Koala Sampler App Positive ReviewsMarek Bereza

Koala Sampler Positive Reviews

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Great app, very fun, wish it had AUV3Really fun and well designed. My favorite ios sampler. It has lots of functionality, but it's hard to get all the way to complete sounding tracks. I've found it best for coming up with loops that I turn into full tracks in other apps or software. My main wishlist feature would be AUV3 support, so it played nicer with others. Also, please add individual track exporting for Ableton. It's a letdown that you only get all of the pads together, rather than each pad as a separate loop..Version: 1.370

Plz make this addition with the next updateThis app is dope but one thing I would like to be added is an editable step sequencer sorta like fl studio that way I can get in and create my own grooves and properly set sample chops where I need them because my timing be a bit off. Also a composing window where I can put all my ideas together. I know everything comes with time but those features will definitely take this app to another level. Freedom of creation is key. Keep up the great work I’m teaching my daughter how to make beats with this so she can hear the value of all things that create sound..Version: 1.370

You won’t regret buying this appIt’s the best sampler for phone/iPad on the market & it changed how I make music for the better.Version: 1.4001

Best iPhone music app I’ve seenExtremely intuitive, fun, and practical for music..Version: 1.370

Amazing app - brilliant funFirst app review for me... but this deserves it. So much fun and really easy to make samples on the go. It’s now my starting block for making techno tracks. Cheers dude !.Version: 1.370

Best AppThis is a must app, the only thing is landscape mode for iPad.Version: 1.360

Very responsive dev, cheap, fun!I’m not saying the dev is cheap. Or fun. But his app is. And he keeps updating it. Brilliant, usable, inspiring. Thanks 👍.Version: 1.29

TightAs a dev, I can tell how good the code under the hood of this app is. Major kudos. Beyond the quality, this is simply an app that is wildly capable and brings joy to people from beginner to advanced. In fact, if you’ve never used a sampler in your life, get this app, love this app..Version: 1.374

This app is moneyLove how simple and straight forward this app is I sold my po pocket ko cuz this workflow is so much nicer Wish it had a bit more live juggles in the preform sector Maybe like like the flytape or maybe allow a plug-in to join I would pay for more features Thanks GOONKNOX.Version: 1.374

Great appThis app is slowly becoming one of my go to apps for sampling percussive kits on the go! I was so sad when real beat stopped getting development but this is better and getting better too. If there is one thing I wish this current version had tho is landscape mode support when running on iPads as it’s somewhat awkward to have to turn the device around when running along side other music apps via Audiobus or AUM..Version: 1.29

Oustanding SamplerFun, easy to use and fun to use. Did I say fun to use?.Version: 1.374

Great app, Great support!I won't add much to what's already been said, but this is an excellent sampler. Easy to use and learn. Intelligent and well designed work flow. Powerful and it sounds great. Add to that fantastic and responsive support. Super impressed! Buy it, you won't regret it. I have one super minor request that has nothing to do with functionality, but instead the visuals. It would be ultra cool if there were themes or ways to choose the colors for the samples and interface..Version: 1.4022

WonderfulI had to sell my my beloved sp404sx a few years ago because I was beyond dead broke and still miss it to this day. Koala actually brings the same advantages and improvements over the Sp series for a fraction of the price.It might be all that I need plus an iOS interface!.Version: 1.350

Highly recommended for sample heads!Simple, intuitive, and yet very powerful. Everything you need, nothing you don’t want. I have a Korg Microsampler. This thing reminds me of it. I also had a PO-33. The instant effects remind me of that. The mic effects are a GREAT touch. Particularly the bass synth effect is handy for turning your voice into slurred synth lines. Great job. Absolutely terrific..Version: 1.29

Great, could be the greatestI love this app. A couple of suggestions for the devs: - when recording onto a new slot, it would be better if the interaction was a toggle rather than hold. One tap onto the slot to record, second tap (anywhere on the screen) to stop recording. This way users have both hands free while recording. - when trimming the samples, it would be great to have pinch to zoom functionality. - when trimming the samples, it would be great to have fade in and fade out options - since we can already resample from the app, it would be awesome to be able to add the mic fx onto already recorded samples in order to resample them with the fx - it would be amazing to have a simple sequencer with grid resolution Keep up the great work, this is one of my favourite music apps.Version: 1.18

Great App - Worth the small costVery enjoyable app, especially when incorporating midi controller. Young relatives (8 and under) are all fascinated when they hear themselves when pushing a button. Was experiencing issues but developed responded and made suggestions to resolve..Version: 1.4034

