because in Blocs Wave you can essentially switch between two or more scenes that are running simultaneously rather than stopping and starting the scenes on the beat as in Launchpad or Live. Would love to capture those grooves via audio inside the app and then export to DAW. A text-based manual PDF would also be helpful!
Powerful and stylish, still room for improvement
by magnusxelsv on 2018/05/05 21:12
As an iPhone Plus user who enjoys using portrait view music apps, this very attractive piece of software has become my main recorder of tracks from audiobus. The Iap sampling options make it easy to grab tracks off iCloud so I can chop a break over some of those recordings ,the ui just feels good to use and the focus on giving iPhone users a solid interface is much appreciated. However there are some odd limitations, which mostly seem related to the resampling algorithms used to keep tune and timestretch. This includes being unable to play samples melodically or pitch them individually. This is somewhat made up for by the awesome little randomizer in the slicer plus I think limitations are a good thing, but if there's anyway even just individual samples could be transposed this would be amazing. Or maybe even just one more band on the Eq haha. A really nice product regardless!
An awesome creativity igniter
by I own the pc version on 2019/05/12 15:48
I have been using this app to assist in overcoming writers block and also to help spark new ideas. The samples are top notch and the UI is designed in such a way as to be intuitive and inspiring. All samples come pre-defined with tempo, key, type (melodic, percussive, bass, drums), and can be mixed and matched with ease. The most valuable feature is the automatic time stretching allowing super experimental genre blending. It has your basic slip editing as well as EQ, and samples can be sliced to create different variations. I do have some improvement suggestions for the devs. I’d like to see a 3rd export option: Export bank stems. You can currently sum a group and export that, but it would be nice to be able to get the individual stems without exporting the entire project with all 6 banks. Also, (and perhaps I missed it) but a solo feature would be nice. Who not flick down on a sample to mute it, and flick up on a sample to solo? I have probably spent a good dozen or so hours in the app and I can confidently say this is an indispensable tool for any musician/producer at any level. Note: when exporting sounds, always use WAV and make sure when importing into your DAW that your audio track is set to stereo, not mono. I saw a few noobs complaining it sounds bad when exporting and this is why.
Intuitive and Powerful
by Toaster Fflow on 2017/09/01 02:35
This is a free app for recording, playing, and managing loops. It comes with automated key and tempo matching, which works amazingly well if one doesn't push the processing too hard. The integration with AudioBus feels seamless, but I often find that recording does not always start precisely on the downbeat. There are some no-brainer in-app purchases. The slicer is a great tool for abstracting the familiar. Importing my own audio files is a must, too. While some may find the pre-loaded tracks to be of great use, I wish could just delete them all to save space. I also wish that there was a fade-in/fade-out tool to fix recordings that start in the middle of a sound. I use it, mostly, to create ambient tracks with different parts slowly fading in and out.
Blocs Wave is incredible
by ryeanmusic on 2018/02/19 02:03
I've never written a review in my life but I believe this app is totally worth one. I am a intermediate producer and I recommend this app to beginners to the professionals. It is easy to use, the stock loops aren't cheesy like most apps, you can bounce files into your own DAW with a touch of button, and to top it off if you have writers block just hit the auto button for ideas. One more thing for iPhone users, I'm not sure if it does this for other phones but you can lock your screen while using app and still listen. I love that personally so I can review my production and critique/enjoy. I myself am now considering ableton live and some of the novation products just because of the brilliance on this app. Please please check it out.
Nearly Perfect Composing App
by Dimitri G. on 2019/02/26 18:00
Love everything about this app, from the UI to sound options. Makes creating super engaging and intuitive. Only a few things missing that would make it 100%- User collections- since I’ve got nearly 2 dozen sound packs it would be great to be able to save loops to my own groups or label them in a way that lets me categorize for future writing. Sound loop tempo control - very often a loop would sound great if I could adjust its individual tempo without changing the whole song (similar to the garage band feature) (Minor need) Sound loop detail - be cool to know if I’ve already used a specific loop one or many times already. Other than that this is my favorite mobile music writing app
A lot of fun!
by CDaze on 2019/07/01 16:36
I couldn’t possibly call myself a proper musician, yet this app has led me to spend over 100 hours creating little beats and song ideas. The simplicity of it is brilliant. The team behind the app clearly puts a lot of love and work into the sound packs (I’ve bought nearly all of them now). They seem to update with new packs roughly once a month which keeps the app fresh and fun. Loses a star for three things. 1) The sound packs could use more variety. You can tell just from the type of available sound packs that the developers are London-based electronic music junkies. That’s all fine and good, but this app could be *amazing* if there was more variety. Give us a pack of just solo classical piano! Give us African drumming! 2) This app consumes battery like nothing else. I’m not really sure why, but it does. I have a new iPad Pro and the battery is under 50% after one hour of using Blocs Wave. And 3) It’d be even more fun if it played better (import/export) with other apps. Aside from those three things, it’s fantastic. Keep up the great work, guys!
Very poor audio quality
by venicerocco on 2018/08/15 22:11
It's a shame, because this app is really cool. I love the layout, usability and speed. It's a seriously fun app. However, it is made completely redundant by the terrible, low quality of the audio samples. Presumably to make them quick to download. Knowing I could export as a .wav, I excitedly purchased several different packs which sounded fine when reviewed via earbuds. But if you export a mix and play it back on even rudamenrary speakers, you can hear how muddy and compressed the audio is. I am NOT an audio professional (which is why I like this app) and to my ears it just sounds terrible, rendering it as a fun toy to tinker with, not a music making tool. Bummer. If I was able to get good quality samples, I'd probably buy all the packs as I need to make music quickly for videos and spit them out.
Could be a Five Star app.
by Hip1756 on 2018/12/04 23:57
This App is good, but with a few added features it would be great. The EQ really needs a bypass function so you can A-B the sound. It also needs to add a Q parameter because not being able to adjust the Bandwidth is frustrating. And only 3 EQ Bands, really??? And I was really surprised to find that there isn’t a Copy and Paste function for the sliced loop bars. Lastly, adding a Pitch Parameter for each slice would really make this app Amazing. I will change my review and give this app 5 stars with at least some of these needed features.
Almost there
by Big NightTrain on 2017/12/21 22:04
Love blocs waves just needs a little work, 1st we need Fx like flanger reverb etc. 2nd instead of just 8 track sample Windows we need 16 or more. 3rd the ability to use other apps like AudioShare. 4th a keyboard to play with the samples. 5th better editing of the samples such as being able to use a sample that was imported from AudioCopy in more then 1 song project without undoing the edits to the sample being undone once you reopen the other project songs that you previously used said sample in. Other than that Blocs Waves is by far one of my favorite music creation apps. Ps we would pay for those features by the way thanks.
I love this app. But..
by RashelleStarr on 2018/07/10 20:02
This app sounds amazing and has become my secret weapon in writing songs. You have got to add something to your next update ASAP please. When switching patterns there should be two things. The ability to have a different key. AND most importantly, the option to have the switch at the end of the phrase, so the switches are smooth and you don’t have to worry about pressing for the next pattern right on the beat. This makes it choppy and not very musical sounding. A song pattern programmer would be cool too.....still giving ya 5 stars. It’s a great app. But it seriously needs those additions. Vir Unis AtmoWorks
In the top 5 best music apps
by Stephengn on 2018/01/17 01:00
Intuitive & easy to use, Blocs Wave still has phenomenal creative range when the available (small fee) tools are used. The sound packs are varied, creative, of high quality musicianship and production value, and are also fairly priced (about the cost of a cola). I’m already able to create inspiring sketches in a matter of minutes, but I’m also looking forward to the possibility of new tools such as high and low pass filters as well as the possibility of more detailed sample manipulation. If you have a musical bone in your body, make room on your pad or phone for this one
Blocs Wave and Launchpad, a dynamic duo!
by None better on the App Store. on 2018/12/07 12:04
I have purchased every loop based app on the App Store and find that Launchpad coupled with Blocs Wave is the best bargain, bar none. I am an accredited music producer, who feels the ability to modify, then export entire songs worth of phrases is a tremendous advantage. Especially considering most packs are only a dollar or two. I wish I could share my most recent production using these products, in this post to showcase the professional quality achieved with an iPad, these apps and a few hours of my time. Simply amazing! Keep nailing it Novation and you will have a fan for life!
Great way to flesh out ideas
by grimmwerks on 2017/10/19 11:24
I love Blocs Wave (and its companion Launchpad) - for me I use it as a way to sketch out ideas that I then export to Ableton Live (it exports a full Ableton Live project) and finesse it there. The sample packs one can purchase are slick and professional as well - or you can import your own samples. It'd be great in a future version if you'd have more pitch control over samples, or the ability to pitch slices of a sample would be monumental - rather than being locked into the samples / songs key; it would allow you to use the same sample / instrument in other song parts.
Let’s see about this...
by angelo grover on 2017/12/15 03:47
Been on a Novation App review tangent tonight...mostly gripes but those are concern about the products out of love for the Company and its products across the board. This app needs a zero count-in to recording. I may not want to wait for a 1 measure count-in to go on. I may want to just hit the record button and, wha-la, the recording begins. Also, when transferring/exporting content into Launchpad...it apparently creates a new Launchpad project in doing so. I can’t just get the content into the project I am currently working on. I have to first get it into another app first and then from there get it to where I want it in my Launchpad project.
