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Skwitch Push the Button
Skwitch the brand new musical instrument from Skoogmusic.
A title on screen says Push, Press, Squeeze, Skwitch.
A phone is seen on a table. Close up of Skwitch. A tray is pulled out of Skwitch using hands and a iPhone is slotted into Skwitch.
Hands press down on lever to lock phone on to Skwitch. Two fingers press down on squishy button whilst phone displays app.
Text on screen says Make Music.
Three children in shot are shown playing with Skwitch and smiling.
Each child presses down on Skwitch.
Text on screen says Expressive.
Skwitch with phone slotted in, a keyboard and iPad are shown. One hand presses on Skiwtch, the other on a keyboard.
Boy, around 20 plays on Skwitch and keyboard whilst looking at a keyboard on the iPad screen.
Text on screen displays Accessible.
iPad screen displays seven apps, and a blue circle around app moves across the screen through each app.
Fingers press down on Skwitch device and iPad has a selection mode on screen. User is controlling iPad with Skiwtch using Apple Switch Control.
Text on screen says Code.
Fingers press Run my Code on iPad.
Young boy presses down on Skwitch whilst circles and code appear on iPad screen. Young boy is coding with Skwitch.
Three children with hands in air, Skwitch in hand and big smiles on face.
Skwitch device spins in on white background.
Text on screen says Music, Accessibility, Coding, Skwitch.
Skwitch text remains on screen. Underneath Skwitch text, more text on screen says Push the Button followed by text that says Multi use Controller.
Skoogmusic Skwitch is a brand-new musical instrument that clips straight on to your iPhone, so within minutes you have this piece of accessible tech that you can use to create music, learn coding and more.
Skwitch lets you make music with the touch of a button — from anywhere. It works as an easy-to-use musical instrument or advanced MPE/MIDI device, and you don’t need any training. It’s easy to compose your own riffs, melodies and chord progressions. Just press the Skwitch in different places, and you can step forwards and backwards through your favourite melodies, expressively shaping the sound as you squeeze. Mix and match with chords and arpeggios and you’re ready to start improvising or jamming along with your favourite tunes. Then, when you’re ready to take it to the next level, connect wirelessly to GarageBand, Logic or any other MPE or Audiobus-ready apps on your connected iPad or Mac.
With Skwitch you can easily code and make music without any musical knowledge or abilities. Just slot your iPhone into Skwitch and you’re up and running. Within minutes, you’ll be programming your own musical instruments that respond to your touches on Skwitch. You can even learn to control droids and drones — all at the touch of a button.
Using the Skwitch Access app, you can transform your iPhone into a portable, wireless switch controller for iOS and macOS. Easy to set up and customise, Skwitch offers multiple modes of operation, tactile feedback, and compatibility with all switch accessible apps, games or software running iOS 11 or later.
The unique design features of Skwitch mean anyone can use it — including people with disabilities. It’s all about how your creativity can connect with technology. Compact and with clean lines, Skwitch needs no batteries or charging so it’s always ready for action. Wireless connectivity means it’s easy to hook up to other devices. And its highly tactile sensor responds to the slightest touch, so you’re always in control of what you’re creating.
Multi-use accessory that transforms your iPhone into an expressive controller for music, coding and accessibility
Works as an easy-to-use musical instrument or advanced MIDI/MPE device with no previous training required
Compose your own riffs, melodies and chord progressions
Expressive and tactile with adjustable activation
Turns your iPhone into an accessibility switch for use with Switch Control
Functions as a programmable touch-sensitive input device for Swift Playgrounds
Works with suction mounts (sold separately) for securing it in easily accessible positions
Requires the Skwitch Music or Skwitch Access app
Free coding templates available for use with Swift Playgrounds
No batteries required
Sleek, stylish design
Lightweight and portable — great for travel
What’s in the Box
Quick start guide
Height: 11 cm/4.33 in.
Width: 9.5 cm/3.74 in.
Depth: 4.6 cm/1.8 in.
Weight: 150 g/5.3 oz
Operating System: iOS 11 or later
Mfr. Part Number: SKM-SKW1-001
UPC or EAN No.: 659514982304
Note: Apple’s one-year limited warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if they are packaged or sold with Apple products. Non–Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer’s warranty provided by the product manufacturer. Please see the product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to any rights you have under Australian consumer law.
Answers from the community
Is this compatible with any model of iPad?
- Asked by Heidi E from Rogers
- on 02/10/2018
No, you need to use it with an iPhone (6s or above). If you have both an iPhone and iPad then you ca No, you need to use it with an iPhone (6s or above). If you have both an iPhone and iPad then you can link the iPhone Skwitch app to the iPad to control features on the iPad. Essentially it's an iPhone based controller.
- Answered by Mark H from York
- on 24/01/2019
Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
It’s easy to compose your own riffs, melodies and chord progressions. Just press the Skwitch in different places, and you can step forward and backward through your favorite melodies, expressively shaping the sound as you squeeze.
Mix and match with chords and arpeggios and you are ready to start improvising or jamming along with your favorite tunes. Then, when you’re ready to take it to the next level, connect wirelessly to GarageBand, Logic or any other MPE or Audiobus-ready app on your connected iOS/MacOS devices.
Skwitch is the brand new musical instrument from Skoogmusic. It clips straight on to your iPhone, so within minutes you have a piece of accessible tech that you can use to create music, learn coding + more - it’s a bit like magic, but better.
This iPhone app is intended for use with Skwitch and iPhone only and will not provide any functionality if installed directly on an iPad or iPod Touch. If you want to use Skwitch with an iPad, you can easily connect from this App (running on your iPhone, with Skwitch attached and ready) to compatible apps running on any iPad that supports Bluetooth MIDI (iPad 3 onwards).
To start making music on your iPad or Mac with Skwitch simply run Skwitch Music on your iPhone, follow the instructions for attaching the Skwitch, then start a MIDI session. Once that's up and running you just need to go to the MIDI settings in the app and start advertising Bluetooth MIDI. On an iPad, run any Bluetooth MIDI enabled app, then connect to Skwitch (for example, in GarageBand go to Settings/Advanced/Bluetooth MIDI Devices). On a Mac, you can use Skwitch Music with GarageBand or Logic by connecting it as a Bluetooth MIDI input device in the Audio Midi Setup app located in Applications/Utilities.
Skwitch Music also allows you to connect from your iPhone (again, with Skwitch attached and ready) to Swift Playgrounds on your iPad using Bluetooth MIDI. You can then use our Skwitch-ready Playgrounds and Templates to learn about musical scales while coding your own Skwitch controllable musical instruments. You can even write code in Swift Playgrounds to use Skwitch to fly drones or make robots dance. …