My New SP-404 (and more)This app is incredible. It’s maybe my single favorite app ever (not just music). If you are proficient with an SP-404 you will love this app. It makes sample chopping such a pleasure. Beautiful, smooth, stable, precise - everything you could ever ask. So artfully laid out. The whole thing really is a work of art because of its beautiful simplicity and power. It embraces why people love the 404 despite its limitations and also embraces the iPad as an instrument. Thanks so much to the developer for this. The one thing it kills compared to the 404 is the sequences. Bravo on that. It’s such a fast workflow. I can’t even explain how efficient it is. You just have to get in there and use it. The effects are great on here but totally different than the 404. Good call on that too. You cannot do the 404 fx on an iPad. It wouldn’t work. This was a much smarter direction. (But if you nailed that vinyl sim, oh boy😳). The effects are really more like the pocket operator’s fx but more robust. The one thing I would ask (to speed up my personal workflow significantly) would be to have an “export current sample” option just like you can export the current loop only. I do so much sample chopping in here and sometimes have a whole mess of things all in one file and would love to be able to just export one sample at a time. Again, thanks for making my favorite app..Version: 1.374

A Producers DreamPlayed with lots of apps for music, this one had to be written by a producer. Straight forward, fast, and the necessary tweaks to get you where you want to be. Not a bunch of hidden menu tricks and processes. Straight in your face productions and super easy to use. This is a must have and a no brainer. I use it on my phone more than iPad. I sample sounds out in the field all the time. And this makes it just way more easier than anything I’ve ever used. Just get it,... you’ll get it. Koala; how about adding the ability to press and hold clear button then press a sample button to erase just that sound from a sequence? Winner, winner chicken dinner!!! I’m embarrassed my friends for not knowing that it does that already, thank you for clearing that up for me, going to eat that chicken dinner now. Appreciate the timely from response you!.Version: 1.370

ImpressiveFirst time I feel compelled to leave a review. Incredibly designed intuitive app, a real joy to use. Coming from an experienced 404 user, they really nailed the machines work flow, if not improved upon it. Do not hesitate, if you are reading this - you need this app in your life!!.Version: 1.374

Outstanding!It’s like having a sp-404 in your pocket. The UI is such that when you go to do something, it is done in a way that comes naturally without having to think about it, such press for duration of record and drag and drop to duplicate. The features and limitations are in perfect balance to foster creativity whether quickly getting ideas down or doing something more sculpted and spending a little time making. Dev seems responsive and involved. One of my most used music apps as of late, def recommend especially for the price..Version: 1.29

Works well in AUM.I’ve deleted my previous review and updated to 4 stars as this app is better than I first thought. If you’ve got AUM and a Bluetooth midi keyboard like I have, you can get quite creative with this app..Version: 1.4000

Samurai like it hot!The recent IAP upgrade has made what was already an incredible app into one of the best, most intuitivewhile still potentially professional music experiences on IOS. Sequence editing with velocity and time stretch are a real game changer, and upgraded chopping tools are icing on the cake on this ‘No chaff’ sampler. Essential to any music makers toolkit!!.Version: 1.4018

Love it!Fixed! Stereo recording! But now it doesn’t record st unity gain? Seems to be 6db down. Still clicks on recording start and now seems to have a slight gap at end. feature requests - !! Please oh please can there be a toggle for select on “play/ midi note”. It would be nice to be able to edit one sample at a time without having to stop playback. - snap to zero crossing. I have some samples that start with a click and or end with a click. - please allow for recording to snap to quantize? This could be a samarai feature. For recording loops especially. In addition an edit snap feature for setting a start point in time. This feature set essentially how blocwave did recording snd editing. - super super huge request. Please allow for individual fx per sample or bank 🙏🏽 - some individual outputs. - it’s gotta somehow be possible to make modern mode pitch shiftable, even by just one octave? It does sound the best of the three algos. Thanks for making such a cool tool, its straight ahead and really easy to work and be inspired. Still 5 stars..Version: 1.4019

Dope samplerHave been using this for a while and it’s good to see how it is evolving. By the Mark how does the bake feature work?.Version: 1.4001

Best Sampler For iPad Ever MadeSimply the best and most feature rich sampler ever made for iPad. You can make killer beats, complete songs, entire albums with this magic making device. This does more than most of the software programs I own for a fraction of the price. It’s insanely underpriced for what it does. This is easily in my top 3 apps for iPad. I spend more time on this than my MPC, 404 , and SP 1200 combined. The sky is the limit for this sonic beast. Highly recommended..Version: 1.4018

Great app, great tool,Integration with ableton is nice. Airdropping samples from splice on the Mac to your iPhone and into koala is a breeze. I use this all the time and I own an sp 404 sampler, so it’s nice to have a similar style mobile sampler with faster workflow . I’d say it’s almost perfect. Can we maybe have import audio from other saved projects in the future?.Version: 1.370

Incredible!This app is amazing. Everything it does is fast, musical and intuitive. I hope they add live looping and loop slicing in the future—I’d even pay for these as add-ons. It’d also be nice if there were more intuitive ways to resample audio from other iOS apps in real-time. Already as it is it’s a must-have sampling app!.Version: 1.370

