SoftPads: Background Loop Pads 4+

Ambient Music - Pad Sounds

Forward Sounds, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 39 Ratings
    • $4.99



Best Pad app on the market for the price and convenience. Recommend a WiFi connection to download. To access the menus, swipe screen from left to right and right to left.

Soft Pads was created for musicians to eliminate any dead space behind your band by providing an ambient background loop that continuously runs in the background. If you have a band or are a solo performer this is the app you've been waiting for!


Soft Pads has over 10 different ambient loop pad sounds to choose from that can be selected in any of the 12 keys of music. All of the sounds on Soft Pads were carefully selected and designed to only be top quality sounds/pads.

Select one pad sound or layer many to create unique sound combinations. Soft Pads allows near limitless sound options. Our custom sounds like Phaser, Vox, and Breath can be stacked with other pad sounds to create amazing tones. The options are limitless on the different ambient sounds this app can achieve!

Soft Pads does not interfere with other music software programs. Soft Pads will continue to play behind other open apps; it'll even keep playing after pressing the on/off button!

Soft Pads allows you to customize your experience with several background colors allowing you to chose your favorite colors and background schemes. It also includes an enhanced viewing mode that performs fabulously on stage to make the fonts and contrast bolder and stand out for easier viewing.

Soft Pads allows users to turn crossfade on or off and even allows you to chose if you want to allow multiple pads (sticky keys) or just single pads.

Soft Pads is everything you could need all in one app! No more mess of having to download mp3's or sound files or waiting for downloads for hours just to get a few pads to work. Soft Pads gives you everything you need in the palm of your hands without having to go through any hassles or extra steps.

Soft Pads offers A+ customer support to all of our customers. We strive for excellent customer service.

Recommend the following:
1. Download while connected to WiFi.
2. Make sure that your device is in standard or normal viewing mode (Not zoomed or large print). This may affect the "swipe" function. To reveal the menu/settings, swipe left to right from the main screen. To reveal the sound pad choices, swipe right to left from the main screen.
3. For best results during performance, switch on "Airplane Mode".

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What’s New

Version 1.0.7

Fixes flickering when opening the app

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Little tgd ,

Thank you

This app works great. Cannot wait to use it more.

I have other pads but they are unable to be changed like they are with this app. I like the simplicity with this app.

On a sidenote: when I first bought this app it didn’t seem to work correctly. The creator personally contacted me and we work through the issues. We don’t know what was going on, it could have been simply my own error. I’m pointing this out because they went above and beyond trying to fix the issue I was having.

MSchmieder ,

My Go To Pads

Fantastic for adding that soft worshipful ambience. I keep it on my iPad next to my mic stand and use a small DI box with a volume knob zip tied to the stand. It runs through the church PA but I control it. Works excellent. My only asks for the developer are the ability to “Save to Set List” so you can save current selections and keys to a set list AND the ability to control the rate of modulation, sometimes I want that even slower, like adjusting it in a chorus pedal for guitar. Make this part of a Pro version and I will gladly pay for them. (You may also show enharmonic equivalents on the selection page as well as add minor keys). This is a great app that is not far from leaving every similar app in the dust.

Carlos Caliente ,

Exactly what I needed!

This app has changed my acoustic solo playing! If you’re looking for something to hold a background pad while you play over it this is it. I use it for my worship team at church and it’s perfect to be played underneath my acoustic, and also as holdovers in between songs and during worship. I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time… I used to just use scotch tape on the keyboard, lol.

App Privacy

The developer, Forward Sounds, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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