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Groovebox: Beat & Synth Studio
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If you love making electronic music, you’ll love Groovebox. Enter an inspiring world of music production on your iPhone & iPad. Groovebox is a free, beautifully designed music studio app packed with inspiring synths and drum machines. In minutes you’ll be making beats, melodies, and playing with world-class instruments. Expand your own collection with more sounds and instruments available in the store. From the creators of Launchpad, Groovebox helps you produce music on iPhone & iPad. • A BEATS & SYNTH MUSIC STUDIO Play with touchable instruments to quickly create your own beats and melodies, or draw in notes. Need inspiration? Groovebox has hundreds of patterns and sounds to get you started. Four powerful synthesisers, designed in partnership with Novation, deliver deep retro basslines and analogue harmonic melodies. The modern drum machine, with expanding drumkit library, will turn Groovebox into your go-to beat production studio. • SYNTHS DESIGNED WITH NOVATION Designed in partnership with Novation, legendary synth pioneers, Groovebox packs a world-class sound. Each instrument uses a new powerful synth engine capable of recreating classic warm analogue sounds and rich modern harmonics. • EASY TO START, DEEP ENOUGH TO MASTER Groovebox is designed to kick-start ideas, but it has serious features for artists and producers too. The advanced synth parameters* let you sculpt your own sounds. Automate the parameters over time to create a vibrant dynamics. Control your sound with the multi-channel mixer (iPad only), note sequencer, key and scale modes. Build your arrangements into songs with sections. Export your sounds easily to a laptop for further production. Sync to other apps or a laptop with Ableton Link. Connect using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and even Export to Ableton Live seamlessly.   FEATURES • Discover and build ideas - Quickly explore sounds with hundreds of melody and rhythm patterns • Play touchable instruments - Create your own melodies and beats • Five powerful instruments - Drumbox, Horizon, MiniMon, RetroBass and Poly-8 • Build beats - Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns • Arrange your tracks - Simple song-building using sections • Create dynamic changes - Record synth parameters as automation • Sound innovation - Instruments developed in partnership with synth pioneers Novation • Expand your sounds - Regular, fresh-content drumpacks, presets and patterns* • Production-ready sounds - Crafted by world-class sound designers and artists • Extendable Instruments - Expose more tweakable synth controls • Sequence your music - Draw notes and build patterns instead of playing them • Stay in time and key - Choose from any tempo, key or musical scale • Share your music - Easily create a mix of your music to share with others *Requires In-App Purchase ADVANCED FEATURES • Jam with others - Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, Ableton Link and Ableton Export • Swing - Instantly add swing to your session. • Ableton Export - Easily send your project to Ableton Live • Full scale support - All keys and major, minor and modes supported • Project management - Rename, duplicate and delete • iPad Pro support - Optimised to use the entire iPad Pro screen • Send your ideas to a laptop - Batch export your pads as a .zip file, or use Ableton Export • Bluetooth speaker supported
This app is Piece of Gold tool
by awesomeaustin67 on 2021/10/19 07:09
Could you guys please enable drum stems
Good app
by toes_27 on 2021/10/05 18:18
Ilike it too much 👌🦻
Better as AUv3
by pablostation on 2021/10/04 17:09
This app get little use because it’s not AUv3. The work flow is trash because I need to jump through hoops to get the sounds into any iPad daw. Please change this.
It’s a scam now
by Joey Murga on 2021/10/03 08:07
I was fine with pay 1$-2$ a beat pack, but now you have to pay 7$ on top of the 1-2 just to mess with the sound settings more, y’all let me down
iPhone XS Max
by Tacoz917 on 2021/09/26 12:52
So far, I’m loving it, I’m still trying to mess around trying to get familiar with it, only concern I can find (as of now) is that landscape mode isn’t available. Will it ever be an update for landscape? Thank you in advance!
Amazing but I’m Heartbroken
by Dlkillinois on 2021/09/06 14:08
This app is amazing. Fun, intuitive, and high quality. It’s easy to get rolling on things. I switched phones and didn’t realize that the tracks weren’t backed up. I had been creating works penned around highly emotional moments for me (I wrote a really pretty song about my deceased dog as she was dying of cancer, for example). That’s all gone. So I’m in mourning here wishing that I’d been smart enough to have exported everything instead of assuming it was somehow backed up. Please take this as a warning and avoid what I’m feeling now. Again, this app is great and is extremely versatile. It sounds fantastic. I just wish there was some cloud backup feature, but that’s life I suppose.
Beginning
by PrazedHd on 2021/09/05 22:19
Just starting out and finding my with little struggle.
Great App, Minor Improvement?
by alsos_ on 2021/08/19 00:53
This app is awesome. It’s easy to learn and has a lot of features/power packed into it. Ableton sync is especially helpful. Exporting tracks, importing instrument/vocals, and mastering would be awesome improvements.
Sounds
by Owensoumd on 2021/08/18 16:13
Really enjoy the sounds I'm able to get, vey cool stuff I'm just getting into recording electronic type music, which I absolutely love!!! But still learning so it's been a bit difficult But thanks for keeping lt simple and easy to learn Great works Much thanks, peace and love. Mark Keller
Fantastic app with a few faults
by Gareth Witte on 2021/08/04 08:03
First off, this app is very well made - beautiful design, easy to pick up, makes creating a breeze (especially with a bluetooth midi keyboard). Here are a few things keeping it from being really fantastic. To build out a full song I think sections should have their own separate mute per block, instead of globally, and it would be great to be able to change instrument blocks individually per section rather than being stuck with a global set for all sections. My biggest gripe is that a project can’t be sent to launchpad directly from groovebox. It’s baffling that it isn’t a feature, especially when it can be done in Blocs, and these seem to be built on the same architecture. Other than that, this is a great creative tool. Edit: Dev response is a good workaround but still more complicated than it should be for apps that should be a seamless experience and all work together as one. I mean really the dream is having all 3 apps in one, with separate tabs for each section, like DaVinci Resolve is for video editing.
❤️ it, but 🙏 use WAV format samples...
by _AGNDA_ on 2021/07/16 18:33
Instead of super low quality and poor sounding 128kbps AAC files to keep the app size small + download time fast. You guys tout this as a "Pro" quality app hit don't include the most basic thing about pro sound - uncompressed audio - and also don't allow sample import. You guys are crushing it in all other ways so please add support for this. Been requesting it since the first release of the app years ago. Thanks!
Happy customer
by YOC¥ on 2021/07/07 05:03
I enjoy making my own beats its a relief actually to my daily hardships.
Amazing!
by Isaac N Smith on 2021/07/03 19:52
This is an amazing app if you want to make really good instrumentals for your songs but don’t necessarily want to learn how to play real instruments.
Absolutely amazing
by Dj Metaljack on 2021/06/06 16:55
One of the best bass synthesizers I’ve ever witnessed in app form... well constructed easy to use. Love it!!!!!
Feels like work in progress in a very good direction!
by oXLab🎶 on 2021/06/05 17:18
I love the concept ! By its own it’s kind of perfect! but it is missing basic stuff to make it useful and customizable Enough to make it work in my environment with my necessities sometimes. If I try to use the three amplify apps at the same time on AUM things get complicated immediately. It’s like they don’t want to de friends sometimes... It feels like it could be a workTool !! meanwhile it is still fun and useful Off the stage. Thank you guys 👍🏽 keep it up!
Love it!
by anickt on 2021/05/27 14:35
I use it for sketching things out and creating base tracks then export into Launchpad or other apps to add additional material. Sounds great and easy to get something going.
Dice Sound certified
by Kasper Yohun on 2021/05/22 17:35
This app is truly outstanding to get you in a music groove when you are outside and bored stuck on the train or bus someplace in New York transportation 👍😎
Ditch Garage Band
by Stargate Junkie on 2021/05/21 23:25
This App is streamlined, easy to use, has great free packs, they release new free packs every couple months, and you can export to Ableton Live to continue working on your song in greater detail.
We need more track unlimited tracks
by pjeadmin134 on 2021/05/17 02:03
Hi you guys have the awesome iOS app please and please again I want to know when amplify gonna give us unlimited track like block wave in grovebox. And exporting each track separately.
Fun good sounds
by jaybull78 on 2021/05/12 21:31
Love the presets and being able to change them to fit my sound!!
Drum banks need way more conventional patterns
by capedape on 2021/04/30 01:02
I love me some IDM, glitchiness, but when tapping random/loading on a standard house or techno etc drum kit it would be nice to get a conventional pattern occasionally. Would be nice if there were some iap that are just the classic patterns of genres. What comes out of drums is way to wild for the foundation.
Pretty good
by Tina_G on 2021/04/30 00:47
All around, a pretty good music apps. There could be more variety in sounds, however. Too many are starting to sound the same. Glitch: the app is not working well with Novation Launchkey Mini MK3. Not all keys are mapped to the onscreen keys/notes & one lower key plays a drum/percussive tone even when using the melodic components of the app. A big frustrating for sure.
Downright amazing and awesome
by Slackernomo32856 on 2021/04/25 00:27
This is probably the best music app I’ve ever used. I love how easy you made it to make cool beats. I just wish there were more free soundpacks. Thank you so much for making this!
Best Synths
by crazyblob on 2021/04/23 15:20
This app contains the best synths I've seen so far on iOS. I feel it allows my creativity to flow really well, and I'm looking forward for more! As someone who constantly uses this app though, I would really appreciate if our songs could sync across multiple devices. Also, when exporting audio, It'd be nice if the audio file didn't cut off the sound as soon as the measure/audio ends. I'd be editing and using these clips if it had sort of a delay option. Anyways, great app!
Solid app, limited connectivity
by Joshman0013 on 2021/04/20 13:17
In it’s current state, this app is closer to a toy or an “I’m bored and I want to make music” device then a song making tool. The pro’s: - Great sounds. Seriously, there’s a lot of sounds out the gate that are really nice. The con’s: - Shallow. You’re not going to mix on this. This is more of a collection of instruments that you can layer on independent tracks. The so-so: - Pricing. You get what you pay for. Some other reviewer complained that the packs were too expensive at $2. I actually think it’s a little too cheap. I would’ve preferred if they were more expensive, but with a stronger feature suite. I’d love to be able to have a desktop version or VST version, with seamless integration between my phone and the computer. That way if I work on a song on my phone, I can edit it more extensively on the computer. It’s a good price considering that it’s interface is only accessible through iOS. It’s a fair price for what you are getting; high quality sounds, and a variety of instruments. - Interface. I appreciate how simple and intuitive the interface is, except where it isn’t. What it covers, it covers very well. Easy to understand. Easy to play around with. However, it’s pretty hard to move sections of the song around, or work on specific sections without having to play the whole song. I’d like to be able to work on a one bar section of an instrument, on the fourth bar of the song. To do that I have to make the instrument run for 8 bars. You can’t loop sections either, so to hear your changes you have to play the entire song. Their might be a way to do this, but I haven’t found it. Overall: 4 stars. It’s a lot of fun. You can make some good sounding stuff pretty easily, but it’s hard to take it to produced finished song quality. If they expanded some features, it would easily be five stars. Worth the purchase.
Ripped off
by Suckerforbeats on 2021/04/18 17:58
These guys charged me twice for the pro bundle, which I bought already last year. Con artists. They did this to me on two of their apps. It happened in Blocs Wave too! You’ve been warned
Why can’t I buy sound packs?
by Brentv3 on 2021/04/14 23:27
It will let me buy a select few, but the purchase button is a different shade and not clickable for most packs. App is also up to date
Amplify music apps are great
by fmuse on 2021/04/14 20:52
20 year multi-instrumentalist/rec/mix/mastering eng, songwriter. These are the best apps I’ve come across. Each have their own uses: Groovebox, Launchpad, and Blocs Wave are great. If I am being a butthead, would love 24bit, but it doesn’t honestly matter- the samples all sound great. The packs are 👌, and I especially love B.W. Hoping to see Launchpad and Groovebox have a little more mixing capability, but it’s not even a thing. <3 Pretty revolutionary tech-could never have imagined when I first started around 2000 that we have recording studios in our pockets yet here we are. Is there definitely definitely worth checking out. I don’t leave reviews on Jack LOL. Five stars
Love the app...
by Old shopper on 2021/04/09 00:25
Hate the online dependency. My cellular connection is overloaded enough without GrooveBox calling “mommie” every time I use the editing tools I PAID FOR. Seems like you marketing guys are pushing for subscriptions... don’t... you’ll lose customers.
Cannot export complete song
by NTRANSIT on 2021/04/07 22:47
I realize this is by design but can you please add the ability to export an entire song to wav or acc. It only exports sections. This is a large percentage of us who would like to export the entire song not just each section and upload to SoundCloud or other sharing platform as a whole song. I feel like the app is very limited in this sense and really prohibits the ability to let others hear a whole song. Taking down to one star. I feel like I was ignored, it’s not like I see that many reviews.
Excellent
by Speller Littlewing on 2021/04/07 16:14
I love this Groovebox recording app But one question do you have a soundpack with more strings sought of like cinema sounds other than that I like this better than Reason that get all the hype
It all comes down to the sounds
by Ovidgrove on 2021/03/26 05:13
So much is out there, but a lot serves up good sounds—cut short, fragmentary. Groovebox & launchpad give the whole sound, making things much easier and more holistic.
So much potential.
by Dj Ed Nine on 2021/03/24 16:33
NO ADSR. The drum samples cut off. adsr would allow for samples to fade out properly. The parameters are universal. Can’t adjust parameter for one drum pad without changing the pitch of the rest of the pads. NO USER SAMPLES. Can’t load my own drum samples from files. Can only load 8 devices max. This app is pretty limited. These are all features that should be standard for a groove box.
5⭐️
by llloxolll on 2021/03/23 03:24
Very good and smart work 🔥♥️
Waves Blocks Launchpad
by t$ck on 2021/03/18 20:42
I’m really impressed with the creative control with these apps together!
Awesomeness
by NB Reviews97 on 2021/03/16 00:51
Used since 2017, simply the best electronic music software
Great app and great sounds
by Röck star on 2021/03/12 08:24
This is incredible for iOS u need this for sure I am in love the sounds are the best
Love this for Songwriting on the Go
by PhantomCounty on 2021/03/09 14:58
This is a fantastic app, and I can’t recommend it enough! I wish, however, that there would be some more conventional sounds to purchase, like processed pianos and guitar tones. I write more “industrial” type music, and those kind of sounds would be a welcome addition to the library of tones.
Great Workstation
by DedStep on 2021/03/07 05:14
Very easy to get familiar with. The ease at which I can find my way through the app is great. So many great sounding samples to work with. I take it to create on the go, then link to my Mac DAW seamlessly. Great app from a great company!
This App is so much fun!
by WesleyNyle on 2021/03/06 19:59
I would recommend getting the Novation Launch Key for the best experience. Things I would like to see added: • more organic sounding banks/ pads. Exe: Piano, Organ, Music Boxes • a community where producers can upload their own banks/ pads for purchase. • a drag and drop feature to organize your instruments at the top of the loops section.
No HipHop libraries?
by A.Kinng on 2021/02/14 12:20
With this app is very easy to work with beats and do great music, I didn’t find anything hip hop related or Reggaeton elements either. It seems the developer doesn’t want his beat machine on urban music making or don’t have the knowledge. Be aware it’s only edm as a core! Great app btw
Amazing, breathtaking, show-stopping, fantastic
by Mieva on 2021/02/05 22:47
This app is truly phenomenal! The beats go so well in my music and it’s all I could ask for. My One Single question (and I don’t know if I’m just not seeing it) is whether there’s a feature to change the time signature. ¾ time would literally create peace.
Great app
by bob the reviwer567 on 2021/01/26 20:45
such a good app use it all the time would like more features to be free and not premium
Great Updates!
by Applesnoranges99 on 2021/01/24 17:38
This app is super fun. The five instruments sound great. The patterns are cool, but could use some organization. The sequencer is limited, but works great. Would love to see: Synth Track Panning Track Solo Zoom Piano Roll Count in on record Overall good clean fun! Thank you!
