Koala is the ultimate pocket-sized sampler. Record anything with your phone's mic or load your own sounds. Use Koala to create beats with those samples, add effects and create a track!
Koala’s super intuitive interface helps you make a tracks in a flash, there is no brake pedal. You can also resample the output of the app back into the input, through the effects, so the sonic possibilities are endless.
Koala's design focuses totally on making the music making progress instant, keeping you in the flow and keeping it fun, not getting bogged down by pages of parameters and micro-editing.
"Been putting that $4 koala sampler to good use lately. Undeniably great tool that puts some of these expensive beat boxes to shame. A must cop." -- flying lotus, twitter
* Record up to 64 different samples with your mic * Transform your voice or any other sound with 16 superb built-in fx * Resample the output of the app back into a new sample * Export loops or entire tracks as professional quality WAV files * Copy/paste or merge sequences just by dragging them * Create beats with the high-resolution sequencer * Import your own samples * Use AI to separate samples into individual instruments (drums, bass, vocals and other) * Keyboard mode lets you play chromatically or one of 9 scales * Quantize, add swing to get the right feel * Normal/One-shot/Loop/Reverse playback of samples * Attack, release and tone adjustable on each sample * Mute/Solo controls * Note repeat * Add any (or all) of the 16 effects to the entire mix * MIDI controllable - play your samples on a keyboard
NOTE: If you’re having trouble with microphone input please turn off "OpenSL" in Koala's audio settings.
8 Built-in Microphone FX: * More Bass * More Treble * Fuzz * Robot * Reverb * Octave up * Octave down * Synthesizer
Features included in SAMURAI In-App Purchase * Pro-quality Timestretch (4 modes: Modern, Retro, Beats and Re-pitch) * Piano roll editor * Auto-chop (auto, equal, and lazy chop) * Pocket operator sync out
Oct 25, 2023
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November 5, 2023
Lately I've been experiencing crackles/pops when lowering an individual sample's volume, like the knob is crossfading into static. Depending on the sample, it will appear even at default level. Also I never thought to write a review because I'm that satisfied with the app experience. Edit: I think it's a bluetooth issue. It occurs while using wireless headphones. The developer has bern super responsive with tracking down these issues 👍
12 people found this review helpful
October 19, 2023
Hi Benton: please get in touch with me directly at https://www.koalasampler.com/contact for support, hopefully I cann work out what the problem is with some more information!
Ben Alexander (Mistahben)
November 25, 2023
A truly wonderful application inspired by classic hardware samplers. Loading and editing samples is very intuitive and easy, sequencing takes some learning but it also incredibly powerful. The app also runs so smoothly and the MIDI functionality is really fun to work with if you have an external controller. Considering that hardware samplers cost an order of magnitude more, this app is an incredible value even with the additional add-ons. I am also glad that theyre all one-time purchases 🙏
2 people found this review helpful
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October 6, 2023
Koala is an intuitive sampler that is absolutely feature packed. It's features rival - or even exceed - many hardware samplers. Its workflow is smooth, fast, and trimmed of fat. For the price it is an incredible bargain. New features are always added, and the developer clearly loves and understands the domain. Would highly recommend to both new and experienced beat makers alike.
10 people found this review helpful
Attack and release controls are now more sensitive For mixer: 2 new bus effects - noise gate and ring modulator! Sidechain now as mic as a source Can now switch between perform fx and mixer when recording song Multiple select edit buses Fix: Bug in "trim silence" Fix: can now change the pitch of multiple pads (was a bug) Fix: the extras settings are scrollable again Fix: Can now put sidechain on main bus Fix: REVERB perform effect was a bit quiet