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Andrew Huang’s new Flip app turns your iPhone/iPad into a powerful, inspiring 9-track sampler developed in collaboration with the crème de la crème of music app developers.

There has been a lot of movement in the iOS world over the past few weeks. Not only that many apps in the future will also run on macOS on M1 processors, but also from another side. More and more content creators aka music tech YouTube stars are working together with app developers. Remember Gauss Field Looper by Hainbach or Agonizer by Jakab Haq. Now the most famous YouTuber, Andrew Huang has entered the app stage.

For Flip, he teamed up with two well-known German iOS developers. Oliver Greschke (Elastic Drums/Elastic FX…) and Christian Blomert (Touchable, Soda …). Two developers who have helped shape the iOS music app world. Plus Aaron DeRoche, an user experience designer from Canada. Flip is the result and an app that turns your iPhone / iPad into a powerful sampling groovebox.



It’s an app for iPhone/iPad and features 9 tracks. Each track consists of a polyphonic sampler (up to 16-note) with the ability to load in samples. These can either be loaded from the factory library, imported, or recorded directly with the microphone. The latter is going to be exciting. Here you activate the internal microphone of the iOS device and capture sounds. These can be acoustic guitars, drums but also everyday noises. The function gives you endless possibilities.

Then, you have for each track adjustable pitch, volume, playback direction, sample start, and stop points. The features that a classic sampler should have. Plus, 4 effects per track (delay, filter, chorus, and bit-crusher) and a handy graphic EQ gives you enough room for sound manipulations.



The 9 sampler tracks are powered by a powerful, inspiring sequencer in which you can see a lot of Andrew Huang’s experience as a musician. This is where the samples come to life. You can either play the samples with the nine MPC-style drum pads or with the built-in keyboard. The latter offers a full piano roll with 10 octaves, note velocity, and different editing tools. The sequencer can not only simply playback sample triggers, it can also manipulate the character of it right into the sequence.

Each track has an automation function with which you can record up to 19 parameters per track, either via knob movements or draw by hand. Independent lengths for each automation lane gives you a lot of creative freedom. The function is familiar to many iOS musicians. Especially in Fluxpad, which Oliver developed for the Berlin electronic music legends Mouse on Mars.

Andrew’s development team has also made sure that the app will inspire for a long time. To ensure this, they have built-in clever randomizers in the engine. One for randomizing the sample selection, another for mangling up the note position to create surprising variations.

That’s not all. It also includes powerful performance features for creating instant fills, pitch shifts, reverb sends, and global low & highpass filtering. A lot to keep your tracks alive and groovy. In the final stage, you have solid mixing and mastering tools with which you can refine your songs.

Communiation Inside/Outside

The two German developers have also taken care of communication inside and outside of the iOS world. With Ableton Link, you can easily synchronize the app with other apps, Ableton Live, or even entire hardware setups. Circuit Happy’s Missing Link Box makes this possible. Flip or any other Ableton Link app becomes, therefore, part of your live setup. Projects and sounds can be shared via Apple AirDrop, email, etc. AudioBus or Inter-App Audio doesn’t seem to be there. There is also no AUv3 support. It’s a shame.

I was part of the closed beta team and can say that the app is fun. It’s not a revolutionary app that is turning the iOS market upside down. Certainly not. But Flip makes something great. Its structure and design are so inviting (play with me) that not only people with an affinity for music tech can handle it, but also everyday people with no knowledge of music production at all. Nice release, congratulations guys.

Flip is available now for $7,99 USD. Additional sound libraries from Cuckoo and others are available as in-app purchases.

More information here: AppStore

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Flip is a sample-based mobile music studio that was designed for a fast and intuitive work flow. Import your own sounds via AirDrop or the Files app, or record sounds directly with your device's microphone or a connected iOS interface. As soon as you record a sound it’s available to be played on drum pads as well as being mapped across a keyboard. Sounds can be subtly shaped or entirely transformed using the built-in effects and easy-to-use editing tools.

You can record a quantized or unquantized performance on the pads or keyboard. There is also a full piano roll where you can enter and edit notes and velocities.

Record knob movements or draw automation by hand to bring even more life to your sounds. Every automation lane can also have its own independent length, for polymetric and generative music possibilities.

Create up to 16 different sections for your song and drag and drop them into any order to create your arrangement.

Mixing and mastering tools allow you to finish a full track without ever leaving your phone. You can export your full track, or hit the tape icon and record the live output of the app while you tweak anything on the fly. Both options allow you to capture individual track stems as well!

A performance page lets you trigger your patterns live while controlling a global filter, assignable pitch bends and reverb sends, and a random fill generator.

Artist packs are available in-app at $3.99 or less, which include original sounds and projects from Andrew Huang, Cuckoo, Chuck Sutton, Kilamanzego, Pusher, and more on the way all the time.


