Realtime Arranger Software

Incredibly powerful. Incredibly easy.

Runs on Windows. Uses Yamaha PSR/Tyros/Genos keyboards as sound generators.



Tired of the same 20 years old firmware built-in your hardware arranger?

Groovyband Live! A breath of fresh air, bringing premium features you won't find anywhere else.

UI DESIGNED FOR HIGH RES/DPI TOUCH SCREENS. FULLY OPERABLE WITH YOUR FINGERS.

Vector graphics scales perfectly with razor sharp edges and text to any screen size and resolution. From tablets to 4K monitors. All the widgets are designed, and road tested, for finger use, like in any smartphone app. Mouse is supported as well.

Almost every performance related parameter is accessible from the main screen, and is placed exactly where you expect it to be. We know what a player needs: our programmers are player themselves!

NATIVE SUPPORT FOR 2 KEYBOARDS AND OTHER MIDI CONTROLLERS.

Add a second keyboard to your setup and manage every setting within the style/registration. Your second keyboard will be instantly set up the way you want every time you switch a style! Configure up to 4 parts in split/layers as you like.

Add up to 2 other keyboards/control surfaces (for a total of 4 midi input devices) to automate every parameter with physical controls (knobs, sliders, keys, pedals).

ADVANCED STYLE STRUCTURE FOR ULTIMATE VARIETY AND CUSTOMIZATION.

Every style supports 8 main sections, 8 fills and 2 breaks. Every parameter, voice and insert effect can be customised on a section by section basis. You can change the pattern played by each part for each main section in realtime.

You can reorder mains, sync fill and breaks, use half-bar fill, loop intros and endings. Intros count-in bars are automatically skipped when using the intro as a riff mid-performance.

INTELLIGENT OTS IMPLEMENTATION. BOOSTS PLAYING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE.

8 OTS (One Touch Settings) available per style. Any OTS can be linked to any Main Section. Instantly reorder OTSes and Main sections as you like, preserving the links. Memory banks are available to easily transfer OTSes between styles and try new ideas without the monkey button pushing you are used to (/condemned) with an hardware arranger.

An OTS is 4 parts wide, assign freely the 4 parts between Left and Right as you need, for every OTS independently. OTS switching is smooth and will not cut your playing notes or DSP tails.

POWERFUL AND STRAIGHTFORWARD HARMONY FUNCTION, LET YOU OBTAIN RICH LEAD LINES, EVEN WHEN PLAYING WITH A SINGLE FINGER.

For every of the 4 lead parts you can configure a separate harmony function. Two modes supported (fixed intervals, chord driven intervals). Add up to 3 notes + optionally the actually played one. You decide how many and what notes to add.

Combine up to 4 harmonized parts, each one with possibly different notes, to build up complex sections of instruments. Easily try out new combinations in real time with a simple and visual interface.

FULL BLOWN DSP EDITOR MAKES SETTING, SWITCHING, SWAPPING, COPYING EFFECTS AND RELATED PARAMETERS A JOY.

Every action is only a couple of clicks away, using a self explanatory interface where every parameter is logically grouped according to signal flow and color coded.

A rich set of functions to easily change everything (and come back without loosing anything) invites you to effortlessly experiment a huge number of possible combinations. Till you find that incredible result you never thought possible!

Try it for yourself !!

Download a fully functional free demo that includes 550 styles. Directly discover all the features Groovyband Live! has to offer: you won't look back anymore!

To install, configure midi and learn to use the software, please read the User Manual.

File size: 39 MB - build 18120

Choose your version

Standard

Standard

299 €

bundled styles
330
insert effects
up to 4 at once(*)

Pro

Pro

399 €

bundled styles
450
insert effects
up to 7 at once(*)

Platinum

Platinum

549 €

bundled styles
550
insert effects
up to 16 at once(*)

(*) Subject to sound generator capabilities.

Common features
  • 4 midi inputs: 2 keyboards (primary for acmp/lead parts, secondary for aux parts) + 2 keyboards/control surfaces for midi automation.
  • Settable bindings to trigger internal commands/settings from input midi data (note on/off, CC).
  • 1 midi output to sound source (Yamaha XG compatible sound generator). For optimum results we recommend mid/high range Yamaha arranger keyboards (PSR S950/S770 or better, Tyros 3 or better, Genos).
  • Style sections: 3 intros, 3 endings, 8 mains, 8 fills, 2 breaks. 8 accompaniment parts. All parameters customisable on a section by section basis. Half bar fill. Fill type (auto, source, dest). Fills and Breaks syncable to measure start. Loopable Intros and Endings. Main sections can be copied and reordered. Selectable pattern for main sections parts.
  • 8 APG (Active Part Group) slots, to instantly mute/unmute the whole set of accompaniment parts according to a pre-programmed template.
  • 4 lead parts (can be freely allocated in any way to the left/right of the split point). Left hand voices hold. Right hand voices invert. Right hand voices transpose +/- 2 octaves. Accompaniment/lead parts volume balance.
  • Harmony (up to 3 additional voices) freely programmable for any lead voice.
  • 4 aux parts to be played on the secondary keyboard. Key and velocity ranges freely settable for any split/layer combination.
  • 8 OTS (One Touch Settings) slots. Ots linkable to Main sections.
  • 8 Memory slots for OTS and aux voices to copy data within and across styles.
  • Start/Stop. Syncro start, syncro stop. Split on/off, position freely settable, fixed or dynamic. Hold left. Bass Inversion. Tempo 20÷240 bpm, tap tempo. Tempo hold/lock. Fade in/out.
  • General transpose +/-12 semitones. General volume/mute.
  • Mixer strip: mute/solo, volume, balance, pan, IFX DSP on/off/bypass. Sends to Variation, Chorus and Reverb effect DSPs. Dry level. EQ settable through voice parameters.
  • Global DSP bus: DSP on/off/mute, return, pan, send to Chorus/Reverb. Global variation DSP routable as IFX.
  • Voice editor for any exposed XG voice parameter.
  • Dsp Editor. 16 memory slots for every DSP algorithm. 81 algorithms supported, logically grouped into families.
  • Unlimited registrations, to save a style + every other global program parameter. Customisable startup registration to setup everything at program startup.
  • Chord recognition: minimum 2 notes on the left of the split point. 37 types: major, 6, M7, M7b5, M7(#11), add9, M7(9), 6(9), b5, aug, 7aug, M7aug, m, m6, m7, m7b5, m add9, m7(9), m7(11), mM7b5, mM7, mM7(9), dim, dim7, 7, 7sus4, 7(9), 7(#11), 7(13), 7(b5), 7(b9), 7(b13), 7(#9), sus4, sus2, 1+5, 1+8.
  • Preset voices: 1315 (of which 480 XG voices).