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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 1.3.5

• Update layout for iPad Pro 11-Inch
• Minor update to App Store links.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
104 Ratings
104 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.

Squirtgun23 ,


I love it! Needs to have AU version and maybe add a fixed 1,2,3,4 on the outside of the rings to show first beat of where it will start. Adding a host star option would be cool. A randomize button would be a lot of fun for when your out of Ideas or just want to randomize functions like filter send, volume, pan, sends, ect. All n all this this things is a blast! What would be really cool is a synth version! Adding a synth and sample engine that could do base sounds and or drum hits! The melodies would be so much fun!

Mets guys ,

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

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?


Olympia Noise Co.
148.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Olympia Noise Co., LLC


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