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make a beat
28.31
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5
makes beats
0.00
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make beats
55.37
25
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modular synthesizer
38.84
19
49
musicloop lite
0.00
18
8
ableton link
189
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frode sylthe
0.00
10
6
learn for ableton
0.00
6
8
novation credit union
0.19
5
7
impact by focusrite
5.32
3
groove box
386
1
novation launchpad
0.00
248
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App name
Groovebox
Description
If you love making electronic music, you’ll love Groovebox. Enter an inspiring world of music production on your iPhone & iPad. Groovebox is a free, beautifully designed music studio app packed with inspiring synths and drum machines. In minutes you’ll be making beats, melodies, and playing with world-class instruments. Expand your own collection with more sounds and instruments available in the store. From the creators of Launchpad, Groovebox helps you produce music on iPhone & iPad. • A BEATS & SYNTH MUSIC STUDIO Play with touchable instruments to quickly create your own beats and melodies, or draw in notes. Need inspiration? Groovebox has hundreds of patterns and sounds to get you started. Two powerful synthesisers, designed in partnership with Novation, deliver deep retro basslines and analogue harmonic melodies. The modern drum machine, with expanding drumkit library, will turn Groovebox into your go-to beat production studio. • SYNTHS DESIGNED WITH NOVATION Designed in partnership with Novation, legendary synth pioneers, Groovebox packs a world-class sound. Each instrument uses a new powerful synth engine capable of recreating classic warm analogue sounds and rich modern harmonics. • EASY TO START, DEEP ENOUGH TO MASTER Groovebox is designed to kick-start ideas, but it has serious features for artists and producers too. The advanced synth parameters* let you sculpt your own sounds. Included iPad mixer, note sequencer, key and scale modes let you control your sound. Build your arrangements with sections. Export your sounds easily to a laptop to produce further. Sync to other apps or a laptop with ableton link. Connect using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and even Export to Ableton Live seamlessly.   FEATURES • Discover and build ideas - Quickly explore sounds with hundreds of melody and rhythm patterns • Play touchable instruments - Create your own melodies and beats • Four powerful instruments - Drumbox, MiniMon, RetroBass and Poly-8 • Build beats - Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns • Arrange your tracks - Simple song-building using sections • Sound innovation - Synths developed in partnership with synth pioneers Novation • Expand your sounds - Regular, fresh-content drumpacks, presets and patterns* • Production-ready sounds - Crafted by world-class sound designers and artists • Extendable Instruments - Expose more tweakable synth controls • Sequence your music - Draw notes and build patterns instead of playing them • Stay in time and key - Choose from any tempo, key or musical scale • Share your music - Easily create a mix of your music to share with others *Requires In-App Purchase ADVANCED FEATURES • Jam with others - Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, ableton link and Ableton Export • Swing - Instantly add swing to your session. • Ableton Export - Easily send your project to Ableton Live • Full scale support - All keys and major, minor and modes supported • Project management - Rename, duplicate and delete • iPad Pro support - Optimised to use the entire iPad Pro screen • Send your ideas to a laptop - Batch export your pads as a .zip file, or use Ableton Export • Bluetooth speaker supported   SUPPORTED DEVICES Groovebox is compatible with iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air 1/2, iPad Pro 9.7/12.9, iPad Mini 2/3/4, iPod Touch 6th Generation, iPhone X, iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPhone 6/6S, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus. Supports iOS 10 and iOS 11.
Great sounds and simple to use, but a bit frustrating
by Jtsistinas on 2019/09/15 21:55
The sound is great and the interface is simple to use when creating some cool beats. The most frustrating part is trying to lengthen or move notes on the grid. I have to attempt to tap and drag 4 or 5 times before it actually adjusts the note and doesn't attempt to scroll. This makes me want to throw my ipad across the room. Maybe it should be two fingers to pan and one finger only adjusts the length and position of the note? This app would be 5 stars if it wasn't for that frustrating UI issue.
2years + and still on version 1
by ManuelNYC on 2019/09/15 15:09
It’s been more than two years you released this app, and still didn’t didn’t add anything good new features on it, you only release preset packs and that’s it, I bought all of them but not anymore ...... I love the app, but work on the source code, or is it that ‘this is the app and no more updates, version 1 forever’ ???? #disappointed
This app is Awesome!!!
by Willis B. on 2019/09/10 12:13
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.
Used to be good.
by Eriptron on 2019/09/09 14:18
Update: GrooveBox, in it’s early days, was good for making music in a lot of genres. Since then they have reworked all of the original presets and now everything sounds the similar. Oh, for sure you can vary the tempo and you gave the synth settings but if I’m going rework everything, I might as well create them from scratch. If I do that I don’t need GooveBox. They have way too many presets now that sound similar simply because they turn them out to make money so now there just a collection of riff-raff for the most part. I may end our just deleting it. It was good for a while. Oh well. —- Every once in a while GrooveBox resets all my volumes to, I’m guessing, zero decibels which ‘totally’ hoses the mix! Also, undo-redo no longer works and I lost the settings for a fantastic piece because of a mistake I made. I’m afraid of what else I’ll find. I’ll stop updating if they aren’t going to test better than that.
Love love this app
by rnwx on 2019/09/06 08:36
Best of the best
GrooveBox is #1
by Mikeychaan on 2019/09/05 03:36
Best device program for integration and hands on sound producing
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.
Was always good....
by fhdkhdsjkf on 2019/08/29 23:39
....but now with patch saving it’s ridiculously strong.
Great for getting the creative juices flowing
by Just plane awesome on 2019/08/29 19:51
I’ve use this app for a long time and continues to come back to it because of it into the workflow and how easy it is to obtain beautiful sounds
Almost the best on iOS.
by policarpo on 2019/08/29 17:51
Truly love using this app with my Novation LaunchKey MINI, but we really need Midi learn in the app, and the ability to assign midi channels per instrument to really open this one up. Heck if we had Sample import on the drum machines, this app would be the best thing on iOS ever! Great work nonetheless, just want to unlock it’s full potential. 👊🏼™️
Great mobile music making apps!
by ⭐️👶 on 2019/08/29 13:10
This line of apps stand out as a solid body of work. The sound packs are great, the interfaces are great, and the fact it fits in your pocket is just icing on the cake. Thanks to the team for putting in the work for a well thought out and well executed music app that didn’t feel a video game, a toy, or a frustrating mess.
Worthless
by Start out well on 2019/08/21 12:12
Downloaded the ‘free’ version which was ok but didn’t give the user and control over the virtual instruments (they were grayed out) so anyone wanting full control is asked to purchase the ‘full version’ ($14.99 USD) which supposedly contained the ‘unlock key’. Well, when I paid the money and DL’d the ‘full version’ the app completely quit working. To make matters worse the support team (in the UK) did not follow up, kept asking me to uninstall - then ‘reinstall’ the app which I did but to no avail. Save your money - don’t fall for this completely worthless (and unworkable) app. I only gave it 1 star because I had to to write a review. It deserves 0 stars and their support staff will NOT help you.
One flaw
by Robmarl on 2019/08/16 20:43
Only one thing I can criticize about Groovebox I wish there were some acoustic instruments like a piano Other than that 10/10
Add usb midi option
by DeAnte Jordon on 2019/08/04 03:52
My sole purpose of getting the app was to use via usb midi but there is no option
Incredible instrument
by SpasticClam on 2019/08/03 00:34
This is not a DAW. You will find 20 features that are missing or you wish were different. This is an unique sounding, wonderfully dynamic groovebox. I use it virtually on its own (add an rc-505 and midi keyboard) for an entire 20 minute live set. Nothing but compliments. You will create magical beats and textures.
I Have...
by PSexNYC on 2019/08/01 05:42
I Have such a great time with this app. I promise to learn more about this app so that I can create Full Songs with Distinct Sections that I can play Guitar to and Vocalize a little bit.
Beautiful app
by matquin on 2019/07/31 00:36
Great sounds, adds a lot of depth but still staying really simple. Go to app for making music while traveling. So that said, I know it’s all been said on the audiobus forum but here are my feature requests. 1. Quantized pattern change. 2. No limits to the amount of patterns you can make. 3. Being able to mix and match drum sounds. 4. Better sound browser, preferably by category, ie, pad, lead, bass, etc. 5. Saving sounds/kits (after mix and match). Great job! Keep it up!
Best dubstep maker I’ve ever used
by Hunter Higgins on 2019/07/23 03:59
This app is amazing, it actually has something to offer and is great for making music.