Really Fun App!
by Applesnoranges99 on 2018/10/01 14:53
Just rediscovered this app which I’ve had on my iPad for awhile. I have all three novation apps. This one and launchpad are similar as they both are sample based... but with this guy you can record into to it and create on the fly looped samples and it acts more like a multitrack recorder/looper... sort of like acid. The slicer is cool and the eq works great. The sound packs are good and there are many to choose from. The one thing this apps needs is effects. Just a basic delay, reverb and chorus/flanger that you could apply to individual tracks. With that this app would be complete. Otherwise this app is a lot of fun and easy to use. The user interface is well laid out and the graphics look great. The sound packs are reasonably priced as well. Rock on novation and thanks for the great software.
My go to sampling app
by iammane on 2018/12/09 02:04
Especially since as of a few updates ago Launchpad packs open in Blocs, this is usually where I lay out the framework for a track. I dig into different loops and tempos, keys, until I get a vibe I’m really liking, then I export it out elsewhere and flesh it out more. Sometimes I swap the loops out, sometimes not, but regardless the sound you get out of this app (and more importantly the inspiration) is worth every bit of time and money put into it.
Cool Features!
by Awesome Unicorns🤪🦄 on 2018/06/24 17:11
When u leave the app and go to home screen, if u leave the music on , it plays the music while u are out of it! So u can listen to your tunes while playing a different game! :) ;) U can also feel like a DJ! The app has everything a DJ would have, but more beat Choices! They rate it as 9+ but it could be 7+ because u just have to press buttons!Someone can teach them how to mess with the beats! This is awesome!Download this and not be bored!:) ;)
Yes - Kinda early. Only 'bout 5 minutes. W⭕️W
by DRiX-app on 2019/07/12 01:00
Yes - Kinda early. Only 'bout 5 minutes. ⭕️ I have already advanced far enough to create a melodic, repeating audio cycle that is... "Most Absolutely NoT Boring, on so many levels. So far it's an an unexpectedly Very Imaginative Ride - through various pre-sets of provided Content. Now, At the end of this process, I'm Now listening to some Really Great Music - which apparently I Created. WoW!! Is MY Reaction. You guyz are on to Something Awsom here. Thanx!@@
For all those who are foreign to music making
by E-mannn45 on 2019/03/31 15:20
This app makes it very easy to create awesome sounding beats. It’s fairly straightforward in terms of what each icon can do and how to manipulate sound. Personally I wouldn’t only use this for a final production of sound but it’s a great place to start if you are making music to later transfer to Audition or Logic. Would recommend in a heart beat.
Great app 432hz Please
by locom@n on 2017/11/15 05:16
Hi I’m love your app is definitely a magical app with lots of features is great im will definitely use it and promote it if I could use it. So I know this is hard work for you guys but if you could upgrade to also has the setting of change the frequency of the sound to 432hz and other will be awesome for me and a big community of music producers. 🙏
Great app needs ability to copy paste slicer bars...
by musician dan on 2017/08/22 12:07
5 star app. Holding 1 star until they add and ability to copy and paste the slicer bars... also need the ability to select different keys for different sections. These are crucial features. And yet, they're adding so many great features every month as free ad ons!!! Just get it and support this great development team, oh...and give your music production nice boost, too.
Excellent Music Creator!!!!
by Dancamp on 2017/10/03 22:12
I have a feature request....can you have a setting where the app just create a random song using any of the sounds? I can either choose which instruments to randomly cycle through. For example..I am a drummer. I would love to hit a button and just select bass and guitar. Have it randomly play though all my packs.
Second to none!
by Maxlovesapp on 2017/10/13 22:58
I've been using this app for the past week. One word to describe it - AMAZING! I'm a Software Engineer and Musician in NYC, and I'm extremely impressed by the flawless execution of this product. Making an app is not hard, but making an awesome app that brings the best of engineering, design, and music is challenging. Blocs Wave definitely did it. I'm looking forward to what's next!
Quick Sketches & Ideas Generator
by orphandeity on 2018/08/12 23:37
I consider Blocs Wave to be an essential app and an integral part of the modern iOS workflow. The IAP sound packs are an excellent value, it’s easy to pull in your own samples or record new ones straight into the app, and the workflow/GUI is as intuitive & useful as any. When I’m looking for ideas and inspiration, this is among the first apps I turn to.
A MUST HAVE!
by Dblackinf on 2018/12/27 13:35
If you are into to music production this is a MANDATORY APP! The creative possibilities are endless. Blocs Wave is very intuitive and the layout is perfect which makes it easy to learn. If you have writers block and you need to jumpstart your inspiration then this is definitely for you. Being able to import/create your own loops with ease is a must.
Best iOS music production app
by Hjdftgchjko on 2019/03/15 20:11
The interface and all of the app in general is really easy to work with, and great sound is easily made with it. From my experience this is the only app of this category I’ve found beneficial to sink money into. The ONLY thing I’d like to see, and perhaps others is some Drum & Bass, with some more Trap and EDM packs.
A must have for Ableton users!
by Gradea27 on 2019/09/11 22:40
I use this App daily to make tracks and songs. Easily transfers to Ableton 10 and the samples sound great. But the ease of use and simplicity is its greatest feature. The added features like chopping samples, EQ and importing are also worth the cost especially if you are using a tablet. Love it!
Smh what can I say
by theghost601 on 2017/11/03 03:23
I have made some of the best beats on iOS devices from gadget to maschine drum machines etc etc and export all to blocs I making magic on a iPhone sad part most folks don’t believe me when I tell them love this app it’s my final stop before I export it all to ableton live I wish this was around in the 90’s I swear to God
Great App - New bug?
by johnthebassist1807 on 2017/12/03 21:21
One of the best music apps for iOS. Have been using for quite a while now, but it looks like lately I can’t get it to work with inter-app audio in GarageBand? No signal comes through : / let me know if this is a bug! Right now the workaround of importing to launchpad and then linking that to GB is a hassle. Thanks!
Works again after last update
by lofidelityrockr on 2019/09/16 02:38
Great app to mess around with sound ideas. The biggest issue is connection errors when trying to update purchases made from other devices.
A great app for making beats on the go!
by Logistical Styles on 2017/10/17 18:56
This app is perfect for sketching out a beat when you are out and about. It works really well with Ableton Live. I’m able to start a beat and then air drop it to Ableton on my Mac. I love the sound of the app and the convenience of sharing with other apps and programs.
A++ app
by ☠️🇺🇸 on 2019/06/27 00:58
I love this app to death. I never write reviews😁. I have one request, if somehow I can flatten a sound and change the pitch of each track. This way I can blend the tracks better. In so many words, independent track pitch, that’s all it’s missing, I’m not going to be greedy.
Good Idea, Missing Key Ingredients
by legittristan on 2018/03/20 06:04
This is a fun app, but needs more options for using and working with your own audio instead of stock loops and MIDI control and integration. Considering Novation manufactures MIDI controllers, one would think all of their apps would have full MIDI integration in the first iteration. Sadly, most Novation apps have very little and this one has none. Again, a fun app, but until it’s got some key features thrown in, it’s not of much worth to serious music-makers.
Awesome app!
by kawaii_tacos084115771332 on 2018/01/13 03:46
I love your app so much! It’s so much fun to use and I love the effects. I love how there’s different vocal effects and the melodic effects are super cool too. I mostly just like the FX pack. It is super cool. I don’t know what my favorite is because they’re all super interesting to use! Thanks for reading my review!
Great app but where’s audioshare
by DaMacMaclure on 2018/03/13 15:37
I used to be able to import many files at a time using AudioShare but now I cannot. Which means the only way to import files is to go 1 by 1 through AudioCopy, which is ridiculously tedious. 5 stars though cuz this apps fantastic.
Worthless if you’re trying to use your own samples
by Alain-Christian on 2018/08/04 12:08
I did all this work to edit a few wav files and make them loop perfectly only for this app to add GAPS AT THE END on import. Terrible app. Completely pointless waste of time and money for anyone hoping to use their own audio samples. The importing is handicapped to force you to buy their audio tracks. Don’t be fooled. Was really hoping to use this with launchpad to make my own original performance but that dream is dead.
5 ⭐️ app, zero ⭐️’s for the new icon
by Strizbiz on 2018/02/18 00:44
Great app, though the new update doesn’t apply to me since I already bought all the pro features. I prefer the original icon, but solid app, doesn’t crash exporting to launchpad anymore.
One of the best music apps out.
by Coolbreeze318 on 2019/06/03 10:54
I can’t say enough about this app, I can definitely say download it now for you won’t be disappointed. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you today. Peace ☮️ and prosperity to all.
Stops playing audio
by C Coop on 2018/10/13 17:47
I love this app, but every time I leave to go to another app and then return to Blocs Wave (with my AirPods connected) it won’t play audio again until I quit the app and restart it. I have the newest iPad, so it can’t be hardware related. Fix this and I’ll jump my rating up to 5/5 stars and pay for the pro features.
Good,but minor feature that Launchpad has that Blocs wave doesn’t
by Wonder Lopez on 2019/08/28 17:49
That minor feature is that some DnB soundpacks like sounds Osmosis like Fluid Electronic or Hydra Electric play significantly slower on Blocs wave as opposed to how Launchpad plays it. Can this be fixed if it is a problem so Blocs wave can have that feature?
Keeps getting better and better
by JawnKnee5 on 2018/01/16 23:12
There is still no end to what you can create with this!! Daily use might happen to you as well
Love it!!!
by Q.D.G. DJ'n on 2017/10/04 19:58
Like many of you I only use my IPad for making music. This one has to be in your top list. I often get beat makers block, but bloc wave inspires me. Put it on Audiobus with my favorite drum imaschine and use some great synths from gadget, it's all I need.
