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, the sonic possibilities are endless.

  • Record up to 64 different samples with your mic
  • Transform your voice or any other sound with 8 superb built-in fx
  • Adjust trim, pan, pitch and volume of your samples
  • Export your projects as Ableton Live Sets (iOS only)
  • Export loops or entire tracks as professional quality WAV files
  • Copy/paste or merge sequences just by dragging them
  • Import your own audio files, many formats supported
  • Create beats with the high-resolution sequencer
  • Keyboard mode lets you play chromatically or one of 9 scales
  • Quantize, add swing to get the right feel
  • Add any (or all) of the 16 effects to the entire mix
  • AudioBus 3.0 compatible (iOS only)
  • MIDI controllable
  • Jam with others over WiFi with Ableton Link (coming soon to Android)

How it was made | Press kit


  • Bit-crusher
  • Pitch-shift
  • Comb filter
  • Ring modulator
  • Reverb
  • Stutter
  • Gate
  • Resonant High/Low Pass Filters
  • Cutter
  • Reverse
  • Dub Delay
  • Tempo Delay
  • Talkbox formant filter
  • Vibrato/Flanger
  • Dirty distortion
  • Compressor


  • More Bass
  • More Treble
  • Fuzz
  • Robot
  • Reverb
  • Octave up
  • Octave down
  • Synthesizer

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Andrew Beaton, Annette Jezierska, Arthur Carabott, Beardyman, Chris Cairns, David Abravanel, Dibia$e, Felix Faire, Jordan Rudess, Karl Sadler, Lukas Girling, Marcos Alonso, MJ Cole, Omar Soriano (MX), Pete Fraser, Rémi Martinez, Chip Dickerson