Can’t use packs purchased on iPad on my iPhone?
by ChanceMayfield on 2019/07/19 20:12
That’s insane. Not cool guys.
The Real Deal
by GuitarUniverse on 2019/07/19 07:03
As a music producer with 40 years experience who has become disabled, I can’t say enough good things about this app. Really musical, very scalable, not a toy, and I’m excited to find out more about this great musical instrument. Because that’s what this is. A musical instrument.
G3/512boy really appreciate the opportunity as I have the time to show
by g3/atx on 2019/07/18 00:05
Thank e
This is app is jaw dropping in simplicity and complexity
by Leathersoul on 2019/07/07 21:49
I wish I could have a chromatic option to add some flats and sharps. UPDATE!!! The new features are intense! Works very well. Sound module are very inspiring. My new wish: Because the app is very useful and inspiring, I wish I could lay down a quick vocal track just so I wouldn't lose the magic. I really lose track of time using this app. Money well spent! I have a request, that the app be able to have a key change in a section. And that randomness in playing can understand section with the key change. Wish list: The ability to play automatically all the way through and the ability to Have a coda.
Amazing.
by jd1zzy on 2019/06/29 09:43
So much better than anything else I’ve tried for iPhone/iPad could even come close to.
Lame
by no1345634567 on 2019/05/21 21:07
No idea how to use it I wanted to make my own songs that actually save do not get if you want meaningless noise
Best and worst
by TheDudeAbided on 2019/05/21 19:43
The three 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 & 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.
Cool for beginners and advanced.
by thegreatupevil on 2019/04/22 10:23
Once I got the dance down on how to move them to bloc wave or launchpad. Much better. Still a little confused on how the patterns work and load versus just changing the sound patch. Also why don’t my purchase on phone match the iPad purchases ? Overall download and addictive. But still needs a more beastly approach to drums. A crusher ?
Surprisingly good, simple yet powerful
by Bast525 on 2019/04/18 23:02
Well worth upgrading to pro. Even with “only” three synth engines, they are extremely flexible. This app is surprisingly easy to use yet very capable. The only thing missing is parameter automation. This reminds me a lot of Caustic, not quite as capable but easier for quick jams. I’m very very happy with this app!
Satisfied
by SnazzyRocket on 2019/04/18 00:43
Can create awesome sounds
Good clean fun!
by Applesnoranges99 on 2019/04/15 16:38
The four instruments are great. The drum packs are great and reasonably priced. The patterns are cool, but need organization. The sequencer is a work in progress, but works ok if you don’t get too deep into editing. Overall good clean fun. Thanks
Love this
by ruukey on 2019/04/13 14:16
Such a great app, especially for those of us who need an outlet to just let loose
Great but...
by YOyoFMA on 2019/04/13 13:09
I find it very hard to extend notes
Very good but...
by Cuppuc on 2019/03/21 19:10
I love this app, making beats is so easy and simple and I love to clunk around with all the different sounds. HOWEVER. The one single problem I have is that there isn’t a way to record. Like on the launchpad app you can just press the record button and it records whatever is playing, but this app I have no idea how to record and export beats because if I could do that it would be easier to send it to my friends the songs I made instead of having to open the app and show them. If you add a record button I would love this app forever. Please add it. Thank you.
Love the living ish out this app
by souldestroyer23 on 2019/03/20 20:51
I love making beats on here
Please make available all synths aax for Mac they sound like the best I’ve ever heard
by bmj1019 on 2019/03/18 06:55
The are the best thing ever 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 those synth will impact audio production huge,,,, just the same they are not adding dynamics or eq unnecessary garbage like garbage synths
Amazing possibilities
by Boxxyer on 2019/03/17 03:15
Amazing and creative endless possibilities to creat music on phone! Please keep going on.
No Sound
by Darin Couples on 2019/03/16 17:01
It worked for 10 minutes then the sound disappeared. Garbage app
No automation!?? Still!!!??.
by rustlingleaves on 2019/03/04 23:01
They are updating the app, but still not adding automation or ability to save your own presets! These 2 features would get countless people to purchase the pro pack... But they don’t even address it. Novation/ampify! Please!
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.
Great, but...
by soulpan on 2019/02/22 23:59
I wish there was a way (maybe there is) to play an “auto sequence,” takinng all my sequences and playing them in order the way I shuffled them. This is my only complaint, other than that it is a GREAT app !
Some suggestions
by BIRD12345678910 on 2019/02/19 23:15
This is an amazing app! It’s my favorite music app by far! I do have some suggestions though: • PLEAAAASEEEE ADD THE ABILITY TO MAKE SONGS IN 3/4 TIME 🥺🥺🥺 • to be honest the drum & synth packs are overpriced. I think it’d be a lot better if they cost $1 each instead of $2 Thanks!!!
MIDI IMPORT-EXPORT NEEDED
by Guitar Autodidact on 2019/02/18 14:08
Excellent app, with great potential. MIDI IMPORT-EXPORT NEEDED ON NEXT UPGRADE.
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'm spending much less than the $50+ I'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.
I like it
by gfj1369 on 2019/02/15 00:37
Kind of complicated but fun
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.
Powerful app but it needs more friendly interface
by Arminsh_ on 2019/02/06 14:15
I love 3 apps of Novation and I think they are very powerful but the design of the interface can be much easier and it needs to be more organized... I hope you guys are working on it cause we are all waiting for a huge update. These apps are great and can be much better. Thank you.
Great
by KerKnuckle on 2019/02/04 18:51
Good app Create now!
Not what I was looking for.
by Jayden Exillo on 2019/02/03 23:55
I’m a bit of a control freak when it comes to making music. I want to control when each kick, stomp, snare, hit etc. I want these sound effects to go off at specific times. This app does not let you do that. They use premade loops. I am not a fan.
ILOVETHEAPP
by TorresIIKenneth on 2019/02/01 13:48
Can the titles have the option to change please 🙏🏼
MIDI Export
by RukiaTH on 2019/01/27 13:37
I love that this app can help me kickstart little ideas but the thing holding it back for me is the inability to export MIDI for your project ideas so I can take that to a full DAW and use the melodies I create with other instruments
New music
by lana Ebralidze on 2019/01/26 16:05
Lana
Great, still room for improvement!!
by joshtafari806 on 2019/01/22 14:43
Add more power to the randomised pattern engine and this app might become a straight a student..lol 8) much love to the team for sure.!!
Good job
by LilOunce on 2019/01/20 03:53
I enjoyed.
Excellent App for Beginners to Pro
by dreamy5668 on 2019/01/17 04:39
I love this app and enables be to make the sound I want to hear quick. Best in App Store. Check out all Ampify apps. Credit to developers
Great. Wish there was more.
by Malitia storm on 2019/01/17 02:46
I love this app but it’s extremely limited. You basically can only write it 4/4 or other like time signatures. Would be nice if I were able to create complex and progressive stuff using time signatures such as 11/8, 9/8 etc without the hassle of having to cut the loop in Ableton after I’ve written it
Very functional and handy . . .
by WAGinWNY on 2019/01/16 01:25
. . . but not cheap, if you go all the way with the in-app purchases. Two drawbacks: editing notes in the piano roll could not possibly be any more difficult. I thought this was an iPad limitation thing, but then I bought ReasonCompact too, and discovered that editing notes in the piano roll of that app couldn't be easier. My other gripe is that several of the effects choices seem redundant. I would like the app just as much if the developers took some of them out and decreased the amount of screen-swiping you have to do to see them all. But you can make a lot of cool loops for yourself to use in GarageBand or Logic, if you're into that kind of thing (which I am.) This will do just fine until I pull the trigger and buy myself the Circuit that's sitting in my Amazon Wish list.
Love the app but..
by Marcelocresta on 2019/01/14 21:40
Love the app just I wish that was a way to export a native file project so I could bounce back between iPhone and iPad.
LOOKING FOR DAW?? NOOT HERE
by GushersCock10 on 2019/01/11 14:05
THIS APP IS COMPLETE GARBAGE IF YOU LOOKING FOR A APP LIKE GARAGEBAND WITH PLUGINS AND SAMPLER TRACKS.
Unable to Restore Purchases
by Bsiebz on 2019/01/09 17:03
Unable to restore purchases on this app, whereas Blocs Wave worked well. Recently migrated from iPad to iPhone to test apps. Overall fun and good. Just want this feature fixed, as the restore page in the app only shows the ones purchased on the iPhone device. I’ve logged out and back into my Apple ID to confirm if it was an Apple ID or Groovebox issue. With no luck after signing out and in, it seems there’s an inability for groovebox to update the tab for previous purchased content.
