• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but still needs improvement

    • Written by from Bristol

    The Skoog is an innovative piece of kit, fairly durable, pleasant to manipulate and aesthetically pleasing. It is not totally accessible to everyone, with touch sensitive parts at all angles you do need to reach around the back to play some notes something that is especially problematic to those who might like to play the Skoog with their chin / head / knees etc., this is something that does reduce its accessibility to some. Being based on a type of sound synthesis known as physical modelling the skoog does have a fair degree of expression, but unfortunately the sounds are not amazing. The ability to output MIDI from the software is useful and goes someway to addressing the quality of the sounds provided by the PeRcolate physical modelling engine. The software itself is fairly easy to use and should go a fair way to getting those less comfortable with music technology (i.e teachers) making music in their classrooms. Unfortunately, as with most technology aimed at those with special educational needs and disabilities, the Skoog is fairly expensive for what it is.

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