Do I have your attention now?
by guy who took a chance on 2018/12/14 22:22
Ok so I’ve been with blocs wave for over two years I’ve had 0 problems until now. I keep trying to purchase the Lo-fi hip hop pack but after I put in my Apple password and it says success it says unknown error and won’t download I go back and it has the price tag still on so I do it again and same thing. I’d just like some answers I’m sure it’s fine I just want it figured out Thnx!
Pretty fast and fun to create with
by sealars on 2018/05/16 03:07
This app will have you composing within minutes it is the quickest way to to go from zero to full speed ahead and a pleasure to work in
Great app
by lIlIllIIIIllllll on 2019/08/18 21:27
A great way to let sounds form a new sound is this app,it’s great for creating beats of your own. It could use some work for the recording it’s not showing how to actually record
No brainer
by BeatsbyDiv on 2018/02/02 22:54
Great interface. Just makes sense and very intuitive workflow. Really powerful when incorporated with things like audiobus, aum or any other ableton link supported apps. One of the best (if not the best) ios sampler I’ve ever seen. Novation is life!
Where have you been...
by Cris Mitchell on 2018/11/26 03:50
I’ve been looking for a creative writing partner like this for a long time. What an incredible app that opens up a whole new world of music making.
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** 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 4, iPad Air (1/2), iPad Mini (2/3/4), iPad Pro (12.9”, 9.7”), iPhone 8/8Plus, 7/7 Plus, 6/6s Plus, 6/6S, SE, 5/5S/5C. Supports iOS 10, 11. For more support enquires please visit: https://ampifymusic.com/support Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: www.twitter.com/WeAreAmpify www.facebook.com/WeAreAmpify www.instagram.com/WeAreAmpify
Works again after last update
by lofidelityrockr on 2019/09/16 02:38
Great app to mess around with sound ideas. The biggest issue is connection errors when trying to update purchases made from other devices.
A must have for Ableton users!
by Gradea27 on 2019/09/11 22:40
I use this App daily to make tracks and songs. Easily transfers to Ableton 10 and the samples sound great. But the ease of use and simplicity is its greatest feature. The added features like chopping samples, EQ and importing are also worth the cost especially if you are using a tablet. Love it!
Cool
by Ceed3D on 2019/09/07 20:06
As long as u got the basic sounds by default, sections, and u can export project files into your main DAW, I’ll give it 5 stars all day.
EWMusicman
by EWMusicman on 2019/09/06 17:21
This app is a must have for ideas but you must purchase the pro features to experience the apps power.
Good,but minor feature that Launchpad has that Blocs wave doesn’t
by Wonder Lopez on 2019/08/28 17:49
That minor feature is that some DnB soundpacks like sounds Osmosis like Fluid Electronic or Hydra Electric play significantly slower on Blocs wave as opposed to how Launchpad plays it. Can this be fixed if it is a problem so Blocs wave can have that feature?
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by Count Giuliani on 2019/08/23 20:21
This is a nice app I do wish you can put it in more of a song format other than that nice
So much fun
by day fizzle on 2019/08/21 05:36
Easily imported to Ableton
Inspirational App
by Burn1gotbeats on 2019/08/19 20:00
I’ve yet to unlock the extra features but I will say this is definitely a cool app download it if you haven’t..... even noobs can have fun with this!!!
Great app
by lIlIllIIIIllllll on 2019/08/18 21:27
A great way to let sounds form a new sound is this app,it’s great for creating beats of your own. It could use some work for the recording it’s not showing how to actually record
Best Music App Ever
by wainrigh on 2019/08/17 14:43
Yep. It’s true. The UX is super thoughtful, easy to discover and fast—intuitive, feels limitless but quick way to make music NOW.
Has the ability to import your own loops!
by jarell collins on 2019/07/16 07:34
These guys let us use our own royalty free loops if we buy that feature!!!! That’s amazing shout out to blocswave for helping me make bangers on the go
Man, what’s up???
by CSBJP on 2019/07/14 01:26
This app continues to crash every time it is opened! I'm trying to import files and the processing indicator stays on and nothing happens.
number one feature wish
by iona 6 on 2019/07/13 18:39
I enjoy working with Blocs Wave, it really is great for generating ideas. If I could have one wish for a new feature it would be a record function that would work while "playing" scenes. I have made many chops that just do not play back exactly the same way when exported to either Launchpad or Ableton Live as they do when I'm switching between scenes in Blocs Wave--this is because in Blocs Wave you can essentially switch between two or more scenes that are running simultaneously rather than stopping and starting the scenes on the beat as in Launchpad or Live. Would love to capture those grooves via audio inside the app and then export to DAW. A text-based manual PDF would also be helpful!
Yes - Kinda early. Only 'bout 5 minutes. W⭕️W
by DRiX-app on 2019/07/12 01:00
Yes - Kinda early. Only 'bout 5 minutes. ⭕️ I have already advanced far enough to create a melodic, repeating audio cycle that is... "Most Absolutely NoT Boring, on so many levels. So far it's an an unexpectedly Very Imaginative Ride - through various pre-sets of provided Content. Now, At the end of this process, I'm Now listening to some Really Great Music - which apparently I Created. WoW!! Is MY Reaction. You guyz are on to Something Awsom here. Thanx!@@
A lot of fun!
by CDaze on 2019/07/01 16:36
I couldn’t possibly call myself a proper musician, yet this app has led me to spend over 100 hours creating little beats and song ideas. The simplicity of it is brilliant. The team behind the app clearly puts a lot of love and work into the sound packs (I’ve bought nearly all of them now). They seem to update with new packs roughly once a month which keeps the app fresh and fun. Loses a star for three things. 1) The sound packs could use more variety. You can tell just from the type of available sound packs that the developers are London-based electronic music junkies. That’s all fine and good, but this app could be *amazing* if there was more variety. Give us a pack of just solo classical piano! Give us African drumming! 2) This app consumes battery like nothing else. I’m not really sure why, but it does. I have a new iPad Pro and the battery is under 50% after one hour of using Blocs Wave. And 3) It’d be even more fun if it played better (import/export) with other apps. Aside from those three things, it’s fantastic. Keep up the great work, guys!
A++ app
by ☠️🇺🇸 on 2019/06/27 00:58
I love this app to death. I never write reviews😁. I have one request, if somehow I can flatten a sound and change the pitch of each track. This way I can blend the tracks better. In so many words, independent track pitch, that’s all it’s missing, I’m not going to be greedy.
One of the best music apps out.
by Coolbreeze318 on 2019/06/03 10:54
I can’t say enough about this app, I can definitely say download it now for you won’t be disappointed. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you today. Peace ☮️ and prosperity to all.
Great!!!
by Vitamin Beats on 2019/06/01 23:51
An amazing app. Very useful in a producers tool box of song starting methods. Very instructional, but missing one thing, at least in my mind. How the save a project! Yes!!! Save! Prove me wrong!!!
Love this app
by caseyschroe on 2019/05/30 20:11
The ability to export directly into Ableton and sync with my Novation Launchpad is amazing and I use this all the time. I love it. Thank you.
Blocs wave
by Lola:)111 on 2019/05/28 17:40
I love this app please make more versions
An awesome creativity igniter
by I own the pc version on 2019/05/12 15:48
I have been using this app to assist in overcoming writers block and also to help spark new ideas. The samples are top notch and the UI is designed in such a way as to be intuitive and inspiring. All samples come pre-defined with tempo, key, type (melodic, percussive, bass, drums), and can be mixed and matched with ease. The most valuable feature is the automatic time stretching allowing super experimental genre blending. It has your basic slip editing as well as EQ, and samples can be sliced to create different variations. I do have some improvement suggestions for the devs. I’d like to see a 3rd export option: Export bank stems. You can currently sum a group and export that, but it would be nice to be able to get the individual stems without exporting the entire project with all 6 banks. Also, (and perhaps I missed it) but a solo feature would be nice. Who not flick down on a sample to mute it, and flick up on a sample to solo? I have probably spent a good dozen or so hours in the app and I can confidently say this is an indispensable tool for any musician/producer at any level. Note: when exporting sounds, always use WAV and make sure when importing into your DAW that your audio track is set to stereo, not mono. I saw a few noobs complaining it sounds bad when exporting and this is why.
MAKE A RECORD BUTTON
by MO SSNER on 2019/05/09 13:22
MAKE A RECORD BUTTON No way to capture on creative on the fly mixing using features in the slicer and loop editor.
Use to buy all the sound packs to support development
by capedape on 2019/05/05 19:35
I stopped when they quit adding features like the long hinted at better user sample management. If you only use the sound packs, there’s a high chance you’ll sound like one of the millions of others who have as well. Please fix the sync problems with AUM.
Corey
by jamamerican on 2019/04/10 09:41
Hate that the new sound pack notifications and making us watch the whole video to get rid of the notification. You lost me with that!
For all those who are foreign to music making
by E-mannn45 on 2019/03/31 15:20
This app makes it very easy to create awesome sounding beats. It’s fairly straightforward in terms of what each icon can do and how to manipulate sound. Personally I wouldn’t only use this for a final production of sound but it’s a great place to start if you are making music to later transfer to Audition or Logic. Would recommend in a heart beat.
I think pretty kool I can mix my own stuff in there
by Mr.m.j.b. on 2019/03/24 23:10
This one rocks out
Best iOS music production app
by Hjdftgchjko on 2019/03/15 20:11
The interface and all of the app in general is really easy to work with, and great sound is easily made with it. From my experience this is the only app of this category I’ve found beneficial to sink money into. The ONLY thing I’d like to see, and perhaps others is some Drum & Bass, with some more Trap and EDM packs.