Midi controlling goodness
by Akfreeride on 2019/01/09 06:59
Nice sequencer, good synths, good drums, however half this app for me is using the launch key midi controller which opens up your options playing live
Nice package with trippy techno
by LukeNode on 2019/01/07 22:33
Forced closed a few times other than that it runs a nice groove
Adding a song mode
by T industries on 2019/01/05 23:11
Hey this app is very cool.I have been making beats for a while on it. But what I’ve been looking for a is a song mode in which when u structure the beats it plays one after the other.Its just an ideas I thought about and I would really like To see it come into this. Great app guys:)
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.
So smart, yet so dumb.
by dataBANG on 2019/01/03 20:35
Nifty music app however it's very frustrating to use deeply. Won't leave talented musicians feeling fulfilled of having made the music coming out of. You cannot save your own instrument patches. This limits fine tuning of variegated patches to save or recall. It seems to be decision to Maximize IAP. Instead you'll always have the opportunity to buy one of the "genre" packs shoved through notifications. The sequence note editing is very clunky with glaring issues on smaller devices. It's a moodkiller when you want to go deeper, maybe should have the elemental grace that the Auxy UI has. There is a No extensibility in MIDI or control from outside apps. It's one thing to have a nifty sketching tool, it's another to hamstring exploration and "thinking outside the box" creativity.
Fun and Simple
by Benedetto Zangri on 2018/12/24 19:27
For the cost of basically nothing it’s a really good deal and everything is on sale to get it now or you’ll be disappointed and yes you could make for songs on this . There are just some limitations .
Almost there
by Dj Ed Nine on 2018/12/24 16:16
This is a great app for quick ideas. What bothers me is the release on the drums is not smooth. When you make a drum sound shorter in length, it sounds like it just cuts off instead decaying . A drum synth instrument option would be nice for those that do not want to use sample based instruments. A bug I run into is when I have about 6 drum instruments and 1 synth instrument, the app crashes when trying to load another synth instrument.
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.
Buggy
by petrockz on 2018/12/14 03:58
I can consistently reproduce issues that lead to crashes. Hit me up if you want a full bug report. Also, you should probably think about adding a “contact us” from within the app so people don’t have to report the bugs in the reviews.
Won’t restore on other devices
by Jrun66 on 2018/12/13 15:36
I recently purchased a couple of apps for Groovebox on my phone. When I tried to restore purchases on both of my iPads, it did not recognize them. It’s been about 24 hours and still nothing. It wants me to buy them again. Any suggestions?
My Favorite App Trio!!!
by RevGo on 2018/12/05 14:29
you can actually create original pieces with this app and learn a lot a long the way. Use in conjunction with the other apps from Ampify and you’ll be able to combine your own samples or recorded audio sections.
Good app but needs more updates!
by Jordancuh on 2018/12/02 11:08
This app is a good app! I like it! The only complaint is simple stuff. Like 1. We should be able to export a wav file with the duration or length of 2 minutes aleast not just 40 seconds of it. 2. There should be more focus on hip hop sounds and rnb sounds because I hate electronic music. 3. Incorporate bigger piano scale options and sounds/loops etc. better 808 tones! Hi hats sound.
Apps good, thought sound packs came with premium
by Gliders420 on 2018/11/26 10:24
I was mistaken when I bough the app. I thought I’d get all the packs, but you just get all the instrument effects Great app, tons of fun.
Pretty darn good
by IraDalor on 2018/11/22 02:54
It’s perfect for throwing together a quick concept or idea with an ovation controller.
Good but need a recording to use for ringtones
by Luz1985 on 2018/11/13 07:01
It ok but wish can record it to make ringtones
I like the app, if it only...
by Which one is Pink on 2018/11/13 06:17
I’ll love the app if... I know the devs have heard it before, but there really needs to be a section player / looper / sequencer so we can make full songs that flow. Other than that a great music creation app. Very simple to get up and going. Easy export to use in your DAW.
Good but...
by VAC690 on 2018/11/12 12:22
I would love if you added a count-in. Everything else about the app is great, sounds, instruments, you name it, but not having a count-in for recording is a HUGE bummer. I’ll change my start rating once you add this.
This is better than all the ones I tried
by Dr.D-Nice on 2018/11/03 20:50
😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😎😎😎😎😎😎😎
Groove Box
by Gods son9500 on 2018/10/27 20:45
I think they should put it on Android it’s really good but I been trying to get it on my beat device which happens to be Samsung but I can’t plz put/make this available on google play
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.
Lots of fun and productive
by ConnorRPh on 2018/10/22 20:45
Great for beginners and veterans. Would like to see more modes, like Locrian.
Amazing app...but OMG why have i still been waiting for this?
by Werdrath on 2018/10/13 12:57
This one option wastes precious time..why would you not have a count in to record? Im tired of waiting for a 16 bar 70bpm loop to happen before i can start recording again. So frustrating. Ive been waiting for this since your release and you just so happen to not offer it like no one cares. Thats so frustrating.. 4 stars ... fix this and get 5
Great app
by Royal*J on 2018/10/06 19:49
Fun
Great App!
by shawmindless on 2018/09/29 03:39
If you don’t like the app, you don’t know how to use it which isn’t hard to find out how to🤷🏾‍♀️
Are the beats royalty free
by BBRartist on 2018/09/28 13:44
Are the beats copyright free
Can I swear?!?!?...🤷🏽‍♂️😱
by King Arthur🙅🏾‍♂️ on 2018/09/24 23:32
I F*^*^NG think that you And whomever built this application, should beyond a reasonable doubt!!!.. , win any award for an app of this quality..it surpasses all and any other app (apps) that are presumedly in the same genre
Great app!
by whdhcbejjxjejf on 2018/09/11 22:28
I recommend this app to any musician starting to make beats. Only downside is that I wish there was more real instruments like piano or violin and less electronic sounds
Amplify’s best!
by SojaDub on 2018/09/04 11:53
This App is good, very! I view it as a portable sketch pad, with really great sound packs. The samples are great and the app is wonderful in delivering various sound tweaks. Its really fun, and the sections you write are easily exported for use as midi or audio. Very fun times for a daily commuter!
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", 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
Not a big boy toy
by eyes to the skys on 2018/08/31 01:27
Cute.. great for my 5 year old.
Awesome!
by Katiej7 on 2018/08/26 19:49
I’m loving it. maybe add some industrial guitar like NIN type sounds.
I am blown away, it’s just what I have always wanted on my iPhone and iPad.
by Just Thomas on 2018/08/20 04:06
I tried this app just out of curiosity and now I am hooked. It’s deep and complete . I am definitely going with the pro version.
Well Rounded App
by bugsHaveFeelersToo on 2018/08/18 11:13
Anyone with some creative energy and a bit of smartphone savvy should be able to use this to create looping melodies of any complexity and export to PC or Mac. I had fun.
Fun and Entertaining
by 1234Mike209 on 2018/08/10 11:08
Great application you should get it.
Love it
by BeardedxDevil on 2018/08/08 16:36
Great app to make beats
This app is fire
by Timba10 on 2018/08/08 07:47
🔥🔥🔥 it got just what u need - especially if u buy the $15 synth control package - good little groovebox Would be cool to enable sample import but i get they have to sell sound packs 😔
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.
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.
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.
Easy to understand
by project24602 on 2018/08/02 19:00
Very easy to get the hang of
Great app!
by Nevelious on 2018/08/02 14:46
I love this app! Already published a few songs using this app. Wishes would be user saved presents and some type of audio sampler module!!! And note repeat added!! Thank you!
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.
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.
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'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'll have even more money than what you're doing right now! People won’t have to pay money to get a new pack and you'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's very irritating... Hope you understand... Keep it up! :)
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's own right for the iOS -Keep up the good stuff, steady new content and excellent support!
Love this app!
by IronStarGazette on 2017/08/25 20:24
I love all of this company'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'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.
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!!!!
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'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'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'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'm really hoping this app gets expanded; has potential to be a go to app for building musical sketches.
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.
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.
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'm jamming on an app I want to spend more time playing and developing quickly vs the more precise process on my desktop DAWs and Groovebox lets me do that. Highly recommend. Only gripes are - transferring the clips to work on in Ableton causes a slight pop sound during the start of each clip. Also this would be PERFECT if - - I was able to create a simple timeline of when different tracks come on to capture my layering process. - The automation and effect tweaks could be recorded or transferred to desktop. Buy this now, you'll have a blast right away!
