Pads create a “musical safety net” that affords worship leaders the freedom to focus less on the details and more on leading well. Pads are an amazingly effective, low-cost, easy-to-use resource!
Those who are inexperienced with pads, however, tend to have a common question:
“Won't a continual pad-drone clash with the worship team, especially when they change chords? And if it’s always playing, won’t the pad make everything sound muddy?”
Part of the answer has to do with the quality of the pad sound you’re using, but the majority of the answer has to do with where your pads sit in your worship mix.