Make Music and Learn to Code with GO:KEYS and the Scratch Visual Programming Language
Portable and easy to use, Roland’s GO:KEYS is a great keyboard for children to explore sounds and have fun with music. Now, it’s possible to use GO:KEYS with ScratchX, a version of the popular Scratch visual programming language. With ScratchX and the GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension, kids are able to create original interactive stories, games, and animations with sounds and music accompaniment from GO:KEYS. The keyboard can also be used as an interactive controller for animation and other content created with ScratchX. Together, GO:KEYS and ScratchX offer a unique and powerful platform for inspiring children and helping them explore their creativity.
About Scratch and ScratchX
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is used by millions of children around the world. Provided free of charge, Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, which are essential skills for life in the 21st century.
ScratchX is a browser-based platform for working with experimental extensions built by developers for Scratch.
You can learn more about Scratch and ScratchX at the ScratchX website.
Using GO:KEYS with ScratchX
To be used with ScratchX, GO:KEYS must be running System Program 1.20 or higher. The latest version is available at the GO:KEYS Downloads page.
You also need the GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension. The extension and operating instructions are available at the GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension page.
ScratchX and the GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension are compatible with Google Chrome for Windows and Mac.
GO:KEYS is a fun portable keyboard with a built-in speaker system and over 500 pro-quality sounds. Onboard Bluetooth® allows you to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or tablet, so you can play along with songs and all the free lesson content that’s available on the web. You’re also able to work with dedicated music apps, and easily create your own music with the cool Loop Mix function. Compact and battery-powered, you can take GO:KEYS with you and play whenever and wherever you like.
Learn more about GO:KEYS at the Roland website.