Used to be good.
by Eriptron on 2019/09/09 14:18
Update: GrooveBox, in it’s early days, was good for making music in a lot of genres. Since then they have reworked all of the original presets and now everything sounds the similar. Oh, for sure you can vary the tempo and you gave the synth settings but if I’m going rework everything, I might as well create them from scratch. If I do that I don’t need GooveBox. They have way too many presets now that sound similar simply because they turn them out to make money so now there just a collection of riff-raff for the most part. I may end our just deleting it. It was good for a while. Oh well. —- Every once in a while GrooveBox resets all my volumes to, I’m guessing, zero decibels which ‘totally’ hoses the mix! Also, undo-redo no longer works and I lost the settings for a fantastic piece because of a mistake I made. I’m afraid of what else I’ll find. I’ll stop updating if they aren’t going to test better than that.
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?
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.
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’?
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.
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.
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 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'm spending much less than the $50+ I'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 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.
Great sounds and simple to use, but a bit frustrating
by Jtsistinas on 2019/09/15 21:55
The sound is great and the interface is simple to use when creating some cool beats. The most frustrating part is trying to lengthen or move notes on the grid. I have to attempt to tap and drag 4 or 5 times before it actually adjusts the note and doesn't attempt to scroll. This makes me want to throw my ipad across the room. Maybe it should be two fingers to pan and one finger only adjusts the length and position of the note? This app would be 5 stars if it wasn't for that frustrating UI issue.
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
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!
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 & 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! 😂😛😳🤔🙄👍🏼
PRO bundle needs to take existing purchases into account.
by BackroundAmbience on 2018/02/06 18:57
Edit: Excellent, happy to hear you have an open mind about this! Thanks for quick response :) Wonderful instrument! Can we please include the people who have bought some parts of the PRO upgrade as standalone purchases before the PRO upgrade existed? An option to purchase it at a discounted rate, just like apple has the "complete the app bundle" functionality? Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
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", 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
Great app so far
by Atm0spher1c on 2018/01/05 23:33
This is a really inspiring app for sketching out tunes. I appreciate it how well it works on the small screen of the iPhone. The modules sound great too. I gave 4 stars because I feel like it could go from great to exceptional with a couple of additions. Some kind of automation whether like Figure or like Auxy would be very welcome. Also allowing pattern lengths that aren’t a multiple of 4 would really open up the creative potential of the app.
A must-have for the composer/producer on the go!
by 1TahuNuva on 2018/03/02 18:14
I have logic pro at home and use this amazing app to write out super cool loops when I’m out! Nothing is more annoying than a song coming to you and having no way to write it down! Not anymore!! Thanks Novation! I also have your massive launchkey keyboard integrated with Logic Pro. Keep it up guys you are the best when it comes to mobile music software!
Amazing app...but OMG why have i still been waiting for this?
by Werdrath on 2018/10/13 12:57
This one option wastes precious time..why would you not have a count in to record? Im tired of waiting for a 16 bar 70bpm loop to happen before i can start recording again. So frustrating. Ive been waiting for this since your release and you just so happen to not offer it like no one cares. Thats so frustrating.. 4 stars ... fix this and get 5
This is app is jaw dropping in simplicity and complexity
by Leathersoul on 2019/07/07 21:49
I wish I could have a chromatic option to add some flats and sharps. UPDATE!!! The new features are intense! Works very well. Sound module are very inspiring. My new wish: Because the app is very useful and inspiring, I wish I could lay down a quick vocal track just so I wouldn't lose the magic. I really lose track of time using this app. Money well spent! I have a request, that the app be able to have a key change in a section. And that randomness in playing can understand section with the key change. Wish list: The ability to play automatically all the way through and the ability to Have a coda.
Great app, missing features
by Almostghosts on 2017/10/13 20:01
This app is great. Great workflow, good internal synth engines, great sequencer and arranger. Features missing that would make this app 5 stars instead of 4: Automation, midi clock sync, song mode, midi out. Midi out would be huge, if I could sequence Animoog or external hardware synths this app it would be one of my favorites. There are other apps capable of this but as stated above this app has a great workflow. I’d pay a $20 in app purchase for midi out.
Good app, one complaint.
by Aeridis dragonfly on 2018/05/28 02:43
When you guys do these half off sales it does nothing for the customers that have already bought all the packs and features. How about a reward say 4 times a year, every three months any customers that have all your current tools get a free sound pack or feature that no one else does?
Great mobile music making apps!
by ⭐️👶 on 2019/08/29 13:10
This line of apps stand out as a solid body of work. The sound packs are great, the interfaces are great, and the fact it fits in your pocket is just icing on the cake. Thanks to the team for putting in the work for a well thought out and well executed music app that didn’t feel a video game, a toy, or a frustrating mess.
So far so good...
by blackronin0 on 2018/06/27 21:34
Like the way the app is put together. Nice packs all the way around. My only issue is not being able to change tempo before starting a project on my iPhone version. Unless there is a way and I missed it. That’s the only reason I didn’t give this a 5 star. Looking forward to see how the app evolves. Hopefully some vocal and more fx samples coming.
Almost there
by Dj Ed Nine on 2018/12/24 16:16
This is a great app for quick ideas. What bothers me is the release on the drums is not smooth. When you make a drum sound shorter in length, it sounds like it just cuts off instead decaying . A drum synth instrument option would be nice for those that do not want to use sample based instruments. A bug I run into is when I have about 6 drum instruments and 1 synth instrument, the app crashes when trying to load another synth instrument.
Surprisingly good, simple yet powerful
by Bast525 on 2019/04/18 23:02
Well worth upgrading to pro. Even with “only” three synth engines, they are extremely flexible. This app is surprisingly easy to use yet very capable. The only thing missing is parameter automation. This reminds me a lot of Caustic, not quite as capable but easier for quick jams. I’m very very happy with this app!
Powerful app but it needs more friendly interface
by Arminsh_ on 2019/02/06 14:15
I love 3 apps of Novation and I think they are very powerful but the design of the interface can be much easier and it needs to be more organized... I hope you guys are working on it cause we are all waiting for a huge update. These apps are great and can be much better. Thank you.
Good app but needs more updates!
by Jordancuh on 2018/12/02 11:08
This app is a good app! I like it! The only complaint is simple stuff. Like 1. We should be able to export a wav file with the duration or length of 2 minutes aleast not just 40 seconds of it. 2. There should be more focus on hip hop sounds and rnb sounds because I hate electronic music. 3. Incorporate bigger piano scale options and sounds/loops etc. better 808 tones! Hi hats sound.
Won’t restore on other devices
by Jrun66 on 2018/12/13 15:36
I recently purchased a couple of apps for Groovebox on my phone. When I tried to restore purchases on both of my iPads, it did not recognize them. It’s been about 24 hours and still nothing. It wants me to buy them again. Any suggestions?
Largely impressed!
by FankiPants on 2018/03/10 00:41
I haven’t even spent a penny in this app and I’m making several beats for projects. It’s helped me realize what notes should be achieved, especially in my singing. If nothing else, use it to tone-check yourself! I’m considering putting money into more of the features at some point!
So smart, yet so dumb.
by dataBANG on 2019/01/03 20:35
Nifty music app however it's very frustrating to use deeply. Won't leave talented musicians feeling fulfilled of having made the music coming out of. You cannot save your own instrument patches. This limits fine tuning of variegated patches to save or recall. It seems to be decision to Maximize IAP. Instead you'll always have the opportunity to buy one of the "genre" packs shoved through notifications. The sequence note editing is very clunky with glaring issues on smaller devices. It's a moodkiller when you want to go deeper, maybe should have the elemental grace that the Auxy UI has. There is a No extensibility in MIDI or control from outside apps. It's one thing to have a nifty sketching tool, it's another to hamstring exploration and "thinking outside the box" creativity.
Fantastic
by Stranger on Public on 2017/12/07 02:55
This app is great, is perfect to me because it works great on those moments when I am not at the studio but i have some cool ideas, I use it as my notebook and then I build all those ideas on my synths, even I think you can get good sounds from it, the sounds included are pretty cool
Great. Wish there was more.
by Malitia storm on 2019/01/17 02:46
I love this app but it’s extremely limited. You basically can only write it 4/4 or other like time signatures. Would be nice if I were able to create complex and progressive stuff using time signatures such as 11/8, 9/8 etc without the hassle of having to cut the loop in Ableton after I’ve written it
Professional sound design but some crackling on ip7
by cuezaireekaa on 2018/02/17 09:14
I'm getting some crackling and sound glitch if with only four modules activated!! I'm on an iPhone 7plus so I should have enough power to not get sound glitches. Most my other music apps don't crackle. I've restarted and remove apps out of ram but still persists. Please look into this guys!
