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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, Audio Loops, or connect to other instruments with MIDI.  

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

Download hundreds of free factory and user-created drum kits for use in your own songs using Cloud Kits.

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 2.2.9

Fix bug with text colors when importing samples via the Files browser.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
351 Ratings

351 Ratings

Matreve ,

Bravo! This is the best drum machine / sequencer app ever.

I can’t even describe how much I love this clever app. Some other apps are good but rarely do they actually fit the creative music making process. This app is extremely intuitive (perhaps with the exception of the “song” section), flexible and musical. The spinning pattern is a great idea, it makes visualizing and understanding the rhythm so much easier. The user created drum kits sound great and are very diverse. Patterning is one of those apps you hope never goes away. Bravo!

Great update with the “pages” feature. At first I was worried that it meant that you can no longer have patterns with more than 16 steps displayed on one circle/page, but the implementation of the “pages” feature is brilliant and allows customization. I thought it was impossible to improve this app but the developer managed to do so.

MAJ-7 ,

Amazing drum/rhythm machine

Was initially taken back by the interface but figured it out the basics in under an hour. One cool thing: You can change SONGS instantly and seamlessly from the file menu, wherever you are in the measure and at the same count, if this makes sense. This makes it easy to create a live set with different songs without a break ever happening. Also, lots of options to randomize patterns. This sat unused on my iPad for almost a year. Now that I’ve figured it out and see all its potential, it’s seriously my no.1 music making app. Get AudioShare or Dropbox to import your own audio files.

@UrMomsPlace ,

When I load...

...patches from the drum kit library...(or an entire drum kit), they appear to load but once you draw some input on the wheel...and press play, different patches are playing (seems like the default kit). Once I save the project and reopen it, the correct (selected) patches or drum kit are/is loaded. But only after saving the project and then reopening...or just closing down the app and restarting it. I do have to admit I’m running on a beta iPad iOS so it might just get resolved once the latest update from either you or apple will come through.

Developer Response ,

Yeah, I believe this is an iPadOS issue and is fixed in the next update.

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