Great app
by bkeypr on 2019/03/07 18:50
It’s a great app, a few things though I wish it had all the mix faders in one area and tap tempo on the same screen.
Sync
by Wyverned on 2019/03/03 15:06
Y’all should change the app to where you can synchronize the music you record.
Nearly Perfect Composing App
by Dimitri G. on 2019/02/26 18:00
Love everything about this app, from the UI to sound options. Makes creating super engaging and intuitive. Only a few things missing that would make it 100%- User collections- since I’ve got nearly 2 dozen sound packs it would be great to be able to save loops to my own groups or label them in a way that lets me categorize for future writing. Sound loop tempo control - very often a loop would sound great if I could adjust its individual tempo without changing the whole song (similar to the garage band feature) (Minor need) Sound loop detail - be cool to know if I’ve already used a specific loop one or many times already. Other than that this is my favorite mobile music writing app
Great for getting ideas together very quickly
by QuinnX. on 2019/01/20 15:37
Can’t go wrong with this one. You can very quickly put together ideas and progress very quickly into something useful. SLICER (Needs MIDI please!!) RECORD function could do with a change. Pressing Record Start to re record into an existing loop mutes the current loop before recording starts. Please allow existing loops to play to end before record begins and you have a winner 5 stars. somethings that would be very useful. In slice-mode, tapping or holding a key/pad plays that slice I would like to recommend the following 1. Tap a key/pad will play the slice Tap and hold the key/pad will continue to play thru the current slice and the rest of the sample/wave until finger is released’ At which point the current slice will continue as normal to end. Example: Tap and hold on slice 1, will play slice 1 and continue thru slice 2 as I hold and slice 3 if I am still holding. If I have reached as far as slice 3 and release my finger. Slice 3 continues to play until its end or until another key/pad is pressed. 2. Hide slices Swipe down on any pad hides that slice in the timeline bringing other slices closer together. 3. As mentioned Record mode to only mute current loop when recording begins. Currently if a loop is playing and you press record to re-record the current loop will mute before recording begins. Please correct this by allowing the current loop to finish playing to end without muting when record button is pressed
I’m sick of this
by Vinnyv33 on 2019/01/15 16:29
I’m tired of people who want to MAKE their own music are usually blocked by a massive gate with a price tag on it... at least give us a demo of the features we can use to make stuff
Amazing but a few bugs keep it from flawless
by DJChill85 on 2019/01/01 22:03
Okay, I gotta be honest, it’s hard not to give it 5 stars bcz I use it so much and if it were any other app these bugs would have made it a 2 or 3 star review so that speaks volumes of how useful and well put together the app is. Great sound packs available, exporting to launchpad, and what really takes it to the next level is uploading your own loops/sounds. There are a few complaints I just can’t over look tho. First is I feel as though (and I mentioned this in my launchpad review) 6 sounds just isn’t enough in one section. More would be excellent along with the choice of how many you would like for that particular piece. The next is probably my most frustrating bug which I would say is top priority in fixing, sometimes I will spend an hour trying to upload loops and I’ll have my list ready to import finally, I hit import.....app crashes. Lose all of it. I can not tell you how angry that makes me. Such a waste of Time. Along with that, it would be so much easier if when selecting your loops to upload you could check multiple loops from wherever you’re uploading instead of only one, go back, scroll down, select next, repeat. It also does random things to the volume of my loops....some port over extremely loud, others far too quiet. They did fix the bug where it would freeze and crash anytime you left the app so thank you for that. Bottom line, it’s nearly flawless. These gripes won’t stop me from using it, it’s just it keeps it from perfection. If they fix those mentioned things, easily 5 stars.
A MUST HAVE!
by Dblackinf on 2018/12/27 13:35
If you are into to music production this is a MANDATORY APP! The creative possibilities are endless. Blocs Wave is very intuitive and the layout is perfect which makes it easy to learn. If you have writers block and you need to jumpstart your inspiration then this is definitely for you. Being able to import/create your own loops with ease is a must.
No recording mode :-(
by Marcelocresta on 2018/12/19 07:09
I wish that was an option to record live the session...that will help to make the track here and avoid to export to live! More I like to see some filter knobs on a new window for live performing ;-) thanks and much respect marcello
Amazing!
by Beat Tribe on 2018/12/16 11:42
This app is a great go to for getting the creative juices started and creating the loops and sounds of new songs. In conjunction with Launchpad it is a great team and really helps the song writing process.
Do I have your attention now?
by guy who took a chance on 2018/12/14 22:22
Ok so I’ve been with blocs wave for over two years I’ve had 0 problems until now. I keep trying to purchase the Lo-fi hip hop pack but after I put in my Apple password and it says success it says unknown error and won’t download I go back and it has the price tag still on so I do it again and same thing. I’d just like some answers I’m sure it’s fine I just want it figured out Thnx!
My go to sampling app
by iammane on 2018/12/09 02:04
Especially since as of a few updates ago Launchpad packs open in Blocs, this is usually where I lay out the framework for a track. I dig into different loops and tempos, keys, until I get a vibe I’m really liking, then I export it out elsewhere and flesh it out more. Sometimes I swap the loops out, sometimes not, but regardless the sound you get out of this app (and more importantly the inspiration) is worth every bit of time and money put into it.
Blocs Wave and Launchpad, a dynamic duo!
by None better on the App Store. on 2018/12/07 12:04
I have purchased every loop based app on the App Store and find that Launchpad coupled with Blocs Wave is the best bargain, bar none. I am an accredited music producer, who feels the ability to modify, then export entire songs worth of phrases is a tremendous advantage. Especially considering most packs are only a dollar or two. I wish I could share my most recent production using these products, in this post to showcase the professional quality achieved with an iPad, these apps and a few hours of my time. Simply amazing! Keep nailing it Novation and you will have a fan for life!
Could be a Five Star app.
by Hip1756 on 2018/12/04 23:57
This App is good, but with a few added features it would be great. The EQ really needs a bypass function so you can A-B the sound. It also needs to add a Q parameter because not being able to adjust the Bandwidth is frustrating. And only 3 EQ Bands, really??? And I was really surprised to find that there isn’t a Copy and Paste function for the sliced loop bars. Lastly, adding a Pitch Parameter for each slice would really make this app Amazing. I will change my review and give this app 5 stars with at least some of these needed features.
Perfection At Work
by Style Bass 1 on 2018/12/02 15:04
I love this thing. To be able to make music anywhere is just remarkable. Easy to use & Understand. Shedding as we speak. New music coming soon. LeStyle👌🏿💯
Where have you been...
by Cris Mitchell on 2018/11/26 03:50
I’ve been looking for a creative writing partner like this for a long time. What an incredible app that opens up a whole new world of music making.
Great work
by offsetnizzuts on 2018/11/19 05:59
Great work
Would be a good app
by Whizdom66 on 2018/11/17 17:47
If it didn’t freeze after changing a loop.
Ay hold the f up you not done dev
by Klsddp on 2018/10/28 02:12
I cant use zipped files on GarageBand but how come this app transferred one file to GarageBand as a wav.😤😤😤
Stops playing audio
by C Coop on 2018/10/13 17:47
I love this app, but every time I leave to go to another app and then return to Blocs Wave (with my AirPods connected) it won’t play audio again until I quit the app and restart it. I have the newest iPad, so it can’t be hardware related. Fix this and I’ll jump my rating up to 5/5 stars and pay for the pro features.
Really Fun App!
by Applesnoranges99 on 2018/10/01 14:53
Just rediscovered this app which I’ve had on my iPad for awhile. I have all three novation apps. This one and launchpad are similar as they both are sample based... but with this guy you can record into to it and create on the fly looped samples and it acts more like a multitrack recorder/looper... sort of like acid. The slicer is cool and the eq works great. The sound packs are good and there are many to choose from. The one thing this apps needs is effects. Just a basic delay, reverb and chorus/flanger that you could apply to individual tracks. With that this app would be complete. Otherwise this app is a lot of fun and easy to use. The user interface is well laid out and the graphics look great. The sound packs are reasonably priced as well. Rock on novation and thanks for the great software.
much love
by jaycous23 on 2018/09/02 22:12
love the app but one thing. some of my packs from launchpad do not show up on blocs waves i’m not sure if that’s a bug or something but either than that this app is perfect
Very poor audio quality
by venicerocco on 2018/08/15 22:11
It's a shame, because this app is really cool. I love the layout, usability and speed. It's a seriously fun app. However, it is made completely redundant by the terrible, low quality of the audio samples. Presumably to make them quick to download. Knowing I could export as a .wav, I excitedly purchased several different packs which sounded fine when reviewed via earbuds. But if you export a mix and play it back on even rudamenrary speakers, you can hear how muddy and compressed the audio is. I am NOT an audio professional (which is why I like this app) and to my ears it just sounds terrible, rendering it as a fun toy to tinker with, not a music making tool. Bummer. If I was able to get good quality samples, I'd probably buy all the packs as I need to make music quickly for videos and spit them out.
Quick Sketches & Ideas Generator
by orphandeity on 2018/08/12 23:37
I consider Blocs Wave to be an essential app and an integral part of the modern iOS workflow. The IAP sound packs are an excellent value, it’s easy to pull in your own samples or record new ones straight into the app, and the workflow/GUI is as intuitive & useful as any. When I’m looking for ideas and inspiration, this is among the first apps I turn to.