I’m obsessed with this appI’m relatively new to music production, but I’ve found this app to be very intuitive and useful. I’ve always wanted to get into sampling in a more serious way, and this app really scratches that itch. I own a PO-33 and, while I love it, this has essentially replaced it. The price is fantastic as well. While the app is incredible, the only real feature I would wish could be added is some kind of way to edit the timing of different samples in the loops that you have already recorded (in the same way midi can be edited after the fact). However, I understand that this may be a difficult (or impossible) feature to implement. Regardless, if you have an interest in sample based music, I cannot recommend this app enough..Version: 1.374

InnovativeSo much fun.Version: 1.4018

Koala is a bad boyA brilliant app that’s insanely good value. It’s intuitive, addictive, fast, fun and simple to use. The developer is a super cool guy too and has been really quick to fix any bugs reported, respond to emails and implement new feature requests. Hopefully it will continue to be developed even further as the more you use it, the more you want to do with it. I’d gladly pay to unlock even more features in the future if it helps to support further development. Thanks Marek. Much respect..Version: 1.24

Beat Making made EasyBeen a user for about a year now , It has become an indispensable tool for me , I make full sequences very quickly and efficiently..Chopping samples has never been easier. Developer is A+ and has a presence online and frequently updates and answers questions ...If you make beats you need this ...period.Version: 1.4018

So much fun to be hadSo easy, fun and very nicely designed. Love playing with this thing but it is getting in the way of my doing the things that I should be doing!.Version: 1.12

Great app just a great IAP update.Lots of fun and great for creating interesting sounds and riffs. The developer keeps adding great new features. Top app and top dev..Version: 1.4018

Love it but Could use a better sequencer!Koala is a great sampler and recorder! I’ve found it super easy to record different sounds and easily transfer to my computer. The only think I wish is that the sampler worked better. I know I don’t have the best rhythm but it seems to quantize my drums/etc weird and not on beat. Overall tho one of my favorite apps and used daily!.Version: 1.370

Amazing wowRecently after writing a fairly negative review about this app and some crashing issues that I had I was very pleased to see that in the latest update less (which came Leston a week later) has addressed the issue and solved it completely I’d like to thank the koala team for paying such good attention to their customers 10/10.Version: 1.4012

Great work!This app is amazing so far the way is laid out and effects are brilliant. Being able to merge cells is so useful and also resampling the output. I would love to see mute and solo buttons, and a basic sequencer so you can do some editing of the midi parts. Awesome app so far! An Audio unit version would be incredible so we can run multiple instances in AUM.Version: 1.374

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.Version: 1.374

Buy it. Support it. It’s awesomeI’m loving this app. I rarely buy apps and I couldn’t pass on this. It does so much well! The UI, the sampling and composing. It’s all fantastic. I understand it’s for sampling but having some built in drum sounds that you can always reference would be awesome. Having a sequencer with a built in grid system to drop sounds in would really help out. Also, it would be awesome to have some predefined chords in the “piano roll” key section in the sequence pane. I sampled a piano note, having it build chords or having a chord gallery option would be spot on. Otherwise this app is fantastic Edit: Really enjoying this app, it’s been updated very frequently with fantastic updates and improvements!.Version: 1.24

Love this appThis is such a powerful app. Would recommend this to anyone..Version: 1.370

The most useful & fun beatmaking appI’ve tried all the beat making apps but you guys got it right 👏.Version: 1.4001

Perfection.All the effects have given me a reason to not buy an SP404 or PO33 for large quantities of money, the sampler is brilliant, sequencer is amazing with a bit of auto-quantisation, what’s there not to love. Definitely worth the price..Version: 1.370

More than just a samplerThis 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..Version: 1.4025

The greatestJoin all the groups watch all the tutorials and you will soon realise this is the future of beat making and sample chopping. I could go on but as a rapper more than a producer i can easily create a sick beat in one bus trip and its so easy..Version: 1.4018

404 killerI love this app. It’s the everything I wanted from the sp 404, with touch pad effects like the Kaoss pad. It’s a dream to use..Version: 1.374

This is it.This is the one. Pretty much everything that an SP 303/404, with some major quality of life improvements. I would even argue that this app singlehandedly outclasses them. Super easy to pick up, fun to use and really brings the joy of beat making to the forefront. Don’t sleep on this..Version: 1.374

Fantastic sampler....With the new updates that include stem export and choke groups i am having more musical fun than I have had in a while. This is a near perfect app...imo. It’s now where I start and then compose most of a beat. I finish the work elsewhere for mixing/mastering but am grateful for the amount of work I can get done with koala. Thank you! Keep up the great work!.Version: 1.374

Very cool!1- Time-stretch! 2- Recycle- ish transient detection/slicing! 3- More sequencer editing options And I’d give this 6 stars! I’m really digging it!.Version: 1.374

Amazingly robust and accessibleKoala is such an amazing tool! Been using it for several months and it continues to improve. The developer really listens to users and increases the value of this app continually. Recent additions of amplitude envelopes for samples and the highly desired Landscape Mode for iPad really took this over the top for me; had to add my enthusiastic five star review. Great for capturing quick sounds from the surrounding world or sampling from other music apps in AUM. Also fun driving Koala’s pads with midi sequencers like Rozeta Suite or Fugue. Excited to see where Koala goes in the future!.Version: 1.370

