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The highly-rated Koala Sampler now has a Split Stems feature for separating your audio

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Already one of the most popular iOS and Android music-making apps on the market, the Koala Sampler has just learned a new skill - the Split Stems feature means that you can now separate the constituent parts of a mixed audio file.

This super-simple tool enables you to break a track into four parts: drums, bass, vocals and other elements. You can also use it to remove one or more elements and merge what remains back into a single file (useful if you just want to get rid of a vocal or drums, for example).

Away from this new feature, Koala Sampler’s super-fast workflow remains intact. As before, you can record or import up to 64 samples and use them to make a beat. Effects and resampling are also included, and you can export your work as an Ableton Live Set.

Koala Sampler is available on the Apple App Store (opens in new tab) ($4.99/£4.49) and Google Play Store (opens in new tab) ($4.99/£3.99). You add more features by upgrading to the Samurai edition.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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