Pads is basically a wavetable synthesizer with a noise/grain generator and a high cut filter. With a carefully developed ”wobbler” that detunes the waveforms and makes small inconsistencies to several internal parameters and a nice sounding chorus, this synthesizer is able to create some really interesting and non-statical pad sounds.

Noteworthy features:

• AUv3, works with AUv3 compatible hosts like GarageBand, Cubasis, Auria, AUM etc.

• 30 handcrafted presets created by professional musicians

• Filter, Attack and volume can be modulated by velocity

• Controllable grit/grain level, sampled from a real hammond organ with a broken tone wheel

• Controllable wobble factor that adds analogue unpredictability

iPhone 6 or later is recommended.
iPad Air 1 or later is recommended.

A full documentation is available at

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What’s New

Version 1.2.0

- Updated keyboard
- Midi support
- Export/import presets

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Strizbiz ,

No bad but missing things

Sound cool, not very versatile but it has its moments. Some things there are missing for me at least, are more midi parameters that let you select what midi channel it accepts from incoming controllers and background audio. Not being able to play it in the background is a big letdown.

DennisK33 ,

So-so app with potential

The good: I love the design, the presets are musically useful, and it's simple to use. AU integration with Garage Band and other AU-aware apps. The noise sourced from a broken Hammond is pretty cool.

The bad: very limited functionality; 2 oscillators with 6 unmodifiable waveforms; no compatibility with Audiobus or Tabletop; no ability to save modified presets, AR vs ADSR, no effects beyond chorus. No MIDI assignment modification. For a pad synth, the sound seems a little thin.

The ugly: not much is ugly here; it's a visually pleasing UI, though the waveform selector is a little too small for fingers. But I do like the overall look and feel.

The verdict: would be a no-brainer and fairly priced at $1.99 or less. At $7.99, it's not a good value, but might fill in some niches in your app library.

Bu.Reed ,

Wow. That was misleading

I bought pads because there were two other apps supposedly going to be included for 7.99.
Please don’t steer people one way and cut their frikkin head off when you get them in an alley. “Also included in” my donkey.

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