Koala Sampler 4+

The ultimate pocket sampler

Mazbox Limited

Designed for iPad

    • £4.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Koala is the ultimate pocket-sized sampler. Record anything with your phone's mic instantly. 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
* Load your own samples
* Choose from one of 250 built-in sounds
* Resample the output of the app back into a new sample
* Export loops or entire tracks as professional quality WAV files
* Direct export to Ableton Live Set
* Copy/paste or merge sequences just by dragging them
* Create beats with the high-resolution sequencer
* Import samples using AudioShare or just open them in Koala
* 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
* 6 Choke groups
* Attack, release and tone adjustable on each sample
* Add any (or all) of the 8 effects to the entire mix
* AUv3 compatible - use in GarageBand, Logic, Cubasis etc etc
* AudioBus 3.0 and Inter-App Audio compatible
* MIDI controllable - play your samples on a keyboard, map the effects to knobs
* Jam with others over WiFi with Ableton Link
* Free copy of Ableton Live Lite included
* Use AI to separate samples into individual instruments (drums, bass, vocals and other)
* Set your own background image and choose from a growing list of background visual FX.

8 Built-in Microphone FX:
* More Bass
* More Treble
* Fuzz
* Robot
* Reverb
* Octave up
* Octave down
* Synthesizer

16 Built-in DJ Mix FX:
* Bit-crusher
* Pitch-shift
* Comb filter
* Ring modulator
* Reverb
* Stutter
* Gate
* Resonant High/Low Pass Filters
* Cutter
* Reverse
* Dub
* Tempo Delay
* Talkbox
* VibroFlange
* Dirty
* Compressor

Features included in SAMURAI In-App Purchase
* Timestretch (4 modes: Modern, Retro, Beats and Re-pitch)
* Piano roll editor
* Auto-chop (auto, equal, and lazy chop)
* 3 Band EQ
* Pocket operator sync out

What’s New

Version 1.4085

* fixed midi mapping mute solo on mixer
* bandpass mixer effect - touching the graph works properly again
* high and low eq can now cut (not just shelf) when dragged all the way down
* utf8 file names now render correctly in sample browser
* fixed issue with midi start/stop/continue messages causing stop and play not to work on some midi devices
* Make the pad drag threshold less sensitive P1
* Koala now sends midi again in auv3 when pads are pressed
* fixed bug when playhead is seeked forwards in piano roll, sequencer was triggering too many notes
* iCloud downloading now working with utf8 strings in sample browser
* Now samples are loaded to current bank by default if spaces are available

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

Man with migraine ,

Brilliant - So glad I gave it another go!

I tried this app when it first came out but ultimately dismissed it as a sample toy. Nothing wrong with that, but it wasn’t what I needed. I recently saw this app mentioned a few times and figured I’d better give it another go.

I’m REALLY pleased I did. It’s been seriously developed since it was first launched. I upgraded to the auto chopping and slicing options and it’s worth it. Fast, fun, and it encourages experimentation. Personally, the ability to export individual stems, samples and slices is awesome. The tight integration with AudioShare is also most welcome. Not used the “breaking apart” of mixes yet, but that sounds crazy cool. The import, export options allow it be the focus of your production or an essential tool in your work flow.

Where I think Koala really wins is that it just tries to be the best sampler ever. Nothing more, nothing less, just focused on doing that really well. It lacks pretentiousness, and it encourages fun. Music is about play and playing. I think this developer really understands that. If you make sample based iOS music, get this now.

Kri Inf ,

Fav music making app by a mile!

Simply put, this app is amazing. It makes beat making so fun and creative. It’s simple to use but does the job so well.
Since buying this app I have hardly touched my sp404 mainly because of hands on ease of use and quick workflow. Now with samurai mode and when using AUM app to sample other instruments apps or external synths ect straight into Koala just take this bad boy to a whole different level. It’s just so much fun to use. Within minutes u can have the bases of a decent track, it’s just so hands on! I would love an EQ mode but can work around using tone editor. The only gripe I have is the occasional crashing. But again in the developers defence, updates and bug fixes are released every month to couple of weeks and they really do listen to the concerns of the users directly. I once msged matey on Instagram about an issue, he got back to me within minutes. Can’t really ask for much more than that!
Purchase this bad boy, trust me u will not regret it! 😁

Marbury67 ,

More than just a sampler

This is by far the most instantly gratifying, inspirational music making app I have purchased. Not only is it a sampler, with a fast intuitive way of working, it is also a great way to quickly structure a track. I have so many pieces on the go that are constantly evolving. With a few tweaks here and there over time this will be absolutely perfect. For instance, The piano roll is a bit fiddly to use without adding unwanted notes, or there could be a way of pre-programming sequences for a full song rather than triggering them in real time to record, which in my case, always ends with me not cueing at exactly the right moment. Otherwise and exceptional creative tool.

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