The Groovebox app for iPhone and iPad already gave you a way of starting musical ideas quickly. A new update might help you make finished songs, too.

Since Ampify started out with their first app ‘Blocs Wave’, they’ve been doing everything that they can to make creating music on mobile a reality for a wider audience, and I think they’re doing a pretty good job of it. Arguably their app range contains some of the most popular entry level apps for getting going with making music. LaunchPad is an excellent example, and I’ve already mentioned Blocs Wave, which is equally accessible.

Their latest app, Groovebox, had a great start. It distinguished itself in a very important way. It enabled users to create music rapidly by giving them the ability to create semi-random patterns. That might sound simple, but it’s actually really important. It can give you the start without having to figuratively stare at a blank sheet of paper. It’s also really unique.

Now Ampify have taken Groovebox even further. They’ve added sections to the app so that you can create whole songs using Groovebox. ‘Song Sections’ help you build and arrange ideas quickly and easily. You can use instruments and patterns to make ideas, then easily structure your track by adding, moving and deleting sections with a swipe of your finger. On iPad a full screen section view shows you all your sounds. On iPhone a simpler section view shows you just what you need without cluttering up your screen.

New Features

  • Build bigger tracks with section on iPad and iPhone.
  • Sections can be added, reordered and removed easily
  • Switch sections at any time to Jam with your ideas
  • Simple iPhone section view removes the complexity of song arranging.
  • On iPad a full section view shows you all your sounds.
  • iPhone a simple section view shows you just what you need without cluttering up your screen.

Groovebox is still a free app on the store with a Pro IAP at $4.99, £4.99, €5.49. Each instrument also has a soundpack store. Soundpacks are either Drumpacks (with samples & patterns), or Presetpacks (with presets & patterns) costing $1.99, £1.99, €2.29 each.