Skoog 2.0 Passes Funding Goals, Ableton Live Support Planned


SkoogMusic CEO David Skulina let us know that their IndieGoGo campaign for the Skoog 2.0 accessible MIDI controller has more than doubled its funding goal, with two days left in the campaign.

Their initial campaign missed its funding target, so SkoogMusic modified its project plan, deferring Android support until later in their timeline and moving forward development of an Ableton Live plugin. Continue reading

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.

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Skoog 2 – An Accessible Wireless MIDI Controller

The original Skoog is a MIDI controller that looks like a big squishy toy. It was designed to be accessible and bring physical modeling synthesis, sampling and MIDI to users that may not be able to use a standard controller.

Now Skoog Music has announced the Skoog 2.0, above, a new version that’s designed to be more affordable and more powerful. Continue reading

Ministry Of Sound Medley, With Brett Domino & Steven Peavis

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To celebrate Ministry of Sound‘s 20th Anniversary, Brett Domino & Steven Peavis put together a medley of their favorite songs from the MOS back catalog.

The video captures a live performance at the Ministry of Sound nightclub, London, with a bit of sonic sweetening after the fact.

Wait to the end to learn the duo’s trance buildup secret!

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Brett Domino Covers OutKast’s Hey Ya! On The Skoog (Plus! ‘Skoog Flute’ Masterclass!)

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Brett Domino and Steven Peavis perform André 3000 / OutKast’s smash hit, Hey Ya!, using the new musical instrument – The Skoog.

The Skoogmusic Skoog is basically a music controller, designed with special needs requirements in mind:

An instrument designed explicitly for special needs music education to empower those unable to play traditional instruments. The Skoog is a soft, squeezable object that simply plugs straight into your computer or laptop’s USB port.

Simply touching, pressing, squashing, twisting or tapping the Skoog allows you to play a wide range of instruments, intuitively.

Goals for The Skoog include improving motor skills, coordination and control, multi-sensory learning and sensory integration.

Below, co-inventor Dr Ben Schogler demonatrates The Skoog’s main features and gives a little masterclass in ‘Skoog flute’. Continue reading