Skoog 2.0 is compatible with iOS devices that support Bluetooth LE. You can access a full list of compatible devices in the FAQ section. Skoog 2.0 can also connect to OS X and windows via USB. To use Skoog with and IOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) you will need to download the app from the App store. To use Skoog with a Mac or PC you will need to download the Skoogmusic software. The app and software are free to download. You can access them via the downloads section.
If you have a Skoog 1 (white with coloured buttons) you access the support section here: SKOOG 1 SUPPORT
Set up for iPad and iPhone.
- Find the button on the Skoog base. Press the button ONCE to wake up your Skoog (the green light will illuminate). Press AGAIN to activate Bluetooth (the blue light will blink).
- Open the Skoog app and in the Bluetooth Midi Devices menu select your Skoog from the list. Once successfully paired the Skoog will appear as “Connected”.
You can use your Skoog on a flat surface or on a compatible mount (here is some further info on compatible mounting options). Either way you will need to calibrate your Skoog to get the best out of it.
- Place your Skoog on a flat surface like a table or your lap, or fix it in the required playing position with your mount kit. It’s important not to move your Skoog during the next stage of the set-up process.
- Now that you have got your Skoog in the preferred position, it needs to be calibrated to make sure it plays correctly. It’s important that you do not touch or move your Skoog during calibration. When you are ready tap the ‘Calibrate’ button on the iPad screen. It will take around 5 seconds to calibrate.
How to play your Skoog.
There are 5 sides on your Skoog- red, blue, yellow, green and orange. Each side plays a different note. As well as pressing within the coloured circles, you can also squeeze Skoog anywhere on its sides, edges and corners.
Skoog works great when played with your hands but it can be played with any part of your body.
Skoog is widely used in education, here are a few ideas for using Skoog in the classroom. To find out how educators are using Skoog and for inspiration on how to make the most of Skoog in the classroom why not visit our blog.