Inspired by the oil can delays of the 60s and our previous granular explorations, Curtis™ and Spunk™, Soup brings you a virtual magnetic 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.
Not only is this an extremely visual audio experience, it’s terrifically tactile as well. With support for multi-touch, Soup lets you get in there and mangle the fluid in a way that’s simply not possible with knobs and faders.
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.
Adds the ability to save source audio, which is handy when opening files from another application. Fixes minor bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
Some great sounds to be had out of this one. Another cool app from Strange.
Cool app, expensive but unique, clumsy file import export
This is a really interesting app. Whether it’s worth the price or not I can’t say, but if you’ve bought most of the other granular apps and are looking for more, this app might be for you. File import and export is clumsy, if you’ve never manually navigated to a file in iOS you’ll be really confused. For The price they really should improve file handling. Audio apps a fraction of the cost have better file handling. Also it looks like the app has not been updated in almost a year, which does not inspire confidence. Despite all of the negatives, I really do enjoy this app, it’s one of the most unique audio apps I’ve ever used on a computer or a tablet.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.