Olympia Noise Co has released Patterning – a new drum machine for iPad that they describe as ‘as beautiful as it is powerful.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
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.
Here’s a video preview:
Patterning comes loaded with classic drum machine samples as well as exclusive drum kits created and curated by contemporary producers and musicians. It’s also easy to create custom kits with your own samples.
iOS 8.1 +
Recommended for iPad 3 and newer.
- Unique circular sequencer with independent settings for each loop in each pattern.
- Variable loop lengths from 1 to 64 steps.
- Step durations from a thirty-second note up to a whole note, with dotted notes and triplets along the way.
- Get wild with loop modes : Forwards, Reverse, Urn (random without repeating), and two Pendulum modes.
- Auto-Rotate feature spins the loop after each rotation.
- Euclidean mode allows you to explore exotic polyrhythms like 7 against 11, 35 against 36, or even 3 against 4.
- 64 bits of sample velocity trigger sensitivity. (That’s a lot of sensitivity!)
- Automation layers for animating track parameters : coarse and fine tuning, effects sends, panning, filter frequency and resonance, probability, and envelope settings.
- Draw and erase tools.
- Special “Pen Echo” mode for quick entry of repeating patterns.
- Extensive built-in sample library.
- Easy import of user samples with Dropbox, Audioshare, iCloud, or iTunes File Sharing.
- Modify sample start and end times.
- Sample gain.
- Attack, hold, decay amplitude envelope for shaping your sounds.
- Coarse and fine tuning.
- 2 choke groups.
- Per track multimode filter with variable resonance and cutoff frequency.
- Per track delay and reverb sends.
- Mute / Solo
- Track Volume
- 63 kits
- An assortment of classic and modern factory drum kits included.
- Artists drum kits curated and created by contemporary producers, engineers, and musicians.
- More drum kits available regularly through free in-app downloads.
- Create your own kits and export them to share with other Patterning users.
- Fill the timeline with patterns to create songs.
- Seamlessly toggle timeline on and off during playback.
- Loop mode for endless pattern sequences.
- Double tap to jump to a block in the timeline.
- Time signature and snap settings for maximum flexibility.
- Digital Delay with feedback filter.
- Tempo sync & free delay time modes.
- 3 band EQ.
- Unique distortion unit.
- Per track MIDI settings allows maximum flexibility for ports, channels, and pitch.
- MIDI clock sync courtesy of the Spectacular Sync Engine.