Good app, just one thing...
by Theluckyemerald on 2021/01/20 08:01
Please make it so we can hear all the sections being played one after the other without having to tap sections on time. I feel like making this a thing in groovebox will solidify it more as a DAW and not just a random beat-maker app, since it’s already perfect with instruments and other things. Leaving a 4 star review hoping to be noticed.
Awesome
by apollo1377 on 2021/01/14 02:29
This is a great music app especially for beginners
Great app but needs dedicated percussion
by desde cuando on 2021/01/07 18:37
Thanks for the trio Of Groovebox/Blocs wave/Launchpad,all being superb music making apps.
Flow and go...
by CFYK on 2020/12/30 14:05
Groovebox is a remarkably well crafted and intuitive music workstation app. It offers just enough “just add water” assistance to encourage creativity and discovery. The learning curve is low, but the potential is high. Well done!
downloadable to Mac pls
by Mike Hiwi on 2020/12/30 08:41
sick app, if only I could download it on my MacBook ):
It’s fun but needs better drum kits!!
by Hb Dj Dizzle on 2020/12/09 03:42
It’s fun but needs better drum kits!!
Perfect has never been so close on iOS
by Andrei. L. on 2020/12/04 21:04
This family of apps was introduced to me by a friend, he showed me the launchpad app and wanted to know about how to make loops,After doing a little bit of digging I realized that the Groovebox app existed. This app could be perfect if you could pull up each synth as a auv3 standalone. And in that mode, it’d be cool to see a more feature rich device For example the drum machine while I Groovebox, would work as we currently know he. But in standalone you’d be able to add effects, used samples, etc The wave table module would have waveform modifiers, user tables and more modulation as all the synths could absolutely use a few more editing options :) This platform while expensive, is so brilliantly crafted. On one hand I love how easy it is to start making a song. But I find myself wanting more wavetable selections I suggest to look at Drambo and their wavetable synth. That’s about as on point as it gets with user tables and adding modifiers and filters as you go Hope to see more table packs added, but if not. I’ll keep jamming I’m so happy with this purchase
Simple, Easy
by Local Labrat on 2020/11/29 12:29
Not a musician myself, so I don’t have the most informed opinion, but coming from someone who just wants to play around with a synthesizer (I’m using it to create music for a DnD campaign, mostly), this stuff is great. Can definitely see myself buying some sound packs in the future
Love it but..
by Bloberss I tink on 2020/11/17 03:28
This app is honestly amazing, the best one I’ve found and am IN LOVE with it but i just wish i could make the songs longer. Maybe its because I’ve just got it, but i can only have 8 bars and that limited loop. If this was added it would make this app top tier. Unless there’s already a way I haven’t figured out yet :/
AMAZING
by accarter on 2020/11/12 21:20
The creativity this app pulls out of me is unreal. Just what I was searching for.
I can’t believe this is free
by TifDasmon on 2020/11/12 15:06
This is very high quality c professional grade. No compromises. It saved a song I had even when I switched to a new IPhone. send the files through email: it’s incredibly intuitive. Imagine making a whole full song, with a free phone app
Great fun but one request
by tokyomachine on 2020/11/04 15:21
Tons of fun, really simple to set up and run. I can’t figure out why you can’t export to Launchpad. In Blocks you can, so I’m not sure why this is different.
Help
by O-|-< Apps on 2020/11/01 22:53
This app is super fun, but it always starts me off in the middle of bar one when I press play, instead of at the start. Don’t know if this is a glitch or if I did something, but I need to get that fixed
Groovin
by Habitat1 on 2020/10/29 01:51
Great app for ideas and sounds. I would like more midi controls to go with Launchkey. Be kool if this could also be a seamless live performance tool but it It lacks a loop function
Not intuitive and/or too limited
by Fateless on 2020/09/30 19:31
I can’t tell if this app’s capabilities are too limited or not because the app is not intuitive enough for me to figure it out. It’s a very strange functionality and in general I can’t use it because the part that I did figure out is too limited.
This is my favorite application. But there are draw backs.
by LTKalama on 2020/09/27 18:03
This is by far the most user friendly application available in the app store. For those just getting into using DAWs (digital audio workstations), it provides a hands on experience that provides you with a vibrant platform and hundreds of genre-specific patterns, kits, and instrumental presets that illustrate how minor tweaks to the mix can change the whole picture you’re hearing. This app has provided a fun way to learn the basic components of analyzing, writing, editing, and identifying the complex structures in the music they hear. For those who lack the desire to compose their own music note by note, this application also provides a quick and easy method for generating random patterns and melodies for you to mix up &amp; vibe to. One need only experiment with this application to foster their creative growth. But there are draw backs to its simplicity, for the more experienced producers looking to get a more in-depth grasp on the music. 1. Inability to measure exact velocities of notes, except with the 3 default low/medium/high volume presets included. Very untechnical. 2. Limited bar capacity. Each Section cap limit is restricted to 16 measures maximum. If you want more, you’ll simply have to start a new section and then with impeccable timing tap between the two if you want to hear how they transition. The other option is to cut your tempo in half, and tap the horizontal narrow view, which basically doubles the bar count, but at the same time renders your workspace half the size. If you do this, keep in mind There isnt a zoom option either. It makes it a hastle when attempting to create a bigger project. 4. You’re limited to 20 sections per project. That is a HUGE drawback. You cant create bigger projects unless you cut the time in half and then youll have to deal with bite-sized editing, and adjusting all your music to fit the new time scheme. As much as i enjoy this user friendly daw interface, it’s Not fun to be restricted by such creative limitations and it makes me want to switch applications if i want to do anything bigger. 5. No project playthrough function. With a lack of project-section-playthrough capability, if you want to hear the transitions between sections youll have to click through manually (again with impeccable timing). Seing as how Other applications such as Auxy or beatMaker 3 have this, im not sure why this app doesnt. 6. No cloud service. Projects don’t sync between the iphone and ipad applications unfortunately. On both devices You have essentially the same application, but with different viewing platforms. If a user starts a project on an iphone, they are without the ability to sync the project over icloud, and access it on another device. It is impractical For the user to have to transpose all of the details in a given project onto another device by hand. Same thing vice versa. For a specific example of this issue, I am unable to take my iPad everywhere with me, so when I’m on the Go i cant work on any projects that I’ve started on my ipad, and in the same vein anything that i write while on the go im unable to access or edit in depth with my ipad. It makes using this application Impractical. 7. Only one section/pattern playthrough mode. If a user wishes to hear only a select group of bars within an instrument’s pattern or a project’s section, they are unable to do so without listening to the rest of the pattern/section as well. A good way to add this function would be to include movable brackets on the navigational bar, able to be adjusted according to which bars a user wishes to hear. [- -]- - It would also be useful for an additional navigation bar (with the adjustable brackets for selecting which measures/bars will be heard) to be included in the section preview mode, so that users can listen to bar-specific playthroughs of their entire section as well. Change these 7 things and i will edit my review!
Another “gotta have it app”!
by Agt907 on 2020/09/17 01:00
This is definitely one of the best groove creators for coming up with a variety of groovin’ musical styles. Along with an endless selection of music patterns and powerful synths, this app is pretty nice. Good for starting ideas from scratch or choose from a ton of very useful music patterns. Well worth having this app in your arsenal fo sho bro!!!
Great app, but already paid for it.
by feloniouspunk70 on 2020/09/03 17:33
The fact that you guys charged extra for the Horizon synth blows. I bought the app and have purchased several sample packs. Not happy.
#PLAYEVERYDAY
by #NastyNeutron on 2020/08/29 02:54
I play this everyday more than one time a day. You can relieve stress with this app, you can pass time with this app. Hands down, addictive! If you get it, you won’t regret it!
Great app
by Kay-Ibadan on 2020/08/27 10:47
You can make great music with this app. This app is the best.
#Topless_ali_safaei
by Topless_ali_safaei on 2020/08/21 06:55
Maker music
Helps you learn about music
by optahealth on 2020/08/06 01:39
And have fun doing it. If only it had some kind of “song”mode where you could chain parts together.
Free
by fotgame on 2020/07/26 22:34
Make it free os i can play with it a the drum
Please stop
by dis pleasee on 2020/07/22 00:16
Someone tell me how to stop this noise!
Fun, fast
by Dhiro on 2020/07/21 15:10
Please add the ability to copy parts/scenes directly to Launchpad as loops! Right now the import process involves several steps that make working between the two apps less seamless than it could be.
Fantastic app
by thelirdmysavior on 2020/07/15 22:12
The greatest music game ever I’ve been trying to look for one for a while to replace my auto kit synthesizer app The only thing I would really ask for is to get more horizon packs I like it and I hope someone reads this
I love this app it is amazing
by gyhkjfhuigrrcujikubgv on 2020/07/12 21:14
I hope you like it too
One of the most engaging and fun apps on iOS
by diasporah on 2020/06/28 13:10
Get it and be amazed at the hours of live manipulation. Worth every penny. Amplify truly know exactly what they’re doing.
Unbelievably great
by Thecoolestgamer on 2020/06/25 08:29
I normally don’t make reviews on apps, but this is way better than I expected it to be, there was zero learning curve, there are plenty of instruments, and it’s really easy to get a grasp of how to write a song well if you already have experience. The only thing I would like changed is that the rest of the song doesn’t play when choosing a new instrument because the quiet ones are hard to hear, other than that, i have no complaints!
quick to use, with lots of useful sounds
by customer18492 on 2020/06/11 03:56
Groovebox has a great tactile feel on my large iPad Pro, and sounds good just using the iPad’s speakers. I’ve bought every single sound pack!
Best app I’ve used
by oof302 on 2020/06/03 02:25
So I’m a bass player that’s wanting to experiment with the theory of other instruments. This app has everything you need to get started with electronic music, it helped me learn the basics of a beat. The automated scales are nice for the lazy minded, so you can hit whatever key you want and not mess up. It’s a tad bit expensive to unlock advanced features, but it’s way more expensive to buy the instruments. Overall a good app for the musically minded, but I recommend you learn how to play on a chromatic scale before using this instead of having everything laid it in major or minor for you.
I’m Amazed !
by ruben90834 on 2020/05/31 04:30
I was looking to create a simple meditative type trance groove to listen to at work and by golly I did, but it’s so much more than what I expected from an app. It’s intricate and dynamic, I love it!
Good Choice
by Mr. Mountain Man on 2020/05/26 23:16
I am particularly new to writing and creating songs on my own. Although it is more complex than other of amplify’s music making applications, it gives a even wider range of experience, creativity, and complexity. Plus, no ads, no videos, no nothing. If you want more tracks for the instruments, all you have to do is buy them. That simple. Yes, it does take a LOT more time and effort to make said song, but makes your music much more original. 10/10
Professional Grade...
by Kareembyear1year on 2020/05/25 03:31
...music performance and production at your finger tips! This app invites you to stretch your creativity!
This app is Awesome!!!
by Willis B. on 2020/05/24 01:10
One of the best apps I’ve used for creating music. Great for writers block. Great sounds and easy to use. I love that it will sync up with my DAW. New horizon synth is great
No more Melody blocks
by Godself on 2020/05/23 03:53
Great for when you can’t come up with a melody. Groovebox makes music making easy and fun
Awesomeness Supreme
by bydgfiffdyudbdvhejdb on 2020/05/21 08:00
Cool sounds, easy to use layout, Ableton Link supported, awesome company (I own a Novation Bass Station II) that makes organically efficient tools for electronic musicians
Shortcomings but Very Intuitive and Great Synths
by Jfazi on 2020/05/18 11:53
Really fun but I wish the sections featured worked properly. From what iv’e seen you cant create songs just loops. I hope the developers see this to build onto this app. It is incredibly intuitive and simple but could be way better if you could take the loops you have created further without having to export them to a DAW.
HELP!!!
by Fuglberries on 2020/05/12 09:12
I wouldn’t give this a 1* because I have never tried this, and it’s because I keep trying to load the app and it instantly lands me on the home screen. Basically anytime I open the app, it crashes. I don’t know if it’s just me, or if anyone else has this issue, but I would like to know how to keep this from happening. Thank you! 😊
Best Music Making app EVER!
by m.e_e.k on 2020/05/09 20:55
Hands down one of the best apps available. The free version is everything you could ask for. Well worth the money to upgrade for more tools to craft amazing music. The various sound packs available to buy as well are all awesome. The potential to make great beats and music is endless. And it’s ability to be used in conjunction with the apps launch pad and blocs wave is really something else. Hands down one of the best apps on the market for making music.
4/4
by 7BANGTANarmy7 on 2020/05/03 07:15
I think overall , the app is great. However, there’s no option to change the meter. There’s no way to change the meter to something different (3/4, 7/8). I really wish they updated the app to where this feature could be added, but everything else is perfect and easy to use.
Pretty Good
by Mike_Ko on 2020/05/03 04:04
This is a great app for beginners or people who just like to mess around with music. The one thing I’d like added would be the Harmonic Minor key. Whenever I want to create something in Harmonic Minor, I have to use chromatic.
Please add the ability to make a full song
by Hjhrrhdhdhhjfjhdtnja on 2020/04/24 10:55
This app is super good actually it’s very fun to use and it’s easy to make something on it. Though not being enable to make something more than 8 bars really limits the user and it would be super nice if you could make full songs easily, even just having the sections play automatically so you don’t have to time it yourself would be nice.
Excellent and much improved
by TheDudeAbided on 2020/04/20 04:17
The three (now 4) synths here are phenomenal, capable of making really full, phat sounds, with lots of movement, and great ability to sculpt your own sounds. Some of the best sounding synths you will find on iOS. The drum machine is capable too, although not as mindblowing Yet this great ability to sculpt wonderful sounds is limited by several things. UI for sequencing your own patterns is immensely frustrating: If I want to just select a note to move it, it’s likely it will either A, disappear, B, activate the volume control, or C, be absolutely resistant to stretching to extend the sustain.Every time I try to touch a note to do anything, I end up with that annoying vol. level control. It is maddening to use, especially compared to the smooth sequencing process of Gadget or Auxy. A bigger problem is the inability to automate control of the knobs &amp; faders on this synths; Being able to tweak them and record in real time is almost essential. The lack of this, plus the rudimentary nature of the track building structure, means that the best you can hope for with this is loops, it is very hard to do anything more. Again, both Gadget and Auxy managed to incorporate Automation, why leave it out? Having said that, I do get some incredible loops out of here, but would really like to be able to compose entirely within Groovebox. The UI really needs to get much more user-friendly. Update: 2020:: The pro version does now allow you to automate your controls on the synths, it is well worth the price. They keep expanding the tonal possibilities of this with more and more sets of genre specific presets. While still not as fluid to use for sequencing as Auxy, the sounds you can get out of this are second to none on iOS.
Great, Just one request.
by f o xroxrjoxomrjojomjrxomjxr on 2020/04/18 14:26
This is a great app. You can make music easily and it is very easy to learn. My only request is if you can add an option where we could export our projects to launchpad. Thank you!
Awesome app!
by Aidan12344321 on 2020/04/18 06:57
Its easy to use and has very good beats! Though i wish you could start with more than 1 pack.
pretty good.. prettay prettay good!
by Septimo73 on 2020/04/18 01:49
If I have to complain about things I would say is that the editing of individual notes could use an update.. it’s so hard to deal with. Dragging a note length is almost impossible to perform.. constantly deleting the note instead.. completely frustrating in that editor. My second complaint would be about the exportation system is way too simplistic. It could use more options like the ability to render tail ends as well as having the perfect loop points.. this has to be a choice because sometimes I need the perfect loop, but most times I also need the ability to have that tail end for transitions and endings so it doesn’t just end abruptly. My third and final complaint is the lack of AUV3.. in this time this should be a standard. Outside of these things I think this app is brilliant.. please update this so It can be perfect.