- 9 track sampler
- 4 effects per track: Delay, Filter, Chorus, Bitcrush
- Graphic EQ per track
- Monophonic or up to 16-note polyphonic playback per sample
- Adjustable pitch, volume, playback direction, sample start and stop points
- 19 automatable parameters per track
- Independent lengths for each automation lane
- Automation can be recorded via knob movements or drawn by hand
- Drum pad and keyboard input
- Full piano roll with 10 octaves, note velocity, editing tools
- Randomization over sample selection for quick inspiration
- Randomization over note position to create surprising variations
- Drag-and-drop song arrangement page
- Global reverb with individual track sends
- Mixing and mastering tools
- Powerful performance features for creating instant fills, pitch shifts, reverb sends, and global low or high pass filtering
- Export full track and stems
- Live recording of performances
- Metronome with tap tempo and swing/shuffle
- Ableton Link integration for easy syncing with other devices over WiFi
- Share projects and sounds via AirDrop, email, etc.
- Undo and redo

Version 1.1.4

- Bugfix: Metronom was wonky
- Bugfix: Flip was silent in Audiobus, when opening for the first time
- Bugfix: Flip was not opening / crashing at start on some devices

Ratings and Reviews

Good, could be great

Coming from someone who hates DAW’s usually, it’s nice to see one that’s so intuitive. I think Flip works best for capturing live sound an creating patterns and sequences from that. It’s much more difficult to take a sample of a song and loop it into the meter, though it’s not impossible.

It also needs resampling. Seriously, just adding that would multiply the versatility of this app tenfold. Also finer control over the speed of the sample would be great, or some kind of way to loop a sample onto the timeline rather then just timing the triggers just right. Also a distortion or clipping effect for each track, like the chorus + delay and such. You can get a version of this with the ring modulater, but perhaps you could switch it out or something?

Other than that, this app has a wealth of creativity for the user. I’m excited to see what people make with it.

Longtime electronic producer enjoying iOS

This 9 track sampler is actually a brilliant and exceedingly high functioning complete groove workstation. The layout was intuitive I managed to find all features without using it’s also brilliantly convenient help button that’s always there to explain any feature by tapping it then the button or knob in question. The internal sample store also looks like it’s going to be very hip and vibey someday, as if this review it seamed like it had about 5 interesting looking packs for sale, I did not try any out though my phone is clogged with samples by now so I imported my own into the app smoothly without incident. As far as there being a way to bulk import I’m not sure as I’m to lazy to have read anything the developers written yet, including this AppStore page, but I had to leave a review because to me this marks the moment good design and music production really start to get along with each other on iOS.

Wishlist _ 1. Just one synthesizer would be super Fire! 2. Saturator effect, thigh I do love the decimation that allready present 3. I really dig the user interface and think it’s brilliant but for my taste despite how clean, right and tight it is it still has a little bit of a childish vibe and would love to see a more stark yet colorful approach maybe similar to auxey pro or something. Thanks to developer, super great work here, I’m stoked

Fast, fun, easy to learn but lacks IAA integration

Really fun app, easy to use, and really appreciate the how-to videos from Andrew and the help overlay - other devs should take notes! Was glad to find an easy way to import my self-recorded samples out of the box.
The one major drawback is that it doesn't work as InterApp Audio (or AUV3). Ableton Link is great for BPM, but that's about it - start stop was fidgity for me, and Volume on disconnected apps is tedious. With InterApp Audio it would integrate into my established workflow, easier levels management, post FX could be applied, even per-track FX if the tracks were blown out like in Pttrning2.
If this can happen, it's a 5 star app for me. Without it, I fear it's going to sit idle in the dusty folder of standalone music apps.

We are currently working on IAA integration, should come with the next update :)

The developer, Suture Sound Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


Suture Sound Inc.

175.6 MB


Requires iOS 11 or later.
Requires iPadOS 11 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 11 or later.

Age Rating

© Andrew Huang


In-App Purchases

  1. LAID BACK (Andrew Huang)$2.99
  2. SYNTHWAVE (Pusher)$2.99
  3. GLITCH VIBES (Kilamanzego)$2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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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, map the effects to knobs
* Jam with others over WiFi with Ableton Link
* Free copy of Ableton Live Lite included
* Set your own background image and choose from a growing list of background visual FX.

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

Features included in SAMURAI In-App Purchase
* Timestretch (4 modes: Modern, Retro, Beats and Re-pitch)
* Piano roll editor
* Auto-chop (auto, equal, and lazy chop)
* Pocket operator sync out

Version 1.4043

Fixes a crash on some devices

Ratings and Reviews

My favorite music making App hands down!

Koala is so good for me because of two factors, being fun and being simple. I was hesitant and first to buy this app because over the years I have collected a large amount of computer software, instruments, and hardware samplers to make beats with. So for me I was like “why would I need this? I already have everything!” But my favorite beat maker posted a video using it so I gave it a try and wow. I loved it.

koala was designed to be intuitive and easy to use but still very powerful. In a age of complicated, extremely powerful beat making computer programs and Phone apps. A lot of my time is spent just tweaking on small details to make my song “perfect” which takes away from the natural fun flow of making music. Koala gives that back to me.

Is it worth the few $$$? Yes. I have music hardware that costs $1200 dollars and this app is more fun and easy to use. I love it!

Like a better, more fun PO-33 or SP-404

This 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.

The latest version of koala now lets you play chromatically via midi. Enjoy!!

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.

The developer, Marek Bereza, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


Marek Bereza

15.6 MB


Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.

Age Rating

© 2021 elf audio


In-App Purchases

  1. Samurai Edition$2.99
  2. Koala AUv3 Plugin$2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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