It’s easy to compose your own riffs, melodies and chord progressions. Just press the Skwitch in different places, and you can step forward and backward through your favorite melodies, expressively shaping the sound as you squeeze.
Mix and match with chords and arpeggios and you are ready to start improvising or jamming along with your favorite tunes. Then, when you’re ready to take it to the next level, connect wirelessly to GarageBand, Logic or any other MPE or Audiobus-ready app on your connected iOS/MacOS devices.
Skwitch is the brand new musical instrument from Skoogmusic. It clips straight on to your iPhone, so within minutes you have a piece of accessible tech that you can use to create music, learn coding + more - it’s a bit like magic, but better.
This iPhone app is intended for use with Skwitch and iPhone only and will not provide any functionality if installed directly on an iPad. If you want to use Skwitch with an iPad, you can easily connect from this App (running on your iPhone, with Skwitch attached and ready) to compatible apps running on any iPad that supports Bluetooth MIDI (iPad 3 onwards).
To start making music on your iPad or Mac with Skwitch simply run Skwitch Music on your iPhone, follow the instructions for attaching the Skwitch, then start a MIDI session. Once that's up and running you just need to go to the MIDI settings in the app and start advertising Bluetooth MIDI. On an iPad, run any Bluetooth MIDI enabled app, then connect to Skwitch (for example, in GarageBand go to Settings/Advanced/Bluetooth MIDI Devices). On a Mac, you can use Skwitch Music with GarageBand or Logic by connecting it as a Bluetooth MIDI input device in the Audio Midi Setup app located in Applications/Utilities.
Skwitch Music also allows you to connect from your iPhone (again, with Skwitch attached and ready) to Swift Playgrounds on your iPad using Bluetooth MIDI. You can then use our Skwitch-ready Playgrounds and Templates to learn about musical scales while coding your own Skwitch controllable musical instruments. You can even write code in Swift Playgrounds to use Skwitch to fly drones or make robots dance.
Fixed a bug that was causing the app to crash when attempting to load a riff with zero notes in it - the app will also now ask if you want to keep or delete riffs with zero notes.
Added a fix for iPhone 5s users that will prevent crashes that were caused by a difference in the sensing and processing capabilities of this device. iPhone 5s users should now be able to attach and use Skwitch successfully, but some of the more advanced motion detection/calibration features are currently not working as expected on iPhone 5s and users will need to be careful to keep the device still after the initial calibration has completed. Depending on usage conditions, iPhone 5s users may also need to re-calibrate more frequently than users of later iPhone models.
Guidance screen added to iPhone version of app running in legacy mode on iPad to alert users that the App will not run on iPad - should be installed on iPhone only.
Added Jingle Bells riff.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.