Love this
by Jbounce13harris on 2020/04/16 12:57
I can create my own useable sounds for my tracks
It’s not free
by mmmmmmmmmm🖕 on 2020/04/16 02:05
Everything costed $1.99 to use
my soundpacks are gone...
by IanVampire on 2020/04/06 23:32
after re-installing A LOT of sounds such as drum and bass,retro leads, 80’s etc. they were available in my app, and now i’m supposed to pay for things i’ve had before? the app gave me back only 2 soundpacks via purchase restore... it’s really lame i guess it’s time to move forward from this app. thank you for the last few years...
Amazing app
by Hlehto561 on 2020/04/03 07:13
Great app and it works great with midi controller
Great idea pad
by Zaksion on 2020/03/31 01:53
It’s so easy. Nice usable sounds. Waiting for updates like bouncing tracks in order of groupings. Would save loads of time transferring to my daw. Also liberate the bars for deeper ideas? Maybe integrating audio? Am not complaining guys, no way, if it stays as, it will get used. It’s a great little groove maker. Thumbs up!
Best edm app ever!
by asome app you shud get it on 2020/03/21 00:10
This has some amazing beats and sounds super cool
Now what?
by D@5 on 2020/03/17 21:43
This is super easy to use and great but why can’t you export sections or songs directly to Launchpad?
5 Stars if MIDI Export is added
by MojitoMan14 on 2020/03/15 06:04
Very simple, intuitive, and fun DAW. The option to export audio stems is great, but adding MIDI to the stem files would make this a 5 star app. Also a demo for the advanced features would be awesome
I’m now in love with this
by Leom187 on 2019/02/26 17:57
The synths sound great, the drums sound great, I’m getting awesome, warm and punchy mixes with this right in the app. The only things I’d ask for at this point is a dedicated export to Launchpad for easily transitioning into a performance space so as to perform the sections into a song and add the wonderful Launchpad effects. And more machines please! Also, and this should be very simple and helpful, it would be great if mutes were active/inactive PER section rather than globally. I always get confused duplicating a section and then wanting to mute a track just for that section only to realize that I can’t and have to then mute/unmute just to decide which pattern(s) to delete for that section. Then of course if I change my mind, the pattern is gone, so now I have to go to another section and copy/paste the original back in. It makes the arrangement process far more tedious than need be. Mutes per section would solve all of this. Thanks for the great app and I hope to see another machine soon! Maybe something dedicated to big, textured sounds for pads and morphing leads.
Thanks for the Fun App!!
by DJ meowmixx on 2018/02/03 22:04
Thanks for adding the new synth ! Since the beginning GB had allot of yet unrealized potential, serving more as a fun and engaging introduction for users to the play around with the basics of EDM. Now (thankfully) the developers seem to have decided what direction they would take GB in, moving toward making it a “real”instrument (not a toy, they have begun releasing new synths and offering more varied content! IMO, GB is now showing signs of what it could be: A very easy to use, yet powerful instrument for IOS. With continued developer support and refinement, and an ear for user feedback, Gb could realize its potential, achieving enough real depth and versatility to be fully integrated into any producers workflow! Really great way to get an idea down when on the go! Works well with Novations other apps Launchpad and Bloc Waves - you can really do allot with this thing! Hours of fun with a simple interface - Potentially GB could be a serious music maker in it&#39;s own right for the iOS -Keep up the good stuff, steady new content and excellent support!
Fantastic app with a few faults
by Gareth Witte on 2021/08/04 08:03
First off, this app is very well made - beautiful design, easy to pick up, makes creating a breeze (especially with a bluetooth midi keyboard). Here are a few things keeping it from being really fantastic. To build out a full song I think sections should have their own separate mute per block, instead of globally, and it would be great to be able to change instrument blocks individually per section rather than being stuck with a global set for all sections. My biggest gripe is that a project can’t be sent to launchpad directly from groovebox. It’s baffling that it isn’t a feature, especially when it can be done in Blocs, and these seem to be built on the same architecture. Other than that, this is a great creative tool. Edit: Dev response is a good workaround but still more complicated than it should be for apps that should be a seamless experience and all work together as one. I mean really the dream is having all 3 apps in one, with separate tabs for each section, like DaVinci Resolve is for video editing.
Great App But Very Limited
by Zabiery on 2018/07/30 16:53
I downloaded this app cause I wanted to see what it did. It was actually very good! It was a combination of Loop Drum Pads 24, beats, Garageband and your other apps! I could create psytrance, synth-pop, trap, and retro waves, some of my favorite genres that I couldn&#39;t do on any other platform before. But, like your other apps, this is very limited... I am very disappointed due to the fact that you have to pay $2 to get a different pack of drums or bass or synths or leads... I know you want money but most people don’t have that kind of money. I suggest, to keep both you and other people happy, use the Drum Pads 24 system. You could charge people ”coins” to buy them... In order to get coins, you could buy them for a certain amount depending on how much you want, or you could watch an advertisement to get coins. Ads give people tons of money, so you&#39;ll have even more money than what you&#39;re doing right now! People won’t have to pay money to get a new pack and you&#39;ll be happy with the ads! But that’a just a suggestion... But I wanna do more on this. I don’t have money so it&#39;s very irritating... Hope you understand... Keep it up! :)
Great App! A Few Requests
by Don O... on 2020/02/26 15:24
Groovebox is a terrific app. Sounds great, intuitive interface, and fun to use. Groovebox Pro Features allow so much more flexibility in sound customization and the recent automation update is a great addition. Groovebox is even better when using the Novation Mini Mk3. I do have some feature requests. It would be great if midi learn functionality could be added so that, at a minimum, Launchkey Mini knobs that have not been assigned by default can be used. Functionality would also improve if the Launchkey Mini knobs could control track volumes when on the mixer (volume) screen or through a shift function. Finally, Groovebox would benefit immensely by incorporating an export function that allows for Groovebox creations to be automatically sent and assigned within the Launchpad app (similar the the functionality of the Blocs app). Other than that, great job! Keep up the amazing work! Don
Love this app!
by IronStarGazette on 2017/08/25 20:24
I love all of this company&#39;s apps! I perform live with Launchpad and Groovebox on a regular basis, and have recommended them all to several fellow musicians. Thank you so much for adding Chromatic Mode to Groovebox! Speaking of Groovebox, I also have one suggestion and one request: First, when muting/unmuting tracks, could there be a way to either set a fade in/out time, or have the delay be post-signal, so that the tracks can come in and out smoothly instead of an abrupt cut off? Second, I would personally really get a lot of use out of the ability to have non-4/4 sequence lengths. In addition to the occasional song in 3, 5, 7, etc. I often like to create a dance groove with maybe a synth arpeggio and/or a percussion track that continuously move across the bar line. I know it&#39;s not the most common user need but there are some of us who like to break out of the box, and I love using your platforms so it would mean a lot! Thanks again for all you guys do.
Missing Something?
by blaink on 2019/08/31 21:18
Great app, and love the ecosystem, but.. If there was a way to get my ideas into a timeline/DAW, then this + blocswave + launchpad would be literally perfect. I don’t know if I’m ignorant, behind the times, or what, but having the option to record and/or export (seamlessly) into a timeline (like garage band, fruityloops, whatever) all on one ios device seems like the full package, and an essential part of a music suite. Why isn’t this a thing? Right now, all I have is pieces of songs, and no way to mix them into full ideas... I tried leaping from this, to blocs wave, to garage band, but its a pain, and difficult to get right. Anyway, if this does exist, could a dev point me in the right direction? Either way, thanks for a great tool and slick interface.
Still Does Not Receive Midi Notes From 2019 LaunchPads KeyBoard Feature
by SMKartiat on 2020/01/31 09:51
I just sent you guys an email. Posting here just so you all don’t forget to fix this: First thank you for your latest update. Opening up your GrooveBox to receive midi note data from other midi controllers was really the best move and you all did it. Thank you so much for making this happen. However, in your latest update one thing got completely LEFT BEHIND; LaunchPad mini MK3 midi note controller. I am flummoxed as to how you were able to open the flood gates for other midi note controllers to control GrooveBox but somehow, BLOCKED the 2019 LaunchPads from sending midi note data. I know this has to be an accident and since many LaunchPad users have not caught up to the new custom features of the new 2019 LaunchPads, they have not reported this. Well I’m here to tell you, you missed the new LaunchPad. Please Please PLEASE get a LaunchPad Mini MK3 or X and test the GrooveBox with the LP MK3 to make sure it is receiving note data from both the LP mini MK3’s scale keyboard and from the single note keys and roll this update out ASAP. The whole point of an iOS musician owning one of the 2019 LaunchPAds is to take advantage of being able to control the LaunchPad app and GrooveBox at the same time off of the SAME CONTROLLER. It’s great portability to perform with your apps and invest more into them. You’re almost there, guys. Please finish fixing this.
Nearly Perfect
by mojoman67 on 2018/08/04 19:53
First off, I’ve made some amazing beats on this app and I’ve even purchased a few of the sound packs but I have several complaints that are keeping this app from being nearly perfect. Everything that has to do with the instruments is great and making unique sounds is easy but the thing that irritates me the most is the inability to produce different music and have them flow into each other. The section option allows someone to create several different sounds on the same project but I can’t actually have them flow together meaning that I can’t create a beat drop, so I have to manually produce it by tapping on the section at the right time and I hate that. If I could combine sections together into one whole project, then export them and save them as a whole legit beat, this app would be my all-time favorite beat production app. Being able to export music is one of my favorite options but it’s the same 2-4 bars that loop repeatedly and I want some variation and diversity. If the developers ever do create combined sections, this app would be 10x better! Overall, download this app, get the drum packs and such. Everything is fantastic and although there are a lot of in-app purchases, TONS of beats can be made with what is given to you for free.
Amazing but I’m Heartbroken
by Dlkillinois on 2021/09/06 14:08
This app is amazing. Fun, intuitive, and high quality. It’s easy to get rolling on things. I switched phones and didn’t realize that the tracks weren’t backed up. I had been creating works penned around highly emotional moments for me (I wrote a really pretty song about my deceased dog as she was dying of cancer, for example). That’s all gone. So I’m in mourning here wishing that I’d been smart enough to have exported everything instead of assuming it was somehow backed up. Please take this as a warning and avoid what I’m feeling now. Again, this app is great and is extremely versatile. It sounds fantastic. I just wish there was some cloud backup feature, but that’s life I suppose.
Very great start!
by Lord Enoch on 2017/10/12 18:53
UPDATE: Sections is a great step forward but kinda pointless since it just keeps looping one section instead of playing through each section. I&#39;m seriously enjoying this app and have already spent a considerable amount of time on building up ideas and exporting into Ableton Live. To fully unlock the app, it&#39;s pretty steep and I most likely will not unlock the full potential until I see what the updates bring. NEEDED: Automation! You know, the ability to record knob movements over time. Song Mode! Probably the most essential element that&#39;s missing from here. Piano Roll Improvements! It would be really nice to scale the piano roll to be able to see what is going on. It drives me nuts trying to figure out what is doing what when you can only see so little at a time. Record Improvements!! This is also a biggie! When enabling Record it seems to start wherever it feels like it. Having it start at a designated position would be clutch! Also, a Record Count-In would make things even better. I noticed that the app crashes when I tried to export some of my projects to Ableton Live. Like I said, a really great start, I&#39;m really hoping this app gets expanded; has potential to be a go to app for building musical sketches.
Good Beat Production App but.....
by ghostproducer18 on 2018/01/26 05:42
I like the innovation in the development of this app. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive to unlock its full potential. I’m not even lamenting the sound pack prices as much as I’m taken back by the hefty fee it takes to unlock all the production tools. I feel like those should have been available from the beginning. I love the new update though. The app looks cleaner and more inviting. The sounds are reminiscent of modular synths that you may hear on a Kanye project or Daft Punk record. This app will take you out of your comfort zone when it comes to sound. All I ask is that the developers take fiscal matters into consideration. I’m a low income college student. I can’t afford to buy everything this app has to offer. Sorry. As good as it is, it’s not worth the immense amount of cash that they are asking. Please change that!!!!
A very musical Groovebox
by kithara-nvc on 2018/03/02 14:32
I love the playability and sound of this app. The packs are good quality and the instrument controls fun to play with to tweak your sound. The keys and pads are also easy to use. If you want to only sketch musical ideas and send to a project in Ableton or stems to be loaded into your favorite DAW this is all you need. However if you want to do any further work polishing, extending with parameter automation, arranging and finishing a track you will be unsatisfied. I’m not saying I want Cubasis but I am saying that Auxy and Gadget gets you a lot further along the production workflow. I would like to see: Midi learn on all instrument knobs or perhaps main controls. Automation of the instrument knobs or perhaps main controls. Configurable Quantize when playing sections. Right now it seems to be quantized to lowest piano roll quantization. Be able to switch between legato section transitions as it is now and a full configurable quantum as above. Some kind of song mode or at least a performance capture. Yes there are many fine ways to capture performances such as AUM, or your iOS DAW of choice. I’d love to see Groovebox expose it’s separate channels to AudioBus or AUM so we can mix further at the instrument level where there are better solutions for midi learn.
Perfect has never been so close on iOS
by Andrei. L. on 2020/12/04 21:04
This family of apps was introduced to me by a friend, he showed me the launchpad app and wanted to know about how to make loops,After doing a little bit of digging I realized that the Groovebox app existed. This app could be perfect if you could pull up each synth as a auv3 standalone. And in that mode, it’d be cool to see a more feature rich device For example the drum machine while I Groovebox, would work as we currently know he. But in standalone you’d be able to add effects, used samples, etc The wave table module would have waveform modifiers, user tables and more modulation as all the synths could absolutely use a few more editing options :) This platform while expensive, is so brilliantly crafted. On one hand I love how easy it is to start making a song. But I find myself wanting more wavetable selections I suggest to look at Drambo and their wavetable synth. That’s about as on point as it gets with user tables and adding modifiers and filters as you go Hope to see more table packs added, but if not. I’ll keep jamming I’m so happy with this purchase
My #1 favorite music app
by oseanview on 2019/11/22 18:34
Groovebox is my favorite music app out of the many that I use because the range of sounds and compositions you can create with it with ease is huge. The seamless integration with the Novation Launchkey is just wonderful. The many expansions whether they’re sound packs or actual instrument control expansions are not over-priced and I would recommend getting the expansions for all instruments’ controls because they provide very in depth tweaking of everything. I love this app to the moon and back, my only wish for something to be added to it would be the ability to change the time signatures, especially for the drumbox. Even so, 5/5 stars!
AWESOME mobile music making app
by Dimitri G. on 2017/12/19 21:31
Update 2: Am I missing something? There are 2/3 times more drum packs than synth or bass options which is unusual and starting to seem limiting. I’d much rather have more options with melody than an over abundance of slightly different drum sounds. Update: I think we are good on the drum combos, where are the new bass and synths? Downloaded this on a whim and have been really impressed and engrossed ever since. Simple layout, great controls and the add-ons are worth the buys but most of all - amazing sounds and songwriting capability. When I&#39;m jamming on an app I want to spend more time playing and developing quickly vs the more precise process on my desktop DAWs and Groovebox lets me do that. Highly recommend. Only gripes are - transferring the clips to work on in Ableton causes a slight pop sound during the start of each clip. Also this would be PERFECT if - - I was able to create a simple timeline of when different tracks come on to capture my layering process. - The automation and effect tweaks could be recorded or transferred to desktop. Buy this now, you&#39;ll have a blast right away!
Awesome app with one big request
by ryan1377 on 2020/03/11 00:50
I am one of those people who has way too many music apps on my iPad. I have purchased dozens of the most popular DAW, synth, drum machine and fx apps and Groovebox one I constantly come back too. Its simply one of the most enjoyable music apps. The immediacy of building great loops is amazing. The addition of automation on synths took it to another level and the implementation of automation is very intuitive and lets you add great movement to the sounds. The one big request that would put this over the top is to add AUv3 multi-out so you can route each channel to a separate mixer track in AUM to add Individual eq and effects.
