Novation offshoot Ampify has introduced Groovebox – a free music studio app for iOS.
Groovebox offers two powerful synthesizers and a drum machine, designed for streamlined mobile beatmaking. Once you’ve got something you like, you can sync to other apps or a laptop with Ableton Link, connect to other apps with Audiobus and Inter-App Audio and even Export to Ableton Live.
Here’s the official video intro:
- Three powerful instruments – Drumbox, Retrobass and Poly-8
- Discover and build ideas – Quickly explore sounds with hundreds of melody and rhythm patterns
- Play touchable instruments – Create your own melodies and beats
- Build beats – Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns
- Sound innovation – Synths developed in partnership with legendary Novation
- Production-ready sounds – Crafted by world-class sound designers and artists
- Extendable Instruments – Expose more tweakable synth controls
- Sequence your music – Draw notes and build patterns instead of playing them
- Stay in time and key – Choose from any tempo, key or musical scale
- Mix your music – 8-track mixer on iPad. Instrument focus mixer on iPhone.
- Share your music – Easily create a mix of your music to share with others
- Jams well with others – supports Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, Ableton Link and Ableton Export
- 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 – Optimized 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
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 5/5C/5S, iPhone 6/6S, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus. Requires iOS 10.
Pricing and Availability
Groovebox is available now as a free download. Additional content packs are available as in-app purchases.