This is a stupid app
by alphamusicianbeta on 2018/08/10 14:10
It has no redeeming value. You just play with prerecorded loops. There’s no creativity. It’s how wanna be musicians.
Brilliantly addictive
by JTHaynes1902 on 2018/08/05 14:27
Help! I can’t stop. This app is fantastic! I love it! Make music people!
Worthless if you’re trying to use your own samples
by Alain-Christian on 2018/08/04 12:08
I did all this work to edit a few wav files and make them loop perfectly only for this app to add GAPS AT THE END on import. Terrible app. Completely pointless waste of time and money for anyone hoping to use their own audio samples. The importing is handicapped to force you to buy their audio tracks. Don’t be fooled. Was really hoping to use this with launchpad to make my own original performance but that dream is dead.
Great app
by Ecox78 on 2018/07/15 04:12
Works every time!!!!! You can really make great original music with a little creativity!!
I love this app. But..
by RashelleStarr on 2018/07/10 20:02
This app sounds amazing and has become my secret weapon in writing songs. You have got to add something to your next update ASAP please. When switching patterns there should be two things. The ability to have a different key. AND most importantly, the option to have the switch at the end of the phrase, so the switches are smooth and you don’t have to worry about pressing for the next pattern right on the beat. This makes it choppy and not very musical sounding. A song pattern programmer would be cool too.....still giving ya 5 stars. It’s a great app. But it seriously needs those additions. Vir Unis AtmoWorks
Blocks
by Rang da ju on 2018/07/10 11:13
Pas mal comme séquenceur
Love The APP’s
by TorresIIKenneth on 2018/06/29 14:25
Hi Developers ! Just thought to myself, that it would be great if these apps we’re able to adapted to all an ‘white‘ setting ! that’s my quote for this epic stoke ‘ float(s)’’’’’’ PeaceLoveJohnnyBravo
Inspirational
by Mmmmulita on 2018/06/25 13:14
I loved it from day one
Cool Features!
by Awesome Unicorns🤪🦄 on 2018/06/24 17:11
When u leave the app and go to home screen, if u leave the music on , it plays the music while u are out of it! So u can listen to your tunes while playing a different game! :) ;) U can also feel like a DJ! The app has everything a DJ would have, but more beat Choices! They rate it as 9+ but it could be 7+ because u just have to press buttons!Someone can teach them how to mess with the beats! This is awesome!Download this and not be bored!:) ;)
Synthability
by Synthability on 2018/06/22 17:09
I think this is a wonderful app for me! Thanks.
Absolutely Love
by InkJetFuel on 2018/06/12 16:13
... this app. I’m a writer at heart and have always depended on talented producers for beats. This app has given me a simple way to build up beats that I actually want to write and rock to, <i>myself</i>. I throw results out into Ableton and structure it and add some whistles, or send that to the producer homie to take even further. This app starts fires. My only feedback is give me a unlimited undo’s or at least 5 or 10. Can’t tell you how many times I already had the perfect bass line loaded (no easy feat), only to find it accidentally obliterated—permanently replaced with a male vocal sample or a jazzy rainstick. Sad face emoji. It got to the point where i just take screenshots to make sure I preserve the final state. Shouldnt hafta resort to that. Unlimited undo’s, even after opening and closing the song or app would be a game changer. Something else is that the app gets easily confused when it comes to Bluetooth. Like I’ll have it goin brought the AirPods or my car stereo and any interruption (like a phone call or taking my ear piece out for a second) and i basically need restart the app to reestablish connection etc. Pie in the sky would be: ability to play Slice section with external midi trigger, like a baby launchpad or korg drum mini. JFF. Or is that already possible? Also would be so sick if there was a 4 track built in just to freestyle into and build roughs. Like wow. Anyways, to sum it up: Full 5 star app—because it’s my secret weapon I don’t tell people about, cuz I want all the sounds for myself, *evil laugh. Because it’s inspired over 50 songs so far. Because it keeps getting better. Because it bangs out my boombox with no extra sauce. Because I can whip it out on a whim and get something usable. Because all my rapper friends think I can make beats now. Because. Because. Because. Just do me a favor, don’t tell anybody ;) frfr - Nathan Nice
Insanely good experience!
by Binary Development on 2018/05/25 12:40
I’ve made some of my best beats ever using this app alone! It’s very easy to use and has some amazing pre-made samples. I’d say this is the best app on the market for music production, especially trap, hip hop, and EDM.
Pretty fast and fun to create with
by sealars on 2018/05/16 03:07
This app will have you composing within minutes it is the quickest way to to go from zero to full speed ahead and a pleasure to work in
Powerful and stylish, still room for improvement
by magnusxelsv on 2018/05/05 21:12
As an iPhone Plus user who enjoys using portrait view music apps, this very attractive piece of software has become my main recorder of tracks from audiobus. The Iap sampling options make it easy to grab tracks off iCloud so I can chop a break over some of those recordings ,the ui just feels good to use and the focus on giving iPhone users a solid interface is much appreciated. However there are some odd limitations, which mostly seem related to the resampling algorithms used to keep tune and timestretch. This includes being unable to play samples melodically or pitch them individually. This is somewhat made up for by the awesome little randomizer in the slicer plus I think limitations are a good thing, but if there's anyway even just individual samples could be transposed this would be amazing. Or maybe even just one more band on the Eq haha. A really nice product regardless!
Easy and Fun
by bhwD11 on 2018/05/02 15:52
Great samples
Nice, but not what I was looking for
by Pikajew14 on 2018/04/21 21:35
Unfortunately this only allowed me to use samples not make my own beats, which is what I wanted
Awesome
by clevelandz on 2018/04/08 02:03
I love the freedom to make full songs on the go. What an amazing program to add to your mobile workflow.
It good
by drustin dollyah murkanStein on 2018/04/04 11:18
I like their sample packs
Good Idea, Missing Key Ingredients
by legittristan on 2018/03/20 06:04
This is a fun app, but needs more options for using and working with your own audio instead of stock loops and MIDI control and integration. Considering Novation manufactures MIDI controllers, one would think all of their apps would have full MIDI integration in the first iteration. Sadly, most Novation apps have very little and this one has none. Again, a fun app, but until it’s got some key features thrown in, it’s not of much worth to serious music-makers.
Great app but where’s audioshare
by DaMacMaclure on 2018/03/13 15:37
I used to be able to import many files at a time using AudioShare but now I cannot. Which means the only way to import files is to go 1 by 1 through AudioCopy, which is ridiculously tedious. 5 stars though cuz this apps fantastic.
Amazing app!!
by your ma's bedroom dj on 2018/03/12 19:35
Love this app...very well done! Love the loops and the set up of the app...the honeycomb design is not only fun eye candy but easy to navigate
BlOck WaVe
by Jimmy*65 on 2018/03/02 06:13
Its good, improved & nice
So cool!
by LoneStarLove on 2018/03/01 13:14
Never thought I could create music! Give it a try.
Great beat making beginner platform
by ON3ANGRYHUMAN on 2018/02/28 17:34
Very impressed with this app.
NitPicking Your Genius
by KonsciousKreate on 2018/02/22 17:44
Praise First: My name is KKwatson and I’m a Producer, Songwriter, HipHop Artist and Spoken Word Poet. I’ll be the first to endorse, support, and absolutely champion (!) the Novation apps series—each one stands alone as it’s own genius depth of music production but combining the three of them together is a genuine tour de force for the mobile musician, recording artist, and music producer. Feedback Second: That said, I wanna ask Ampify for a new feature to be added: I want some folders for organization for all of your apps. Specifically, for my finished projects. I want to be able to store my finished projects into different folders for easy future reference. With the depth and diversity of each of your apps—specifically with the easy mobile use— I’m steadily creating foundational tracks and grooves to return to at a later date. it’s very easy to lose track of what I was working on because I’m creating so much Content thanks to all of you making such deep apps. Some examples of Project Folders: it would dope if we could create finished project folders based on Key bpm (maybe mood, but that might be too nitty gritty) Recently Added Genre (EDM Projects, Pop Projects, Old Skool HipHop Projects, Trap Projects etc.) And then obviously custom named Project Folders exactly like you have it right now. Being able to quickly find and re-open projects based on a little criterium would be amazing. But really: NOVATION and AMPIFY are my go to music apps. Ya’ll have done amazing and I shout you out on Instagram every chance I get. Thank you so much. Cheers! KKwatson @KonsciousKreate
Come on, is it really this easy?
by DaniseJ on 2018/02/20 23:38
I made a beat in less than 5 minutes. Full, complete, 5 layers and easily exported to Dropbox. I love this app!!
Blocs Wave is incredible
by ryeanmusic on 2018/02/19 02:03
I've never written a review in my life but I believe this app is totally worth one. I am a intermediate producer and I recommend this app to beginners to the professionals. It is easy to use, the stock loops aren't cheesy like most apps, you can bounce files into your own DAW with a touch of button, and to top it off if you have writers block just hit the auto button for ideas. One more thing for iPhone users, I'm not sure if it does this for other phones but you can lock your screen while using app and still listen. I love that personally so I can review my production and critique/enjoy. I myself am now considering ableton live and some of the novation products just because of the brilliance on this app. Please please check it out.
5 ⭐️ app, zero ⭐️’s for the new icon
by Strizbiz on 2018/02/18 00:44
Great app, though the new update doesn’t apply to me since I already bought all the pro features. I prefer the original icon, but solid app, doesn’t crash exporting to launchpad anymore.