Huge potential but not quite there yet
by Klightx15 on 2019/01/04 22:22
The sequencer is terrible and incredibly frustrating to use. Can’t zoom out the view. Want to move a group of notes around? Impossible. Want to shift notes an octave? Impossible. The gestures are unresponsive and half the time don’t do a thing. There needs to be a better sequencer interface made. I’ve purchased additional sound packs and I’m still disappointed that I can’t find some sounds I’m looking for. There needs to be more hip hop sounds. You’re very limited when you try sculpting your own sounds. You also can’t save the customizations you make into new sound banks. You can’t turn off filters or oscillators. It also would be nice to be able to play all selected sections consecutively to hear the transitions without having to manually trigger the next section.
Best app I’ve used
by oof302 on 2020/06/03 02:25
So I’m a bass player that’s wanting to experiment with the theory of other instruments. This app has everything you need to get started with electronic music, it helped me learn the basics of a beat. The automated scales are nice for the lazy minded, so you can hit whatever key you want and not mess up. It’s a tad bit expensive to unlock advanced features, but it’s way more expensive to buy the instruments. Overall a good app for the musically minded, but I recommend you learn how to play on a chromatic scale before using this instead of having everything laid it in major or minor for you.
Down to three stars...
by angelo grover on 2017/12/15 03:33
Good app but I am agreeing with Leom187...this needs work to bring it up to speed as a serious tool. I had to reinstall it after the latest update was hanging in limbo not able to complete (don’t know why). The only saving option(s) are, presumably, to either wave or aac files in any of the three save routes...so only in an audio file format? What good is that? Not exactly the most flexible thing unless loops are as far as an attention span goes or requires. What if I want to transfer a session to Groovebox on another device to work on? Sorry, I just expect more from Novation because I love their stuff. Is the Amplify division of the company tasked with a focus on making simple little “beat boxes” and an ever increasing streamlined conduit to IAP pre-made loop packs for the masses of ‘djs’?
This app is awesome!
by dunc_punc on 2019/12/18 19:10
I’ve been using this app for the past few months to sketch out the music I’m making, but I feel like it could use one thing: the ability to automatically cycle through sections. I’ve been yearning for the ability to have the app automatically go to the next section while I’m playing the song, so I can hear what the song sounds like. It’s hard to constantly be tapping the next section when I want it to switch, so this would be a great addition. I know some people might not want that, so it would be toggleable. Otherwise, this app is great and I’ll continue using it until I stop making music.
Wish original tracks can be played
by AudioGman on 2019/10/15 13:08
This is a great app but my only wish is that the app has a feature that enables you to play back the original track that was featured on any pack that you buy. I noticed that once you buy a pack, you no longer have the ability to play the featured track for the pack. The other music apps created by this developer all have that feature, so I believe it should be an easy fix. Please, please, please add this feature. I am still giving it a 5 star in spite of the slight omission.
Maxwellteks
by Maxwellteks on 2018/01/30 02:45
From when I first tried “launchkey”, I loved your design, then With Launchpad and audio import I could instantly create my own sound packs ,..NOW with Groovebox I have superior synth sounds that I can program and tweak to my own liking .Blocs wave, is also a trip into new territory, and all three can be exported straight back into the launchpad. I would love to see you update the Launchkey app. And give it a record function so that those awesome instruments and tweaking effects could also be sent to the Launchpad. Either way I love the versatility you keep adding . I’d recommend anyone to get all four.
Piano roll could be the saving grace
by dizzie davidz on 2018/05/06 03:32
Great app but the piano roll is impossible to use, it’ll be great if you could use the app in landscape mode even if it was just the piano roll and not being able to drag the selector towards the right of the screen when trying to copy is the biggest mistake in the app regardless of its shortcoming its still the most user friendly app for music creation on the app store. If the piano roll got fixed maybe a couple more people would purchase the pro version otherwise people just save the riffs and continue later on a pc.
Great but not perfect. Yet.
by AmirGhiasi on 2019/12/27 09:18
The base is solid but there’s a lot of missing features. For example, there’s no easy way to shift all the notes around. Right now, you have to select a bar, move them left, make a mess of overlapping notes, they automatically unselect so you have to select all again just to move em one more bar and rage quit in the end. Hopefully we got Ableton Live MIDI Export in the last update but then you can’t your project as a single mixed WAV file. Every export option just provides you with looped stems.
pretty good.. prettay prettay good!
by Septimo73 on 2020/04/18 01:49
If I have to complain about things I would say is that the editing of individual notes could use an update.. it’s so hard to deal with. Dragging a note length is almost impossible to perform.. constantly deleting the note instead.. completely frustrating in that editor. My second complaint would be about the exportation system is way too simplistic. It could use more options like the ability to render tail ends as well as having the perfect loop points.. this has to be a choice because sometimes I need the perfect loop, but most times I also need the ability to have that tail end for transitions and endings so it doesn’t just end abruptly. My third and final complaint is the lack of AUV3.. in this time this should be a standard. Outside of these things I think this app is brilliant.. please update this so It can be perfect.
Great sounds. Intuitive. Needs Launchpad integration
by Pubikk on 2018/03/31 06:32
Fantastic app. The sound out of the, um, box, are amazing and reminiscent of apps that cost money. Unlocking the other bits of the app is fine, but the real value is in the sound packs. I play live with Launchpad for iOS and a hardware Launchpad S. I use Blocswave to sculpt my sounds, usually created in Gadget. But getting those sounds into Launchpad is a real pain (much easier if you use Live, which I don’t). Best part of Blocs is the ease of exporting to Launchpad. Groovebox would be a bigger part of my set up if it played well with the other Novation apps. Seems like a pretty big oversight. This ability coming soon?
Seamless beat making
by Commille on 2019/11/15 04:27
What I enjoy about this tool is it’s ease of jumping into and creating a new project, not only within the app, but for the case of breaking writer’s block for the next production piece. Often times, the hardest part is establishing a solid, undisturbed working environment that’s free from distractions. If there’s challenges creating this space, than there’s an opportunity to lose creative flow. Directly or indirectly, creative problem solving is wasted at this phase, which is critical in creating something from nothing. So, the clean space is here, with a slight learn curve to figure things out (was easy for me coming from Blocs Waves) and I’m off to a great start. Just plus up (the “+” in the app) to add new elements and styles, access the tempo to zone in the project’s soul and be dope. That’s it. But it’s just the beginning, the same. Export, chop, EQ and so on to make this your own! -LeeoniousM aka BC
Best Synths
by crazyblob on 2021/04/23 15:20
This app contains the best synths I&#39;ve seen so far on iOS. I feel it allows my creativity to flow really well, and I&#39;m looking forward for more! As someone who constantly uses this app though, I would really appreciate if our songs could sync across multiple devices. Also, when exporting audio, It&#39;d be nice if the audio file didn&#39;t cut off the sound as soon as the measure/audio ends. I&#39;d be editing and using these clips if it had sort of a delay option. Anyways, great app!
Unbelievably great
by Thecoolestgamer on 2020/06/25 08:29
I normally don’t make reviews on apps, but this is way better than I expected it to be, there was zero learning curve, there are plenty of instruments, and it’s really easy to get a grasp of how to write a song well if you already have experience. The only thing I would like changed is that the rest of the song doesn’t play when choosing a new instrument because the quiet ones are hard to hear, other than that, i have no complaints!
Great app for beginners
by mkv4x on 2019/12/01 14:51
Groovebox is a great app for anyone looking to get into beat making without wanting to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on equipment; especially if you find out you aren’t so good at it ;-) Groovebox has great sound packs for all different types of genres, and the fine control over each sound is definitely a must have. Would give 5 stars if I could import external audio files to sample or import sound recorded from a microphone. But again, this is more of a starting setup than “I want to make beats full time” thing
Good Choice
by Mr. Mountain Man on 2020/05/26 23:16
I am particularly new to writing and creating songs on my own. Although it is more complex than other of amplify’s music making applications, it gives a even wider range of experience, creativity, and complexity. Plus, no ads, no videos, no nothing. If you want more tracks for the instruments, all you have to do is buy them. That simple. Yes, it does take a LOT more time and effort to make said song, but makes your music much more original. 10/10
Import
by Frej. on 2018/12/17 22:14
I use this app pretty much everyday in combination with Launchpad. I love most everything about this app. Though sometimes it crashes when I use it for an extended period I still appreciate the fact that I can make my own sounds and then import the patterns into the other app. I would absolutely love the idea of importing a sound and then being able to distort and use this interface to manipulate my actual sounds instead of buying packs ALL the time. Hopefully this will be something to look into.
Best Music Making app EVER!
by m.e_e.k on 2020/05/09 20:55
Hands down one of the best apps available. The free version is everything you could ask for. Well worth the money to upgrade for more tools to craft amazing music. The various sound packs available to buy as well are all awesome. The potential to make great beats and music is endless. And it’s ability to be used in conjunction with the apps launch pad and blocs wave is really something else. Hands down one of the best apps on the market for making music.
Instant favorite (revised review)
by Andyz3 on 2020/03/07 12:37
Great music making app, this has just jockeyed ahead of Gadget as my go to music making app. Super quick to slap something together. My biggest wish list item (unless I am missing it) is a count in to record and if there was an option to transition from one set to another automatically that would be awesome. Edit - Having said that, I just started to import into launchpad and my transisition issue is resolve.
A very capable rhythm composer with excellent sounds
by JRSIV1975 on 2018/08/08 03:52
I really dig Groovebox, and I usually write verbose, novelette reviews but I’m trying to be concise. It’s great for starters ideas or creating finished grooves. The ONE issue that keeps me from giving it 5 stars and using it more often is that still, after various updates, the first note of measure 1 in a Drumbox sequence doesn’t sound. It’s frustrating to play a groove and the “one” is just silence. As the groove repeats the 1 of the first measure WILL play, so it’s just a bug with the beginning of a the beat. If that was repaired I would absolutely give Groovebox a 5 Star rating.
Great app I love it to death!
by dandansodacan on 2019/02/08 18:18
Creating simple beats with this app helps a lot with more of my creative process with music production. I love its functionality with midi devices like the Launch Key. The option of synths, basses, and drums are very nice especially when first starting out with the app. Something I wish the app had was a record function for recording your song entirely, kind of like Ableton Live or Garage Band; and adding more than 8 tracks. I would be fine if they added this as a in-app purchase.
Great but needs sequencing / song recording.
by ASCIIsandwich on 2017/09/27 17:01
Great App. Works as advertised and way cheaper than an analog synth. Very versatile thus far, and I’m only using what comes free. It would be really cool if there were a sequencer or some way you could do a live dj sorta thing. And also track naming. Some of my loops have a dozen tracks I like to switch between, so it’d be great if i could have a way to know which is which. Definitely recommended, iPhone equivalent of a real synth, and you can get pretty far on the free stuff.
Why wait?! Download this NOW
by BrunerWooner on 2020/01/26 21:44
Whether you are a professional or your just interested in creating music. This app along with the other apps under the Amplify banner are great tools! Even if you do not spend a dime on in-app-purchases, the free versions are still a great tools to have in your audio production toolbox. It is obvious that they listen to their users and updates for the apps are both useful and innovative.
Phenomenal
by Ban-Nana on 2018/04/29 18:13
I’ve been toying around with auxy studio for all of my music but ever since they pulled the pay for content you got for free card i went searching for another app for music and this one in my opinion is miles above auxy by far the best music maker on the app store, one issue i wish there was a way to share the songs you make directly onto Soundcloud or other apps involving music if you can make this possible it will be greatly appreciated
Please add the ability to make a full song
by Hjhrrhdhdhhjfjhdtnja on 2020/04/24 10:55
This app is super good actually it’s very fun to use and it’s easy to make something on it. Though not being enable to make something more than 8 bars really limits the user and it would be super nice if you could make full songs easily, even just having the sections play automatically so you don’t have to time it yourself would be nice.
Such an idea sparker!!
by Mac Dramastic on 2017/11/02 07:22
Whenever I’m stuck in a beat block situation I can always spark inspiration from Groovebox!! I can easily generate a random groove that helps me move forward with a fresh new idea with regurgitating old melodies and rhythm loops. It’s fun to just mess around with but even better for actually music production. It’s not an all in one DAW but as a sequencer it’s amazing for sparking creativity!!! Plus the extra packs are updated frequently so the sounds always stay fresh! I love it!
2 Things. Needs account system and More instruments
by CINCOxBINCO on 2019/11/15 20:18
There needs to be an account system we’re you can create an account on Groovebox and then if you switch over to another phone or device, all your stuff will be there. Also there are currently only four instruments which is the Drumbox, Minimon, RetroBass, and Poly - 8. If they add more instruments maybe like the flute, guitar, piano, and more, this app will be better than most Pc beat making programs.
Who is complaining about the price?!?
by R.wayneanderson on 2018/03/01 11:35
I’ve barely scratched the surface with these apps but I don’t understand why anyone would complain about paying 99 cents for a sound pack? I’ve bought all of the sound packs on Groove box &amp; the few other features ....maybe spent $50 tops? Not sure why anyone other than a high schooler with no job would see that as expensive. You get to create music on your phone for crying out loud! 😂😛😳🤔🙄👍🏼
Groovebox
by M.P> on 2018/05/24 14:47
I have been using all of their apps for some time now and really like the update for launchkey. I would really love to see integration with my launchpad in the same way, full control , recorded notes displayed on launchpad like launchkey. I am not really sure what this new update does , but now i cannot even use my launchpad for Groovebox. I hit the pads and nothing ? Not a helpful update, please fix , thanks , your dedicated user. M.j.
Best app on my phone
by Zachariahaha on 2019/02/15 01:07
EDIT: The only thing I want is a Lo-Fi hip-hop drum pack. The new kits that get added are pretty diverse. I just want some warm, soft drums. Some kicks, hats, and snares that are reminiscient of J Dilla ya know? The quality of the synthesizers and the drum samples is seriously so much better than I could have ever hoped for. And with most in app purchases costing around a dollar, I&#39;m spending much less than the $50+ I&#39;d spend to get a new synth plugin or drum kit for Ableton. Affordable, intensely impressive, and wildly fun. This is my new favorite app.
Great tools.
by xsoundgardenx on 2018/10/26 13:56
I am a professional musician and this is a fun and intuitive app that gives a decent amount of freedom to make some cool tunes with some customization. It’s similar to the equally brilliant music creation app Figure, but I actually found myself preferring this one because things are laid out more clearly and the sounds you can produce are less limited. It’s a fun app to get you started making grooves. Highly recommend.
You can do so much with this app
by tnemusiccollective on 2018/08/04 02:31
Only issue is that every 10 seconds or so the app freezes for 5 seconds. I can’t uninstall it because I have a ton of files on it. I really enjoy the sounds I can make with it. My go to app for making music. I downloaded this the day it came out. I was already a fan of blocs wav and launchpad and this came out and completed the trio. It’s amazing the amount of sounds you can make with this app. I use it all the time.
