Folks know I love Patterning as most people do. It’s such a wicked drum sequencing app. I’m currently beta testing a new feature that allows users to share their drum kits and patterns via the cloud. I’ve shared my Tempest Industrial kit which is a set I made on a Dave Smith Instruments Tempest drum machine. The following is a video demonstration for my Industrial kit. I made this video a while back before the cloud kit feature was added.
Massive update for one of my all time favorite apps! In this update they added a ton of new features to improve your creative workflow — including audio export, new and improved sync options, a more useful timeline, MIDI mappings, as well as interface improvements that make Patterning even more fun and inspiring to work with. As always, let us know if you have any questions or run into any issues.
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Patterning now includes a highly configurable audio export function for getting your drum tracks out of Patterning and into the next stage of your process. It’s easy to turn your beats into perfect audio loops or entire songs in .WAV format. Bounce individual tracks or the main mix and save your files to AudioShare, iTunes File Sharing or using “Open in….” to save to Dropbox or other apps.
Map your hardware MIDI controller to control mixer and sample settings, trigger pattern changes, and more. Assign CC’s, notes, or program changes to parameters using the MIDI learn function, and fine tune parameter ranges with the MIDI configuration menu. MIDI mappings can be imported from other songs to easily reuse your favorite mappings.
New & Improved Sync Options
A consolidated Sync menu makes your sync settings easier to configure. In addition to Ableton Link, Patterning now supports Inter-App Audio sync and a completely re-written MIDI Clock implementation. Inter-App Audio sync and transport controls are available when connected to the master Inter-App Audio port.
Inter-App Audio Track Output
Patterning now supports individual Inter-App Audio outputs for each track as well as the master output. Connect up tracks to Audiobus, AUM, or another Inter-App Audio host to apply effects to individual tracks.
MIDI Output Enhancements
In addition to notes, MIDI enabled tracks can now send automation data in the form of CC or pitch bend messages. Track layers are assigned to MIDI destinations according to the MIDI standard. MIDI Track settings can be imported from other songs for easy reuse.
A New Timeline
Patterning’s timeline has been updated, making the creation of songs a whole lot easier and more fun. You can now make multiple selections, and use “duplicate,” “duplicate insert,” and “duplicate at end” tools to quickly repeat sections of the timeline. In addition, each timeline block now has a “reset rotation” option to allow patterns to snap to their beginnings in the timeline. This is useful for rotating or odd meter patterns, as well as creating stutters or fills in the timeline.
Preview samples in the sample library! To enable, toggle the speaker icon in the top right of the sample library. Preview uses the current sample settings (pitch, pan, effect sends, etc) to help you tweak your sounds.
Custom Drum Kit Image
Import custom images from your photos library for your drum kits. Tap the drum kit image to select and edit a photo.
Improved quality of pitch shift algorithm.
Adjustments to layout on iPad Pro.
Added Mute/Solo on “sample” tab.
Peak level metering throughout the app.
A cool new icon.
Here is a drum kit I made for Patterning called “Wood” because I used a recording of chopping firewood as one of the sounds. Most of the other sounds were made on a Moog Voyager. I hope you like this demo/jam. I used Soundprism Pro for the keyboard sounds. This kit is good for Chill Out, Chilltrap, and Glitch music.
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. Most are aware that I am a HUGE fan of Patterning AND also a content developer for the app. My recent kit “Dj Puzzle Funkstep” was announced in this update and I am so happy to be part of it. Olympia Noise Co is a master of crafting ingenuity for the touch screen. Olympia Noise have a consistent track record for producing some of the most useful and interesting apps. Chordion, Ondes, and dot Melody set the bar high and they did not disappoint following up with their latest app Patterning.
What’s New in Version 1.0.4
Important! Patterning will update the database on first launch. This may take up to a minute or two to complete. Hang tight!
• Deleting samples is now possible. Tap “EDIT” in the sample library then select the samples you’d like to delete.
• Batch import of samples from iTunes File Sharing as an import option. Drag your samples / folders into Patterning’s iTunes Files Sharing Documents folder, then choose the import option to quickly move all your samples into your library.
• Ability to rename samples.
• Crop to new sample. Use sample start/end points as crop points for a new sample!
• Added sample use policy. See “i” on help screen.
• Improvements to sample search speed.
• Improvements to memory usage, particularly when using large samples on multiple tracks.
• Fixed a bug that could cause the app to crash with certain (long) audio files.
• Fixed bug which caused CHH and OHH sample folders to be swapped.
• Added warning for loading large audio files (> 5 MB)
Other fixes & additions
• Fixed some issues with scrolling and zooming in timeline.
• Fixed bug which caused MIDI note names in lowest octave to be incorrectly displayed.
• Stability improvements
• Added cancel option when deleting songs.
• Added cancel option when opening/creating new song.
• Fixed bug which could cause Patterning to be unable to launch in Inter App Audio host apps.
• Fixed bug which caused MIDI Clock to send even when disabled.
• Added “Send Always” option for MIDI clock sync.
• Use “Open In” from other apps to import custom artwork for your drumkit.
• Renamed “EUCLIDEAN MODE” to “DIVIDE MODE” to avoid confusion.
• Updated to latest version of Audiobus (2.2.2)
• Updated to latest version of the Spectacular Sync Engine.
• Minor fixes for iOS9.
Free Industrial EBM Patterning kit created and sampled from a DSI Tempest drum machine.
The following video demonstrates how one can “jam” live by triggering different patterns within Patterning’s song section. I prepared a free Industrial/EBM kit in Patterning .onps file format. I created all of the samples with a DSI Tempest drum machine and ran them through an Empirical Labs Distressor.
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.
Patterning was created by Olympia Noise Co., makers of Chordion, App Store Editor’s Choice in 23 Countries.
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