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

4.7 out of 5
682 Ratings

682 Ratings

Marvelous69 ,


I've made 15 tracks since November 17 (about 30 now 😎mostly D&B )when I had a few sounds similar I've turned off preloaded sounds or gone into editing patterns I've made
Breakbeat Grime Hip Hop and eventually made a reasonable sounding Drum &Bass track bought
about 3 packs,can't figure out recording havnt got the equipment just using my phone.
Luckily I have a friend who has a full studio he's suggesting plug my phone in and transfer beats spent years staring at Cuebase and such and not really learning anything now Subconsciously the things I've witnessed and heard is immensely helpful .Ive Djed since 1987 so blending patterns was a piece of #iss 🤣😂 Feel like I'm cheating and find it SCARY how easy it is .
It's 2017 if we didn't evolve we,d be all making today's music with a Full Orchestra .... Genuinely the first App since the IPhone 📱 4 that has made me do a review 10 out of 10 👍🏽

noodldoodl ,

It Could Be Unbelievably Good...

Five changes/additions will make this app absolutely essential to anyone who is currently already enjoying this app.

1. You MUST include the option to change patterns and key changes when the current bar has finished and not always instantaneously. If my timing is out it sounds terrible, so why kill my buzz and not have this option?

2. We need the ability to pick and choose each instrument’s pattern wherever it is in the grid, and not just play every pattern on that same line. So if I want the drum pattern from line 1 and and a bass pattern from line 4 and a synth from 2 etc I should be able to do this.

3. I think we need just a few more instruments. The current ones are amazing, don’t get me wrong, but a sample player with the ability to slice is needed. I know there’s a separate app for this but I want it all in Groovebox.

4. I want to use non-Bluetooth midi controllers in Groovebox, not just the ones you allow. I want to go knob-twiddling with my USB Novation thingy that has lots of knobs, so that I can zone out to the fantastic sounds this app enables you to make ridiculously easily and you’re not letting me. Why? Don’t force me into buying another midi controller, please.

5. AU3 support would be nice.

If you even just did the first four id give this app a 11 out of 10. I already love the app, but it could be so much better.

joe ris ,


A must have synth love love love it groove box still kicks I can’t say anymore ,though a shout out to the developers would love to see a new drum/sampler may be one day👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 one last thing that would be really cool for us producers on the mobile fly is force example you create a song on your phone and then bounce to your iPad rather than just the import wav / sample as I like to work with just groove box synth and produce live rather than daw type set up I know this can be done just think about garage band that does it hope this colour be future option thanx again groove box team done well man!!!!

In-App Purchases

Ambient Textures
Experimental synths and warped sound effects.
Analog Rhythms
An experimental analog drum collection.
Cinematic Dubstep
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Stellar Melodics
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Electronic Warp
An experimental collection of drum hits.
Dystopian Electro
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