Has potential but falls flat
by I own the pc version on 2018/08/31 21:02
A major part of creating music is being able to edit midi notes, and the piano roll / pattern editor is very limited. On an iPad Pro 13&#34;, there is no way to zoom out making it tedious at best to edit patterns. Second to manipulating patterns is to be able to quickly undo a change, and the 1 increment undo with a pop up “are you sure” became too much and I abandoned this incredibly good sounding app. Lack of redo should be mentioned, also. These are very basic additions, and critical to making the app useful (to me). It’s great you sell sound packs. I’d like to buy them, but I won’t because I know I won’t be able to edit my patterns efficiently or at all. 5 out of 5 for killer sounds 1 out of 5 for bad pattern editing 2 out of 5 for limited functionality arranging 4 out of 5 for beautiful UI 3 out of 5 = average
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Groovebox: Beat & Synth Studio
Description
If you love making electronic music, you’ll love Groovebox. Enter an inspiring world of music production on your iPhone & iPad. Groovebox is a free, beautifully designed music studio app packed with inspiring synths and drum machines. In minutes you’ll be making beats, melodies, and playing with world-class instruments. Expand your own collection with more sounds and instruments available in the store. From the creators of Launchpad, Groovebox helps you produce music on iPhone & iPad. • A BEATS & SYNTH MUSIC STUDIO Play with touchable instruments to quickly create your own beats and melodies, or draw in notes. Need inspiration? Groovebox has hundreds of patterns and sounds to get you started. Four powerful synthesisers, designed in partnership with Novation, deliver deep retro basslines and analogue harmonic melodies. The modern drum machine, with expanding drumkit library, will turn Groovebox into your go-to beat production studio. • SYNTHS DESIGNED WITH NOVATION Designed in partnership with Novation, legendary synth pioneers, Groovebox packs a world-class sound. Each instrument uses a new powerful synth engine capable of recreating classic warm analogue sounds and rich modern harmonics. • EASY TO START, DEEP ENOUGH TO MASTER Groovebox is designed to kick-start ideas, but it has serious features for artists and producers too. The advanced synth parameters* let you sculpt your own sounds. Automate the parameters over time to create a vibrant dynamics. Control your sound with the multi-channel mixer (iPad only), note sequencer, key and scale modes. Build your arrangements into songs with sections. Export your sounds easily to a laptop for further production. Sync to other apps or a laptop with Ableton Link. Connect using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and even Export to Ableton Live seamlessly.   FEATURES • Discover and build ideas - Quickly explore sounds with hundreds of melody and rhythm patterns • Play touchable instruments - Create your own melodies and beats • Five powerful instruments - Drumbox, Horizon, MiniMon, RetroBass and Poly-8 • Build beats - Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns • Arrange your tracks - Simple song-building using sections • Create dynamic changes - Record synth parameters as automation • Sound innovation - Instruments developed in partnership with synth pioneers Novation • Expand your sounds - Regular, fresh-content drumpacks, presets and patterns* • Production-ready sounds - Crafted by world-class sound designers and artists • Extendable Instruments - Expose more tweakable synth controls • Sequence your music - Draw notes and build patterns instead of playing them • Stay in time and key - Choose from any tempo, key or musical scale • Share your music - Easily create a mix of your music to share with others *Requires In-App Purchase ADVANCED FEATURES • Jam with others - Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, Ableton Link and Ableton Export • Swing - Instantly add swing to your session. • Ableton Export - Easily send your project to Ableton Live • Full scale support - All keys and major, minor and modes supported • Project management - Rename, duplicate and delete • iPad Pro support - Optimised to use the entire iPad Pro screen • Send your ideas to a laptop - Batch export your pads as a .zip file, or use Ableton Export • Bluetooth speaker supported
This app is Piece of Gold tool
by awesomeaustin67 on 2021/10/19 07:09
Could you guys please enable drum stems
Good app
by toes_27 on 2021/10/05 18:18
Ilike it too much 👌🦻
Better as AUv3
by pablostation on 2021/10/04 17:09
This app get little use because it’s not AUv3. The work flow is trash because I need to jump through hoops to get the sounds into any iPad daw. Please change this.
It’s a scam now
by Joey Murga on 2021/10/03 08:07
I was fine with pay 1$-2$ a beat pack, but now you have to pay 7$ on top of the 1-2 just to mess with the sound settings more, y’all let me down
iPhone XS Max
by Tacoz917 on 2021/09/26 12:52
So far, I’m loving it, I’m still trying to mess around trying to get familiar with it, only concern I can find (as of now) is that landscape mode isn’t available. Will it ever be an update for landscape? Thank you in advance!
Amazing but I’m Heartbroken
by Dlkillinois on 2021/09/06 14:08
This app is amazing. Fun, intuitive, and high quality. It’s easy to get rolling on things. I switched phones and didn’t realize that the tracks weren’t backed up. I had been creating works penned around highly emotional moments for me (I wrote a really pretty song about my deceased dog as she was dying of cancer, for example). That’s all gone. So I’m in mourning here wishing that I’d been smart enough to have exported everything instead of assuming it was somehow backed up. Please take this as a warning and avoid what I’m feeling now. Again, this app is great and is extremely versatile. It sounds fantastic. I just wish there was some cloud backup feature, but that’s life I suppose.
Beginning
by PrazedHd on 2021/09/05 22:19
Just starting out and finding my with little struggle.
Great App, Minor Improvement?
by alsos_ on 2021/08/19 00:53
This app is awesome. It’s easy to learn and has a lot of features/power packed into it. Ableton sync is especially helpful. Exporting tracks, importing instrument/vocals, and mastering would be awesome improvements.
Sounds
by Owensoumd on 2021/08/18 16:13
Really enjoy the sounds I&#39;m able to get, vey cool stuff I&#39;m just getting into recording electronic type music, which I absolutely love!!! But still learning so it&#39;s been a bit difficult But thanks for keeping lt simple and easy to learn Great works Much thanks, peace and love. Mark Keller
Fantastic app with a few faults
by Gareth Witte on 2021/08/04 08:03
First off, this app is very well made - beautiful design, easy to pick up, makes creating a breeze (especially with a bluetooth midi keyboard). Here are a few things keeping it from being really fantastic. To build out a full song I think sections should have their own separate mute per block, instead of globally, and it would be great to be able to change instrument blocks individually per section rather than being stuck with a global set for all sections. My biggest gripe is that a project can’t be sent to launchpad directly from groovebox. It’s baffling that it isn’t a feature, especially when it can be done in Blocs, and these seem to be built on the same architecture. Other than that, this is a great creative tool. Edit: Dev response is a good workaround but still more complicated than it should be for apps that should be a seamless experience and all work together as one. I mean really the dream is having all 3 apps in one, with separate tabs for each section, like DaVinci Resolve is for video editing.
❤️ it, but 🙏 use WAV format samples...
by _AGNDA_ on 2021/07/16 18:33
Instead of super low quality and poor sounding 128kbps AAC files to keep the app size small + download time fast. You guys tout this as a &#34;Pro&#34; quality app hit don&#39;t include the most basic thing about pro sound - uncompressed audio - and also don&#39;t allow sample import. You guys are crushing it in all other ways so please add support for this. Been requesting it since the first release of the app years ago. Thanks!
Happy customer
by YOC¥ on 2021/07/07 05:03
I enjoy making my own beats its a relief actually to my daily hardships.
Amazing!
by Isaac N Smith on 2021/07/03 19:52
This is an amazing app if you want to make really good instrumentals for your songs but don’t necessarily want to learn how to play real instruments.
Absolutely amazing
by Dj Metaljack on 2021/06/06 16:55
One of the best bass synthesizers I’ve ever witnessed in app form... well constructed easy to use. Love it!!!!!
Feels like work in progress in a very good direction!
by oXLab🎶 on 2021/06/05 17:18
I love the concept ! By its own it’s kind of perfect! but it is missing basic stuff to make it useful and customizable Enough to make it work in my environment with my necessities sometimes. If I try to use the three amplify apps at the same time on AUM things get complicated immediately. It’s like they don’t want to de friends sometimes... It feels like it could be a workTool !! meanwhile it is still fun and useful Off the stage. Thank you guys 👍🏽 keep it up!
Love it!
by anickt on 2021/05/27 14:35
I use it for sketching things out and creating base tracks then export into Launchpad or other apps to add additional material. Sounds great and easy to get something going.
Dice Sound certified
by Kasper Yohun on 2021/05/22 17:35
This app is truly outstanding to get you in a music groove when you are outside and bored stuck on the train or bus someplace in New York transportation 👍😎
Ditch Garage Band
by Stargate Junkie on 2021/05/21 23:25
This App is streamlined, easy to use, has great free packs, they release new free packs every couple months, and you can export to Ableton Live to continue working on your song in greater detail.
We need more track unlimited tracks
by pjeadmin134 on 2021/05/17 02:03
Hi you guys have the awesome iOS app please and please again I want to know when amplify gonna give us unlimited track like block wave in grovebox. And exporting each track separately.
Fun good sounds
by jaybull78 on 2021/05/12 21:31
Love the presets and being able to change them to fit my sound!!
Drum banks need way more conventional patterns
by capedape on 2021/04/30 01:02
I love me some IDM, glitchiness, but when tapping random/loading on a standard house or techno etc drum kit it would be nice to get a conventional pattern occasionally. Would be nice if there were some iap that are just the classic patterns of genres. What comes out of drums is way to wild for the foundation.
Pretty good
by Tina_G on 2021/04/30 00:47
All around, a pretty good music apps. There could be more variety in sounds, however. Too many are starting to sound the same. Glitch: the app is not working well with Novation Launchkey Mini MK3. Not all keys are mapped to the onscreen keys/notes &amp; one lower key plays a drum/percussive tone even when using the melodic components of the app. A big frustrating for sure.
Downright amazing and awesome
by Slackernomo32856 on 2021/04/25 00:27
This is probably the best music app I’ve ever used. I love how easy you made it to make cool beats. I just wish there were more free soundpacks. Thank you so much for making this!
Best Synths
by crazyblob on 2021/04/23 15:20
This app contains the best synths I&#39;ve seen so far on iOS. I feel it allows my creativity to flow really well, and I&#39;m looking forward for more! As someone who constantly uses this app though, I would really appreciate if our songs could sync across multiple devices. Also, when exporting audio, It&#39;d be nice if the audio file didn&#39;t cut off the sound as soon as the measure/audio ends. I&#39;d be editing and using these clips if it had sort of a delay option. Anyways, great app!
Solid app, limited connectivity
by Joshman0013 on 2021/04/20 13:17
In it’s current state, this app is closer to a toy or an “I’m bored and I want to make music” device then a song making tool. The pro’s: - Great sounds. Seriously, there’s a lot of sounds out the gate that are really nice. The con’s: - Shallow. You’re not going to mix on this. This is more of a collection of instruments that you can layer on independent tracks. The so-so: - Pricing. You get what you pay for. Some other reviewer complained that the packs were too expensive at $2. I actually think it’s a little too cheap. I would’ve preferred if they were more expensive, but with a stronger feature suite. I’d love to be able to have a desktop version or VST version, with seamless integration between my phone and the computer. That way if I work on a song on my phone, I can edit it more extensively on the computer. It’s a good price considering that it’s interface is only accessible through iOS. It’s a fair price for what you are getting; high quality sounds, and a variety of instruments. - Interface. I appreciate how simple and intuitive the interface is, except where it isn’t. What it covers, it covers very well. Easy to understand. Easy to play around with. However, it’s pretty hard to move sections of the song around, or work on specific sections without having to play the whole song. I’d like to be able to work on a one bar section of an instrument, on the fourth bar of the song. To do that I have to make the instrument run for 8 bars. You can’t loop sections either, so to hear your changes you have to play the entire song. Their might be a way to do this, but I haven’t found it. Overall: 4 stars. It’s a lot of fun. You can make some good sounding stuff pretty easily, but it’s hard to take it to produced finished song quality. If they expanded some features, it would easily be five stars. Worth the purchase.
Ripped off
by Suckerforbeats on 2021/04/18 17:58
These guys charged me twice for the pro bundle, which I bought already last year. Con artists. They did this to me on two of their apps. It happened in Blocs Wave too! You’ve been warned
Why can’t I buy sound packs?
by Brentv3 on 2021/04/14 23:27
It will let me buy a select few, but the purchase button is a different shade and not clickable for most packs. App is also up to date
Amplify music apps are great
by fmuse on 2021/04/14 20:52
20 year multi-instrumentalist/rec/mix/mastering eng, songwriter. These are the best apps I’ve come across. Each have their own uses: Groovebox, Launchpad, and Blocs Wave are great. If I am being a butthead, would love 24bit, but it doesn’t honestly matter- the samples all sound great. The packs are 👌, and I especially love B.W. Hoping to see Launchpad and Groovebox have a little more mixing capability, but it’s not even a thing. &lt;3 Pretty revolutionary tech-could never have imagined when I first started around 2000 that we have recording studios in our pockets yet here we are. Is there definitely definitely worth checking out. I don’t leave reviews on Jack LOL. Five stars
Love the app...
by Old shopper on 2021/04/09 00:25
Hate the online dependency. My cellular connection is overloaded enough without GrooveBox calling “mommie” every time I use the editing tools I PAID FOR. Seems like you marketing guys are pushing for subscriptions... don’t... you’ll lose customers.
Cannot export complete song
by NTRANSIT on 2021/04/07 22:47
I realize this is by design but can you please add the ability to export an entire song to wav or acc. It only exports sections. This is a large percentage of us who would like to export the entire song not just each section and upload to SoundCloud or other sharing platform as a whole song. I feel like the app is very limited in this sense and really prohibits the ability to let others hear a whole song. Taking down to one star. I feel like I was ignored, it’s not like I see that many reviews.
Excellent
by Speller Littlewing on 2021/04/07 16:14
I love this Groovebox recording app But one question do you have a soundpack with more strings sought of like cinema sounds other than that I like this better than Reason that get all the hype
It all comes down to the sounds
by Ovidgrove on 2021/03/26 05:13
So much is out there, but a lot serves up good sounds—cut short, fragmentary. Groovebox &amp; launchpad give the whole sound, making things much easier and more holistic.
So much potential.
by Dj Ed Nine on 2021/03/24 16:33
NO ADSR. The drum samples cut off. adsr would allow for samples to fade out properly. The parameters are universal. Can’t adjust parameter for one drum pad without changing the pitch of the rest of the pads. NO USER SAMPLES. Can’t load my own drum samples from files. Can only load 8 devices max. This app is pretty limited. These are all features that should be standard for a groove box.
5⭐️
by llloxolll on 2021/03/23 03:24
Very good and smart work 🔥♥️
Waves Blocks Launchpad
by t$ck on 2021/03/18 20:42
I’m really impressed with the creative control with these apps together!
Awesomeness
by NB Reviews97 on 2021/03/16 00:51
Used since 2017, simply the best electronic music software
Great app and great sounds
by Röck star on 2021/03/12 08:24
This is incredible for iOS u need this for sure I am in love the sounds are the best
Love this for Songwriting on the Go
by PhantomCounty on 2021/03/09 14:58
This is a fantastic app, and I can’t recommend it enough! I wish, however, that there would be some more conventional sounds to purchase, like processed pianos and guitar tones. I write more “industrial” type music, and those kind of sounds would be a welcome addition to the library of tones.
Great Workstation
by DedStep on 2021/03/07 05:14
Very easy to get familiar with. The ease at which I can find my way through the app is great. So many great sounding samples to work with. I take it to create on the go, then link to my Mac DAW seamlessly. Great app from a great company!
This App is so much fun!
by WesleyNyle on 2021/03/06 19:59
I would recommend getting the Novation Launch Key for the best experience. Things I would like to see added: • more organic sounding banks/ pads. Exe: Piano, Organ, Music Boxes • a community where producers can upload their own banks/ pads for purchase. • a drag and drop feature to organize your instruments at the top of the loops section.
No HipHop libraries?
by A.Kinng on 2021/02/14 12:20
With this app is very easy to work with beats and do great music, I didn’t find anything hip hop related or Reggaeton elements either. It seems the developer doesn’t want his beat machine on urban music making or don’t have the knowledge. Be aware it’s only edm as a core! Great app btw
Amazing, breathtaking, show-stopping, fantastic
by Mieva on 2021/02/05 22:47
This app is truly phenomenal! The beats go so well in my music and it’s all I could ask for. My One Single question (and I don’t know if I’m just not seeing it) is whether there’s a feature to change the time signature. ¾ time would literally create peace.
Great app
by bob the reviwer567 on 2021/01/26 20:45
such a good app use it all the time would like more features to be free and not premium
Great Updates!
by Applesnoranges99 on 2021/01/24 17:38
This app is super fun. The five instruments sound great. The patterns are cool, but could use some organization. The sequencer is limited, but works great. Would love to see: Synth Track Panning Track Solo Zoom Piano Roll Count in on record Overall good clean fun! Thank you!
