The Strange Agency has introduced Soup – a new granular sound app for iPad.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Inspired by the oil can delays of the 60s and our previous granular explorations, Curtis and Spunk, Soup brings you a virtual fluid that you can record onto, slosh around, and play back from. You can use it as a unique delay effect or more like a granular synthesizer, concocting your own wholly novel sounds.
Soup breaks up recordings into individual sound quanta with which you can interact as if they made up an audio fluid. They can be played linearly or randomly, forward, backward, or even sideways. They can, moreover, be stirred together, giving a whole new meaning to mixing sound.
Soup will let you literally paint with sound. You can record external sounds through the microphone or import WAV files, slathering sound over the virtual fluid. Then your fingers can become play heads, reading back the sounds from any position, or multiple positions at once.
Note: While Soup offers a unique way to interact with sound, support for standards like MIDI and Audiobus is not currently included.
Pricing and Availability
Soup is available in the App Store for US $9.99.