Product Code: SE-sk2

Skoog 2.0

£147.00 exc VAT

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  • KS1
  • KS2
  • KS3
  • KS4
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Age 3 - 18+

  • Instruments 1
  • Players 1
  • L 17cm x W 17cm x H 21cm
  • Stock: 15
Full Teaching Support Included

The Skoog device is a tactile cube that allows children and adults with disabilities to explore creative opportunities available on iPad with GarageBand for iOS. Now anyone unable to play traditional instruments can join an orchestra or band and take part in a range of music-making activities. Skoog’s adjustable sensitivity and easy integration with GarageBand make it perfect for inclusive music activity.

Used together, Skoog and iPad expand the potential of music therapy for young children with cerebral palsy, autism, Down’s Syndrome and other developmental delays by offering hands-on opportunities to create and control sound expressively. Skoog’s sensory-friendly tactile nature helps greatly in developing new skills and promoting physical interaction with technology. For instance, Skoog’s immediate sensory input can motivate young people with autism to explore iPad functions.

Skoog and GarageBand on iPad let students compose and perform their own music without the need for keyboard, guitar or other traditional instrumental skills. They can poke, squeeze and press Skoog and it provides physical stimulation and acoustic feedback that plays instruments on iPad. The automatic key-detection in the Skoog app also lets anyone “jam” along with favourite songs in their iTunes media library using the instrument sounds in GarageBand and other MIDI apps.

Skoog is lightweight and portable, making it easy to set up and use. It connects to your iPad via Bluetooth LE or to your Mac via USB and comes with its own free app (available from the App Store). Or you can use it as a controller for other MIDI-compatible music apps.

Product Information

What's included

Skoog opens up the world of digital creativity supported on iOS to users previously unable to access it. The tactile interface is a new kind of input device for making music with iOS. Just squeeze one of the buttons to produce the sounds set via the iPad.

The Skoog app integrates with iTunes and Spotify so you can play with the music you love. Choose a song, and the app will automatically tune your Skoog, so you can just play along!

Educators and music technologists can use Skoog as an alternate input device for a range of different music making apps.

Recommended Apps:

• GarageBand

• ROLI Noise (free)

• Thumbjam (£6.99/8.99)

• Modular (free)

How to Play

Skoog opens up the world of digital creativity supported on iOS to users previously unable to access it. The tactile interface is a new kind of input device for making music with iOS. Just squeeze one of the buttons to produce the sounds set via the iPad.

The Skoog app integrates with iTunes and Spotify so you can play with the music you love. Choose a song, and the app will automatically tune your Skoog, so you can just play along!

Educators and music technologists can use Skoog as an alternate input device for a range of different music making apps.

Recommended Apps:

GarageBand

ROLI Noise (free)

Thumbjam (£6.99/8.99)

Modular (free)

Delivery

We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
  3. For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.

Returns

Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.

 In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.

Similarly, if an instrument  develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.

But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to:  Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL 

We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.

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Dr. Layla Makkawi
Orphan Welfare Society-Saida
  • Overall Winner "All Other Resources" 2016 Primary Teacher Awards GOLD
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