Horizon is the new ambient polyphonic synth for Groovebox. With lush pads, dreamy melodies and analogue organs, Horizon is the soundtrack to your dreams.

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.

Play with touchable instruments to quickly create your own beats and melodies, or draw in notes. Need inspiration? Groovebox has hundreds of patterns and sounds to get you started. Four powerful synthesisers, designed in partnership with Novation, deliver deep retro basslines and analogue harmonic melodies. The modern drum machine, with expanding drumkit library, will turn Groovebox into your go-to beat production studio.

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.

Groovebox is designed to kick-start ideas, but it has serious features for artists and producers too. The advanced synth parameters* let you sculpt your own sounds. Automate the parameters over time to create a vibrant dynamics. Control your sound with the multi-channel mixer (iPad only), note sequencer, key and scale modes. Build your arrangements into songs with sections. Export your sounds easily to a laptop for further production. Sync to other apps or a laptop with Ableton Link. Connect using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and even Export to Ableton Live seamlessly.
• Discover and build ideas - Quickly explore sounds with hundreds of melody and rhythm patterns
• Play touchable instruments - Create your own melodies and beats
• Five powerful instruments - Drumbox, Horizon, MiniMon, RetroBass and Poly-8
• Build beats - Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns
• Arrange your tracks - Simple song-building using sections
• Create dynamic changes - Record synth parameters as automation
• Sound innovation - Instruments developed in partnership with synth pioneers Novation
• Expand your sounds - Regular, fresh-content drumpacks, presets and patterns*
• Production-ready sounds - Crafted by world-class sound designers and artists
• Extendable Instruments - Expose more tweakable synth controls
• Sequence your music - Draw notes and build patterns instead of playing them
• Stay in time and key - Choose from any tempo, key or musical scale
• Share your music - Easily create a mix of your music to share with others
*Requires In-App Purchase

• 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

What’s New

Version 2.7.5

This version improves Voiceover support.

If you enjoy using Groovebox, we'd really appreciate a review on the App Store. If you find bugs or have any comments, drop us a line at

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
337 Ratings

337 Ratings

BuzzToronto ,

Great for creating loops for any style

Amazing and so easy to experiment with.

Can perform via Inter-App audio and multitouch mute/unmute which is nice.

Can also "open-in" Multitrack Daw or GarageBand on export of patterns.

Powerful for the expert yet stimulating for the beginner.

It would be nice to activate an expert mode that has off-the-bat adds a blank pattern when I add an instrument.

The ability to stack different drum patterns with different kits, each with different loop lengths is fun and stimulating. Worth it alone if this was just a drums app.

Effortless melodic entry up and down the octaves. I like the slider feature on the keyboard that limits scale notes or expands to full chromatic.

However- the key (in expert mode?) may be best binded to the selected pattern not to the all patterns for more "colour".

The mechanism of the loop length control for the range of 0.125 to 16 bars is different but innovative. I'll get used to it over time. A fly out matrix of options on tap might be faster to operate depending on the application.

hfs fgh ,


I love this app, simple to use, great sound texture, the many options to tweak sounds are inspiring. I hope you could also add a possibility to import external samples and that would be the pinnacle for Groovebox. Keep up with the great work!

suga666 ,

I just dont get it :/

What musical merit do you get from an app that sells you basic synths and silly riffs at a high price point? Sure the synths sound ok, but its not worth the price charged. The facilities on offer are sub par to many other apps out there and the creative drive is lost on this loopy nonesense, its like a high priced toy for children. I dont know why I let novation sucker me into these doodoo prodcuts time and time again. At this point I feel like im done with their childish app development. Its like "automap" all over again🙄 Hey novation, stick to making hardware!

Developer Response ,

We're sorry you don't like our app. We try hard to make sure that app gives a lot of free stuff to keep users happy even without having to purchase any features, or sound packs. We do hope you'll stick with us.

In-App Purchases

Ambient Textures
Experimental synths and warped sound effects.
Analog Rhythms
An experimental analog drum collection.
Cinematic Dubstep
A cinematic/electronic melting pot.
Stellar Melodics
An otherworldly synth collection.
Electronic Warp
An experimental collection of drum hits.
Dystopian Electro
A dark selection of gritty synths.

App Privacy

The developer, Ampify Music, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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