Really repetitive but good
by farmers only .com on 2018/02/11 00:41
I wish I could set my song to my ringtone
No Metronome.
by Bcgreen on 2018/02/09 15:58
...as soon as it gets one, this 4-star app becomes a 5-star app.
Bluetooth Mic Capability
by NewGuyNoober9358 on 2018/02/05 06:49
Big fan of the Novation app product line - I can only ask for one thing.. Bluetooth microphone capability. After all, it is still a tool for sketching ideas together. And in most cases, I’m solely limited to my Bluetooth accessories. ...food for thought!
Love the Update!
by Zjenji on 2018/02/02 22:57
Such a stellar app. When combined with the recently refreshed Launchpad, it becomes a super-stellar app. Throw in Groovebox and Novation is on fire!
No brainer
by BeatsbyDiv on 2018/02/02 22:54
Great interface. Just makes sense and very intuitive workflow. Really powerful when incorporated with things like audiobus, aum or any other ableton link supported apps. One of the best (if not the best) ios sampler I’ve ever seen. Novation is life!
Great, but...
by Can'Ron on 2018/02/02 00:14
Great, but....careful. They have a habit of not exactly telling you everything you need to know, and then saying “oh, btw...u need to buy this next add-on in order to use the last item u just purchased.” :/
Intuitive work flow but not working with launch pad on iOS 11
by Aka monkey dope on 2018/01/17 08:02
Export to launch pad now works ! Very big deal! They finally got it right ! Very cool! Peace christo
In the top 5 best music apps
by Stephengn on 2018/01/17 01:00
Intuitive & easy to use, Blocs Wave still has phenomenal creative range when the available (small fee) tools are used. The sound packs are varied, creative, of high quality musicianship and production value, and are also fairly priced (about the cost of a cola). I’m already able to create inspiring sketches in a matter of minutes, but I’m also looking forward to the possibility of new tools such as high and low pass filters as well as the possibility of more detailed sample manipulation. If you have a musical bone in your body, make room on your pad or phone for this one
Keeps getting better and better
by JawnKnee5 on 2018/01/16 23:12
There is still no end to what you can create with this!! Daily use might happen to you as well
Awesome app!
by kawaii_tacos084115771332 on 2018/01/13 03:46
I love your app so much! It’s so much fun to use and I love the effects. I love how there’s different vocal effects and the melodic effects are super cool too. I mostly just like the FX pack. It is super cool. I don’t know what my favorite is because they’re all super interesting to use! Thanks for reading my review!
Almost there
by Big NightTrain on 2017/12/21 22:04
Love blocs waves just needs a little work, 1st we need Fx like flanger reverb etc. 2nd instead of just 8 track sample Windows we need 16 or more. 3rd the ability to use other apps like AudioShare. 4th a keyboard to play with the samples. 5th better editing of the samples such as being able to use a sample that was imported from AudioCopy in more then 1 song project without undoing the edits to the sample being undone once you reopen the other project songs that you previously used said sample in. Other than that Blocs Waves is by far one of my favorite music creation apps. Ps we would pay for those features by the way thanks.
Let’s see about this...
by angelo grover on 2017/12/15 03:47
Been on a Novation App review tangent tonight...mostly gripes but those are concern about the products out of love for the Company and its products across the board. This app needs a zero count-in to recording. I may not want to wait for a 1 measure count-in to go on. I may want to just hit the record button and, wha-la, the recording begins. Also, when transferring/exporting content into Launchpad...it apparently creates a new Launchpad project in doing so. I can’t just get the content into the project I am currently working on. I have to first get it into another app first and then from there get it to where I want it in my Launchpad project.
5 star app but.....
by JWygant on 2017/12/13 18:50
This definitely is a five star app very fun powerful and intuitive with all the important add-ons the only reason that I’m giving it three stars because in the description of the app when I downloaded it said that there was supposed to be a new free sound pack released every month, Which so far have been nonexistent very disappointing was looking forward to trying out the new sounds each month. Would be willing to give a five star rating is set sound packs started to be released each month as was originally stated, I myself am a Full Sail University Audio production bachelor of science student, Who highly enjoy the ability to be able to craft beats on the go, But there’s only so much you can do with the limited sounds in the included sound packs, So I would really like to see some new additions to the free sample packs as was stated in the original description of the app. As a full-time college student with four children money is very tight especially around this time of year, and being the father of four children, and while the prices of the sound packs are not outrageous or unreasonable, are still out of my budget especially since I’m already paying a small fortune to go to music school, and raising 4 young children, speaking as someone who is definitely part of your target demographic, I just can’t give 5 stars Due to the lack of free sounds, So my suggestion would be to either make the add on to import your own sounds free, or to add a new free sound pack each month, which is what enticed me to download the app in the first place. Remedy this lack of sounds in someway shape or form and I will gladly give this at the five stars it deserves.
Great App - New bug?
by johnthebassist1807 on 2017/12/03 21:21
One of the best music apps for iOS. Have been using for quite a while now, but it looks like lately I can’t get it to work with inter-app audio in GarageBand? No signal comes through : / let me know if this is a bug! Right now the workaround of importing to launchpad and then linking that to GB is a hassle. Thanks!
Great app 432hz Please
by locom@n on 2017/11/15 05:16
Hi I’m love your app is definitely a magical app with lots of features is great im will definitely use it and promote it if I could use it. So I know this is hard work for you guys but if you could upgrade to also has the setting of change the frequency of the sound to 432hz and other will be awesome for me and a big community of music producers. 🙏
Excellent
by MYRICK AKA GIFTPOE on 2017/11/12 13:52
Greatest music making app ever!
My go to for fast awesome idea creation!!!
by DIVINEPRODUCTIONZ on 2017/11/03 03:52
We need a sample playing virtual midi keyboard so so so so bad it would totally complete your app....:..It is the only thing missing.That and maybe an add tracks button to add more squares ....Thank you so much for such an awesome app.I really love creating on the go with this app it is my favorite 😎.
Smh what can I say
by theghost601 on 2017/11/03 03:23
I have made some of the best beats on iOS devices from gadget to maschine drum machines etc etc and export all to blocs I making magic on a iPhone sad part most folks don’t believe me when I tell them love this app it’s my final stop before I export it all to ableton live I wish this was around in the 90’s I swear to God
Bugs never get fixed
by jenkweb on 2017/10/30 22:09
Hey Novation, the grid text bug has been present since launch but still not fixed. Same issue with groovebox. They seem to find time to sell soundpacks but don’t fix issues with the app itself.
Love it!
by LJ Swype on 2017/10/29 14:19
This a very inspirational app, but the ability to import multiple files seems to have been lost with the new iOS 11 file system.
Good but not with Bluetooth
by Annoyed app user.. on 2017/10/23 20:18
Blocs waves y’all Bluetooth is making my app trip, tf?
Great for getting ideas together very quickly
by QuinnX. on 2019/01/20 15:37
Can’t go wrong with this one. You can very quickly put together ideas and progress very quickly into something useful. SLICER (Needs MIDI please!!) RECORD function could do with a change. Pressing Record Start to re record into an existing loop mutes the current loop before recording starts. Please allow existing loops to play to end before record begins and you have a winner 5 stars. somethings that would be very useful. In slice-mode, tapping or holding a key/pad plays that slice I would like to recommend the following 1. Tap a key/pad will play the slice Tap and hold the key/pad will continue to play thru the current slice and the rest of the sample/wave until finger is released’ At which point the current slice will continue as normal to end. Example: Tap and hold on slice 1, will play slice 1 and continue thru slice 2 as I hold and slice 3 if I am still holding. If I have reached as far as slice 3 and release my finger. Slice 3 continues to play until its end or until another key/pad is pressed. 2. Hide slices Swipe down on any pad hides that slice in the timeline bringing other slices closer together. 3. As mentioned Record mode to only mute current loop when recording begins. Currently if a loop is playing and you press record to re-record the current loop will mute before recording begins. Please correct this by allowing the current loop to finish playing to end without muting when record button is pressed
number one feature wish
by iona 6 on 2019/07/13 18:39
I enjoy working with Blocs Wave, it really is great for generating ideas. If I could have one wish for a new feature it would be a record function that would work while "playing" scenes. I have made many chops that just do not play back exactly the same way when exported to either Launchpad or Ableton Live as they do when I'm switching between scenes in Blocs Wave--this is because in Blocs Wave you can essentially switch between two or more scenes that are running simultaneously rather than stopping and starting the scenes on the beat as in Launchpad or Live. Would love to capture those grooves via audio inside the app and then export to DAW. A text-based manual PDF would also be helpful!
Powerful and stylish, still room for improvement
by magnusxelsv on 2018/05/05 21:12
As an iPhone Plus user who enjoys using portrait view music apps, this very attractive piece of software has become my main recorder of tracks from audiobus. The Iap sampling options make it easy to grab tracks off iCloud so I can chop a break over some of those recordings ,the ui just feels good to use and the focus on giving iPhone users a solid interface is much appreciated. However there are some odd limitations, which mostly seem related to the resampling algorithms used to keep tune and timestretch. This includes being unable to play samples melodically or pitch them individually. This is somewhat made up for by the awesome little randomizer in the slicer plus I think limitations are a good thing, but if there's anyway even just individual samples could be transposed this would be amazing. Or maybe even just one more band on the Eq haha. A really nice product regardless!