Decent App but many improvements are needed
by MJS Records on 2017/09/29 07:29
For some odd reason, whenever I try to purchase upgrades, it does nothing. For example, I tried purchasing the drumbox upgrades but it kept loading and nothing else happened. I'll try it again then move on to other fully functioning apps without technical issues.
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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. Two powerful synthesisers, designed in partnership with Novation, deliver deep retro basslines and analogue harmonic melodies. The modern drum machine, with expanding drumkit library, will turn Groovebox into your go-to beat production studio. • SYNTHS DESIGNED WITH NOVATION Designed in partnership with Novation, legendary synth pioneers, Groovebox packs a world-class sound. Each instrument uses a new powerful synth engine capable of recreating classic warm analogue sounds and rich modern harmonics. • EASY TO START, DEEP ENOUGH TO MASTER Groovebox is designed to kick-start ideas, but it has serious features for artists and producers too. The advanced synth parameters* let you sculpt your own sounds. Included iPad mixer, note sequencer, key and scale modes let you control your sound. Build your arrangements with sections. Export your sounds easily to a laptop to produce further. Sync to other apps or a laptop with ableton link. Connect using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and even Export to Ableton Live seamlessly.   FEATURES • Discover and build ideas - Quickly explore sounds with hundreds of melody and rhythm patterns • Play touchable instruments - Create your own melodies and beats • Four powerful instruments - Drumbox, MiniMon, RetroBass and Poly-8 • Build beats - Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns • Arrange your tracks - Simple song-building using sections • Sound innovation - Synths developed in partnership with synth pioneers Novation • Expand your sounds - Regular, fresh-content drumpacks, presets and patterns* • Production-ready sounds - Crafted by world-class sound designers and artists • Extendable Instruments - Expose more tweakable synth controls • Sequence your music - Draw notes and build patterns instead of playing them • Stay in time and key - Choose from any tempo, key or musical scale • Share your music - Easily create a mix of your music to share with others *Requires In-App Purchase ADVANCED FEATURES • Jam with others - Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, ableton link and Ableton Export • Swing - Instantly add swing to your session. • Ableton Export - Easily send your project to Ableton Live • Full scale support - All keys and major, minor and modes supported • Project management - Rename, duplicate and delete • iPad Pro support - Optimised to use the entire iPad Pro screen • Send your ideas to a laptop - Batch export your pads as a .zip file, or use Ableton Export • Bluetooth speaker supported   SUPPORTED DEVICES Groovebox is compatible with iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air 1/2, iPad Pro 9.7/12.9, iPad Mini 2/3/4, iPod Touch 6th Generation, iPhone X, iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPhone 6/6S, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus. Supports iOS 10 and iOS 11.
Great sounds and simple to use, but a bit frustrating
by Jtsistinas on 2019/09/15 21:55
The sound is great and the interface is simple to use when creating some cool beats. The most frustrating part is trying to lengthen or move notes on the grid. I have to attempt to tap and drag 4 or 5 times before it actually adjusts the note and doesn't attempt to scroll. This makes me want to throw my ipad across the room. Maybe it should be two fingers to pan and one finger only adjusts the length and position of the note? This app would be 5 stars if it wasn't for that frustrating UI issue.
2years + and still on version 1
by ManuelNYC on 2019/09/15 15:09
It’s been more than two years you released this app, and still didn’t didn’t add anything good new features on it, you only release preset packs and that’s it, I bought all of them but not anymore ...... I love the app, but work on the source code, or is it that ‘this is the app and no more updates, version 1 forever’ ???? #disappointed
This app is Awesome!!!
by Willis B. on 2019/09/10 12:13
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.
Used to be good.
by Eriptron on 2019/09/09 14:18
Update: GrooveBox, in it’s early days, was good for making music in a lot of genres. Since then they have reworked all of the original presets and now everything sounds the similar. Oh, for sure you can vary the tempo and you gave the synth settings but if I’m going rework everything, I might as well create them from scratch. If I do that I don’t need GooveBox. They have way too many presets now that sound similar simply because they turn them out to make money so now there just a collection of riff-raff for the most part. I may end our just deleting it. It was good for a while. Oh well. —- Every once in a while GrooveBox resets all my volumes to, I’m guessing, zero decibels which ‘totally’ hoses the mix! Also, undo-redo no longer works and I lost the settings for a fantastic piece because of a mistake I made. I’m afraid of what else I’ll find. I’ll stop updating if they aren’t going to test better than that.
Love love this app
by rnwx on 2019/09/06 08:36
Best of the best
GrooveBox is #1
by Mikeychaan on 2019/09/05 03:36
Best device program for integration and hands on sound producing
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.
Was always good....
by fhdkhdsjkf on 2019/08/29 23:39
....but now with patch saving it’s ridiculously strong.
Great for getting the creative juices flowing
by Just plane awesome on 2019/08/29 19:51
I’ve use this app for a long time and continues to come back to it because of it into the workflow and how easy it is to obtain beautiful sounds
Almost the best on iOS.
by policarpo on 2019/08/29 17:51
Truly love using this app with my Novation LaunchKey MINI, but we really need Midi learn in the app, and the ability to assign midi channels per instrument to really open this one up. Heck if we had Sample import on the drum machines, this app would be the best thing on iOS ever! Great work nonetheless, just want to unlock it’s full potential. 👊🏼™️
Great mobile music making apps!
by ⭐️👶 on 2019/08/29 13:10
This line of apps stand out as a solid body of work. The sound packs are great, the interfaces are great, and the fact it fits in your pocket is just icing on the cake. Thanks to the team for putting in the work for a well thought out and well executed music app that didn’t feel a video game, a toy, or a frustrating mess.
Worthless
by Start out well on 2019/08/21 12:12
Downloaded the ‘free’ version which was ok but didn’t give the user and control over the virtual instruments (they were grayed out) so anyone wanting full control is asked to purchase the ‘full version’ ($14.99 USD) which supposedly contained the ‘unlock key’. Well, when I paid the money and DL’d the ‘full version’ the app completely quit working. To make matters worse the support team (in the UK) did not follow up, kept asking me to uninstall - then ‘reinstall’ the app which I did but to no avail. Save your money - don’t fall for this completely worthless (and unworkable) app. I only gave it 1 star because I had to to write a review. It deserves 0 stars and their support staff will NOT help you.
One flaw
by Robmarl on 2019/08/16 20:43
Only one thing I can criticize about Groovebox I wish there were some acoustic instruments like a piano Other than that 10/10
Add usb midi option
by DeAnte Jordon on 2019/08/04 03:52
My sole purpose of getting the app was to use via usb midi but there is no option
Incredible instrument
by SpasticClam on 2019/08/03 00:34
This is not a DAW. You will find 20 features that are missing or you wish were different. This is an unique sounding, wonderfully dynamic groovebox. I use it virtually on its own (add an rc-505 and midi keyboard) for an entire 20 minute live set. Nothing but compliments. You will create magical beats and textures.
I Have...
by PSexNYC on 2019/08/01 05:42
I Have such a great time with this app. I promise to learn more about this app so that I can create Full Songs with Distinct Sections that I can play Guitar to and Vocalize a little bit.
Beautiful app
by matquin on 2019/07/31 00:36
Great sounds, adds a lot of depth but still staying really simple. Go to app for making music while traveling. So that said, I know it’s all been said on the audiobus forum but here are my feature requests. 1. Quantized pattern change. 2. No limits to the amount of patterns you can make. 3. Being able to mix and match drum sounds. 4. Better sound browser, preferably by category, ie, pad, lead, bass, etc. 5. Saving sounds/kits (after mix and match). Great job! Keep it up!
Best dubstep maker I’ve ever used
by Hunter Higgins on 2019/07/23 03:59
This app is amazing, it actually has something to offer and is great for making music.
Can’t use packs purchased on iPad on my iPhone?
by ChanceMayfield on 2019/07/19 20:12
That’s insane. Not cool guys.
The Real Deal
by GuitarUniverse on 2019/07/19 07:03
As a music producer with 40 years experience who has become disabled, I can’t say enough good things about this app. Really musical, very scalable, not a toy, and I’m excited to find out more about this great musical instrument. Because that’s what this is. A musical instrument.
