Patterning : Drum Machine from Olympia Noise Co is one of the best apps I’ve seen in a while

I have to say that I am loving this app completely and in every way. The moment I started playing with it I was smitten completely. I’ll be writing up a few more thoughts about the app soon, but for now here are the details of the app itself.

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.

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.

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

Recommended for iPad 3 and newer.
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Patterning costs $9.99.

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