So great.Delete all your other apps. This is the time killer you’ve been waiting for..Version: 1.370

Good but limitedAwesome little sampler, but limited in how you can edit the audio. Wish there was more effects or audio manipulation for the samples (stretching audio for example).Version: 1.372

Like a better, more fun PO-33 or SP-404This is far and away my favorite music app for iOS. I always keep coming back to it, paying for the Samurai update was a no-brainer. If you've ever used a teenage engineering PO-33 or a Roland SP-404 the workflow is very similar. That being said the speed with which you can do things in this app and the amount you can do blows me away. You can just use it as a sequenced sample player or, with the samurai update, you can now start turning your samples into proper synths in their own right (set em to loop and shorten the length a lot). The developer has done a really amazing job of keeping a good balance between quick music creation in the moment, while also providing enough detailed and smart additional tools so that you can tweak your sounds and beats to your heart's content - all without cluttering up the UI. This is one of the few iOS music apps I would actually trust live..Version: 1.4022

I sold my SP404I’ve spent hundred on the app store on music production apps and this one is the only one I use daily! Its seriously the most intuitive and the best for the music I make. Only thing I find would be missing is more controls on the FXs because after a while they get a bit annoying. Other than that I’d like to thank the developper to make such a good app!.Version: 1.370

The Best Drum Machine Sampler with FXThis beast is amazing! I love this thing and it’s infectious! The price is perfect and while your at it pick up there FX IAA. It’s incredible too. The only thing I with they would do is make it an AUv3 so that I can use it in AUM without having to go back and forth. It’s more for ease of use purposes. Buy and you won’t regret it! Please make it an AUv3. If you have to charge a couple bucks more it will be worth the money..Version: 1.4001

This is DOPE AFAn amazing and intuitive sampler. This is sooooo good. And it’s super cheap. Nice work 🙌🏼.Version: 1.374

This sampler is DOPE AF!It’s so intuitive, fun and instantly rewarding. I’ve made more music on koala in the first few days than any other app. Just buy it. You won’t regret it..Version: 1.21

A lot of fun for the moneyIt’s a blast to play with and I can see myself integrating this into my music making process. It’s great that it already works with Ableton Link and AudioShare. Bonus point is awarded because my toddler likes it too. Two things I’d love to see in future updates: - editing notes within patterns after recording - applying effects to samples after recording.Version: 1.22

Amazing appAlready a great app and the updates have made this indispensable. Incredibly quick workflow for importing samples/editing etc. Works perfectly with my midi sequencer (Xequence). Allows me to sample/sequence in cpu hungry apps (yes, Moog) that otherwise the phone can’t handle all at once. Opens up lots of possibilities. Nice effects. Not enough room here to explain how helpful developer has been dealing with questions etc. Absolute star. 100% recommended..Version: 1.360

Best musical app for iOSThis is the most user friendly sampler I’ve probably ever used. I’ve sampled lots of hits from my drum kit and some of my favorite synths from OP1 into this app and basically have a Pocket Operator on my phone now. Very pumped for these new effects! I haven’t tried it yet, but the ability to send data to Ableton live is pretty incredible for mobile composers or any musician who become easily inspired on the go. Thank you for making such an intuitive app! Landscape mode would be fantastic as well as ADSR controls for individual samples! 👽🤘💯.Version: 1.350

Very fun, very powerfulI love this. Has such a speedy workflow to it, and I’ve only begun to discover what it can do. The developer has made a great job of this. Similar to, but different from and perhaps MORE amazing then Samplr. Thanks Marek. Inspiring work..Version: 1.23

5 starI never write reviews on apps but these devs are supporting this app with really good updates. Great stuff.Version: 1.28

So much funSo I paid like $5.50 for an app. And now all I do is sit around sampling our cat and dog and wife and remix them into songs and it’s great..Version: 1.370

For lo-fi headsI love this app. It’s like a nod to the SP-303 and PO-33 and I’m a big fan of both. It almost checks off all my wishes I had for a portable sampler. The workflow is smooth making it easy to use and bang out ideas quickly. I picked up an iRig 2 that works perfectly for sampling from any line out and it takes this app to the next level. It even has a 3.5 mm headphone jack that allows you to monitor your sample source and the Koala app while it’s plugged in. I feel like I underpaid for this app and I would gladly pay for extra features like a one shot option for samples, sample load and a simple step sequencer, but that doesn’t take away from how dope this app already is. I’d also like to see the ability to load tracks into the performance section to be able to do 303 style beat sets. Looking forward to future updates to this slick app. Edit: I’d like to see an update that allows copying a pattern or sample between one page/bank to the next. Edit 2: I figured out how to move patterns from page to page. Sorry..Version: 1.18

