(6 customer reviews)

Drone Tools 2 for MainStage


Software Requirements:
MainStage 3.4 or later

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Drone Tools – a custom MIDI script and template for MainStage by Stephen Sherwood.

This works great for song transitions, or as an ambient pad that fills out a song.

Drone Tools is included in Worship Essentials Standard / Plus, Bass Essentials, and Worship Guitar Essentials.

You may have noticed that latch controls are not included in Mainstage. If you want to hold out a pad while you’re playing something else like a piano or a synth, you either need expensive gear or a third arm. This ambient pad solution solves that problem by adding latch controls to Mainstage!

The Mainstage template allows you to immediately get started. Drone Tools can also be added to an existing Mainstage template – no problem.

As performers, we tried to think of everything that most performers want out of their sustained pads. This eventually became the feature set of Drone Tools:

  • Can be used in any Mainstage concert template
  • Supports flexible triggering methods like mini keyboards, MIDI controller pads, on screen buttons, etc.
  • Automatically fades in and out on demand
  • Automatically fades between key presses
  • Supports sustaining any instrument, so players can experiment with using their own pad sounds
  • Sustained notes fit into any major or minor key
  • Players can customize the number of intervals played
  • Players can manually fade their pad sound in and out using the included cutoff or volume controls
  • Intuitive. Feels like playing a real instrument.




  • Drone Tools Mainstage Template
  • Drone Tools MIDI Script Plugin (Developed by Stephen Sherwood)
  • Starter Patches (Designed by Abel Mendoza and Stephen Sherwood)


  • One of the smoothest and most transparent pads you will ever hear – preloaded to Drone Tools in the Mainstage template. Designed by Abel Mendoza.
  • Two starter pianos that fit perfectly with your sustained pads. Designed by Abel Mendoza
  • The Analog Cathedral Distorgan patch – great for adding some unique, new wave, synthpop energy. Designed by Stephen Sherwood.




  • MainStage (can also function in Logic Pro)






How to use Drone Tools in any MainStage template



How to swap out the Drone Tools pad sound


6 reviews for Drone Tools 2 for MainStage

  1. Joaquin Leon (verified owner)

    Un herramienta necesaria y útil para todo tipo de contexto de adoración, muy versátil y con prestaciones impresionantes, lo mejor de todo, utiliza poco recursos del sistema (memoria y Ram). Totalmente recomendable, una inversión totalmente necesaria. Si eres tecladista o pianista, y buscas mejorar el sonido que entregas en tu ministerio, banda, coro o conjunto, debes obtener Drone Tools.

  2. mrcongas (verified owner)

    I like the idea but not the sound of the drone. I tried to switch to Omnisphere but it doesn’t work. Is there a way to make it work. Otherwise I will probably not have so much use of the script…

  3. Warren Gilmore (verified owner)

    This was my first official purchase from TWS. I am extremely happy with this product! It’s easy to use, and the tutorials are extremely helpful.

  4. yannis (verified owner)

    tiene un sonido de piano brillante, y un pad de fondo que no te deja solo, no importa si cambias de tonalidad lo puedes hacer también gracias al done tools sin que se note radicalmente la diferencia. Lo recomiendo para ministrar con piano si estas solo, te sostiene un montón. solo le faltaría modificar el tono del piano para mi gusto, pero es excelente el brillo y fuerza del piano, y ni hablar de pad de fondo que no silencia ni se corta.

  5. Victor Montepeque (verified owner)

    You a worship leader that only plays pianos and just want a simple MainStage set up without spending serious money on third party plug ins? THIS IS THE MAINSTAGE SET! Love the simplistically and love the drone pads! A worship leaders best friend!

  6. ZacWilliams (verified owner)

    Bought this to use it on Sunday mornings, now when I’m playing drums or leading worship I can put my midi keyboard next to me plugged into MainStage using drone tools and I can easily have background pads.

    I would highly recommend if you don’t have a keyboard player on a Sunday morning or just want it for an acoustic session very handy! Can also be used without the Midi keyboard but I find the midi really helpful.

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