What's New

New in AutoPad 1.8.6:
- Fix issue with app not recalling user settings
- Fix bug that caused periodic soft pops while looping samples
- Improvements to crossfade envelope (will not pop when restarting same note)
- Other small changes and bug fixes
- Update AudioKit to v5

App Description

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 importing your own pads or by purchasing one of the in-app sound packs.

- AutoPad comes with a fully-featured AUv3 plugin! Run AutoPad alongside other music apps in your favorite AUv3 host.

- 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 or use a MIDI-enabled app to control AutoPad.

- 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 include the root, fifth, and octave. As such, they can be used in a major or minor context. They are designed to be played softly and continuously behind live musicians. 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.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 16, 2019 Initial release
  • September 05, 2019 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • September 11, 2019 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • September 27, 2019 New version 1.7.1
  • October 09, 2019 New version 1.7.2
  • October 23, 2020 New version 1.8.3
  • October 23, 2020 Price increase: $4.99 -> $5.99
  • December 10, 2020 New version 1.8.4
  • August 06, 2021 New version 1.8.6

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