The Best Beatmaking App By a Million MilesThe Very Very Best !.Version: 1.369

Best Sampler and Music Creation App by FarEasily the best sampler and music creation app available. The app is also regularly updated and the Samurai update in addition to the latest AUV3 multi-out update have been absolute game-changers. So easy to use and intuitive; you can import videos and they converted to WAV, great FX, resampling feature, brilliant time-stretching since Samurai add-on came out, piano-roll also introduced with Samurai, choke groups, decent tonal EQ and the list goes on. This thing is an absolute bargain to boot! The developer is also a nice guy, plus helpful and responsive when it comes to feature requests..Version: 1.4042

Fantastic App and it keeps getting betterThis app is genius and could easily be priced at 10x the cost, so definitely buy it before they realize that and raise the price. It takes the workflow of a traditional sampler (SPs and MPCs) and mixes it with amazing UI to make an even better production workflow. Elf audio is continually making updates and improvements so it has only gotten better over time. There is a very active user community forming, only a matter of time before this app truly blows up. The simplicity of this app is what makes it so good and effective, if you are looking for a full featured DAW you will be disappointed. However, you will find a powerful tool for creating beats wherever you are, just look at Dibiase’s Koala beats on social media and you will see how powerful the app can be with the right perspective..Version: 1.374

Add drum packsVery cool app. Would be awesome if they added drum packs. Could be IAP. I’d certainly pay for some sound packs. Be easier than having to build a kit each time. NI Maschine does this so no reason why koala shouldn’t..Version: 1.4039

Just AmazingSo easy to use and sound quality is fantastic. It’s such good fun and the possibilities are infinite. You must buy this. I promise you won’t regret it!!.Version: 1.4039

Creativity at its bestCreativity can be choked by technicalities. Not with Koala. It is quick, easy and enjoyable to use. The developer listens to requests, replies to questions and then updates and improves the app. Great apps can give you ideas, inspire new musical direction and encourage experimentation. Koala does this in an instant. Give it a potato and it will give you a 3 course meal..Version: 1.4018

Great jamming app, just needs pad mutes please!Really enjoying this app for noting down little live looping jams - the only thing I’m really missing is pad mutes, my current work around is going to the sample page and turning the volume of the pad right down to -inf, but it’s a pain getting it back to what it was if the volume wasn’t at 0 ( e.g. via double tap on the dial)..Version: 1.370

Best music app out thereEven though I keep buying each major music producing app as they come out, I still always come back to this app. It’s a beat beast. My only complaint is that triplets are very hard to make happen but they’re definitely doable. Also this is a side note My ear may be off but it seems to me like the triplet stutter is a bit wonkey. I can work with it but if you put the Met on and hold the stutter right in the middle to make triplets they don’t seem to line up. Other than that an AMAZING app.Version: 1.4001

A winnerGreat great app. Period. One thing really bothers me. If you buy an app and you like it a lot, it's cool to communicate that to others by rating it. If an update has bugs, you DONT RATE IT AGAIN WITH A BAD RATING TO THREATEN THE DEVELOPER. You email the guy or girl to let him know. You know the app is good so why screw up the apps sales because of a bug that will get fixed. Ratings are not there to communicate with the developer. The thing that really shows that the people who do that do not care about anyone but themselves, is that they never change their bad rating. So the promise of hanging thé rating if the bug is fixed is never honoured. Koala is fantastic. Every app has bugs sometimes. If every time a bug appeared everyone would give a bad rating, every app would have lousy ratings. Most people realize this so it's not a big problem. It's only bad when one if those ignorant people buy a great app..Version: 1.4018

Near speechless.How do I come up with a title for this review? What words can I use that explains how fast, FUN, and intuitive this little sampler is. It’s more than just a sampler. It’s like having an sp404 with a better sequencer on your phone. I’ve made music with other apps, but never as often and as consistent as I do with koala. If I could dare ask for anything to change, it’d be more effects, and the option to change the background image of the sampler (without doing the hack)..Version: 1.374

OMG! Essential purchaseJakob Haq bought me here and I’m so glad he did. He’s right, this is Pocket Operator simplicity with all the storage capacity of iPad or iPhone and a metric ton of sampling fun. If and when sample looping is implemented, this will basically be the perfect iPad performance tool. I’m going to see if I can get it to work with my Trigger Finger Pro and Aum. Thanks developer!.Version: 1.350

Absolutely brilliant!It looks good. Has great features. It’s intuitive. It’s fun. It works. Pay up front get all the features. 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤.Version: 1.370

The best app on iOSThis app is amazing. It’s a great sampler, has great effects for resampling, cool dj effects for performing and let’s you easily save songs and individual sounds. Obviously not gonna replace the feel of say an sp404 but gives a lot of the functionality and you basically always have your phone so you should get it so you have it. Then you can make music anywhere. Stay sharp..Version: 1.368

