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.

* 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
* 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
* Import samples with the Files app or from videos
* 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
* AudioBus 3.0 and Inter-App Audio compatible
* MIDI controllable - play your samples on a keyboard
* Jam with others over WiFi with Ableton Link
* Free copy of Ableton Live Lite included

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

What’s New

Version 1.374

Added choke groups

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Appleequal1971971/ ,


This is my go to app when I have the urge to get creative and create audio collages. Montages.

What I would like to see in future updates include time stretch, more quantise options, auto chop would be Kool, the ability to delete any individual sound from a sequence, the ability to be able to name songs and pads, manipulate effects per sound pad then record the automation. This has the potential to be a giant killer. I will fully support the developer and would be willing to pay for substantial updates.

Happy beat-making you dutty lot.

pitchblender ,

Great but unstable

I owned a Roland SP-404SX for triggering samples but had to sell it and it was too bulky for me. This app is very similar to it and I was initially happy with it for my purposes, once I’d mapped my controller to the app (instead of the other way round with MIDI learn not a feature) it worked well... until I used it as an IAA channel in AUM. I wanted to use it for my weekly radio show with Djay Pro and AUFX:Push for auto-ducking.
It worked for a little while but if I swiped it offscreen on iPadOS it would randomly crash. Not so good for live radio, especially with a second or so of digital crackling when reloading Koala’s projects! I play chill out music so not good for the listener and I now have to change back to an inferior setup :(
Would have been 4 stars (5 with MIDI learn on all controls) but unreliable in a live situation so pretty useless in its present incarnation.
Hope this is useful developer and anyone wanting to get this.

Krisso The Great ,

This app is almost perfect.

I’m used to making beats on a computer in various DAWs and also Sp404sx and OP1 in the past.

This app was so easy to figure out, the ease of use is instant, the only diving you have to is loading samples.

Compared to other more expensive apps for beatmaking, this is like breathing oxygen .

You can load samples , sample external (tunes, keyboards, guitar etc) and resemble . You can continue listening to while sampling in , so in theory you can lay in sync parts to fit your tracks. The sequencer is the most fluid ive experienced all across the board in all my experience in making beats (I’m using iPad mini 2019) .

Only thing I think could improve upon this excelllent app , would be to maybe be able to record audio channels seperate but inline with the sequencer. And maybe being able to use the DJ FX on top of sampling in signal .

Thank you for this great piece of gadgetry


Marek Bereza
8.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.



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