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Patterning 2 is the next generation of the award-winning circular drum machine. Named Apple's Runner-Up for App of the Year in 2015, Patterning lets you create beats like never before in a beautiful, intuitive interface that is both easy to use and brimming with features for the experienced producer.

Make dynamic drum patterns with the swipe of a finger. Quickly record rhythms and parameter automation. Use Patterning’s independent loop settings to explore rhythmic possibilities impossible to achieve in traditional sequencers. Automate and randomize parameters to create intricate & complex beats. Arrange patterns on the timeline to construct songs. Use the built-in effects to add atmosphere, shimmer and noise. Export patterns directly to a Ableton Live Set or connect to other instruments with MIDI. Download hundreds of free factory and user-created drum kits for use in your own songs using Cloud Kits.

Includes a free download of Ableton Live Lite 10! Available from the EXPORT menu on the FILE screen.

"10 / 10" - MusicTech Magazine, August 2019

Some of what’s new in Patterning 2 :

• Record Beats with the New Drum Pads
• Drum Kit Switching
• Randomize (Almost) Everything
• Next Generation Ratcheting
• Automation Recording
• Coarse Tune & MIDI Note Quantization
• Quantized Pattern Launch
• Monophonic/Polyphonic tracks
• Keyboard Shortcuts
• Sample Folders
• Loop Rotate
• Pattern Tempo Changes
• Divide Mode Measure Length
• New Automation Layers : Randomization, Ratcheting, MIDI CCs, and more.
• Ableton Link Start/Stop
• MIDI Learn Recording
• MIDI Drum Triggering
• MIDI Only Tracks
• Unlimited MIDI CC Outputs
• MIDI Gate Length Automation
• Under the Hood Performance Improvements
• Workflow Enhancements
• And more…

For a full list of new and existing features, visit http://patterning.app

Praise for Patterning : Drum Machine :

“Patterning is brilliant; beautiful to look at, so very clever in terms of the programming options and, as far as I’m aware, unique as a drum/rhythm programming environment” - MusicAppBlog

“Patterning is an amazingly fun and creative app …The look, feel and layout are all first rate and the sounds are excellent. Even beginners will be able to create something that sounds cool, and more experienced users will be able to put together some amazing beats complete with automation and per-drum settings the likes of which you usually need a full DAW setup for.” - AskAudio

“I had thought all my iOS drum box desires were satisfied, but I was wrong. There’s room for another and this is it. Patterning has many unique strengths, and beats any hardware drum machine when it comes to polyrhythms and evolving patterns. It’s as mesmerizing to watch as it is to listen to.” - Sound on Sound

What’s New

Version 2.1.5

• New Audio Export Options!  
• WAV or AIF file type.
• 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz sample rate.
• 16, 24, or 32 bit depth.
• Streamlined the Export Options View.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

JRSIV1975 ,

Every Patterning 1 user should get Patterning 2. End of story.

If you’re even mildly interested in iOS Music Production then you’ve heard of or own Patterning, the most innovative drum machine app ever released. It was a tall order, but the developer tweaked the foundation and added some majorly useful additions that make Patterning 2 a must buy. The ability to assign multiple kits and several grooves to a song makes it possible to arrange a track completely inside Patterning 2 and then export that drum part to your DAW of choice. An incredible app...Highly Recommended.

$23$34 ,

Powerful and intuitive

At last a viable alternative to using highly limited drum drops in our keyboard. We are already using Patterning 2 in our home studio. Still trying to learn and use its full capability. You can search for drum patterns on line and find neat examples of various popular beat patterns, then recreate them in Patterning 2. Then use them with modifications for your tastes and music needed.

StarvedArt ,

Phenomenal & beautiful sequencer

This is THE most fun unique sequencer I’ve ever used!?! I’ve experienced a few crashes here n there and rarely a few imported samples randomly go missing upon loading some projects, so I end up just replacing them. Other than that, I appreciate the unfamiliarity and unique ways of programming drums and little melodies. I absolutely love the probability and ratchet randomness that you can get outta this app.. seriously, amazing job dev’s, thank you for your creative tools in which you share for us to collaborate... Immensely grateful...

Developer Response ,

There is probability per step! Find the automation layers screen and tap "Add Layers." At the top there is a place to add a probability layer. :)


Olympia Noise Co.
50.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), and iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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