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How to Play Pads in Worship Team Director

UPDATE: Worship Team Director is no longer available in the app store

Sadly Worship Team Director is no longer available, and hasn’t been actively developed for a long time. It is not clear if the developers (Gateway Church) are going to bring it back, so we are now recommending the app ‘Soundboard Studio Lite’ to play Pads in iOS.

How to set up Soundboard Studio Lite to play PADS (or any audio files)

Soundboard Studio Lite is an iOS app that lets you trigger audio files. The cool feature about this app is the crossfade functionality. When you switch from one pad to another, you get a nice crossfade. With the Pads, this helps create a seamless transition.

Don’t know about Pads?

Pads are a music bed that will enhance your worship services and allow you to facilitate awesome transitions. They sound like this:

Learn more about Pads here

70 Responses to How to Play Pads in Worship Team Director

  1. Greg Oct 25, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    Hi, love your product, except I haven’t figured out how to clear songs from storage without deleting the app and reinstalling. Not a big deal, but unfortunately I did it today and now it won’t let me import from itunes. When I click on it, it flashes and disappears. Will try a dropbox workaround. Thanks.

    • Brian Lee Oct 31, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

      Having same problem. I’m going the DropBox route too.

      • Brian Nov 1, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

        WT Director recently pushed out an update and I’ve been able to successfully get both the iTunes and Dropbox import functionality to work.

    • Brian Nov 1, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

      Hi Greg – sorry for the trouble with WT Director. Since we didn’t develop the app, I can’t offer a lot of support on it, but I was able to successfully import a song from iTunes. I would recommend making sure both iOS and the WT Director app are updated (they just pushed out an update). You also have to make sure the files are physically on your device (rather than in the cloud if you use iCloud) – otherwise they won’t import.

  2. Jake Nov 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    Every time I go to import songs from Itunes, a blank white screen pops up for a second and then just goes back to the main menu. HELP!! I need to get this working. This app has worked for me for the last 2 years and need it tomorrow!

    • Brian Dec 8, 2017 at 10:38 pm #

      Hi Jake – sorry for the trouble with importing. Others have run into this issue as well, and I haven’t found a fix for it. You could try downloading the ‘Small Group Director’ app – it’s basically the same app (made by the same developer), and some have had luck with it when WT director won’t work.

  3. Aaron Dec 8, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

    Hey Ya’ll, still having a problem with iTunes import, nothing seems to help. Their website is “upgrading” and has been for a few days now. Wonder if they are giving up on it…

    • Brian Dec 8, 2017 at 10:52 pm #

      Hi Aaron,

      Sorry for the trouble with WT Director. It seems it is no longer being actively developed. Some people have had success with the “Small Group Director” app – it’s basically the same thing. Worth a shot.

  4. Kyle Jan 3, 2018 at 10:13 pm #

    This app seems fantastic! However I cannot seem to exit the app and allow the pads to continue playing. This is necessary because I use the same iPad for both the atmosphere pads and to view lyrics/chords using the Music Stand app from Planning Center. Any suggestions?

    • Brian Jan 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm #

      Hi Kyle – you might look into using OnSong. It’s a bit of an investment up front (I think it’s $25 or so), but you can play back audio like Pads and have charts available from the same app.

  5. Jamie Lambertson Jan 7, 2018 at 12:16 am #

    So, I had WT Director on my iPhone 6. I just got the iPhone X and the WT Director was on my phone with all the pads I owe, but it wouldn’t play. So, I took it off my phone, hoping to redownload it and it says that it’s not available in the US. I’ve tried going directly to the app store and from your website. Can you please help ASAP? I’m leading in the morning and have no pad.

    • Brian Jan 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

      Hi Jamie – the WT Director app isn’t available anymore. I recommend the Soundboard Studio Lite app – I’ve updated this post with info on how to use that one.

  6. Bob Jan 9, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    Hi Brian, WT Director is no longer available in the US according to my iTunes. Do you have another recommended app for playback with crossfades?

    • Brian Jan 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

      Hi Bob – the WT Director app isn’t available anymore. I recommend the Soundboard Studio Lite app – I’ve updated this post with info on how to use that one.

  7. Darrick Martin Jan 10, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

    Hey there,
    I’ve been using this app for a few years now and I love it! But when others try and download it it doesn’t exist in the app store. I also can’t find anything called “Small grow Director” at all. The app works great for me, and I’m not asking for any sort of update, just for it to be available so my other worship leaders can download it. I haven’t been able to find anything like this for free on the market. Thank you.

    • Brian Jan 25, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

      Thanks Darrick – the WT Director and Small Group Director apps aren’t available anymore. I recommend the Soundboard Studio Lite app – I’ve updated this post with info on how to use that one.

  8. Jorge Jan 13, 2018 at 11:52 am #

    Worship team director isn’t found in the App Store for some reason. Maybe I’ll wait a few days and try again.

    • Brian Jan 25, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

      Hi Jorge – the WT Director app isn’t available anymore. I recommend the Soundboard Studio Lite app – I’ve updated this post with info on how to use that one.

  9. Bob Jan 13, 2018 at 9:38 pm #

    WT Director seems to be gone. I can’t find another music player that allows me to skip between tracks on a playlist with crossfade. Lots of apps offer crossfade, but only when it is finishing one track and going to the next, not when manually skipping to the next track like WT Director. Please help!

    • Brian Jan 25, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

      Hi Bob – the WT Director app isn’t available anymore. I recommend the Soundboard Studio Lite app – I’ve updated this post with info on how to use that one.

  10. Eric Jan 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    Can’t download the app!?

    • Brian Jan 25, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

      Hi Eric – the WT Director app isn’t available anymore. I recommend the Soundboard Studio Lite app – I’ve updated this post with info on how to use that one.

  11. Zach Rasmusson Jan 21, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

    Yes, please help. What happened to the app?

    • Brian Jan 25, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

      Hi Zach – the WT Director app isn’t available anymore. I recommend the Soundboard Studio Lite app – I’ve updated this post with info on how to use that one.

  12. Ken Jan 24, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    Looking for alternative apple and android apps to WT Director…if anyone finds one, please share

    • Brian Jan 25, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

      Hi Ken – I recommend the Soundboard Studio Lite app – I’ve updated this post with info on how to use that one.

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