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Patterning 2 is the next generation of the award-winning circular drum machine. 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 Ableton Live or connect to other instruments with MIDI. Download hundreds of free factory and user-created drum kits for use in your own songs.

Patterning was named Runner-Up : App of the Year (iPad) in 2015.

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
• 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 www.olympianoiseco.com/apps/patterning-2/

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 2.0.9

Thanks for your help making Patterning 2 a success! Please report bugs or issues to support@olympianoiseco.com so they can be fixed.

Patterning 2.0.9
• Updates to layout on iPad Pro 11-inch
• Removed sample import from iTunes File Sharing. Use the "Files" option to access files in the iTunes File Sharing instead.

Patterning 2.0.8
• You can now download a free copy of Ableton Live Lite 10 from the Song EXPORT... Menu.
• Fixed bug which allowed users to (attempt to) import MIDI and other non-supported file type.

Patterning 2.0.7
• Samples now automatically are imported into the currently selected folder when importing from Files, Dropbox, etc.
• Dropbox sample import can now import entire contents of a folder with one tap.
• Auto select new folders on creation.
• Added “APPLY TO ALL” for MIDI Ports to quickly setup multiple tracks within the current Drum Kit..
• Added “APPLY TO ALL” for MIDI Note Transpose Quantize and Coarse Tune Quantize within the current Drum Kit.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings
71 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.

doug funnie ,

Worthy update to a 5-star, essential, all-time iOS app

My four stars is based upon this being an update to the classic Patterning, not as a stand-alone app by itself. The new features are great, but it's pretty much a sequel and as such there's no way it could match the magic of the first. Happy to pay for the new stuff, but nothing groundbreaking here like before.

Hint: in iOS settings, you can opt to revert to the default colors (instead of this bland new crap) to make the app as fun as it's always been.

@PartTimeMachine ,

Insane MIDI CC for Hardware Synths😎👌

For me, the only thing missing from the original Patterning was being able to assign whatever Midi CC # value to control my hardware synths. Now I can automate any parameter easily! That would have been enough for me, but he took it to the next level, because you can have different midi channels per track, and assign different midi cc values on every track!!! It’s insane.


Olympia Noise Co.
53.1 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, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation).
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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