PatternMusic ®

Classic mobile music creation

Create compelling, original music on your iPad™ with PatternMusic ®.

PatternMusic was designed to inspire creativity, learning and experimentation

in music enthusiasts and experts alike. 


• Create songs intuitively using layered instrument patterns.

• Play an interactive polyphonic musical instrument with over 50 different voices.

PatternMusic app screen
PatternMusic app settings panel
PatternMusic app help panel
PatternMusic app instrument picker
PatternMusic app instrument pattern editor
PatternMusic app new song panel
PatternMusic app song stage

PatternMusic was first available in 2009,

and it was featured at the debut of the iPad App Store in 2010.
PatternMusic has had more than a quarter million downloads.

Download PatternMusic for your iPad or Apple Silicon Mac now.

What's inside PatternMusic:

The Song Stage

  • Intuitively mix and arrange your songs by moving instrument icons.

  • Effortlessly add, duplicate and delete instruments.

Multi-Touch Pattern Editor

  • Easily create unique looping note patterns.

  • Editor zoom - because not everyone has the same size fingers.

  • Up to 64 notes per pattern via the scrolling timeline.

  • Scroll through a 4 octave range for each instrument.

  • Solo mode - focus on a single part of your composition.

  • Dynamics for individual notes.


  • 50 instrument voices to choose from.

  • Change voices at any time. 

  • A full drum kit and percussion set.

Built-in Help and Tutorials

  • A complete Help system is accessible throughout the app. 

  • Access built-in and on-line Video Tutorials.

Instrument and Song Settings

  • Tempo (including "tap tempo" for interactive tempo matching).

  • Time Signature

  • Scales - work within a mode and avoid "wrong" notes. (more than 40 scales available)

  • Note length configurable from 1/16 note triplets to dotted whole notes.

  • Looping control - infinite or counted. 

  • Configurable instrument start point.

  • Swing - create shuffle effects. 

  • Transpose - up or down up to two octaves (an 8 octave total range).

Song Management

  • PatternMusic automatically saves your songs when you quit or when you are interrupted, and it automatically restores your last session when you return. 

  • Manage your songs including song duplicate, rename and delete.

Copyright 2009, 2021 Richard Lawler.  PatternMusic is a U.S. registered trademark.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPod touch, iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc.,

registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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