Skoogmusic Intros Skoog-Controlled Mogo Synth


Scottish based SkoogMusic has introduced Mogo – a new software synth that’s tailored to being played with the company’s Skoog accessible wireless MIDI controller.

Mogo is Skoogmusic’s latest software-synth creation, designed to give musicians the opportunity to explore sound using the tactile sensing capabilities of Skoog 2.0. It has fully assignable filters, envelopes, stereo multi-effects, a multi-stage arpeggiator, a built-in loop station; and can be used to manipulate any audio input for on-the-fly filtering and effects processing.

Here’s a video preview:

skoog-2-midi-controllerSkoog 2.0, right, is a squishy foam cube with five moulded surfaces that can be assigned to notes and/or parameters in the software. The entire Skoog is responsive – not just the raised surfaces.

“Skoog 2.0 doesn’t look like a standard MIDI interface because it isn’t.” said Dr David Skulina, Chief Technology Officer at Skoogmusic.
“Its deceptively simple appearance hides a powerful sensor that detects how and where the body of the Skoog is deformed in 3D. By mapping sonic parameters to the sensor data, a single gesture can be used to produce complex musical expression.

“What makes Skoog and Mogo so special together is that they can be used to perform musical gestures that might require the musician to have a third hand when using standard MIDI controllers. The combined auditory and tactile feedback feels natural and intuitive and is great for live or studio based soundscaping.” he said.

Skoog 2 Features:

  • Wireless
  • iOS / Android / OSX / Windows compatible
  • Multi touch and more responsive
  • New music making software
  • New Skoog-synth App called Mogo
  • Additional apps/software in development
  • API and Ableton Plugins in development
  • £125 Pioneer pre-order sold out on
  • £149 Early Adopter available to pre-order on

Mogo Features:

  • Subtractive synthesis sound engine with 24dB ladder filter
  • Assignable filters, envelopes and multi-effects
  • Adjustable notes, key, scales / modes
  • Multi-stage Arpeggiator
  • Built-in Loop Station
  • Audio input for real time filtering and effects control.

The Mogo OSX Beta version is available for beta testing now; iOS / Android versions are expected to be available in March 2015.

4 thoughts on “Skoogmusic Intros Skoog-Controlled Mogo Synth

  1. The “adult” version can always be made available by special request… The name is actually a combo of my own and Ben’s surnames – [Sk]ulina + Sch[og]ler with an extra ‘o” thrown in for good measure. We pronounce it with an “oo”. Mogo on the other hand may very well be a tongue-in-cheek tribute…

  2. with the arpeggiator i bet this is really nice for interactive electronic drum sounds. like if you set the envelope for short percussive attacks and so on. you could press to switch from a filter resonance bass sound to a snare, speed it up and go to a clicky sound and then add in some granular repeats with the loops and delay, release and go back to the bass. 🙂

    glad to see an interface looks like it’s about adding more modulations and expression.

    i’ll be keeping an eye out. good luck!

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