Good app, just one thing...
by Theluckyemerald on 2021/01/20 08:01
Please make it so we can hear all the sections being played one after the other without having to tap sections on time. I feel like making this a thing in groovebox will solidify it more as a DAW and not just a random beat-maker app, since it’s already perfect with instruments and other things. Leaving a 4 star review hoping to be noticed.
Awesome
by apollo1377 on 2021/01/14 02:29
This is a great music app especially for beginners
Great app but needs dedicated percussion
by desde cuando on 2021/01/07 18:37
Thanks for the trio Of Groovebox/Blocs wave/Launchpad,all being superb music making apps.
Flow and go...
by CFYK on 2020/12/30 14:05
Groovebox is a remarkably well crafted and intuitive music workstation app. It offers just enough “just add water” assistance to encourage creativity and discovery. The learning curve is low, but the potential is high. Well done!
downloadable to Mac pls
by Mike Hiwi on 2020/12/30 08:41
sick app, if only I could download it on my MacBook ):
It’s fun but needs better drum kits!!
by Hb Dj Dizzle on 2020/12/09 03:42
It’s fun but needs better drum kits!!
Perfect has never been so close on iOS
by Andrei. L. on 2020/12/04 21:04
This family of apps was introduced to me by a friend, he showed me the launchpad app and wanted to know about how to make loops,After doing a little bit of digging I realized that the Groovebox app existed. This app could be perfect if you could pull up each synth as a auv3 standalone. And in that mode, it’d be cool to see a more feature rich device For example the drum machine while I Groovebox, would work as we currently know he. But in standalone you’d be able to add effects, used samples, etc The wave table module would have waveform modifiers, user tables and more modulation as all the synths could absolutely use a few more editing options :) This platform while expensive, is so brilliantly crafted. On one hand I love how easy it is to start making a song. But I find myself wanting more wavetable selections I suggest to look at Drambo and their wavetable synth. That’s about as on point as it gets with user tables and adding modifiers and filters as you go Hope to see more table packs added, but if not. I’ll keep jamming I’m so happy with this purchase
Simple, Easy
by Local Labrat on 2020/11/29 12:29
Not a musician myself, so I don’t have the most informed opinion, but coming from someone who just wants to play around with a synthesizer (I’m using it to create music for a DnD campaign, mostly), this stuff is great. Can definitely see myself buying some sound packs in the future
Love it but..
by Bloberss I tink on 2020/11/17 03:28
This app is honestly amazing, the best one I’ve found and am IN LOVE with it but i just wish i could make the songs longer. Maybe its because I’ve just got it, but i can only have 8 bars and that limited loop. If this was added it would make this app top tier. Unless there’s already a way I haven’t figured out yet :/
AMAZING
by accarter on 2020/11/12 21:20
The creativity this app pulls out of me is unreal. Just what I was searching for.
I can’t believe this is free
by TifDasmon on 2020/11/12 15:06
This is very high quality c professional grade. No compromises. It saved a song I had even when I switched to a new IPhone. send the files through email: it’s incredibly intuitive. Imagine making a whole full song, with a free phone app
Great fun but one request
by tokyomachine on 2020/11/04 15:21
Tons of fun, really simple to set up and run. I can’t figure out why you can’t export to Launchpad. In Blocks you can, so I’m not sure why this is different.
Help
by O-|-< Apps on 2020/11/01 22:53
This app is super fun, but it always starts me off in the middle of bar one when I press play, instead of at the start. Don’t know if this is a glitch or if I did something, but I need to get that fixed
Groovin
by Habitat1 on 2020/10/29 01:51
Great app for ideas and sounds. I would like more midi controls to go with Launchkey. Be kool if this could also be a seamless live performance tool but it It lacks a loop function
Not intuitive and/or too limited
by Fateless on 2020/09/30 19:31
I can’t tell if this app’s capabilities are too limited or not because the app is not intuitive enough for me to figure it out. It’s a very strange functionality and in general I can’t use it because the part that I did figure out is too limited.
This is my favorite application. But there are draw backs.
by LTKalama on 2020/09/27 18:03
This is by far the most user friendly application available in the app store. For those just getting into using DAWs (digital audio workstations), it provides a hands on experience that provides you with a vibrant platform and hundreds of genre-specific patterns, kits, and instrumental presets that illustrate how minor tweaks to the mix can change the whole picture you’re hearing. This app has provided a fun way to learn the basic components of analyzing, writing, editing, and identifying the complex structures in the music they hear. For those who lack the desire to compose their own music note by note, this application also provides a quick and easy method for generating random patterns and melodies for you to mix up &amp; vibe to. One need only experiment with this application to foster their creative growth. But there are draw backs to its simplicity, for the more experienced producers looking to get a more in-depth grasp on the music. 1. Inability to measure exact velocities of notes, except with the 3 default low/medium/high volume presets included. Very untechnical. 2. Limited bar capacity. Each Section cap limit is restricted to 16 measures maximum. If you want more, you’ll simply have to start a new section and then with impeccable timing tap between the two if you want to hear how they transition. The other option is to cut your tempo in half, and tap the horizontal narrow view, which basically doubles the bar count, but at the same time renders your workspace half the size. If you do this, keep in mind There isnt a zoom option either. It makes it a hastle when attempting to create a bigger project. 4. You’re limited to 20 sections per project. That is a HUGE drawback. You cant create bigger projects unless you cut the time in half and then youll have to deal with bite-sized editing, and adjusting all your music to fit the new time scheme. As much as i enjoy this user friendly daw interface, it’s Not fun to be restricted by such creative limitations and it makes me want to switch applications if i want to do anything bigger. 5. No project playthrough function. With a lack of project-section-playthrough capability, if you want to hear the transitions between sections youll have to click through manually (again with impeccable timing). Seing as how Other applications such as Auxy or beatMaker 3 have this, im not sure why this app doesnt. 6. No cloud service. Projects don’t sync between the iphone and ipad applications unfortunately. On both devices You have essentially the same application, but with different viewing platforms. If a user starts a project on an iphone, they are without the ability to sync the project over icloud, and access it on another device. It is impractical For the user to have to transpose all of the details in a given project onto another device by hand. Same thing vice versa. For a specific example of this issue, I am unable to take my iPad everywhere with me, so when I’m on the Go i cant work on any projects that I’ve started on my ipad, and in the same vein anything that i write while on the go im unable to access or edit in depth with my ipad. It makes using this application Impractical. 7. Only one section/pattern playthrough mode. If a user wishes to hear only a select group of bars within an instrument’s pattern or a project’s section, they are unable to do so without listening to the rest of the pattern/section as well. A good way to add this function would be to include movable brackets on the navigational bar, able to be adjusted according to which bars a user wishes to hear. [- -]- - It would also be useful for an additional navigation bar (with the adjustable brackets for selecting which measures/bars will be heard) to be included in the section preview mode, so that users can listen to bar-specific playthroughs of their entire section as well. Change these 7 things and i will edit my review!
Another “gotta have it app”!
by Agt907 on 2020/09/17 01:00
This is definitely one of the best groove creators for coming up with a variety of groovin’ musical styles. Along with an endless selection of music patterns and powerful synths, this app is pretty nice. Good for starting ideas from scratch or choose from a ton of very useful music patterns. Well worth having this app in your arsenal fo sho bro!!!
Great app, but already paid for it.
by feloniouspunk70 on 2020/09/03 17:33
The fact that you guys charged extra for the Horizon synth blows. I bought the app and have purchased several sample packs. Not happy.
#PLAYEVERYDAY
by #NastyNeutron on 2020/08/29 02:54
I play this everyday more than one time a day. You can relieve stress with this app, you can pass time with this app. Hands down, addictive! If you get it, you won’t regret it!
Great app
by Kay-Ibadan on 2020/08/27 10:47
You can make great music with this app. This app is the best.
#Topless_ali_safaei
by Topless_ali_safaei on 2020/08/21 06:55
Maker music
Helps you learn about music
by optahealth on 2020/08/06 01:39
And have fun doing it. If only it had some kind of “song”mode where you could chain parts together.
Free
by fotgame on 2020/07/26 22:34
Make it free os i can play with it a the drum
Please stop
by dis pleasee on 2020/07/22 00:16
Someone tell me how to stop this noise!
Fun, fast
by Dhiro on 2020/07/21 15:10
Please add the ability to copy parts/scenes directly to Launchpad as loops! Right now the import process involves several steps that make working between the two apps less seamless than it could be.
Fantastic app
by thelirdmysavior on 2020/07/15 22:12
The greatest music game ever I’ve been trying to look for one for a while to replace my auto kit synthesizer app The only thing I would really ask for is to get more horizon packs I like it and I hope someone reads this
I love this app it is amazing
by gyhkjfhuigrrcujikubgv on 2020/07/12 21:14
I hope you like it too
One of the most engaging and fun apps on iOS
by diasporah on 2020/06/28 13:10
Get it and be amazed at the hours of live manipulation. Worth every penny. Amplify truly know exactly what they’re doing.
Unbelievably great
by Thecoolestgamer on 2020/06/25 08:29
I normally don’t make reviews on apps, but this is way better than I expected it to be, there was zero learning curve, there are plenty of instruments, and it’s really easy to get a grasp of how to write a song well if you already have experience. The only thing I would like changed is that the rest of the song doesn’t play when choosing a new instrument because the quiet ones are hard to hear, other than that, i have no complaints!
quick to use, with lots of useful sounds
by customer18492 on 2020/06/11 03:56
Groovebox has a great tactile feel on my large iPad Pro, and sounds good just using the iPad’s speakers. I’ve bought every single sound pack!
Best app I’ve used
by oof302 on 2020/06/03 02:25
So I’m a bass player that’s wanting to experiment with the theory of other instruments. This app has everything you need to get started with electronic music, it helped me learn the basics of a beat. The automated scales are nice for the lazy minded, so you can hit whatever key you want and not mess up. It’s a tad bit expensive to unlock advanced features, but it’s way more expensive to buy the instruments. Overall a good app for the musically minded, but I recommend you learn how to play on a chromatic scale before using this instead of having everything laid it in major or minor for you.
I’m Amazed !
by ruben90834 on 2020/05/31 04:30
I was looking to create a simple meditative type trance groove to listen to at work and by golly I did, but it’s so much more than what I expected from an app. It’s intricate and dynamic, I love it!
Good Choice
by Mr. Mountain Man on 2020/05/26 23:16
I am particularly new to writing and creating songs on my own. Although it is more complex than other of amplify’s music making applications, it gives a even wider range of experience, creativity, and complexity. Plus, no ads, no videos, no nothing. If you want more tracks for the instruments, all you have to do is buy them. That simple. Yes, it does take a LOT more time and effort to make said song, but makes your music much more original. 10/10
Professional Grade...
by Kareembyear1year on 2020/05/25 03:31
...music performance and production at your finger tips! This app invites you to stretch your creativity!
This app is Awesome!!!
by Willis B. on 2020/05/24 01:10
One of the best apps I’ve used for creating music. Great for writers block. Great sounds and easy to use. I love that it will sync up with my DAW. New horizon synth is great
No more Melody blocks
by Godself on 2020/05/23 03:53
Great for when you can’t come up with a melody. Groovebox makes music making easy and fun
Awesomeness Supreme
by bydgfiffdyudbdvhejdb on 2020/05/21 08:00
Cool sounds, easy to use layout, Ableton Link supported, awesome company (I own a Novation Bass Station II) that makes organically efficient tools for electronic musicians
Shortcomings but Very Intuitive and Great Synths
by Jfazi on 2020/05/18 11:53
Really fun but I wish the sections featured worked properly. From what iv’e seen you cant create songs just loops. I hope the developers see this to build onto this app. It is incredibly intuitive and simple but could be way better if you could take the loops you have created further without having to export them to a DAW.
HELP!!!
by Fuglberries on 2020/05/12 09:12
I wouldn’t give this a 1* because I have never tried this, and it’s because I keep trying to load the app and it instantly lands me on the home screen. Basically anytime I open the app, it crashes. I don’t know if it’s just me, or if anyone else has this issue, but I would like to know how to keep this from happening. Thank you! 😊
Best Music Making app EVER!
by m.e_e.k on 2020/05/09 20:55
Hands down one of the best apps available. The free version is everything you could ask for. Well worth the money to upgrade for more tools to craft amazing music. The various sound packs available to buy as well are all awesome. The potential to make great beats and music is endless. And it’s ability to be used in conjunction with the apps launch pad and blocs wave is really something else. Hands down one of the best apps on the market for making music.
4/4
by 7BANGTANarmy7 on 2020/05/03 07:15
I think overall , the app is great. However, there’s no option to change the meter. There’s no way to change the meter to something different (3/4, 7/8). I really wish they updated the app to where this feature could be added, but everything else is perfect and easy to use.
Pretty Good
by Mike_Ko on 2020/05/03 04:04
This is a great app for beginners or people who just like to mess around with music. The one thing I’d like added would be the Harmonic Minor key. Whenever I want to create something in Harmonic Minor, I have to use chromatic.
Please add the ability to make a full song
by Hjhrrhdhdhhjfjhdtnja on 2020/04/24 10:55
This app is super good actually it’s very fun to use and it’s easy to make something on it. Though not being enable to make something more than 8 bars really limits the user and it would be super nice if you could make full songs easily, even just having the sections play automatically so you don’t have to time it yourself would be nice.
Excellent and much improved
by TheDudeAbided on 2020/04/20 04:17
The three (now 4) synths here are phenomenal, capable of making really full, phat sounds, with lots of movement, and great ability to sculpt your own sounds. Some of the best sounding synths you will find on iOS. The drum machine is capable too, although not as mindblowing Yet this great ability to sculpt wonderful sounds is limited by several things. UI for sequencing your own patterns is immensely frustrating: If I want to just select a note to move it, it’s likely it will either A, disappear, B, activate the volume control, or C, be absolutely resistant to stretching to extend the sustain.Every time I try to touch a note to do anything, I end up with that annoying vol. level control. It is maddening to use, especially compared to the smooth sequencing process of Gadget or Auxy. A bigger problem is the inability to automate control of the knobs &amp; faders on this synths; Being able to tweak them and record in real time is almost essential. The lack of this, plus the rudimentary nature of the track building structure, means that the best you can hope for with this is loops, it is very hard to do anything more. Again, both Gadget and Auxy managed to incorporate Automation, why leave it out? Having said that, I do get some incredible loops out of here, but would really like to be able to compose entirely within Groovebox. The UI really needs to get much more user-friendly. Update: 2020:: The pro version does now allow you to automate your controls on the synths, it is well worth the price. They keep expanding the tonal possibilities of this with more and more sets of genre specific presets. While still not as fluid to use for sequencing as Auxy, the sounds you can get out of this are second to none on iOS.
Great, Just one request.
by f o xroxrjoxomrjojomjrxomjxr on 2020/04/18 14:26
This is a great app. You can make music easily and it is very easy to learn. My only request is if you can add an option where we could export our projects to launchpad. Thank you!
Awesome app!
by Aidan12344321 on 2020/04/18 06:57
Its easy to use and has very good beats! Though i wish you could start with more than 1 pack.
pretty good.. prettay prettay good!
by Septimo73 on 2020/04/18 01:49
If I have to complain about things I would say is that the editing of individual notes could use an update.. it’s so hard to deal with. Dragging a note length is almost impossible to perform.. constantly deleting the note instead.. completely frustrating in that editor. My second complaint would be about the exportation system is way too simplistic. It could use more options like the ability to render tail ends as well as having the perfect loop points.. this has to be a choice because sometimes I need the perfect loop, but most times I also need the ability to have that tail end for transitions and endings so it doesn’t just end abruptly. My third and final complaint is the lack of AUV3.. in this time this should be a standard. Outside of these things I think this app is brilliant.. please update this so It can be perfect.