G3/512boy really appreciate the opportunity as I have the time to show
by g3/atx on 2019/07/18 00:05
Thank e
This is app is jaw dropping in simplicity and complexity
by Leathersoul on 2019/07/07 21:49
I wish I could have a chromatic option to add some flats and sharps. UPDATE!!! The new features are intense! Works very well. Sound module are very inspiring. My new wish: Because the app is very useful and inspiring, I wish I could lay down a quick vocal track just so I wouldn't lose the magic. I really lose track of time using this app. Money well spent! I have a request, that the app be able to have a key change in a section. And that randomness in playing can understand section with the key change. Wish list: The ability to play automatically all the way through and the ability to Have a coda.
Amazing.
by jd1zzy on 2019/06/29 09:43
So much better than anything else I’ve tried for iPhone/iPad could even come close to.
Lame
by no1345634567 on 2019/05/21 21:07
No idea how to use it I wanted to make my own songs that actually save do not get if you want meaningless noise
Best and worst
by TheDudeAbided on 2019/05/21 19:43
The three 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 & 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.
Cool for beginners and advanced.
by thegreatupevil on 2019/04/22 10:23
Once I got the dance down on how to move them to bloc wave or launchpad. Much better. Still a little confused on how the patterns work and load versus just changing the sound patch. Also why don’t my purchase on phone match the iPad purchases ? Overall download and addictive. But still needs a more beastly approach to drums. A crusher ?
Surprisingly good, simple yet powerful
by Bast525 on 2019/04/18 23:02
Well worth upgrading to pro. Even with “only” three synth engines, they are extremely flexible. This app is surprisingly easy to use yet very capable. The only thing missing is parameter automation. This reminds me a lot of Caustic, not quite as capable but easier for quick jams. I’m very very happy with this app!
Satisfied
by SnazzyRocket on 2019/04/18 00:43
Can create awesome sounds
Good clean fun!
by Applesnoranges99 on 2019/04/15 16:38
The four instruments are great. The drum packs are great and reasonably priced. The patterns are cool, but need organization. The sequencer is a work in progress, but works ok if you don’t get too deep into editing. Overall good clean fun. Thanks
Love this
by ruukey on 2019/04/13 14:16
Such a great app, especially for those of us who need an outlet to just let loose
Great but...
by YOyoFMA on 2019/04/13 13:09
I find it very hard to extend notes
Very good but...
by Cuppuc on 2019/03/21 19:10
I love this app, making beats is so easy and simple and I love to clunk around with all the different sounds. HOWEVER. The one single problem I have is that there isn’t a way to record. Like on the launchpad app you can just press the record button and it records whatever is playing, but this app I have no idea how to record and export beats because if I could do that it would be easier to send it to my friends the songs I made instead of having to open the app and show them. If you add a record button I would love this app forever. Please add it. Thank you.
Love the living ish out this app
by souldestroyer23 on 2019/03/20 20:51
I love making beats on here
Please make available all synths aax for Mac they sound like the best I’ve ever heard
by bmj1019 on 2019/03/18 06:55
The are the best thing ever 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 those synth will impact audio production huge,,,, just the same they are not adding dynamics or eq unnecessary garbage like garbage synths
Amazing possibilities
by Boxxyer on 2019/03/17 03:15
Amazing and creative endless possibilities to creat music on phone! Please keep going on.
No Sound
by Darin Couples on 2019/03/16 17:01
It worked for 10 minutes then the sound disappeared. Garbage app
No automation!?? Still!!!??.
by rustlingleaves on 2019/03/04 23:01
They are updating the app, but still not adding automation or ability to save your own presets! These 2 features would get countless people to purchase the pro pack... But they don’t even address it. Novation/ampify! Please!
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.
Great, but...
by soulpan on 2019/02/22 23:59
I wish there was a way (maybe there is) to play an “auto sequence,” takinng all my sequences and playing them in order the way I shuffled them. This is my only complaint, other than that it is a GREAT app !
Some suggestions
by BIRD12345678910 on 2019/02/19 23:15
This is an amazing app! It’s my favorite music app by far! I do have some suggestions though: • PLEAAAASEEEE ADD THE ABILITY TO MAKE SONGS IN 3/4 TIME 🥺🥺🥺 • to be honest the drum & synth packs are overpriced. I think it’d be a lot better if they cost $1 each instead of $2 Thanks!!!
MIDI IMPORT-EXPORT NEEDED
by Guitar Autodidact on 2019/02/18 14:08
Excellent app, with great potential. MIDI IMPORT-EXPORT NEEDED ON NEXT UPGRADE.
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'm spending much less than the $50+ I'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.
I like it
by gfj1369 on 2019/02/15 00:37
Kind of complicated but fun
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.
Powerful app but it needs more friendly interface
by Arminsh_ on 2019/02/06 14:15
I love 3 apps of Novation and I think they are very powerful but the design of the interface can be much easier and it needs to be more organized... I hope you guys are working on it cause we are all waiting for a huge update. These apps are great and can be much better. Thank you.
Great
by KerKnuckle on 2019/02/04 18:51
Good app Create now!
Not what I was looking for.
by Jayden Exillo on 2019/02/03 23:55
I’m a bit of a control freak when it comes to making music. I want to control when each kick, stomp, snare, hit etc. I want these sound effects to go off at specific times. This app does not let you do that. They use premade loops. I am not a fan.
ILOVETHEAPP
by TorresIIKenneth on 2019/02/01 13:48
Can the titles have the option to change please 🙏🏼
MIDI Export
by RukiaTH on 2019/01/27 13:37
I love that this app can help me kickstart little ideas but the thing holding it back for me is the inability to export MIDI for your project ideas so I can take that to a full DAW and use the melodies I create with other instruments
New music
by lana Ebralidze on 2019/01/26 16:05
Lana
Great, still room for improvement!!
by joshtafari806 on 2019/01/22 14:43
Add more power to the randomised pattern engine and this app might become a straight a student..lol 8) much love to the team for sure.!!
Good job
by LilOunce on 2019/01/20 03:53
I enjoyed.
Excellent App for Beginners to Pro
by dreamy5668 on 2019/01/17 04:39
I love this app and enables be to make the sound I want to hear quick. Best in App Store. Check out all Ampify apps. Credit to developers
Great. Wish there was more.
by Malitia storm on 2019/01/17 02:46
I love this app but it’s extremely limited. You basically can only write it 4/4 or other like time signatures. Would be nice if I were able to create complex and progressive stuff using time signatures such as 11/8, 9/8 etc without the hassle of having to cut the loop in Ableton after I’ve written it
Very functional and handy . . .
by WAGinWNY on 2019/01/16 01:25
. . . but not cheap, if you go all the way with the in-app purchases. Two drawbacks: editing notes in the piano roll could not possibly be any more difficult. I thought this was an iPad limitation thing, but then I bought ReasonCompact too, and discovered that editing notes in the piano roll of that app couldn't be easier. My other gripe is that several of the effects choices seem redundant. I would like the app just as much if the developers took some of them out and decreased the amount of screen-swiping you have to do to see them all. But you can make a lot of cool loops for yourself to use in GarageBand or Logic, if you're into that kind of thing (which I am.) This will do just fine until I pull the trigger and buy myself the Circuit that's sitting in my Amazon Wish list.
Love the app but..
by Marcelocresta on 2019/01/14 21:40
Love the app just I wish that was a way to export a native file project so I could bounce back between iPhone and iPad.
LOOKING FOR DAW?? NOOT HERE
by GushersCock10 on 2019/01/11 14:05
THIS APP IS COMPLETE GARBAGE IF YOU LOOKING FOR A APP LIKE GARAGEBAND WITH PLUGINS AND SAMPLER TRACKS.
Unable to Restore Purchases
by Bsiebz on 2019/01/09 17:03
Unable to restore purchases on this app, whereas Blocs Wave worked well. Recently migrated from iPad to iPhone to test apps. Overall fun and good. Just want this feature fixed, as the restore page in the app only shows the ones purchased on the iPhone device. I’ve logged out and back into my Apple ID to confirm if it was an Apple ID or Groovebox issue. With no luck after signing out and in, it seems there’s an inability for groovebox to update the tab for previous purchased content.
Midi controlling goodness
by Akfreeride on 2019/01/09 06:59
Nice sequencer, good synths, good drums, however half this app for me is using the launch key midi controller which opens up your options playing live
Nice package with trippy techno
by LukeNode on 2019/01/07 22:33
Forced closed a few times other than that it runs a nice groove
Adding a song mode
by T industries on 2019/01/05 23:11
Hey this app is very cool.I have been making beats for a while on it. But what I’ve been looking for a is a song mode in which when u structure the beats it plays one after the other.Its just an ideas I thought about and I would really like To see it come into this. Great app guys:)
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.
