Skwitch lets absolutely everyone create music

A simple, one buttoned MPE controller providing creative expression.

Edinburgh-based Skoogmusic is back on Indiegogo with a new controller: Skwitch, a one-button MPE controller that “makes music-making easier than ever before”, the company says. Skoogmusic’s first product was aimed at simplifying learning music for children and young people in special education.

Skwitch takes a similar approach, in an effort to create a device that makes music creation and expression more accessible with just one button and an iPhone app – no cables or batteries required. The large, soft button on the device is MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) enabled, and velocity-sensitive. With mappable modulation, realtime step sequencing and pressure-sensitive arpeggiation, Skoogmusic says Skwitch is “arguably the most compact and inexpensive way to add wireless hardware control to your music-making setup”.

No knowledge of theory or technique is required to get started with making music on the device, just a desire to get playing. With the iOS app, notes can be drawn up to create melodies, chords and sequences, allowing freedom of experimentation for the curious mind.

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Skoogmusic has launched its Skwitch funding campaign on Indiegogo, with current super early-bird pricing starting at £22. The campaign ends on 7 November 2019.

Find out more at skoogmusic.com

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