Love this
by Jbounce13harris on 2020/04/16 12:57
I can create my own useable sounds for my tracks
It’s not free
by mmmmmmmmmm🖕 on 2020/04/16 02:05
Everything costed $1.99 to use
my soundpacks are gone...
by IanVampire on 2020/04/06 23:32
after re-installing A LOT of sounds such as drum and bass,retro leads, 80’s etc. they were available in my app, and now i’m supposed to pay for things i’ve had before? the app gave me back only 2 soundpacks via purchase restore... it’s really lame i guess it’s time to move forward from this app. thank you for the last few years...
Amazing app
by Hlehto561 on 2020/04/03 07:13
Great app and it works great with midi controller
Great idea pad
by Zaksion on 2020/03/31 01:53
It’s so easy. Nice usable sounds. Waiting for updates like bouncing tracks in order of groupings. Would save loads of time transferring to my daw. Also liberate the bars for deeper ideas? Maybe integrating audio? Am not complaining guys, no way, if it stays as, it will get used. It’s a great little groove maker. Thumbs up!
Best edm app ever!
by asome app you shud get it on 2020/03/21 00:10
This has some amazing beats and sounds super cool
Now what?
by D@5 on 2020/03/17 21:43
This is super easy to use and great but why can’t you export sections or songs directly to Launchpad?
5 Stars if MIDI Export is added
by MojitoMan14 on 2020/03/15 06:04
Very simple, intuitive, and fun DAW. The option to export audio stems is great, but adding MIDI to the stem files would make this a 5 star app. Also a demo for the advanced features would be awesome
I’m now in love with this
by Leom187 on 2019/02/26 17:57
The synths sound great, the drums sound great, I’m getting awesome, warm and punchy mixes with this right in the app. The only things I’d ask for at this point is a dedicated export to Launchpad for easily transitioning into a performance space so as to perform the sections into a song and add the wonderful Launchpad effects. And more machines please! Also, and this should be very simple and helpful, it would be great if mutes were active/inactive PER section rather than globally. I always get confused duplicating a section and then wanting to mute a track just for that section only to realize that I can’t and have to then mute/unmute just to decide which pattern(s) to delete for that section. Then of course if I change my mind, the pattern is gone, so now I have to go to another section and copy/paste the original back in. It makes the arrangement process far more tedious than need be. Mutes per section would solve all of this. Thanks for the great app and I hope to see another machine soon! Maybe something dedicated to big, textured sounds for pads and morphing leads.
Thanks for the Fun App!!
by DJ meowmixx on 2018/02/03 22:04
Thanks for adding the new synth ! Since the beginning GB had allot of yet unrealized potential, serving more as a fun and engaging introduction for users to the play around with the basics of EDM. Now (thankfully) the developers seem to have decided what direction they would take GB in, moving toward making it a “real”instrument (not a toy, they have begun releasing new synths and offering more varied content! IMO, GB is now showing signs of what it could be: A very easy to use, yet powerful instrument for IOS. With continued developer support and refinement, and an ear for user feedback, Gb could realize its potential, achieving enough real depth and versatility to be fully integrated into any producers workflow! Really great way to get an idea down when on the go! Works well with Novations other apps Launchpad and Bloc Waves - you can really do allot with this thing! Hours of fun with a simple interface - Potentially GB could be a serious music maker in it&#39;s own right for the iOS -Keep up the good stuff, steady new content and excellent support!
Fantastic app with a few faults
by Gareth Witte on 2021/08/04 08:03
First off, this app is very well made - beautiful design, easy to pick up, makes creating a breeze (especially with a bluetooth midi keyboard). Here are a few things keeping it from being really fantastic. To build out a full song I think sections should have their own separate mute per block, instead of globally, and it would be great to be able to change instrument blocks individually per section rather than being stuck with a global set for all sections. My biggest gripe is that a project can’t be sent to launchpad directly from groovebox. It’s baffling that it isn’t a feature, especially when it can be done in Blocs, and these seem to be built on the same architecture. Other than that, this is a great creative tool. Edit: Dev response is a good workaround but still more complicated than it should be for apps that should be a seamless experience and all work together as one. I mean really the dream is having all 3 apps in one, with separate tabs for each section, like DaVinci Resolve is for video editing.
Great App But Very Limited
by Zabiery on 2018/07/30 16:53
I downloaded this app cause I wanted to see what it did. It was actually very good! It was a combination of Loop Drum Pads 24, beats, Garageband and your other apps! I could create psytrance, synth-pop, trap, and retro waves, some of my favorite genres that I couldn&#39;t do on any other platform before. But, like your other apps, this is very limited... I am very disappointed due to the fact that you have to pay $2 to get a different pack of drums or bass or synths or leads... I know you want money but most people don’t have that kind of money. I suggest, to keep both you and other people happy, use the Drum Pads 24 system. You could charge people ”coins” to buy them... In order to get coins, you could buy them for a certain amount depending on how much you want, or you could watch an advertisement to get coins. Ads give people tons of money, so you&#39;ll have even more money than what you&#39;re doing right now! People won’t have to pay money to get a new pack and you&#39;ll be happy with the ads! But that’a just a suggestion... But I wanna do more on this. I don’t have money so it&#39;s very irritating... Hope you understand... Keep it up! :)
Great App! A Few Requests
by Don O... on 2020/02/26 15:24
Groovebox is a terrific app. Sounds great, intuitive interface, and fun to use. Groovebox Pro Features allow so much more flexibility in sound customization and the recent automation update is a great addition. Groovebox is even better when using the Novation Mini Mk3. I do have some feature requests. It would be great if midi learn functionality could be added so that, at a minimum, Launchkey Mini knobs that have not been assigned by default can be used. Functionality would also improve if the Launchkey Mini knobs could control track volumes when on the mixer (volume) screen or through a shift function. Finally, Groovebox would benefit immensely by incorporating an export function that allows for Groovebox creations to be automatically sent and assigned within the Launchpad app (similar the the functionality of the Blocs app). Other than that, great job! Keep up the amazing work! Don
Love this app!
by IronStarGazette on 2017/08/25 20:24
I love all of this company&#39;s apps! I perform live with Launchpad and Groovebox on a regular basis, and have recommended them all to several fellow musicians. Thank you so much for adding Chromatic Mode to Groovebox! Speaking of Groovebox, I also have one suggestion and one request: First, when muting/unmuting tracks, could there be a way to either set a fade in/out time, or have the delay be post-signal, so that the tracks can come in and out smoothly instead of an abrupt cut off? Second, I would personally really get a lot of use out of the ability to have non-4/4 sequence lengths. In addition to the occasional song in 3, 5, 7, etc. I often like to create a dance groove with maybe a synth arpeggio and/or a percussion track that continuously move across the bar line. I know it&#39;s not the most common user need but there are some of us who like to break out of the box, and I love using your platforms so it would mean a lot! Thanks again for all you guys do.
Missing Something?
by blaink on 2019/08/31 21:18
Great app, and love the ecosystem, but.. If there was a way to get my ideas into a timeline/DAW, then this + blocswave + launchpad would be literally perfect. I don’t know if I’m ignorant, behind the times, or what, but having the option to record and/or export (seamlessly) into a timeline (like garage band, fruityloops, whatever) all on one ios device seems like the full package, and an essential part of a music suite. Why isn’t this a thing? Right now, all I have is pieces of songs, and no way to mix them into full ideas... I tried leaping from this, to blocs wave, to garage band, but its a pain, and difficult to get right. Anyway, if this does exist, could a dev point me in the right direction? Either way, thanks for a great tool and slick interface.
Still Does Not Receive Midi Notes From 2019 LaunchPads KeyBoard Feature
by SMKartiat on 2020/01/31 09:51
I just sent you guys an email. Posting here just so you all don’t forget to fix this: First thank you for your latest update. Opening up your GrooveBox to receive midi note data from other midi controllers was really the best move and you all did it. Thank you so much for making this happen. However, in your latest update one thing got completely LEFT BEHIND; LaunchPad mini MK3 midi note controller. I am flummoxed as to how you were able to open the flood gates for other midi note controllers to control GrooveBox but somehow, BLOCKED the 2019 LaunchPads from sending midi note data. I know this has to be an accident and since many LaunchPad users have not caught up to the new custom features of the new 2019 LaunchPads, they have not reported this. Well I’m here to tell you, you missed the new LaunchPad. Please Please PLEASE get a LaunchPad Mini MK3 or X and test the GrooveBox with the LP MK3 to make sure it is receiving note data from both the LP mini MK3’s scale keyboard and from the single note keys and roll this update out ASAP. The whole point of an iOS musician owning one of the 2019 LaunchPAds is to take advantage of being able to control the LaunchPad app and GrooveBox at the same time off of the SAME CONTROLLER. It’s great portability to perform with your apps and invest more into them. You’re almost there, guys. Please finish fixing this.
Nearly Perfect
by mojoman67 on 2018/08/04 19:53
First off, I’ve made some amazing beats on this app and I’ve even purchased a few of the sound packs but I have several complaints that are keeping this app from being nearly perfect. Everything that has to do with the instruments is great and making unique sounds is easy but the thing that irritates me the most is the inability to produce different music and have them flow into each other. The section option allows someone to create several different sounds on the same project but I can’t actually have them flow together meaning that I can’t create a beat drop, so I have to manually produce it by tapping on the section at the right time and I hate that. If I could combine sections together into one whole project, then export them and save them as a whole legit beat, this app would be my all-time favorite beat production app. Being able to export music is one of my favorite options but it’s the same 2-4 bars that loop repeatedly and I want some variation and diversity. If the developers ever do create combined sections, this app would be 10x better! Overall, download this app, get the drum packs and such. Everything is fantastic and although there are a lot of in-app purchases, TONS of beats can be made with what is given to you for free.
Amazing but I’m Heartbroken
by Dlkillinois on 2021/09/06 14:08
This app is amazing. Fun, intuitive, and high quality. It’s easy to get rolling on things. I switched phones and didn’t realize that the tracks weren’t backed up. I had been creating works penned around highly emotional moments for me (I wrote a really pretty song about my deceased dog as she was dying of cancer, for example). That’s all gone. So I’m in mourning here wishing that I’d been smart enough to have exported everything instead of assuming it was somehow backed up. Please take this as a warning and avoid what I’m feeling now. Again, this app is great and is extremely versatile. It sounds fantastic. I just wish there was some cloud backup feature, but that’s life I suppose.
Very great start!
by Lord Enoch on 2017/10/12 18:53
UPDATE: Sections is a great step forward but kinda pointless since it just keeps looping one section instead of playing through each section. I&#39;m seriously enjoying this app and have already spent a considerable amount of time on building up ideas and exporting into Ableton Live. To fully unlock the app, it&#39;s pretty steep and I most likely will not unlock the full potential until I see what the updates bring. NEEDED: Automation! You know, the ability to record knob movements over time. Song Mode! Probably the most essential element that&#39;s missing from here. Piano Roll Improvements! It would be really nice to scale the piano roll to be able to see what is going on. It drives me nuts trying to figure out what is doing what when you can only see so little at a time. Record Improvements!! This is also a biggie! When enabling Record it seems to start wherever it feels like it. Having it start at a designated position would be clutch! Also, a Record Count-In would make things even better. I noticed that the app crashes when I tried to export some of my projects to Ableton Live. Like I said, a really great start, I&#39;m really hoping this app gets expanded; has potential to be a go to app for building musical sketches.
Good Beat Production App but.....
by ghostproducer18 on 2018/01/26 05:42
I like the innovation in the development of this app. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive to unlock its full potential. I’m not even lamenting the sound pack prices as much as I’m taken back by the hefty fee it takes to unlock all the production tools. I feel like those should have been available from the beginning. I love the new update though. The app looks cleaner and more inviting. The sounds are reminiscent of modular synths that you may hear on a Kanye project or Daft Punk record. This app will take you out of your comfort zone when it comes to sound. All I ask is that the developers take fiscal matters into consideration. I’m a low income college student. I can’t afford to buy everything this app has to offer. Sorry. As good as it is, it’s not worth the immense amount of cash that they are asking. Please change that!!!!
A very musical Groovebox
by kithara-nvc on 2018/03/02 14:32
I love the playability and sound of this app. The packs are good quality and the instrument controls fun to play with to tweak your sound. The keys and pads are also easy to use. If you want to only sketch musical ideas and send to a project in Ableton or stems to be loaded into your favorite DAW this is all you need. However if you want to do any further work polishing, extending with parameter automation, arranging and finishing a track you will be unsatisfied. I’m not saying I want Cubasis but I am saying that Auxy and Gadget gets you a lot further along the production workflow. I would like to see: Midi learn on all instrument knobs or perhaps main controls. Automation of the instrument knobs or perhaps main controls. Configurable Quantize when playing sections. Right now it seems to be quantized to lowest piano roll quantization. Be able to switch between legato section transitions as it is now and a full configurable quantum as above. Some kind of song mode or at least a performance capture. Yes there are many fine ways to capture performances such as AUM, or your iOS DAW of choice. I’d love to see Groovebox expose it’s separate channels to AudioBus or AUM so we can mix further at the instrument level where there are better solutions for midi learn.
Perfect has never been so close on iOS
by Andrei. L. on 2020/12/04 21:04
This family of apps was introduced to me by a friend, he showed me the launchpad app and wanted to know about how to make loops,After doing a little bit of digging I realized that the Groovebox app existed. This app could be perfect if you could pull up each synth as a auv3 standalone. And in that mode, it’d be cool to see a more feature rich device For example the drum machine while I Groovebox, would work as we currently know he. But in standalone you’d be able to add effects, used samples, etc The wave table module would have waveform modifiers, user tables and more modulation as all the synths could absolutely use a few more editing options :) This platform while expensive, is so brilliantly crafted. On one hand I love how easy it is to start making a song. But I find myself wanting more wavetable selections I suggest to look at Drambo and their wavetable synth. That’s about as on point as it gets with user tables and adding modifiers and filters as you go Hope to see more table packs added, but if not. I’ll keep jamming I’m so happy with this purchase
My #1 favorite music app
by oseanview on 2019/11/22 18:34
Groovebox is my favorite music app out of the many that I use because the range of sounds and compositions you can create with it with ease is huge. The seamless integration with the Novation Launchkey is just wonderful. The many expansions whether they’re sound packs or actual instrument control expansions are not over-priced and I would recommend getting the expansions for all instruments’ controls because they provide very in depth tweaking of everything. I love this app to the moon and back, my only wish for something to be added to it would be the ability to change the time signatures, especially for the drumbox. Even so, 5/5 stars!
AWESOME mobile music making app
by Dimitri G. on 2017/12/19 21:31
Update 2: Am I missing something? There are 2/3 times more drum packs than synth or bass options which is unusual and starting to seem limiting. I’d much rather have more options with melody than an over abundance of slightly different drum sounds. Update: I think we are good on the drum combos, where are the new bass and synths? Downloaded this on a whim and have been really impressed and engrossed ever since. Simple layout, great controls and the add-ons are worth the buys but most of all - amazing sounds and songwriting capability. When I&#39;m jamming on an app I want to spend more time playing and developing quickly vs the more precise process on my desktop DAWs and Groovebox lets me do that. Highly recommend. Only gripes are - transferring the clips to work on in Ableton causes a slight pop sound during the start of each clip. Also this would be PERFECT if - - I was able to create a simple timeline of when different tracks come on to capture my layering process. - The automation and effect tweaks could be recorded or transferred to desktop. Buy this now, you&#39;ll have a blast right away!
Awesome app with one big request
by ryan1377 on 2020/03/11 00:50
I am one of those people who has way too many music apps on my iPad. I have purchased dozens of the most popular DAW, synth, drum machine and fx apps and Groovebox one I constantly come back too. Its simply one of the most enjoyable music apps. The immediacy of building great loops is amazing. The addition of automation on synths took it to another level and the implementation of automation is very intuitive and lets you add great movement to the sounds. The one big request that would put this over the top is to add AUv3 multi-out so you can route each channel to a separate mixer track in AUM to add Individual eq and effects.