So smart, yet so dumb.
by dataBANG on 2019/01/03 20:35
Nifty music app however it's very frustrating to use deeply. Won't leave talented musicians feeling fulfilled of having made the music coming out of. You cannot save your own instrument patches. This limits fine tuning of variegated patches to save or recall. It seems to be decision to Maximize IAP. Instead you'll always have the opportunity to buy one of the "genre" packs shoved through notifications. The sequence note editing is very clunky with glaring issues on smaller devices. It's a moodkiller when you want to go deeper, maybe should have the elemental grace that the Auxy UI has. There is a No extensibility in MIDI or control from outside apps. It's one thing to have a nifty sketching tool, it's another to hamstring exploration and "thinking outside the box" creativity.
Fun and Simple
by Benedetto Zangri on 2018/12/24 19:27
For the cost of basically nothing it’s a really good deal and everything is on sale to get it now or you’ll be disappointed and yes you could make for songs on this . There are just some limitations .
Almost there
by Dj Ed Nine on 2018/12/24 16:16
This is a great app for quick ideas. What bothers me is the release on the drums is not smooth. When you make a drum sound shorter in length, it sounds like it just cuts off instead decaying . A drum synth instrument option would be nice for those that do not want to use sample based instruments. A bug I run into is when I have about 6 drum instruments and 1 synth instrument, the app crashes when trying to load another synth instrument.
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.
Buggy
by petrockz on 2018/12/14 03:58
I can consistently reproduce issues that lead to crashes. Hit me up if you want a full bug report. Also, you should probably think about adding a “contact us” from within the app so people don’t have to report the bugs in the reviews.
Won’t restore on other devices
by Jrun66 on 2018/12/13 15:36
I recently purchased a couple of apps for Groovebox on my phone. When I tried to restore purchases on both of my iPads, it did not recognize them. It’s been about 24 hours and still nothing. It wants me to buy them again. Any suggestions?
My Favorite App Trio!!!
by RevGo on 2018/12/05 14:29
you can actually create original pieces with this app and learn a lot a long the way. Use in conjunction with the other apps from Ampify and you’ll be able to combine your own samples or recorded audio sections.
Good app but needs more updates!
by Jordancuh on 2018/12/02 11:08
This app is a good app! I like it! The only complaint is simple stuff. Like 1. We should be able to export a wav file with the duration or length of 2 minutes aleast not just 40 seconds of it. 2. There should be more focus on hip hop sounds and rnb sounds because I hate electronic music. 3. Incorporate bigger piano scale options and sounds/loops etc. better 808 tones! Hi hats sound.
Apps good, thought sound packs came with premium
by Gliders420 on 2018/11/26 10:24
I was mistaken when I bough the app. I thought I’d get all the packs, but you just get all the instrument effects Great app, tons of fun.
Pretty darn good
by IraDalor on 2018/11/22 02:54
It’s perfect for throwing together a quick concept or idea with an ovation controller.
Good but need a recording to use for ringtones
by Luz1985 on 2018/11/13 07:01
It ok but wish can record it to make ringtones
I like the app, if it only...
by Which one is Pink on 2018/11/13 06:17
I’ll love the app if... I know the devs have heard it before, but there really needs to be a section player / looper / sequencer so we can make full songs that flow. Other than that a great music creation app. Very simple to get up and going. Easy export to use in your DAW.
Good but...
by VAC690 on 2018/11/12 12:22
I would love if you added a count-in. Everything else about the app is great, sounds, instruments, you name it, but not having a count-in for recording is a HUGE bummer. I’ll change my start rating once you add this.
This is better than all the ones I tried
by Dr.D-Nice on 2018/11/03 20:50
😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😎😎😎😎😎😎😎
Groove Box
by Gods son9500 on 2018/10/27 20:45
I think they should put it on Android it’s really good but I been trying to get it on my beat device which happens to be Samsung but I can’t plz put/make this available on google play
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.
Lots of fun and productive
by ConnorRPh on 2018/10/22 20:45
Great for beginners and veterans. Would like to see more modes, like Locrian.
Amazing app...but OMG why have i still been waiting for this?
by Werdrath on 2018/10/13 12:57
This one option wastes precious time..why would you not have a count in to record? Im tired of waiting for a 16 bar 70bpm loop to happen before i can start recording again. So frustrating. Ive been waiting for this since your release and you just so happen to not offer it like no one cares. Thats so frustrating.. 4 stars ... fix this and get 5
Great app
by Royal*J on 2018/10/06 19:49
Fun
Great App!
by shawmindless on 2018/09/29 03:39
If you don’t like the app, you don’t know how to use it which isn’t hard to find out how to🤷🏾‍♀️
Are the beats royalty free
by BBRartist on 2018/09/28 13:44
Are the beats copyright free
Can I swear?!?!?...🤷🏽‍♂️😱
by King Arthur🙅🏾‍♂️ on 2018/09/24 23:32
I F*^*^NG think that you And whomever built this application, should beyond a reasonable doubt!!!.. , win any award for an app of this quality..it surpasses all and any other app (apps) that are presumedly in the same genre
Great app!
by whdhcbejjxjejf on 2018/09/11 22:28
I recommend this app to any musician starting to make beats. Only downside is that I wish there was more real instruments like piano or violin and less electronic sounds
Amplify’s best!
by SojaDub on 2018/09/04 11:53
This App is good, very! I view it as a portable sketch pad, with really great sound packs. The samples are great and the app is wonderful in delivering various sound tweaks. Its really fun, and the sections you write are easily exported for use as midi or audio. Very fun times for a daily commuter!
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", 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
Not a big boy toy
by eyes to the skys on 2018/08/31 01:27
Cute.. great for my 5 year old.
Awesome!
by Katiej7 on 2018/08/26 19:49
I’m loving it. maybe add some industrial guitar like NIN type sounds.
I am blown away, it’s just what I have always wanted on my iPhone and iPad.
by Just Thomas on 2018/08/20 04:06
I tried this app just out of curiosity and now I am hooked. It’s deep and complete . I am definitely going with the pro version.
Well Rounded App
by bugsHaveFeelersToo on 2018/08/18 11:13
Anyone with some creative energy and a bit of smartphone savvy should be able to use this to create looping melodies of any complexity and export to PC or Mac. I had fun.
Fun and Entertaining
by 1234Mike209 on 2018/08/10 11:08
Great application you should get it.
Love it
by BeardedxDevil on 2018/08/08 16:36
Great app to make beats
This app is fire
by Timba10 on 2018/08/08 07:47
🔥🔥🔥 it got just what u need - especially if u buy the $15 synth control package - good little groovebox Would be cool to enable sample import but i get they have to sell sound packs 😔
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.
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.
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.
Easy to understand
by project24602 on 2018/08/02 19:00
Very easy to get the hang of
Great app!
by Nevelious on 2018/08/02 14:46
I love this app! Already published a few songs using this app. Wishes would be user saved presents and some type of audio sampler module!!! And note repeat added!! Thank you!
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.
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.
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'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'll have even more money than what you're doing right now! People won’t have to pay money to get a new pack and you'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's very irritating... Hope you understand... Keep it up! :)
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's own right for the iOS -Keep up the good stuff, steady new content and excellent support!
Love this app!
by IronStarGazette on 2017/08/25 20:24
I love all of this company'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'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.
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!!!!
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'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'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'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'm really hoping this app gets expanded; has potential to be a go to app for building musical sketches.
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.
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.
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'm jamming on an app I want to spend more time playing and developing quickly vs the more precise process on my desktop DAWs and Groovebox lets me do that. Highly recommend. Only gripes are - transferring the clips to work on in Ableton causes a slight pop sound during the start of each clip. Also this would be PERFECT if - - I was able to create a simple timeline of when different tracks come on to capture my layering process. - The automation and effect tweaks could be recorded or transferred to desktop. Buy this now, you'll have a blast right away!
Used to be good.
by Eriptron on 2019/09/09 14:18
Update: GrooveBox, in it’s early days, was good for making music in a lot of genres. Since then they have reworked all of the original presets and now everything sounds the similar. Oh, for sure you can vary the tempo and you gave the synth settings but if I’m going rework everything, I might as well create them from scratch. If I do that I don’t need GooveBox. They have way too many presets now that sound similar simply because they turn them out to make money so now there just a collection of riff-raff for the most part. I may end our just deleting it. It was good for a while. Oh well. —- Every once in a while GrooveBox resets all my volumes to, I’m guessing, zero decibels which ‘totally’ hoses the mix! Also, undo-redo no longer works and I lost the settings for a fantastic piece because of a mistake I made. I’m afraid of what else I’ll find. I’ll stop updating if they aren’t going to test better than that.
