6 Of The Best Groove Boxes Compared

If you're curious about getting away from your computer screen when making music, then you'll probably be checking out the current crop of groove boxes. JAde Wii compares them in this short video.  

In this 7 minute video JAde Wii, author at Ask.Audio and founder of DAWless Jammin compares the different Groove Boxes available on the market right now. She's talking self-contained machines that allow you create complete songs.

Here's the video:

The Groove Boxes included in the video above include:

Novation Circuit

Novation Circuit

JAde feels the price, fun-factor and intuitive sequencer are the selling points for Circuit, though she's not super keen on the included sounds.

Watch more Circuit videos and demos here: https://ask.audio/academy?nleloc=topic/Circuit

Korg Electribe 2

Korg Electribe 2

The Electribe 2 comes in two varieties: synth and sample version. Sounds great and useful XY pad. Good effects too.

Elektron Digitakt

Elektron Digitakt

The Digitakt isn't officially a groove box as it doesn't technically generate its own sounds. However, it does allow you to sample and mangle sounds and has a great 8-track sequencer. The included sounds are very good too.

Learn more about the capabilities of the Digitakt: https://askaudio.nonlineareducating.com/course/2533/digitakt-drums-explored

Teenage Engineering OP-1

Teenage Engineering OP-1

The Teenage Engineering OP-1 is JAde's choice for top groove box. It includes drums, sampler, and an excellent sequencer and effects. It's a full-featured groove box with endless possibilities.

Elektron Analog Four

Elektron Analog Four

The Analog Four is a areat groove box. The stand out feature is its 4-voice analog synthesizer, but you'll sacrifice polyphony when creating drums, melodies, etc. Another option would be the Analog RYTM.

Akai Pro MPC Live

Akai Pro MPC Live

The MPC Live of course gets a mention as it is a one-stop-shop machine. It's also portable and could for many comfortably replace a software DAW.

Watch MPC tutorial videos here: https://ask.audio/academy?nleloc=application/mpc

Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & the macProVideo Hub. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic (and a self-confessed Mac fanatic) he's taught teachers, professional musicians and hobbyists how to get the best out of Apple's creative software. He has been a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University's Teacher training pro... Read More

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Korg Electrive 2 has a great option for a good sound effects and have many option to select which is the best sound quality to use for

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