Skoogmusic Skoog 2.0 Tactile Musical Interface for iOS and Mac
Skoogmusic Skoog 2.0 Tactile Musical Interface for iOS and Mac
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Skoog Unleash Your Inner Rockstar
The Skoog unleashing inner rockstars
A girl sits down to play her Skoog
A guitarist appears to her side like a genie appearing from the Skoog. She rocks alongside the guitarist whose movements replicate her playing. An animated moustache grows on the girl’s face.
An animated heavy rock band appears next to her, head banging as they play. A guitar playing bat appears, amps rise out of the floor and the Ace of Spades is drumming along in the back of the stage. They continue to play as the girl lifts the Skoog above her head, still playing as smoke rises around them and fills the screen./
A child with Down syndrome and his mom play Hip-Hop music
They’re scratching a hip-hop version of our track on his Skoog. The table animates as turntables and speakers appear, an animated MC appears who beat-boxes along as Salt and Peppa enter the stage. The music reaches a crescendo as our boy throws a record towards the screen.
A teenage boy playing a carnival tune on his Skoog
With every press a funky chicken appears, whose beak hoots along with the sound. We zoom out, instantly an animated carnival scene bursts into life around him and he’s riding on a Carnival float. The funky chicken gets in on the action by putting on carnival peacock feather outfit. A coconut plays steel drums as giant birds, flowers and tubas parade alongside him.
The screen splits into three sections and and all the children play together
A voice over says Play the music you love, straight out the box. Skoog - the musical instrument for everyone - unleash your inner rockstar!
A title on screen says SKOOG. UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR
The Skoog device is an accessible, tactile cube that allows children with disabilities to explore creative opportunities available on iPad with GarageBand for iOS. Now anyone unable to play traditional instruments can join an orchestra or band and take part in a range of music-making activities. Skoog’s adjustable sensitivity and easy integration with GarageBand make it perfect for inclusive music activity.
Used together, Skoog and iPad expand the potential of music therapy for young children with cerebral palsy, autism, Down’s Syndrome and other developmental delays by offering hands-on opportunities to create and control sound expressively. Skoog’s sensory-friendly tactile nature helps greatly in developing new skills and promoting physical interaction with technology. For instance, Skoog’s immediate sensory input can motivate young people with autism to explore iPad functions.
Skoog and GarageBand on iPad let students compose and perform their own music without the need for keyboard, guitar or other traditional instrumental skills. They can poke, squeeze and press Skoog and it provides physical stimulation and acoustic feedback that plays instruments on iPad. The automatic key-detection in the Skoog app also lets anyone “jam” along with favourite songs in their iTunes media library using the instrument sounds in GarageBand and other MIDI apps. Students can also use Swift to write their own code for configuring or controlling Skoog.
Skoog is lightweight and portable, making it easy to set up and use. It connects to your iPad via Bluetooth LE or to your Mac via USB and comes with its own free app (available from the App Store). Or you can use it as a controller for other MIDI-compatible music apps.
Skoog connects wirelessly to iPad using the free Skoog app
Integration with iTunes
Lets you play GarageBand instruments using the dynamic touch interface
Plays the sounds of different instruments, using any CoreMIDI compatible apps
Tactile, intuitive and robust
Underside works with a suction mount for securing it in easily accessible positions
Built-in guided access mode to hide on-screen menus and enable users to focus on playing
Suitable for MLD, SLD and PMD, children with global delay, genetic conditions, sensory impairments or Autism
What’s in the Box
Skoog 2.0 tactile music interface
Micro USB cable
Quick start guide
Connections: USB, Wireless
Power Source: Battery power
Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: More than 10 hours of continuous play.
Charge Time: Approximately 3 hours.
Height: 15 cm/5.91 in.
Length: 13 cm/5.12 in.
Width: 13 cm/5.12 in.
Weight: 585 g
UPC or EAN No.: 712323921831
Note: Apple’s One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if 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 your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law.
Answers from the community
Can you connect more than one skoog device at a time? If so, how many?
- Asked by Paul W from Charlotte
- on 26-Aug-2016
Only 1 Skoog per iOS device at a time.
- Answered by Ben S from EDINBURGH
- on 02-Dec-2016
Does this come with the suction mount? Interested in getting this for my disabled foster daughter with cerebral palsy
- Asked by Claire J from Derby
- on 01-Sep-2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Skoogmusic is the iPad interface software for your Skoog 2.0 Bluetooth® SMART hardware controller. Skoogmusic connects to and configures your Skoog, assigns scales, instruments, sensitivity settings and backing tracks. Skoogmusic automatically selects the best notes for your Skoog so you can play along with any song in your iTunes library or with your Spotify premium account. Skoogmusic uses physi cal modelling synthesis to generate instrument sounds based on input from the Skoog.
Skoog is a tactile, squashy foam cube that acts as a controller for our bespoke software running on your iPad. The sensor living at the heart of the Skoog detects how you squeeze and deform the foam - it's not just sensitive to how hard the Skoog is being touched, but where and how it's being touched. This unparalleled sensitivity means that the sensor translates your actions - the things you do to and with the cube - into meaningful musical sounds. It is uniquely expressive. This unique musical instrument can change the way you and your family can enjoy, create, and learn music - no matter what your skills, abilities, and musical talents. The universal design encourages expressive music making for children, parents, teachers, and musicians.
Skoog 2.0 Bluetooth® SMART hardware is available to buy online from Apple and in selected Apple retail stores.
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