Simple sample based music making on a phone


I am no expert on this subject but I am definitely enjoying playing around with ideas on my android phone using Koala Sampler.

It is inspired by the old school Boss SP-303 as used by Madlib, J Dilla, Animal Collective and others.


Anyone else find interesting low budget tools one can use on a phone for working out musical ideas?


Maschine for iPhone:

And of course, Garageband for iOS (free):


I should mention I’m on Android and Koala Sampler is on that platform as well.


Don’t forget Groovepad for Android.


Was NanoStudio all the way for me.

But they recently upgraded and a key feature hasn’t come online yet. Hard to conveniently time-sync samples, (including your own recorded vocals).

Once that gets added, I’m back in.




Thanks for this thread!