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Groove Machine Mobile by Image-Line

Groove Machine Mobile

by Image Line Software

Groove Machine Mobile

Create professional sounding music in just minutes. Or perhaps you just want to lay down a percussion track and play keyboards over the top, you can do that too.

Online manual:

About Groove Machine Mobile

Synthesizer: Load from the extensive library of bass, keys, lead, pad, sfx and synth sounds. The flexible dual-oscillator, wave-shape driven, design with filters, 3 envelopes and LFO architecture will ensure you can create fresh and unique sounds for years to come. Listen to the presets and you will know how powerful the Groove Machine Mobiles synths are.

Sample Player: Choose from over 20 multi-sampled instruments covering Piano, strings, organ, bass, guitar, flute, harp and more.

Drums & percussion: Punch out a beat on the 10 drum pads. The velocity-through-position feature will allow you to play with feeling to get the right groove. Layer two samples per-pad for complex sample mash-ups. A comprehensive library of percussion samples is included covering kicks, snares, toms, hats, cymbals, sfx and more.

Keyboards: Take control over the synthesizers with Groove Machine Mobiles two-tier touch keyboard, perfect for playing chords and melodies. The visual feedback will even help you to learn to play music just by watching the existing projects play.

Effects: A wide array of modern and classic effects are available including a Bit Crusher (for lo-fi gritty sounds), Flanger & Phaser (to create complex stereo washes and spacey effects), Filters (low, high pass & vowel-voice simulation), Delay (echoes), Reverb (to simulate the sound of large halls through to tight spaces), Panning (so you can spread your sounds across your speakers) and Ring modulation (creating screaming-feedback type sounds).

Sequencing: After recording a performance Groove Machine Mobile's touch-optimized easy editing features make it a breeze. You can edit in all the musical parts from scratch here too. The Piano-roll allows note entry and step-entry for percussion tracks. Finally, record and edit the movement of almost any knob or control with the Automation editor.

Released around a year ago, Groove Machine by Image-Line, known for one of the most best selling DAWs – FL Studio, was the only serious music app developed for Windows tablets (like MS Surface) and unavailable for iOS.

And today Image-Line surprisingly introduced the app for iPad and Android.

Obviosly it is the same app that they have done for Windows. Which is good because it is pretty advanced one (though looks pretty simple). Here on the picture you can see iPad (on the left) and MS Surface Pro 3 (Windows) on the right.Image Line Groove Machine on iPad and MS Surface

It has sample based drum machine where you can control various parameters like pitch, attack, decay for samples. There is collection of multisampled instruments and the greatest thing of this app is built in synth. And set of on-board effects.

Synth controls are on the left side of the screen and you’ve got access to all the necessary parameters like waveforms, envelops, filter, unison params etc. Sonically it sounds really good and has some nice presets.


Since its Win version Groove Machine was optimized for the touch-screen.

And touch sequencer is my favorite part of this app. It’s fairly easy to sketch a melody or chords progression there.

Unfortunately you can’t control external synths. And integration is the weakest part of this app: no Audiobus, no IAA, no MIDI out, no samples import… Hope Image-Line will fix it in future releases.

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