An awesome creativity igniter
by I own the pc version on 2019/05/12 15:48
I have been using this app to assist in overcoming writers block and also to help spark new ideas. The samples are top notch and the UI is designed in such a way as to be intuitive and inspiring. All samples come pre-defined with tempo, key, type (melodic, percussive, bass, drums), and can be mixed and matched with ease. The most valuable feature is the automatic time stretching allowing super experimental genre blending. It has your basic slip editing as well as EQ, and samples can be sliced to create different variations. I do have some improvement suggestions for the devs. I’d like to see a 3rd export option: Export bank stems. You can currently sum a group and export that, but it would be nice to be able to get the individual stems without exporting the entire project with all 6 banks. Also, (and perhaps I missed it) but a solo feature would be nice. Who not flick down on a sample to mute it, and flick up on a sample to solo? I have probably spent a good dozen or so hours in the app and I can confidently say this is an indispensable tool for any musician/producer at any level. Note: when exporting sounds, always use WAV and make sure when importing into your DAW that your audio track is set to stereo, not mono. I saw a few noobs complaining it sounds bad when exporting and this is why.
Intuitive and Powerful
by Toaster Fflow on 2017/09/01 02:35
This is a free app for recording, playing, and managing loops. It comes with automated key and tempo matching, which works amazingly well if one doesn't push the processing too hard. The integration with AudioBus feels seamless, but I often find that recording does not always start precisely on the downbeat. There are some no-brainer in-app purchases. The slicer is a great tool for abstracting the familiar. Importing my own audio files is a must, too. While some may find the pre-loaded tracks to be of great use, I wish could just delete them all to save space. I also wish that there was a fade-in/fade-out tool to fix recordings that start in the middle of a sound. I use it, mostly, to create ambient tracks with different parts slowly fading in and out.
Blocs Wave is incredible
by ryeanmusic on 2018/02/19 02:03
I've never written a review in my life but I believe this app is totally worth one. I am a intermediate producer and I recommend this app to beginners to the professionals. It is easy to use, the stock loops aren't cheesy like most apps, you can bounce files into your own DAW with a touch of button, and to top it off if you have writers block just hit the auto button for ideas. One more thing for iPhone users, I'm not sure if it does this for other phones but you can lock your screen while using app and still listen. I love that personally so I can review my production and critique/enjoy. I myself am now considering ableton live and some of the novation products just because of the brilliance on this app. Please please check it out.
Nearly Perfect Composing App
by Dimitri G. on 2019/02/26 18:00
Love everything about this app, from the UI to sound options. Makes creating super engaging and intuitive. Only a few things missing that would make it 100%- User collections- since I’ve got nearly 2 dozen sound packs it would be great to be able to save loops to my own groups or label them in a way that lets me categorize for future writing. Sound loop tempo control - very often a loop would sound great if I could adjust its individual tempo without changing the whole song (similar to the garage band feature) (Minor need) Sound loop detail - be cool to know if I’ve already used a specific loop one or many times already. Other than that this is my favorite mobile music writing app
A lot of fun!
by CDaze on 2019/07/01 16:36
I couldn’t possibly call myself a proper musician, yet this app has led me to spend over 100 hours creating little beats and song ideas. The simplicity of it is brilliant. The team behind the app clearly puts a lot of love and work into the sound packs (I’ve bought nearly all of them now). They seem to update with new packs roughly once a month which keeps the app fresh and fun. Loses a star for three things. 1) The sound packs could use more variety. You can tell just from the type of available sound packs that the developers are London-based electronic music junkies. That’s all fine and good, but this app could be *amazing* if there was more variety. Give us a pack of just solo classical piano! Give us African drumming! 2) This app consumes battery like nothing else. I’m not really sure why, but it does. I have a new iPad Pro and the battery is under 50% after one hour of using Blocs Wave. And 3) It’d be even more fun if it played better (import/export) with other apps. Aside from those three things, it’s fantastic. Keep up the great work, guys!
Very poor audio quality
by venicerocco on 2018/08/15 22:11
It's a shame, because this app is really cool. I love the layout, usability and speed. It's a seriously fun app. However, it is made completely redundant by the terrible, low quality of the audio samples. Presumably to make them quick to download. Knowing I could export as a .wav, I excitedly purchased several different packs which sounded fine when reviewed via earbuds. But if you export a mix and play it back on even rudamenrary speakers, you can hear how muddy and compressed the audio is. I am NOT an audio professional (which is why I like this app) and to my ears it just sounds terrible, rendering it as a fun toy to tinker with, not a music making tool. Bummer. If I was able to get good quality samples, I'd probably buy all the packs as I need to make music quickly for videos and spit them out.
Could be a Five Star app.
by Hip1756 on 2018/12/04 23:57
This App is good, but with a few added features it would be great. The EQ really needs a bypass function so you can A-B the sound. It also needs to add a Q parameter because not being able to adjust the Bandwidth is frustrating. And only 3 EQ Bands, really??? And I was really surprised to find that there isn’t a Copy and Paste function for the sliced loop bars. Lastly, adding a Pitch Parameter for each slice would really make this app Amazing. I will change my review and give this app 5 stars with at least some of these needed features.
Almost there
by Big NightTrain on 2017/12/21 22:04
Love blocs waves just needs a little work, 1st we need Fx like flanger reverb etc. 2nd instead of just 8 track sample Windows we need 16 or more. 3rd the ability to use other apps like AudioShare. 4th a keyboard to play with the samples. 5th better editing of the samples such as being able to use a sample that was imported from AudioCopy in more then 1 song project without undoing the edits to the sample being undone once you reopen the other project songs that you previously used said sample in. Other than that Blocs Waves is by far one of my favorite music creation apps. Ps we would pay for those features by the way thanks.
I love this app. But..
by RashelleStarr on 2018/07/10 20:02
This app sounds amazing and has become my secret weapon in writing songs. You have got to add something to your next update ASAP please. When switching patterns there should be two things. The ability to have a different key. AND most importantly, the option to have the switch at the end of the phrase, so the switches are smooth and you don’t have to worry about pressing for the next pattern right on the beat. This makes it choppy and not very musical sounding. A song pattern programmer would be cool too.....still giving ya 5 stars. It’s a great app. But it seriously needs those additions. Vir Unis AtmoWorks
In the top 5 best music apps
by Stephengn on 2018/01/17 01:00
Intuitive & easy to use, Blocs Wave still has phenomenal creative range when the available (small fee) tools are used. The sound packs are varied, creative, of high quality musicianship and production value, and are also fairly priced (about the cost of a cola). I’m already able to create inspiring sketches in a matter of minutes, but I’m also looking forward to the possibility of new tools such as high and low pass filters as well as the possibility of more detailed sample manipulation. If you have a musical bone in your body, make room on your pad or phone for this one
Blocs Wave and Launchpad, a dynamic duo!
by None better on the App Store. on 2018/12/07 12:04
I have purchased every loop based app on the App Store and find that Launchpad coupled with Blocs Wave is the best bargain, bar none. I am an accredited music producer, who feels the ability to modify, then export entire songs worth of phrases is a tremendous advantage. Especially considering most packs are only a dollar or two. I wish I could share my most recent production using these products, in this post to showcase the professional quality achieved with an iPad, these apps and a few hours of my time. Simply amazing! Keep nailing it Novation and you will have a fan for life!
Great way to flesh out ideas
by grimmwerks on 2017/10/19 11:24
I love Blocs Wave (and its companion Launchpad) - for me I use it as a way to sketch out ideas that I then export to Ableton Live (it exports a full Ableton Live project) and finesse it there. The sample packs one can purchase are slick and professional as well - or you can import your own samples. It'd be great in a future version if you'd have more pitch control over samples, or the ability to pitch slices of a sample would be monumental - rather than being locked into the samples / songs key; it would allow you to use the same sample / instrument in other song parts.
Let’s see about this...
by angelo grover on 2017/12/15 03:47
Been on a Novation App review tangent tonight...mostly gripes but those are concern about the products out of love for the Company and its products across the board. This app needs a zero count-in to recording. I may not want to wait for a 1 measure count-in to go on. I may want to just hit the record button and, wha-la, the recording begins. Also, when transferring/exporting content into Launchpad...it apparently creates a new Launchpad project in doing so. I can’t just get the content into the project I am currently working on. I have to first get it into another app first and then from there get it to where I want it in my Launchpad project.
Really Fun App!
by Applesnoranges99 on 2018/10/01 14:53
Just rediscovered this app which I’ve had on my iPad for awhile. I have all three novation apps. This one and launchpad are similar as they both are sample based... but with this guy you can record into to it and create on the fly looped samples and it acts more like a multitrack recorder/looper... sort of like acid. The slicer is cool and the eq works great. The sound packs are good and there are many to choose from. The one thing this apps needs is effects. Just a basic delay, reverb and chorus/flanger that you could apply to individual tracks. With that this app would be complete. Otherwise this app is a lot of fun and easy to use. The user interface is well laid out and the graphics look great. The sound packs are reasonably priced as well. Rock on novation and thanks for the great software.
My go to sampling app
by iammane on 2018/12/09 02:04
Especially since as of a few updates ago Launchpad packs open in Blocs, this is usually where I lay out the framework for a track. I dig into different loops and tempos, keys, until I get a vibe I’m really liking, then I export it out elsewhere and flesh it out more. Sometimes I swap the loops out, sometimes not, but regardless the sound you get out of this app (and more importantly the inspiration) is worth every bit of time and money put into it.
