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App Store Best of 2015, Runner Up : App of the Year.

As beautiful as it is powerful, Patterning is a deep and flexible drum machine unlike any you’ve encountered before. With its elegant circular interface, Patterning transforms the iPad into a seriously inspiring tool for making beats.

Create dynamic drum patterns with the swipe of a finger. Make evolving, poly-metric rhythms, four-on-the-floor dance party jams, or laid back R&B grooves. Use Patterning’s independent loop settings to explore untapped rhythmic possibilities. Automate parameters to create intricate & complex beats. Arrange patterns on the timeline to construct songs. Use the built-in effects--delay, reverb, distortion, and 3-band EQ--to add atmosphere, shimmer and noise. Connect to other apps with Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, and MIDI. Export your beats to perfect audio loops or directly to an Ableton Live Set.

Patterning comes loaded with classic drum machine samples as well as exclusive drum kits created and curated by contemporary producers and musicians. For the independent producer, it’s easy to create custom kits with your own samples.

Supports Ableton Link, MIDI Clock Sync, and Inter-App Audio Sync.

With an extensive and uncommon feature set, Patterning redefines what an iOS drum machine can be.

“This is brilliant.” - Sebastian Dittman, Audiobus & Audanika

"Patterning is fantastic…. You will not be disappointed.” - Sean Garland, iOSMars.com

"The honest truth is this: Patterning really does live up to the hype.” - Doug Woods, thesoundtestroom.com

Patterning was created by Olympia Noise Co., makers of Chordion, App Store Editor’s Choice in 23 Countries.

Recommended for iPad 3 and newer.
For a complete list of specifications, please visit http://www.olympianoiseco.com/apps/patterning

What's New

Version 1.3.1

• Export and Import Patterning database (all songs, drum kits, and samples) via iTunes File Sharing. Available from FILE screen.
• Secret hack that allows you to import .onps and .onpd files using the sample library's Dropbox browser.
• Fix issue which caused iTunes File Sharing "Inbox" to not be cleared when importing files.
• Potential fix to occasional bug with the sample editor view.
• Fix an issue that could cause a crash when deleting MIDI Mappings.
• Fix naming of MIDI Channels in MIDI Mappings
• Removed "Backup User Database" setting from System Prefs, as it was unreliable. Use built-in Database Export/Import instead.
• Clear database cache on app termination.
• Include MIDI mappings in .onps song export
• Clear inbox after sample import.
• Fix bug with Cloud Kit sharing on iOS 9
• Fix iOS 11 crash when saving Drum Kits.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

With Patterning, making beats is both incredibly easy and loads of fun. A beautiful and unique circular interface lets you create drum patterns with simple swipes and taps. Choose from dozens of distinct drum kits curated by pro musicians, adding all kinds of amazing effects for a sound that’s all your own.

I would sacrifice my only child for continued use of this app!!

Mets guys

It's true, although I have no child and have no desire to sire a child into this world, I love this app and would sacrifice my only child to have access to it. Fortunately it only costs $9.99 plus tax for use on all my iOS devices, well iPads only. I can load all of my own samples into it, create complex rhythms, add random triggering parameter, make every sound in a different time signature. What is not to love?

Love the new cloud kits

Chinchilla Wafers

Great update with the user emporium of drum kits. All around this is, hands down, my favorite and most used drum machine app on the ipad. Great sounds, slick interface, always has been stable. The song mode is pleasant to use. Unusually deep MIDI options for the heads with controllers and external gear. Never had to even look at the manual.


Olympia Noise Co.
149.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Olympia Noise Co., LLC


  • Family Sharing

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

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