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?
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.
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’?
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.
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.
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 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'm spending much less than the $50+ I'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 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.
Great sounds and simple to use, but a bit frustrating
by Jtsistinas on 2019/09/15 21:55
The sound is great and the interface is simple to use when creating some cool beats. The most frustrating part is trying to lengthen or move notes on the grid. I have to attempt to tap and drag 4 or 5 times before it actually adjusts the note and doesn't attempt to scroll. This makes me want to throw my ipad across the room. Maybe it should be two fingers to pan and one finger only adjusts the length and position of the note? This app would be 5 stars if it wasn't for that frustrating UI issue.
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
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!
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 & 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! 😂😛😳🤔🙄👍🏼
PRO bundle needs to take existing purchases into account.
by BackroundAmbience on 2018/02/06 18:57
Edit: Excellent, happy to hear you have an open mind about this! Thanks for quick response :) Wonderful instrument! Can we please include the people who have bought some parts of the PRO upgrade as standalone purchases before the PRO upgrade existed? An option to purchase it at a discounted rate, just like apple has the "complete the app bundle" functionality? Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
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", 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
Great app so far
by Atm0spher1c on 2018/01/05 23:33
This is a really inspiring app for sketching out tunes. I appreciate it how well it works on the small screen of the iPhone. The modules sound great too. I gave 4 stars because I feel like it could go from great to exceptional with a couple of additions. Some kind of automation whether like Figure or like Auxy would be very welcome. Also allowing pattern lengths that aren’t a multiple of 4 would really open up the creative potential of the app.
A must-have for the composer/producer on the go!
by 1TahuNuva on 2018/03/02 18:14
I have logic pro at home and use this amazing app to write out super cool loops when I’m out! Nothing is more annoying than a song coming to you and having no way to write it down! Not anymore!! Thanks Novation! I also have your massive launchkey keyboard integrated with Logic Pro. Keep it up guys you are the best when it comes to mobile music software!
Amazing app...but OMG why have i still been waiting for this?
by Werdrath on 2018/10/13 12:57
This one option wastes precious time..why would you not have a count in to record? Im tired of waiting for a 16 bar 70bpm loop to happen before i can start recording again. So frustrating. Ive been waiting for this since your release and you just so happen to not offer it like no one cares. Thats so frustrating.. 4 stars ... fix this and get 5
This is app is jaw dropping in simplicity and complexity
by Leathersoul on 2019/07/07 21:49
I wish I could have a chromatic option to add some flats and sharps. UPDATE!!! The new features are intense! Works very well. Sound module are very inspiring. My new wish: Because the app is very useful and inspiring, I wish I could lay down a quick vocal track just so I wouldn't lose the magic. I really lose track of time using this app. Money well spent! I have a request, that the app be able to have a key change in a section. And that randomness in playing can understand section with the key change. Wish list: The ability to play automatically all the way through and the ability to Have a coda.
Great app, missing features
by Almostghosts on 2017/10/13 20:01
This app is great. Great workflow, good internal synth engines, great sequencer and arranger. Features missing that would make this app 5 stars instead of 4: Automation, midi clock sync, song mode, midi out. Midi out would be huge, if I could sequence Animoog or external hardware synths this app it would be one of my favorites. There are other apps capable of this but as stated above this app has a great workflow. I’d pay a $20 in app purchase for midi out.
Good app, one complaint.
by Aeridis dragonfly on 2018/05/28 02:43
When you guys do these half off sales it does nothing for the customers that have already bought all the packs and features. How about a reward say 4 times a year, every three months any customers that have all your current tools get a free sound pack or feature that no one else does?
Great mobile music making apps!
by ⭐️👶 on 2019/08/29 13:10
This line of apps stand out as a solid body of work. The sound packs are great, the interfaces are great, and the fact it fits in your pocket is just icing on the cake. Thanks to the team for putting in the work for a well thought out and well executed music app that didn’t feel a video game, a toy, or a frustrating mess.
So far so good...
by blackronin0 on 2018/06/27 21:34
Like the way the app is put together. Nice packs all the way around. My only issue is not being able to change tempo before starting a project on my iPhone version. Unless there is a way and I missed it. That’s the only reason I didn’t give this a 5 star. Looking forward to see how the app evolves. Hopefully some vocal and more fx samples coming.
Almost there
by Dj Ed Nine on 2018/12/24 16:16
This is a great app for quick ideas. What bothers me is the release on the drums is not smooth. When you make a drum sound shorter in length, it sounds like it just cuts off instead decaying . A drum synth instrument option would be nice for those that do not want to use sample based instruments. A bug I run into is when I have about 6 drum instruments and 1 synth instrument, the app crashes when trying to load another synth instrument.
Surprisingly good, simple yet powerful
by Bast525 on 2019/04/18 23:02
Well worth upgrading to pro. Even with “only” three synth engines, they are extremely flexible. This app is surprisingly easy to use yet very capable. The only thing missing is parameter automation. This reminds me a lot of Caustic, not quite as capable but easier for quick jams. I’m very very happy with this app!
Powerful app but it needs more friendly interface
by Arminsh_ on 2019/02/06 14:15
I love 3 apps of Novation and I think they are very powerful but the design of the interface can be much easier and it needs to be more organized... I hope you guys are working on it cause we are all waiting for a huge update. These apps are great and can be much better. Thank you.
Good app but needs more updates!
by Jordancuh on 2018/12/02 11:08
This app is a good app! I like it! The only complaint is simple stuff. Like 1. We should be able to export a wav file with the duration or length of 2 minutes aleast not just 40 seconds of it. 2. There should be more focus on hip hop sounds and rnb sounds because I hate electronic music. 3. Incorporate bigger piano scale options and sounds/loops etc. better 808 tones! Hi hats sound.
Won’t restore on other devices
by Jrun66 on 2018/12/13 15:36
I recently purchased a couple of apps for Groovebox on my phone. When I tried to restore purchases on both of my iPads, it did not recognize them. It’s been about 24 hours and still nothing. It wants me to buy them again. Any suggestions?
Largely impressed!
by FankiPants on 2018/03/10 00:41
I haven’t even spent a penny in this app and I’m making several beats for projects. It’s helped me realize what notes should be achieved, especially in my singing. If nothing else, use it to tone-check yourself! I’m considering putting money into more of the features at some point!
So smart, yet so dumb.
by dataBANG on 2019/01/03 20:35
Nifty music app however it's very frustrating to use deeply. Won't leave talented musicians feeling fulfilled of having made the music coming out of. You cannot save your own instrument patches. This limits fine tuning of variegated patches to save or recall. It seems to be decision to Maximize IAP. Instead you'll always have the opportunity to buy one of the "genre" packs shoved through notifications. The sequence note editing is very clunky with glaring issues on smaller devices. It's a moodkiller when you want to go deeper, maybe should have the elemental grace that the Auxy UI has. There is a No extensibility in MIDI or control from outside apps. It's one thing to have a nifty sketching tool, it's another to hamstring exploration and "thinking outside the box" creativity.
Fantastic
by Stranger on Public on 2017/12/07 02:55
This app is great, is perfect to me because it works great on those moments when I am not at the studio but i have some cool ideas, I use it as my notebook and then I build all those ideas on my synths, even I think you can get good sounds from it, the sounds included are pretty cool
Great. Wish there was more.
by Malitia storm on 2019/01/17 02:46
I love this app but it’s extremely limited. You basically can only write it 4/4 or other like time signatures. Would be nice if I were able to create complex and progressive stuff using time signatures such as 11/8, 9/8 etc without the hassle of having to cut the loop in Ableton after I’ve written it
Professional sound design but some crackling on ip7
by cuezaireekaa on 2018/02/17 09:14
I'm getting some crackling and sound glitch if with only four modules activated!! I'm on an iPhone 7plus so I should have enough power to not get sound glitches. Most my other music apps don't crackle. I've restarted and remove apps out of ram but still persists. Please look into this guys!
Decent App but many improvements are needed
by MJS Records on 2017/09/29 07:29
For some odd reason, whenever I try to purchase upgrades, it does nothing. For example, I tried purchasing the drumbox upgrades but it kept loading and nothing else happened. I'll try it again then move on to other fully functioning apps without technical issues.
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