Stirfry Software has followed up the release of their SoundSoup-Pro app with a free version of the iPad-based sound modelling and acoustic design solution. Stirfry Software’s SoundSoup-Free is a basic level no-cost version of the more advanced SoundSoup-Pro app, and has been introduced for users with simpler design requirements, or for anyone who wishes to try out sound modelling.

Running on an iPad, both SoundSoup versions allow the user to explore in real-time how a room would sound with different windows, walls, floor coverings, curtains or other features. Similar to how 3D visualisation programs help to design visual features, the app enables anyone to hear the sound of a room using a large range of selectable sounds, construction materials and surface finishes, including specialist acoustic products from Industry Partners.

SoundSoup combines professionally-designed acoustic simulation software with a simple, intuitive user interface to enable use by a broad customer base encompassing architects, acoustic engineers, interior designers, property developers, office fit-out firms, educational institutions, builders, home improvement enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the sound of the environment.

The SoundSoup apps provide a whole new set of tools to create better-sounding spaces and avoid costly construction mistakes. SoundSoup-Free offers all the features required for basic use, including sound modelling and demonstrating acoustic designs. For users seeking more advanced features, the paid version, SoundSoup-Pro provides detailed and accurate data on reverberation times, sound pressure levels and sound transmission loss in addition to configurable sound sources, WAV format sound recordings, data export, and lots more. Data can be exported as PDF or CSV files for inclusion in reports, proposals and spreadsheets.

Stirfry Software invites manufacturers of acoustic materials to become Industry Partners and showcase and demonstrate their products within the SoundSoup app range.

SoundSoup-Free and SoundSoup-Pro can be downloaded from Apple’s iPad App Store.

Stirfry Software is an Australian venture, representing a collaboration between a highly experienced professional acoustic engineer, Dr Rob Bullen, and Wendy Tufts, an international IT consultant.