AutoPad — Ambient Pad Loops

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About this app

AutoPad is the easiest way to bring ambient pad loops into your mix!

AutoPad plays back a seamlessly looped set of sample-based drones that provide subtle structure to your live performances and recordings. Simply tap a key, and AutoPad will provide a tasteful soundscape that plays for as long as you like. Natural crossfades between keys are handled automatically.


- AutoPad has two modes: LIVE mode gives you instant access to all twelve keys, while SETLIST mode allows you to create a custom list of songs.

- AutoPad comes with 10 carefully designed pad sounds. Each one provides a unique atmosphere in all 12 keys.

- Expand your sound library by purchasing one of the in-app sound packs or by importing your own pad files. (Note: The Android version only supports wav files at this time.)

- AutoPad features a built-in metronome. Keep your band locked in without needing to lug around a tracks rig.

- AutoPad's menu gives you control over crossfade time, two filters, reverb amount, pan, and volume.

- AutoPad responds to MIDI! Plug in a MIDI controller and trigger your pads with a keyboard. (Note: Android version does not support virtual MIDI or Bluetooth MIDI at this time.)

- AutoPad features a dark color scheme that is easy on the eyes and performs well on the stage.

Note on use:

AutoPad sounds great in a variety of contexts, but please make sure you understand the intended use before purchase.

AutoPad's sounds are designed to be played softly and continuously behind live musicians. They include the root, fifth, and octave. As such, they can be used in a major or minor context. When using AutoPad in worship music, it is not necessary to change the pad with each chord change. For example, if you have a song in the key of E, you can play a pad in E for the duration of the song.
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Mar 13, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

105 reviews
Jeffrey Shaw
May 3, 2024
This is a cool app and works for the most part. What doesn't work is the midi feature. I have the exact controller in one of his tutorial videos and followed what he taught to the letter and nope. The midi functions don't work. I then tried another controller and discovered the same thing. What a bummer.
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Frank Genus
May 9, 2021
Absolutely love the pad sounds, especially the "Grainscapes" add-on pack. Other features such as control over the crossfade time and reverb are also very helpful. I am confused about the setlist mode however. I assumed a"song" would let me add multiple pads/notes and be able to step through them. It allows only a single note... It would be a great addition to allow a sequence of notes, even groups of notes for intro, verse, chorus, bridge and outro. Or perhaps the ability to setup loops.
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Audio Symmetric
May 10, 2021
Thanks for the kind review! So glad you like the sounds. The pads are designed so they can be played continuously throughout a whole song and still sound nice, so that is why there is only one note per song in setlist mode. Hope this helps!
Hugh Burnham
January 13, 2024
I've been using this for over a year and found it very useful as a solo guitarist. You need a volume-pedal to go between your phone and the amp, so that you can subtly control the level. I had to "fake" a pair of headphones on the speaker jack because the Motorola phone tries to identify what's plugged in and didn't seem to like the pedal. But once I got the hardware working it has been fine. The chords don't contain a third interval, so you can use them with songs in a major or minor key.
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What's new

New in AutoPad 1.3:
- Complete rewrite of UI using the latest Android technologies!
- Greatly improved MIDI implementation
- Full MIDI control with new “MIDI Actions” screen
- Activate and deactivate individual MIDI devices
- Set the MIDI receive channel
- Bluetooth MIDI support (with 3rd party app)
- Add “Favorites” section to sound library
- Many bug fixes and "quality of life” improvements throughout the app
- Fix issue preventing some wav files from importing