UVI BeatHawk iPad Sequencer/sampler Review


The BeatHawk iPad app has been hotly anticipated for some time now. With powerful step sequencing, easy to use sample recording and editing, song arrangement, fx and more.  BeatHawk from UVI boasts and intuitive workflow that lends it self greatly to instant hands on creation of beats while on the go or in the studio.

BeatHawk offers full support for CoreMIDI, Inter-App Audio, AudioBus, Audio Copy and WIST allowing you to create with your favorite tools in whatever way you like. Play your tracks with an external MIDI keyboard or sequence them over Wi-Fi from your computer. If you want to wrap up a track in your favorite DAW just export the stems or MIDI files, it couldn’t be simpler.


  • 16 track sequencer with up to 16 patterns
  • 780Mb sound and instrument library included
  • Trigger via. pad mode, keyboard mode or with external device
  • Edit and tweak sounds with high-quality effects and ADSR envelope
  • Sample from iPad built-in mic, line-in or external devices
  • High-quality pitch and time stretching
  • Choke groups and One-Shot sample modes
  • Perform and record arrangements realtime
  • Integrated sound browser with realtime preview
  • Includes EDM Factory and URBAN Factory libraries with 2,000+ samples, 290 presets and dozens of loops
  • Additional libraries available via in-app purchase include: Acoustic Grand, Atlanta Urban, Brass Riffs, Choirs, Disco, Electric Piano, Electro Pop, Funk, Guitar Loops, Latin Percussion, Scratch, Talk Vox, Trip Hop, West Coast Urban and World Percussion
  • Jam with multiple iPads using WIST Sync over Bluetooth
  • Export stereo mix, stems or MIDI files with one touch
  • Easily transfer files via. iTunes App
  • External keyboard and MIDI-over-LAN support via CoreMIDI
  • Inter-App Audio, AudioBus, Audio Copy and WIST compliant
  • Export: 44.1kHz 24-bit WAV
  • Import: FLAC, WAV, MP3, MP4, or AIF
  • iPad 2 or newer (iPad 4 or newer recommended)
  • 1024 MB RAM recommended
  • iOS 7+


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