Groove Rider GR-16

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App History

Version 1.6.1
Sep 19, 2018
Version 1.6.0
Sep 17, 2018
Version 1.5.4
Jul 18, 2018
Version 1.5.3
Jul 09, 2018
Version 1.5.2
Jun 25, 2018
Version 1.5.1
Jun 23, 2018
Version 1.5.0
Jun 21, 2018
Version 1.4.3
May 26, 2018
Version 1.4.2
May 05, 2018
Version 1.4.1
Mar 19, 2018
Version 1.4.0
Mar 18, 2018
Version 1.3.3
Mar 01, 2018
Version 1.3.2
Feb 22, 2018
Version 1.3.1
Feb 17, 2018
Version 1.3.0
Feb 15, 2018
Version 1.2.5
Feb 05, 2018
Version 1.2.4
Jan 15, 2018
Version 1.2.3
Jan 12, 2018
Jan 09, 2018
Version 1.2.2
Jan 08, 2018

Other apps by Dmitrij Pavlov

iTunes Description:

Our users will tell better than us:

"A really good groove box, so easy to get beats and hooks going in moments and the sound is just stunning!" - App Store review

"Well this is something special I can tell you, so much has gone into this and many people are going to just love this" - thesoundtestroom

"Lots of preinstalled sounds, effects and the usability is there. It allows you to be as creative as you like with no need for the numerous sub-menus you find on other software" - App Store review

"This is a very well thought out and inspirational app. It goes much further than just electronic dance music... Highly recommended!" - App Store review

"Where has this been my whole life!... Gorgeous, user friendly, simple and sonically vibrant" - App Store review
Groove Rider GR-16 is a professional step-sequenced groove box, inspired by professional hardware drum machines and rhythm boxes. It has a powerful Poison-202 based two oscillator synthesizer engine, plus a big variety of included PCM drum samples, insert/send/master effects, arpeggiator, automation recording, modulator, ADSR and filter block, and more! Built-in factory pattern library includes patterns in different music styles, which will inspire you (the list will be appended with the regular updates). Check out the patterns demo video:

One remarkable feature of GR-16 is that all the controls are arranged on one screen, just like on a real groove box device! It lets you access almost all useful parameters from the one screen. Forget about numerous sub-windows and dialogs, which ruined your inspiration in another musical apps! Groove Rider is the fastest path from your imagination to reality!

You can use GR-16 as a ready-to-go realtime musical instrument (groove box) in your jam sessions together with Ableton Link feature to synchronize it with your other music gear. Groove Rider is also very handy for quickly sketching your musical ideas, allowing you to instantly record them directly by using the Record function. Making music becomes easy and fun, in contrast with boring note drawing process and dealing with tons of files and expensive plugins in the DAW's! Don't loose your inspiration, boost it up with Groove Rider!


• supports Ableton Link, AudioBus, AudioShare, Inter-App Audio, Core Midi, Virtual Midi In/Out, Bluetooth Midi, Midi Clock sync

• synth engine is Poison-202 based: 2 oscillators, 5 waveforms (Saw, Pulse, Sine, Triangle and Super-Saw)
• synth oscillator modulation types: Ring, Sync, PW and XFM
• 83 available oscillator configurations
• WaveTable synthesis with ability to import user wavetables (Serum .wav format supported)
• Filter module with LP, BP, HP, Notch type filters, 12 and 24 dB/octave
• ADSR envelope, assignable to Amp and Filter
• Modulator module with 9 LFO shapes x 6 destinations (Pitch, Filter, Level, Pan, Osc Edit, IFX Edit)
• portamento

• polyphony up to 32 voices
• 16 sounding parts per pattern
• 16 steps x 8 bars per each part
• each step consist of up to 4 voices (notes)
• each step can be time shifted forward/backward a fractional value
• strokes for each step (to play several notes at one step)
• step trigger conditions for each note