Cool Features!
by Awesome Unicorns🤪🦄 on 2018/06/24 17:11
When u leave the app and go to home screen, if u leave the music on , it plays the music while u are out of it! So u can listen to your tunes while playing a different game! :) ;) U can also feel like a DJ! The app has everything a DJ would have, but more beat Choices! They rate it as 9+ but it could be 7+ because u just have to press buttons!Someone can teach them how to mess with the beats! This is awesome!Download this and not be bored!:) ;)
Yes - Kinda early. Only 'bout 5 minutes. W⭕️W
by DRiX-app on 2019/07/12 01:00
Yes - Kinda early. Only 'bout 5 minutes. ⭕️ I have already advanced far enough to create a melodic, repeating audio cycle that is... "Most Absolutely NoT Boring, on so many levels. So far it's an an unexpectedly Very Imaginative Ride - through various pre-sets of provided Content. Now, At the end of this process, I'm Now listening to some Really Great Music - which apparently I Created. WoW!! Is MY Reaction. You guyz are on to Something Awsom here. Thanx!@@
For all those who are foreign to music making
by E-mannn45 on 2019/03/31 15:20
This app makes it very easy to create awesome sounding beats. It’s fairly straightforward in terms of what each icon can do and how to manipulate sound. Personally I wouldn’t only use this for a final production of sound but it’s a great place to start if you are making music to later transfer to Audition or Logic. Would recommend in a heart beat.
Great app 432hz Please
by locom@n on 2017/11/15 05:16
Hi I’m love your app is definitely a magical app with lots of features is great im will definitely use it and promote it if I could use it. So I know this is hard work for you guys but if you could upgrade to also has the setting of change the frequency of the sound to 432hz and other will be awesome for me and a big community of music producers. 🙏
Great app needs ability to copy paste slicer bars...
by musician dan on 2017/08/22 12:07
5 star app. Holding 1 star until they add and ability to copy and paste the slicer bars... also need the ability to select different keys for different sections. These are crucial features. And yet, they're adding so many great features every month as free ad ons!!! Just get it and support this great development team, oh...and give your music production nice boost, too.
Excellent Music Creator!!!!
by Dancamp on 2017/10/03 22:12
I have a feature request....can you have a setting where the app just create a random song using any of the sounds? I can either choose which instruments to randomly cycle through. For example..I am a drummer. I would love to hit a button and just select bass and guitar. Have it randomly play though all my packs.
Second to none!
by Maxlovesapp on 2017/10/13 22:58
I've been using this app for the past week. One word to describe it - AMAZING! I'm a Software Engineer and Musician in NYC, and I'm extremely impressed by the flawless execution of this product. Making an app is not hard, but making an awesome app that brings the best of engineering, design, and music is challenging. Blocs Wave definitely did it. I'm looking forward to what's next!
Quick Sketches & Ideas Generator
by orphandeity on 2018/08/12 23:37
I consider Blocs Wave to be an essential app and an integral part of the modern iOS workflow. The IAP sound packs are an excellent value, it’s easy to pull in your own samples or record new ones straight into the app, and the workflow/GUI is as intuitive & useful as any. When I’m looking for ideas and inspiration, this is among the first apps I turn to.
A MUST HAVE!
by Dblackinf on 2018/12/27 13:35
If you are into to music production this is a MANDATORY APP! The creative possibilities are endless. Blocs Wave is very intuitive and the layout is perfect which makes it easy to learn. If you have writers block and you need to jumpstart your inspiration then this is definitely for you. Being able to import/create your own loops with ease is a must.
Best iOS music production app
by Hjdftgchjko on 2019/03/15 20:11
The interface and all of the app in general is really easy to work with, and great sound is easily made with it. From my experience this is the only app of this category I’ve found beneficial to sink money into. The ONLY thing I’d like to see, and perhaps others is some Drum & Bass, with some more Trap and EDM packs.
A must have for Ableton users!
by Gradea27 on 2019/09/11 22:40
I use this App daily to make tracks and songs. Easily transfers to Ableton 10 and the samples sound great. But the ease of use and simplicity is its greatest feature. The added features like chopping samples, EQ and importing are also worth the cost especially if you are using a tablet. Love it!
Smh what can I say
by theghost601 on 2017/11/03 03:23
I have made some of the best beats on iOS devices from gadget to maschine drum machines etc etc and export all to blocs I making magic on a iPhone sad part most folks don’t believe me when I tell them love this app it’s my final stop before I export it all to ableton live I wish this was around in the 90’s I swear to God
Great App - New bug?
by johnthebassist1807 on 2017/12/03 21:21
One of the best music apps for iOS. Have been using for quite a while now, but it looks like lately I can’t get it to work with inter-app audio in GarageBand? No signal comes through : / let me know if this is a bug! Right now the workaround of importing to launchpad and then linking that to GB is a hassle. Thanks!
Works again after last update
by lofidelityrockr on 2019/09/16 02:38
Great app to mess around with sound ideas. The biggest issue is connection errors when trying to update purchases made from other devices.
A great app for making beats on the go!
by Logistical Styles on 2017/10/17 18:56
This app is perfect for sketching out a beat when you are out and about. It works really well with Ableton Live. I’m able to start a beat and then air drop it to Ableton on my Mac. I love the sound of the app and the convenience of sharing with other apps and programs.
A++ app
by ☠️🇺🇸 on 2019/06/27 00:58
I love this app to death. I never write reviews😁. I have one request, if somehow I can flatten a sound and change the pitch of each track. This way I can blend the tracks better. In so many words, independent track pitch, that’s all it’s missing, I’m not going to be greedy.
Good Idea, Missing Key Ingredients
by legittristan on 2018/03/20 06:04
This is a fun app, but needs more options for using and working with your own audio instead of stock loops and MIDI control and integration. Considering Novation manufactures MIDI controllers, one would think all of their apps would have full MIDI integration in the first iteration. Sadly, most Novation apps have very little and this one has none. Again, a fun app, but until it’s got some key features thrown in, it’s not of much worth to serious music-makers.
Awesome app!
by kawaii_tacos084115771332 on 2018/01/13 03:46
I love your app so much! It’s so much fun to use and I love the effects. I love how there’s different vocal effects and the melodic effects are super cool too. I mostly just like the FX pack. It is super cool. I don’t know what my favorite is because they’re all super interesting to use! Thanks for reading my review!
Great app but where’s audioshare
by DaMacMaclure on 2018/03/13 15:37
I used to be able to import many files at a time using AudioShare but now I cannot. Which means the only way to import files is to go 1 by 1 through AudioCopy, which is ridiculously tedious. 5 stars though cuz this apps fantastic.
Worthless if you’re trying to use your own samples
by Alain-Christian on 2018/08/04 12:08
I did all this work to edit a few wav files and make them loop perfectly only for this app to add GAPS AT THE END on import. Terrible app. Completely pointless waste of time and money for anyone hoping to use their own audio samples. The importing is handicapped to force you to buy their audio tracks. Don’t be fooled. Was really hoping to use this with launchpad to make my own original performance but that dream is dead.
5 ⭐️ app, zero ⭐️’s for the new icon
by Strizbiz on 2018/02/18 00:44
Great app, though the new update doesn’t apply to me since I already bought all the pro features. I prefer the original icon, but solid app, doesn’t crash exporting to launchpad anymore.
One of the best music apps out.
by Coolbreeze318 on 2019/06/03 10:54
I can’t say enough about this app, I can definitely say download it now for you won’t be disappointed. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you today. Peace ☮️ and prosperity to all.
Stops playing audio
by C Coop on 2018/10/13 17:47
I love this app, but every time I leave to go to another app and then return to Blocs Wave (with my AirPods connected) it won’t play audio again until I quit the app and restart it. I have the newest iPad, so it can’t be hardware related. Fix this and I’ll jump my rating up to 5/5 stars and pay for the pro features.
Good,but minor feature that Launchpad has that Blocs wave doesn’t
by Wonder Lopez on 2019/08/28 17:49
That minor feature is that some DnB soundpacks like sounds Osmosis like Fluid Electronic or Hydra Electric play significantly slower on Blocs wave as opposed to how Launchpad plays it. Can this be fixed if it is a problem so Blocs wave can have that feature?
Keeps getting better and better
by JawnKnee5 on 2018/01/16 23:12
There is still no end to what you can create with this!! Daily use might happen to you as well
Love it!!!
by Q.D.G. DJ'n on 2017/10/04 19:58
Like many of you I only use my IPad for making music. This one has to be in your top list. I often get beat makers block, but bloc wave inspires me. Put it on Audiobus with my favorite drum imaschine and use some great synths from gadget, it's all I need.
Do I have your attention now?
by guy who took a chance on 2018/12/14 22:22
Ok so I’ve been with blocs wave for over two years I’ve had 0 problems until now. I keep trying to purchase the Lo-fi hip hop pack but after I put in my Apple password and it says success it says unknown error and won’t download I go back and it has the price tag still on so I do it again and same thing. I’d just like some answers I’m sure it’s fine I just want it figured out Thnx!
Pretty fast and fun to create with
by sealars on 2018/05/16 03:07
This app will have you composing within minutes it is the quickest way to to go from zero to full speed ahead and a pleasure to work in
Great app
by lIlIllIIIIllllll on 2019/08/18 21:27
A great way to let sounds form a new sound is this app,it’s great for creating beats of your own. It could use some work for the recording it’s not showing how to actually record
No brainer
by BeatsbyDiv on 2018/02/02 22:54
Great interface. Just makes sense and very intuitive workflow. Really powerful when incorporated with things like audiobus, aum or any other ableton link supported apps. One of the best (if not the best) ios sampler I’ve ever seen. Novation is life!
Where have you been...
by Cris Mitchell on 2018/11/26 03:50
I’ve been looking for a creative writing partner like this for a long time. What an incredible app that opens up a whole new world of music making.
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