GET STARTED & ACTIVITIES WITH Skoog 2.0

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  1. 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).
  2. 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”.

For more information on getting connected click here. 

GET STARTED

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 Mac OS X. To use Skoog with an IOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) you will need to download the app from the App Store. The app and software are free to download. You can also access them via the downloads section.

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.

CALIBRATION

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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

WHATS NEXT?

You can tailor your Skoog to suit your needs. Check out what you can do below.

Choosing an Instrument on Skoog

Choosing Your Instruments

There’s a range of instruments to choose from in the Skoogmusic App – see how to change instruments here.

Choosing Notes & Scales on Skoog

Changing Notes and Scales

Find out you can easily change the notes and scales in the Skoogmusic App.

Connecting to Other Apps Using MIDI in the Skoog App

Adjusting the Notes

Learn how to change the notes and scales on your Skoog.

Adjusting the Sensitivity on Skoog

Adjusting the Sensitivity

It’s important your Skoog is set up to suit your needs – find out how to change the sensitivity of your Skoog.

Adjusting the Sensitivity on Skoog

How to use Skoog with a Mounting Arm

A quick overview of how to use Skoog with a mounting arm.

SKOOG ACTIVITIES

Now that you have set up Skoog, you can use it to rock out with your favourite tunes, play Skoog with other music apps or why not try learning a song from the Skoog songbook using the Skoog’s colors.

SKOOG ACTIVITIES

Jamming with a Backing Track in the Skoog App

Jamming with Backing Tracks

Want to play along with your favourite band? See how to jam along with backing tracks on your Skoog.

Connecting to Other Apps Using MIDI in the Skoog App

Connecting to Other Apps

You can use your Skoog with lots of other Apps using MIDI – find out how you can easily to connect to them.

Jamming with a Backing Track in the Skoog App

How to use Skoog with GarageBand

Explore Skoog and GarageBand.

Skoog Songbook

Play along with well-known songs and melodies by exploring the Skoogmusic Songbook.

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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.

DOWNLOAD APPS

Explore Skoogmusic’s range of free apps for your Skoog. Learn how to code in Swift Playgrounds, get really creative making music with Skratch. Or set Skoog up to use as an accessibility Switch.

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Learn to code

Coding and music come to life with Skoog and Swift Playgrounds. Subscribe to the Skoog Swift Playgrounds feed to bring coding and music to life.

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Skoog Access

Communicate, control and connect with the world with Skoog Access. The app turns your Skoog into a communication aid/AAC using Apple’s Switch Control.

Skratch

Make and share music in seconds with Skratch. Beat-box, scratch like a DJ or record sounds from nature. Click here to get started with Skratch. 

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Skoog 1

Explore the wide range of Skoog 1 tutorial videos for MAC OS X and WINDOWS on our Skoogmusic YouTube channel.  Check out the playlist or choose from the links below:

  1. A general introduction
  2. Overview of the Skoogmusic platform
  3. Connecting
  4. Instruments
  5. Notes
  6. Sensitivity
  7. MIDI
  8. Sampling
  9. Advanced MIDI

Looking for Skoog 1 software? Download here.

It’s time to go wireless. Upgrade to Skoog 2.0. Click here.