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I love this app and I make beats on it everyday. The sampler is great and so are the effects. You can do a ton of stuff in here and the sequencer is great too. There’s a lot of ways it could be even better though. One thing I think is in need of fixing is the file storage. It’s very hard to find sessions when they are stored in what seems like random order. If some folders could be incorporated that’d be amazing. Also maybe being able to see them in different orders (chronological, alphabetical, etc.) also I think if you could adjust the parameters on the effects more it would be a lot better. The reverb is a bit below average sounding if you could adjust the decay, scale, etc. that would make it a lot better. Being able to change the parameters on the compression would also be a huge upgrade. I’ve also lost quite a bit of material due to crashes maybe an auto save feature like garage band has would be helpful. Koala team if you’re reading this, you’ve created something truly great and I want to thank you. Hopefully you can incorporate these ideas. Edit: Also I think it would help a lot for the samples to have asdr controls or at least attack and decay controls since there is none right now I do get a lot of pops and clicks with samples that have a lot of low end.
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
I 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.
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.
This 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! 👽🤘💯
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 output, 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
* Keyboard mode lets you play chromatically or one of 9 scales
* Quantize, add swing to get the right feel
* Normal/One-shot/Reverse playback of samples
* 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
* Octave up
* Octave down
16 Built-in DJ Mix FX:
* Comb filter
* Ring modulator
* Resonant High/Low Pass Filters
* Tempo Delay