Huge potential but not quite there yet
by Klightx15 on 2019/01/04 22:22
The sequencer is terrible and incredibly frustrating to use. Can’t zoom out the view. Want to move a group of notes around? Impossible. Want to shift notes an octave? Impossible. The gestures are unresponsive and half the time don’t do a thing. There needs to be a better sequencer interface made. I’ve purchased additional sound packs and I’m still disappointed that I can’t find some sounds I’m looking for. There needs to be more hip hop sounds. You’re very limited when you try sculpting your own sounds. You also can’t save the customizations you make into new sound banks. You can’t turn off filters or oscillators. It also would be nice to be able to play all selected sections consecutively to hear the transitions without having to manually trigger the next section.
Best app I’ve used
by oof302 on 2020/06/03 02:25
So I’m a bass player that’s wanting to experiment with the theory of other instruments. This app has everything you need to get started with electronic music, it helped me learn the basics of a beat. The automated scales are nice for the lazy minded, so you can hit whatever key you want and not mess up. It’s a tad bit expensive to unlock advanced features, but it’s way more expensive to buy the instruments. Overall a good app for the musically minded, but I recommend you learn how to play on a chromatic scale before using this instead of having everything laid it in major or minor for you.
Down to three stars...
by angelo grover on 2017/12/15 03:33
Good app but I am agreeing with Leom187...this needs work to bring it up to speed as a serious tool. I had to reinstall it after the latest update was hanging in limbo not able to complete (don’t know why). The only saving option(s) are, presumably, to either wave or aac files in any of the three save routes...so only in an audio file format? What good is that? Not exactly the most flexible thing unless loops are as far as an attention span goes or requires. What if I want to transfer a session to Groovebox on another device to work on? Sorry, I just expect more from Novation because I love their stuff. Is the Amplify division of the company tasked with a focus on making simple little “beat boxes” and an ever increasing streamlined conduit to IAP pre-made loop packs for the masses of ‘djs’?
This app is awesome!
by dunc_punc on 2019/12/18 19:10
I’ve been using this app for the past few months to sketch out the music I’m making, but I feel like it could use one thing: the ability to automatically cycle through sections. I’ve been yearning for the ability to have the app automatically go to the next section while I’m playing the song, so I can hear what the song sounds like. It’s hard to constantly be tapping the next section when I want it to switch, so this would be a great addition. I know some people might not want that, so it would be toggleable. Otherwise, this app is great and I’ll continue using it until I stop making music.
Wish original tracks can be played
by AudioGman on 2019/10/15 13:08
This is a great app but my only wish is that the app has a feature that enables you to play back the original track that was featured on any pack that you buy. I noticed that once you buy a pack, you no longer have the ability to play the featured track for the pack. The other music apps created by this developer all have that feature, so I believe it should be an easy fix. Please, please, please add this feature. I am still giving it a 5 star in spite of the slight omission.
Maxwellteks
by Maxwellteks on 2018/01/30 02:45
From when I first tried “launchkey”, I loved your design, then With Launchpad and audio import I could instantly create my own sound packs ,..NOW with Groovebox I have superior synth sounds that I can program and tweak to my own liking .Blocs wave, is also a trip into new territory, and all three can be exported straight back into the launchpad. I would love to see you update the Launchkey app. And give it a record function so that those awesome instruments and tweaking effects could also be sent to the Launchpad. Either way I love the versatility you keep adding . I’d recommend anyone to get all four.
Piano roll could be the saving grace
by dizzie davidz on 2018/05/06 03:32
Great app but the piano roll is impossible to use, it’ll be great if you could use the app in landscape mode even if it was just the piano roll and not being able to drag the selector towards the right of the screen when trying to copy is the biggest mistake in the app regardless of its shortcoming its still the most user friendly app for music creation on the app store. If the piano roll got fixed maybe a couple more people would purchase the pro version otherwise people just save the riffs and continue later on a pc.
Great but not perfect. Yet.
by AmirGhiasi on 2019/12/27 09:18
The base is solid but there’s a lot of missing features. For example, there’s no easy way to shift all the notes around. Right now, you have to select a bar, move them left, make a mess of overlapping notes, they automatically unselect so you have to select all again just to move em one more bar and rage quit in the end. Hopefully we got Ableton Live MIDI Export in the last update but then you can’t your project as a single mixed WAV file. Every export option just provides you with looped stems.
pretty good.. prettay prettay good!
by Septimo73 on 2020/04/18 01:49
If I have to complain about things I would say is that the editing of individual notes could use an update.. it’s so hard to deal with. Dragging a note length is almost impossible to perform.. constantly deleting the note instead.. completely frustrating in that editor. My second complaint would be about the exportation system is way too simplistic. It could use more options like the ability to render tail ends as well as having the perfect loop points.. this has to be a choice because sometimes I need the perfect loop, but most times I also need the ability to have that tail end for transitions and endings so it doesn’t just end abruptly. My third and final complaint is the lack of AUV3.. in this time this should be a standard. Outside of these things I think this app is brilliant.. please update this so It can be perfect.
Great sounds. Intuitive. Needs Launchpad integration
by Pubikk on 2018/03/31 06:32
Fantastic app. The sound out of the, um, box, are amazing and reminiscent of apps that cost money. Unlocking the other bits of the app is fine, but the real value is in the sound packs. I play live with Launchpad for iOS and a hardware Launchpad S. I use Blocswave to sculpt my sounds, usually created in Gadget. But getting those sounds into Launchpad is a real pain (much easier if you use Live, which I don’t). Best part of Blocs is the ease of exporting to Launchpad. Groovebox would be a bigger part of my set up if it played well with the other Novation apps. Seems like a pretty big oversight. This ability coming soon?
Seamless beat making
by Commille on 2019/11/15 04:27
What I enjoy about this tool is it’s ease of jumping into and creating a new project, not only within the app, but for the case of breaking writer’s block for the next production piece. Often times, the hardest part is establishing a solid, undisturbed working environment that’s free from distractions. If there’s challenges creating this space, than there’s an opportunity to lose creative flow. Directly or indirectly, creative problem solving is wasted at this phase, which is critical in creating something from nothing. So, the clean space is here, with a slight learn curve to figure things out (was easy for me coming from Blocs Waves) and I’m off to a great start. Just plus up (the “+” in the app) to add new elements and styles, access the tempo to zone in the project’s soul and be dope. That’s it. But it’s just the beginning, the same. Export, chop, EQ and so on to make this your own! -LeeoniousM aka BC
Best Synths
by crazyblob on 2021/04/23 15:20
This app contains the best synths I&#39;ve seen so far on iOS. I feel it allows my creativity to flow really well, and I&#39;m looking forward for more! As someone who constantly uses this app though, I would really appreciate if our songs could sync across multiple devices. Also, when exporting audio, It&#39;d be nice if the audio file didn&#39;t cut off the sound as soon as the measure/audio ends. I&#39;d be editing and using these clips if it had sort of a delay option. Anyways, great app!
Unbelievably great
by Thecoolestgamer on 2020/06/25 08:29
I normally don’t make reviews on apps, but this is way better than I expected it to be, there was zero learning curve, there are plenty of instruments, and it’s really easy to get a grasp of how to write a song well if you already have experience. The only thing I would like changed is that the rest of the song doesn’t play when choosing a new instrument because the quiet ones are hard to hear, other than that, i have no complaints!
Great app for beginners
by mkv4x on 2019/12/01 14:51
Groovebox is a great app for anyone looking to get into beat making without wanting to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on equipment; especially if you find out you aren’t so good at it ;-) Groovebox has great sound packs for all different types of genres, and the fine control over each sound is definitely a must have. Would give 5 stars if I could import external audio files to sample or import sound recorded from a microphone. But again, this is more of a starting setup than “I want to make beats full time” thing
Good Choice
by Mr. Mountain Man on 2020/05/26 23:16
I am particularly new to writing and creating songs on my own. Although it is more complex than other of amplify’s music making applications, it gives a even wider range of experience, creativity, and complexity. Plus, no ads, no videos, no nothing. If you want more tracks for the instruments, all you have to do is buy them. That simple. Yes, it does take a LOT more time and effort to make said song, but makes your music much more original. 10/10
Import
by Frej. on 2018/12/17 22:14
I use this app pretty much everyday in combination with Launchpad. I love most everything about this app. Though sometimes it crashes when I use it for an extended period I still appreciate the fact that I can make my own sounds and then import the patterns into the other app. I would absolutely love the idea of importing a sound and then being able to distort and use this interface to manipulate my actual sounds instead of buying packs ALL the time. Hopefully this will be something to look into.
Best Music Making app EVER!
by m.e_e.k on 2020/05/09 20:55
Hands down one of the best apps available. The free version is everything you could ask for. Well worth the money to upgrade for more tools to craft amazing music. The various sound packs available to buy as well are all awesome. The potential to make great beats and music is endless. And it’s ability to be used in conjunction with the apps launch pad and blocs wave is really something else. Hands down one of the best apps on the market for making music.
Instant favorite (revised review)
by Andyz3 on 2020/03/07 12:37
Great music making app, this has just jockeyed ahead of Gadget as my go to music making app. Super quick to slap something together. My biggest wish list item (unless I am missing it) is a count in to record and if there was an option to transition from one set to another automatically that would be awesome. Edit - Having said that, I just started to import into launchpad and my transisition issue is resolve.
A very capable rhythm composer with excellent sounds
by JRSIV1975 on 2018/08/08 03:52
I really dig Groovebox, and I usually write verbose, novelette reviews but I’m trying to be concise. It’s great for starters ideas or creating finished grooves. The ONE issue that keeps me from giving it 5 stars and using it more often is that still, after various updates, the first note of measure 1 in a Drumbox sequence doesn’t sound. It’s frustrating to play a groove and the “one” is just silence. As the groove repeats the 1 of the first measure WILL play, so it’s just a bug with the beginning of a the beat. If that was repaired I would absolutely give Groovebox a 5 Star rating.
Great app I love it to death!
by dandansodacan on 2019/02/08 18:18
Creating simple beats with this app helps a lot with more of my creative process with music production. I love its functionality with midi devices like the Launch Key. The option of synths, basses, and drums are very nice especially when first starting out with the app. Something I wish the app had was a record function for recording your song entirely, kind of like Ableton Live or Garage Band; and adding more than 8 tracks. I would be fine if they added this as a in-app purchase.
Great but needs sequencing / song recording.
by ASCIIsandwich on 2017/09/27 17:01
Great App. Works as advertised and way cheaper than an analog synth. Very versatile thus far, and I’m only using what comes free. It would be really cool if there were a sequencer or some way you could do a live dj sorta thing. And also track naming. Some of my loops have a dozen tracks I like to switch between, so it’d be great if i could have a way to know which is which. Definitely recommended, iPhone equivalent of a real synth, and you can get pretty far on the free stuff.
Why wait?! Download this NOW
by BrunerWooner on 2020/01/26 21:44
Whether you are a professional or your just interested in creating music. This app along with the other apps under the Amplify banner are great tools! Even if you do not spend a dime on in-app-purchases, the free versions are still a great tools to have in your audio production toolbox. It is obvious that they listen to their users and updates for the apps are both useful and innovative.
Phenomenal
by Ban-Nana on 2018/04/29 18:13
I’ve been toying around with auxy studio for all of my music but ever since they pulled the pay for content you got for free card i went searching for another app for music and this one in my opinion is miles above auxy by far the best music maker on the app store, one issue i wish there was a way to share the songs you make directly onto Soundcloud or other apps involving music if you can make this possible it will be greatly appreciated
Please add the ability to make a full song
by Hjhrrhdhdhhjfjhdtnja on 2020/04/24 10:55
This app is super good actually it’s very fun to use and it’s easy to make something on it. Though not being enable to make something more than 8 bars really limits the user and it would be super nice if you could make full songs easily, even just having the sections play automatically so you don’t have to time it yourself would be nice.
Such an idea sparker!!
by Mac Dramastic on 2017/11/02 07:22
Whenever I’m stuck in a beat block situation I can always spark inspiration from Groovebox!! I can easily generate a random groove that helps me move forward with a fresh new idea with regurgitating old melodies and rhythm loops. It’s fun to just mess around with but even better for actually music production. It’s not an all in one DAW but as a sequencer it’s amazing for sparking creativity!!! Plus the extra packs are updated frequently so the sounds always stay fresh! I love it!
2 Things. Needs account system and More instruments
by CINCOxBINCO on 2019/11/15 20:18
There needs to be an account system we’re you can create an account on Groovebox and then if you switch over to another phone or device, all your stuff will be there. Also there are currently only four instruments which is the Drumbox, Minimon, RetroBass, and Poly - 8. If they add more instruments maybe like the flute, guitar, piano, and more, this app will be better than most Pc beat making programs.
Who is complaining about the price?!?
by R.wayneanderson on 2018/03/01 11:35
I’ve barely scratched the surface with these apps but I don’t understand why anyone would complain about paying 99 cents for a sound pack? I’ve bought all of the sound packs on Groove box &amp; the few other features ....maybe spent $50 tops? Not sure why anyone other than a high schooler with no job would see that as expensive. You get to create music on your phone for crying out loud! 😂😛😳🤔🙄👍🏼
Groovebox
by M.P> on 2018/05/24 14:47
I have been using all of their apps for some time now and really like the update for launchkey. I would really love to see integration with my launchpad in the same way, full control , recorded notes displayed on launchpad like launchkey. I am not really sure what this new update does , but now i cannot even use my launchpad for Groovebox. I hit the pads and nothing ? Not a helpful update, please fix , thanks , your dedicated user. M.j.
Best app on my phone
by Zachariahaha on 2019/02/15 01:07
EDIT: The only thing I want is a Lo-Fi hip-hop drum pack. The new kits that get added are pretty diverse. I just want some warm, soft drums. Some kicks, hats, and snares that are reminiscient of J Dilla ya know? The quality of the synthesizers and the drum samples is seriously so much better than I could have ever hoped for. And with most in app purchases costing around a dollar, I&#39;m spending much less than the $50+ I&#39;d spend to get a new synth plugin or drum kit for Ableton. Affordable, intensely impressive, and wildly fun. This is my new favorite app.
Great tools.
by xsoundgardenx on 2018/10/26 13:56
I am a professional musician and this is a fun and intuitive app that gives a decent amount of freedom to make some cool tunes with some customization. It’s similar to the equally brilliant music creation app Figure, but I actually found myself preferring this one because things are laid out more clearly and the sounds you can produce are less limited. It’s a fun app to get you started making grooves. Highly recommend.
You can do so much with this app
by tnemusiccollective on 2018/08/04 02:31
Only issue is that every 10 seconds or so the app freezes for 5 seconds. I can’t uninstall it because I have a ton of files on it. I really enjoy the sounds I can make with it. My go to app for making music. I downloaded this the day it came out. I was already a fan of blocs wav and launchpad and this came out and completed the trio. It’s amazing the amount of sounds you can make with this app. I use it all the time.
Has potential but falls flat
by I own the pc version on 2018/08/31 21:02
A major part of creating music is being able to edit midi notes, and the piano roll / pattern editor is very limited. On an iPad Pro 13&#34;, there is no way to zoom out making it tedious at best to edit patterns. Second to manipulating patterns is to be able to quickly undo a change, and the 1 increment undo with a pop up “are you sure” became too much and I abandoned this incredibly good sounding app. Lack of redo should be mentioned, also. These are very basic additions, and critical to making the app useful (to me). It’s great you sell sound packs. I’d like to buy them, but I won’t because I know I won’t be able to edit my patterns efficiently or at all. 5 out of 5 for killer sounds 1 out of 5 for bad pattern editing 2 out of 5 for limited functionality arranging 4 out of 5 for beautiful UI 3 out of 5 = average
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