• 12 send effect types, one send effect per pattern
• 22 master effect types, one master effect per pattern
• 34 insert effect types, one insert effect per each part
• master Limiter
• Arpeggiator with 6 modes and 50 rhythm patterns
• Scale play mode with 36 different scales to select from
• Chords and Notes play mode
• 30+ different midi groove templates
• 116 microtonal scales

• store up to 256 user patterns
• import & export user patterns and banks via share sheet
• pattern audio export in 16, 24 and 32 bit wav format
• Ableton Live Set export
• 29 interface skins

Minimum recommended devices:
• iPhone 5 / iPad Air


JimAudio website:

What's new in v1.6.1

In this version (1.6.1):
- fix for the message "Product not found", which showed up in some cases when trying to make an IAP purchase;
- small, but important fix for the screen edge area: now when you tap the controls, which are close to the right or left edge of the screen, they will work without a delay.

In previous big update (1.6.0):
- maximum pattern length raised to 8 bars;
- introducing Wavetable Synthesis. You can load a wavetable, and control its wavetable position parameter (can be modulated) and the pulse width (can be automated);
- introducing In-App purchases. First introduced IAP is a new pattern Bank B "Techno Sessions", consisting of 72 new patterns and 50 part presets in Deep / Melodic Techno style. Now available from within the app;
- 80 new one-shot samples added to the built-in sample library for FREE into these sections: Kick, Snare, Clap, HiHat, Cymbal, Percussion and Stabs!
- 4 new instruments added to the built-in Instrument library;
- 45 built-in wavetables added! Select them by tapping Oscillator's "Wave" button and then browsing inside the "Wave" folder. Note, that user wavetables will be placed at the top of the list inside this folder;
- you can import your own wavetable files (Serum wav format is currently supported) by placing these files into the "Wave" folder inside Groove Rider's documents folder, or by using "Open In..." dialog from other locations;
- 14 new part sound presets added to the Bank A presets. They're all based on built-in wavetables, and have a prefix "WT";
- new Bar selector with 2 buttons: plus and minus. Old 4-buttons selector is still available (switchable from Settings menu), but it will not be able to access more than 4 bars;
- Part Mutes events now can work in Sync to the Beat, Bar or Pattern (this is selectable from the Settings menu -> Mute Mode, but it is Off by default). Very useful when performing live;
- Shift "Lock" feature added, allows to temporarily lock the Shift button in pressed state. To activate, hold down the Shift button and swipe up or down for some distance. Deactivated by tapping anything, that is not a knob;
- 2 new Utilities added: "Clone Bar" and "Clone Pattern Bar". First one to distribute (copy) currently selected bar along all the other bars in the current Part. Second one to distribute (copy) the whole current bar (affecting all 16 parts) into the other bars;
- Utilities folder is rearranged to put the most important functions to the top;
- new Copy/Paste function: you can now copy and paste the whole Mixer state (all part levels, pans, send fx amounts and also master volume) from one pattern to another. Just select "Paste Mixer" from the popup menu upon paste;
- Midi CC output is added, allowing you to send all knobs movements to the Midi Out. It is Off by default, please activate it from Settings menu if needed;
- you can now see the names of Osc Edit 1 & 2 parameters for the Oscillator type sounds, written as captions under the Osc Edit 1 & 2 knobs;
- new main display Animation mode available: Channels + Oscillogram;
- new "Loop" button instead of "Tap" button! You can now loop one bar (or several bars, holding it down during playback). If you wish, you can revert back the old Tap button from the Settings menu;
- now, when turning on the velocity pad mode for a Part, the TouchPad in Scale mode will reflect the velocity along its Y axis;
- improved UI: tables (lists of files, oscillators etc) were optimized to open faster on slower devices;
- improved: more space for scrollable lists and menus on a display by temporarily moving away the bottom screen bar;
- fixed: part level indicators sometimes worked incorrectly;
- fixed: Pitch Shifter IFX was sounding very differently when using different system sample rates;
- fixed: when sample start parameter is not zero, sometimes it caused a click;
- fixed: issue with the Midi Thru, which was initially ON by mistake;
- minimal fixes in the "Catch" knob midi mode.

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