One of the best music-making apps for iOS is getting a follow-up.
Patterning – the drum machine app for iOS that uses a circular interface for making beats – is getting upgraded. Patterning 2 will be released in June/July this year and adds lots of new features and workflow improvements.
One of the biggest additions is the ability to record patterns with a new drum pad page or an external MIDI controller – previously rhythms had to be dialled into the app’s interface of concentric circles.
Other new features include the ability to randomize instrument parameters including panning, filter cutoff and resonance, tuning and velocity on a per step basis, ratcheting for making stuttering beats and new sample folders.