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New Artist Kit: Cathedral Sounds

April 3, 2016 3:03 AM

Since Patterning was released back in August, we have been so pleased with the variety and quality of all the Artist Kits we have been able to share with folks. Our latest Artist Kit is no exception. “Machinist Rain,” created by Kimberly Henninger and Shawn Parke, is, in a word, wet. It is hardly a gentle drizzle, though—the samples are all sharply percussive, verging on abrasive, before they decay with a soggy metallic splash. Shawn let us know that “the drums were created on an Arturia Minibrute and melded with rain sounds and effects—meant to be used for rhythmic sound design.” In addition to being a well-curated and useful drum kit for Patterning, the samples in “Machinist Rain” provide us with a glimpse into these two artists’ work.

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Artist Kit Interview: Briana Marela

January 7, 2016 5:03 PM

When Patterning was released back on August 20th, Seattle-based Briana Marela shared with us an artist kit that was included in the initial launch. The next day, her most recent album, entitled All Around Us, was also released. The samples in Briana's kit are but tiny fragments of what her finished recordings sound like, but they give us a glimpse into what makes those recordings so special. As she says in our interview, the voice remains her most vital instrument. In the case of All Around Us, this means both clear and powerful lyrical content, as well as distinctive vocal samples that are primary sources of texture, rhythm, and ambiance. It was great to check in with Briana again, just over four months after each of our exciting releases.

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Ableton Link + Patterning

November 2, 2015 12:53 PM

We have great news: Patterning will soon be offering an exciting new syncing option… Ableton Link!

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Naytronix

October 16, 2015 5:55 PM

Today marks the release of Mister Divine, the latest full length album from Oakland-based musician Nate Brenner’s project, Naytronix.  You may know Nate as the bassist for tUnE-yArDs, as a part of the experimental post-jazz group Beep!, or perhaps in one of his many other projects.  We've known Nate for a long time as a super talented and inspiring friend, and are excited to finally get our hands on his latest record.

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Patterning Update

October 7, 2015 5:06 PM

Wow, it has been a long and exciting month and a half since Patterning’s launch in late August!  Patterning debuted at #1 on the iPad Music app charts and was featured as Apple’s “Best App” of August.  It’s been amazing to hear the music you’ve been making with Patterning and to see how it’s making its way into your studio and live setups.  

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