Probably the Best Sampling AppThe best sampler out there for i phone my only issue is maybe add quantization or the ability to edit the timing of the sequence for more progress and less trial and error when syncing up your beats otherwise it’s pretty much perfect glad I got this app great fore making breakcore/jungle beats highly recommend sounds great with other apps.Version: 1.4001

So creative and intuitive!Very user friendly & well designed. Excellent features. Would love to see a loop sustain mode in a future update (playhead separate to loop brace with loop ping pong movement).Version: 1.4022

Like an SP-404 on your phone!I love this app! Hours of sampling fun! It reminds me of sampling on my old SP-404 but the workflow is much faster. The mic and performance effects are terrific! I just wish the performance effects had a “fall off” option so the change isn’t so abrupt when releasing them. Either way, this app is worth every penny (and more)!.Version: 1.350

This app is an absolute game changer.I found out about Koala pretty much as soon as it came out. I have never thought that an iOS app can replace a real sampler and koala proved me wrong. I was a slave to a computer with a lot of expensive hardware hooked up to it when all i needed was a good pair of headphones and the iPad or even my phone. I’ve sold my sp404 not long after I started using koala simply because I’ve never even used it anymore. Now with the new time stretching and autochop features i hardly ever use anything else to make beats. The fact that Koala comes with the key for ableton live lite is a an another to buy it. If you’re reading reviews to see if this app is worth it, don’t hesitate and just buy it. It is totally worth it..Version: 1.4018

Fantastic creative app!So well designed. Smooth and wonderful experience..Version: 1.4018

Please add an undo feature for sequencerI love the app to bits, can’t stop using it but I have to say it is gutting deleting a whole sequence because you recorded something out of sync. Please please add a undo feature!.Version: 1.350

Great funBought it yesterday, have already spent maybe 6 hours in it, addictive and very fun, seems the dev is very engaged so I'm sure we'll see new features..Version: 1.3795

From brain to sequencedI am always drumming and humming stuff that pops into my head. This app makes it so easy to grab the inspiration and sequence it. Then you can just run with the sound you got, or replace with more hi-fi samples. I made a fairly intricate beat within minutes of first opening it, and it was a lot more fun then working in my daw. For me, this provides a workflow that separates the creative process from the production and engineering process. That’s something that I’m sure a lot of people struggle with. Excellent app... thanks for creating it!.Version: 1.19

Best! pocket Sampler(Ever!)This now officially the Best pocket sampler even at twice the price. Current release fixed a really annoying bug ( thank you thank you) and now is the go to app for quick and easy beat/song making. Developer has shown great commitment to this app and encourage everyone to show support by also purchasing Sample Toy and KoalaFX as I have to help further support development of this great sampler. Looking forward to future enhancements one of which I hope is Multi Out for external processing of samples would be the final Icing on the cake. Superb! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 🌟 🏆.Version: 1.4001

Best mobile DAWI’ve tried FL Mobile and SampleBot for quite a bit and must admit I prefer this. It’s a GREAT old school gridless interface (with sequencers). It takes a little getting used to, but it does force you to easily rework song structure, and make you feel like a G. Missing one star, as I would like a count-in on the sequencers, although real hardware would’nt give this ability, the app should. Likewise, listening to a sequence while recording on an other one would be also be nice, but at least the metronome is there. It has the simplicity I need. Really all of the essential is here. The built in fx are great. You just need dope samples in your files app and you’re well on your way to making dope beats. I’ve had a small tempo sync problems with Audiobus but the devs reply darn fast and found the solution which is simply setting Audiobus at 48kbps. This is the easiest way to make beats that I know of. I highly doubt anybody is gonna regret getting this. People have been using phones at LoopSessions in Ottawa and Montreal a whole lot more because of this app. Puuuuurchase it..Version: 1.370

By far the best Sampler on IOSWith every update this “Sampler” comes closer and closer to being a DAW! The interface is super intuitive and easy to learn. Nothing is hidden (except the Samurai upgrade at first lol). Mentioning the Samurai upgrade..this made this app essential to my workflow! I can chop samples with more ease than even an app like BM3 (which til now had my favorite sampler in iOS.) Autochop and Timestretch just blew this thing wide open and now I haven’t opened any other app for a week! Nothing for price is more powerful on iOS! Nothing at all!.Version: 1.4019

First Ever ReviewBeen making beats for about a decade now. This app has my sp 404sx, and mpc one just sitting there collecting dust. If you would’ve told me while I was using nanoloop back in 2011 that there would be an app with this many functions and ease of use I’d have said you’re hi. So much fun, super easy, and the samurai update just solidified its place as my fav beat making app!.Version: 1.4018

My favorite music appThis pocket sampler is easily the best money I’ve spent on a music app, ever. The recent update introduced some fantastic features like one shot mode for samples and Ableton Live Set export!!! I use Ableton primarily so Im super hyped about that. I’m looking into purchasing a new iPad for music work, and this app has me very inspired to create on the go. I can’t wait to try it out on an iPad instead of on my phone! I can’t believe it only cost $3!.Version: 1.24

