Skoog Skratch is a fully VoiceOver accessible sampling app for iOS, designed for use on its own or with Skoog 2.0 Bluetooth music controller. To use Skoog Skratch with your Skoog device on an 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.

Connect your Skoog, and use it to play your own samples recorded straight into the app using the microphone on your iOS device.

Once you’ve recorded your Skratch-sets, you can share them between devices really easily. You can record sounds on your iPhone when out in the park, then airdrop them to your iPad back at home or at school to start playing with your Skoog.

Set up for iPad and iPhone.

  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 Skratch app and press and hold “Connect Skoog” button in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Select your Skoog from the list of devices.
  4. Wait for it to calibrate and then you’re good to go!


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. Double tap the screen to calibrate your Skoog. 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.

What next?

Use your Skoog 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 colours.

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.