Fun, Simple, and Serious Music MakingSuch an amazing app, really easy to use and understand. It’s a lot of fun but also a serious tool for creating music. Easy to play it live, or sequence the pads. The new IAP Samurai addition is awesome as well. Bought the IAP yesterday and immediately lost 2-3 hours. Lol. If you have some samples, loops, one shots, and hits on your device you can create anything, the FX are really great too. Even if you don’t have samples just make some with any household items. There are lots of free ones available as well. Works great with audioshare. Definitely 5 Stars..Version: 1.4022

Great potential, MIDI issuesThis thing is incredible but really need a way of setting which midi channels it’s using, and it doesn’t play well with inter app audio apps like AUM. When this is fixed I’d give it 6 stars if I could, it’s basically an SP404 for less than a coffee Update - emailed the developer and he says it’s coming soon so 5 stars and great support so here’s another ⭐️.Version: 1.25

Deceptively simple looking beat making appAbsolutely loving this music creation app. The design looks simple but under the hood it’s fabulously playful and so easy to learn..Version: 1.370

Super fun SamplerFirst off, great fun! The comparisons to PO-33 and SP type samplers are spot on. My gripes are fairly minor and if addressed this would be five stars. UPDATED review: * Since the last update, I have had issues where I lost a whole song after a crash. * Feature request: Quantize when jumping to next sequence. Like Ableton, I would like it to play from the start of the bar when I click next sequence bubble. Or quantize to quarter, half bar, 16th etc. * When recording into sequence, sometimes a loop will quantize close to the end of the bar, rather than on 1:1:1 of the bar. This throws timing off when importing into a daw. * allow 44.1 sampling rate. Is there a tech reason we’re stuck at 48? • Still an issue: Trash can popping up while I’m playing or editing. Let me turn that off once I’m done sampling. • Add a wet/dry on the input fx. A few of them almost unusable (fuzz, robot, bass synth). They’re cool sounding, they just turn every sample into the same three sounds. Overall, nice work! ~mikenoface.Version: 1.374

Brilliant...Thanks to Jakob Haq on Youtoob I bought this, easy to use and so much fun even just using iphone mic and speaker ☺️.Version: 1.350

Love This Thing! One feature request! Okay, Two...I ❤️ Koala Sampler’s layout, features, and ease of use. My request is for landscape mode be made available for iPad. I use a Focusrite iPad dock and portrait mode isn’t practical in terms of workflow going from App to app. The second request is to be able to easily transfer songs & sample set-ups from iPhone to iPad. Maybe via iCloud? That way the iPhone can be used as a Field Sampler, & the iPad can be used, with it’s more ergonomically friendly size, for further song & soundscape production. Seriously, Landscape mode would make this incredible work-flow wise if it were an option. Thank you.Version: 1.29

Please add vinyl crackle!This is awesome, to make it supreme, please add vinyl crackle and individual fx to samples. I love how this app just keeps getting better!! A must have!.Version: 1.3795

Love love love thisVery easy to use. awfully fun to use. high quality to use. musical two ewes. stable genius..Version: 1.4038

Absolutely brilliant!Very cool. Love my Koala here in Australia!.Version: 1.4021

Updated reviewI wrote a 3-star review a while ago complaining about sessions lost through crashes and a few features which seemed to be seriously needed. In the time since there have been a handful of updates which have solved virtually every problem I have had with koala, it is a really exceptional app and the developers couldn’t be doing a better job in updating and improving it over time. I would like to see a way to record external apps directly into koala and a way to effect audio using external effects eventually, but almost everything I want from a sampler is here already. For the money you really can’t do better..Version: 1.4039

Great, just missing a couple of thingsGreat little app. The only things I would like added would be an option to add fx after recording is done, and a way to eq the samples once recorded. If they were added, it would be 5 stars!.Version: 1.2

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! 😁.Version: 1.4025

Really amazing and funReally simple straight forward work flow. A portable simple stand alone sampler on your phone or tablet that allows you to sample anything anywhere. That’s amazing. I have 2 suggestions though. 1. A piano roll just to tighten up the beats. And that’s it no other nonsense just to map out the beats.... 2. An option to have when you push for a new pattern in completes the pattern it’s on and smoothly triggers into the next. I understand some people like it to trigger every time you hit the pattern bc I do to sometime but maybe some kinda button that enables a one shot for patterns? Idk.... Still this is a fantastic app. Great job to the designers..Version: 1.4001

PerfectSimple to use. Great UI. Everything you need to create on the go. Just start the application and play. It is fun. Everything (almost) has been cleverly designed. Congrats!.Version: 1.370

Seriously fun !!!This app transforms your iPad into a very fun and seriously potential sampler machine. Specially if you have the ipad pro and the luxury of stereo speakers damnn i dont even need much these days. please keep updating this app! Thankyou dev we love this sampler so much!!.Version: 1.374

Great app for composition or just passing timeStill my favourite app ever. I would love to be able to use the same effects on my Digitakt. I wonder if that’s possible?.Version: 1.374

Please fix itTo be honest I really don’t want to give a bad review about this app because I really love this app and I enjoy it but the thing is it keeps shutting me out every single time I am making a project he keeps knocking me off can you guys please fix that issue because I’m starting to dislike the app right now so once again can you guys please fix this app because it keeps knocking me off thank you.Version: 1.4001

So so good.Wish I could buy it twice, it’s such a wonderful musical sampler. Easily the best one on iOS. Just buy it!.Version: 1.350

Koala SamplerTruly Amazing!! Looking Forward to Many updates ❤️.Version: 1.370

Good app but flawedI love the app. To me it’s one of the better Samplers out there. But I have some complaints.. or suggestions. We should have the ability to edit/fine tune our sequences to make sure everything is on time. There should also be a count down to record. And there’s a glitch that makes your samples not play back when you have recorded them in the sequence. I also wish it had a few more effects (like Half time) and/or more control over some of the existing effects (like reverb). With all this said I still really like the app and I hope you guys make more!.Version: 1.370

Crazy Game Changer!!!This app is so dope! My workflow for making beats has gone through the roof with Koala. I love not only sampling and making beats but I get lost in the joy of sound design with the resampling and effects. The one thing I would like to see is being able to export full song arrangement stems after you record a song instead of just sequence loop stems. Plenty of ways to work around that with other apps but it would be nice to do it within the app. That’s not even a minus though just a wish list item. I truly love making music on this app!!! Koala effects is great too and sampletoys is fun too from the same developer!.Version: 1.4001

Brilliant, Brilliant App!It really is a brilliant app for creating beats on the go. If you’re in any doubt about how good Koala is, go to YouTube and watch some videos of people using it. I have but three wishes, oh genie(us), Marek: 1. AUv3, so I could integrate it better with my workflow in AUM (UPDATE: WISH 1 COMPLETED)! 2. A proper song mode, so I can sequence my scenes. 3. iCloud syncing, so I can easily switch between my phone, my iPad and back again, without having to constantly airdrop my project and having to delete older versions..Version: 1.4040

Best Music Making AppMy favourite music making app available. For sick a cheap option Koala is ridiculously powerful.Version: 1.4018

Very dope and easy to use for beginnersDibia$e brought me here... laptop out of commission so was looking up ways to produce without a cpu and came across this dope cost friendly app... Not sure if anyone else has suggested but would love a zoom tool when editing samples, unless im over looking one that’s already in the app... and quantization would make this even better... first time making beats this type of way compared to cpu software and it’s fun so far... for mpc or SP users this should be a breeze.Version: 1.350

Really amazing workMy two favorite samplers have always been the Korg Electribe and the SP 404. Grooverider GR-16 nailed the electribe workflow but the App Store was lacking in a true SP inspired app until Koala showed up. It feels like really getting your hands dirty with audio in a way that few other apps do. It’s as simple as building collages with magazines and scissors but the depth is completely up to your imagination, and like the SP, you’re not shoehorned into any one way of working. Awesome work and thank you for putting this one out there. I’m going to make a lot of music with it..Version: 1.21

I like it but...Would be REALLY nice if I could use a(n) auv3 plug-in or two when using the “perform” mode. I realize a lot of allocations may need to be allocated and inevitably some ninny is gonna try to run Turnado and Saturn 2 or some other possibly high resource grabbers on their iPad 2 or iPhone 5 and this thing will probably cause a tear in the matrix but if this could somehow work, it brings this already super fun app to next-level cool!.Version: 1.374

AmazingBest ever fun music making.Version: 1.4038

CHOPTASTICThis 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..Version: 1.374

Great app but would love a sequencerWorks amazing, really good for sample import. But would love to edit the patterns i’ve made, cheers!.Version: 1.370

Marek Bereza, thanks. Awesome is the only world can discribe your appThe possibility are infinit. Im totaly no voice about how much your app is fantastic. The power of creation can be totaly develop and use as is maximum with Koala app. Marek Bereza is the second Genius in all this generation right after Steve Jobs. We all superstar now with this kind of app. You are Great keep goong Bento.Version: 1.374

Awesome samplerI have only used it for about an hour but it’s very easy to get started and has a lot of power for an affordable app. I was looking for something like the old days. I could play a sound into the Emulator II where I worked and have a beat looped in seconds. I have a full on software sampler but you have to record in one program and drag files to it, assign a key range etc. which is precise but not creative. It records from the iPad mic but I was able to use a Rocksmith guitar cable into a Camera kit adapter to record line level samples with ease. I am sure it could be more than what it is, but then it wouldn’t be what it is!.Version: 1.370

Loving it so far!Loving the app so far, it has a really fun and intuitive way to make beats that actually feels enjoyable and not a chore.my only complaints are having to set up fx before you record and not being able to add them at the end and the effects you add in perform have to be resampled to have a permanent effect on samples. Having more manipulation of the samples you record would be great!!.Version: 1.370

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