BeatHawk is a complete portable music production studio for iOS. Create beats, sample, layer melodies, sequence, mix, arrange and perform songs with a blazing-fast workflow and sleek hardware-inspired user interface. It comes packed with high-quality UVI sounds, instruments and effects and was designed to help you get your ideas down fast. With comprehensive support for MIDI, Ableton Link, Inter-App Audio, Audio Unit v3 Plugin, Audiobus, AudioCopy and WIST, along with in-app export of mix, stems, MIDI tracks and Ableton Live project files, BeatHawk is a powerful and versatile addition to your mobile music-making rig.

Professional Sound Quality

Built on the UVI Engine™ BeatHawk delivers extreme sonic fidelity rivaling that of desktop products used by professional studios and musicians around the world. All of BeatHawk’s sounds, instruments, effects and rendering algorithms have been designed and optimized to put the professional quality of UVI software into a lightweight and fun performance-oriented package.

Ultimate Ease-of-Use

BeatHawk combines the speed and ergonomics of hardware with the power and flexibility of software to create a fast and intuitive music creating experience. Enjoy an uncluttered and lightning-fast workflow that helps you get your ideas out quickly, efficiently and sounding great no matter where you are.



  • 16 track sequencer with up to 16 patterns per part
  • Pad, keyboard and pattern performance modes
  • High-quality pitch and time stretching
  • Numerous scales playable in Pitch mode
  • Piano Roll Editor mode with Note and CC
  • Record using built-in mic, line-in or external devices
  • Edit and tweak sounds with high-quality effects and ADSR envelopes
  • Choke groups and One-Shot sample modes
  • Bind parameters to MIDI CC with MIDI Learn
  • Perform and record arrangements in realtime
  • Ableton Link, Inter-App Audio, Audio Unit v3 Plugin, Audiobus and AudioCopy support
  • Transfer files via. iCloud, Google Drive, DropBox or OneDrive
  • Paste audio directly to pads with AudioCopy
  • External keyboard and MIDI-over-LAN support via CoreMIDI
  • Jam with multiple devices using WIST Sync over Bluetooth
  • Export stereo mix, stems, MIDI tracks or Ableton Live project file


BeatHawk comes with two factory libraries including sounds and instruments, but for those of you who need more you'll find an ever-expanding selection of downloadable libraries. Multi-sampled instruments, drum kits, phrases and more are available whenever you need them directly from the in-app sound browser, all with the outstanding sound quality UVI is known for. Possibilities are limitless as you can also import your own sounds within BeatHawk!

Factory Soundbanks

Brimming with the sounds of house, techno, DnB and dubstep, EDM Factory delivers a modernized sonic arsenal capable of producing everything from deep dance floor epics to downtempo electronica jams. Includes a sizable selection of genre-correct drum kits, samples, loops and instruments all mastered to perfection.
Jam packed with classic and modern drum machine samples, kits, loops, and dozens of instruments including basses, synths, guitars, pianos, strings and more, URBAN Factory gives you all you need to produce in a wide range of urban music styles with punchy and pristine sounds that effortlessly sit in the mix.

Your Sounds

Have your own sounds and samples you’d like to use? BeatHawk’s got you covered with full support for MP3, WAV, AIF, FLAC, and M4A. Import your sounds from your favorite cloud storage or via AudioCopy. Manage and arrange your library however you want with BeatHawk’s convenient browser.

Sound Expansions

For those that want to dig deeper we’ve included a wide selection of affordable expansion packs covering everything from genre-specific titles like Trip Hop, Funk and Atlanta Urban to instrument and region-specific titles like Acoustic Grand, Asia and Vintage Blues Guitar, giving you fuel no matter where your inspiration leads you.
Used on more hit records than any other drum machine in history, 8o8 delivers the iconic sounds of a studio legend in fully-mastered, precision glory. Deeply sampled and raw, brimming with low bass thunder and punchy hits, 8o8 puts the regal sound of this magic box at the center of your portable studio.
Price: $1.99


Plug and Play

With full support for Ableton Link, CoreMIDI, Inter-App Audio, Audio Unit v3 Plugin, Audiobus, Audio Copy and WIST, BeatHawk lets you create with all your favorite tools in whatever way you want. Jam with your friends, hook up an external MIDI keyboard, control parameters with MIDI CC, or even sequence from your computer.

Export and Share

Mix, stems, MIDI tracks, Ableton Live project files, SoundCloud, YouTube, iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, AudioCopy; whatever you want and however you want it BeatHawk makes it easy to share your music or continue working on it later in your DAW of choice. One-touch exporting and intuitive file management make integrating BeatHawk into your workflow second-nature.
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  • Supported Operating System: iOS 9+
  • Works on:
    - iPad 4 or newer
    - iPhone 5 or newer (iPhone 6 or newer recommended)
  • 950MB of disk space
  • Transfer files via. iCloud, Google Drive, DropBox or OneDrive
  • Import audio as MP3, WAV, AIF, FLAC or M4A
  • Export audio:
    - Export options: Stereo Mix, Stems, MIDI Tracks, Ableton Live Project File
    - Audio export file format: 44.1kHz 24-bit WAV
  • Ableton Link, Inter-App Audio, Audio Unit v3 Plugin, Audiobus and AudioCopy
  • WIST Sync over Bluetooth
  • External keyboard and MIDI-over-LAN support via CoreMIDI
  • SoundCloud and YouTube share


User Testimonials

"Great new features and upgrades. Thanks for making BeatHawk universal. A creative powerhouse!"Mikes Jello, iTunes
"One of the very few who offers instruments from around the globe. Great quality and diversity... Bravo!"Dubmaster23, iTunes
"Great mobile workstation. I love its sounds and features."R4d2r, iTunes
"One of the beat music making apps on iOS. If your short on funds and can only afford a few apps get this one!"Stratamatic, iTunes
"Practical travel companion. It is easy, mobile and barely uses battery, so if you travel a lot, it is a very sweet tool."Andy The First, iTunes
"Game changer!"David Ai, Facebook
BeatHawk | Music App Blog
"UVI have done an excellent job with the v.2.0 release of BeatHawk. The array of new features have moved the apps forward in a number of ways and also bought it right up-to-date in terms of iOS music technology."
BeatHawk | Ask Audio
"BeatHawk is a solid tool for both song and loop creation that has a really nice assortment of included patches/sounds and drums that will definitely have your head moving to the beat. With Ableton Link, it’s a huge amount of fun, and I definitely think it’s going to be included in some of my future sessions."
BeatHawk | Electronic Musician
"If you’re an artist who finds inspiration in mobile production and brings those ideas back to your main workspace, BeatHawk 2 deserves a place on your iOS device. It is genuinely inspirational."
BeatHawk | SoundBytes
“Would I recommend BeatHawk? Absolutely. As a sketchpad, it’s superb, and as a performance platform, it’s full of potential. AND it works well with other apps.”
BeatHawk | The Sound Test Room
"If you are not familiar with BeatHawk, I suggest you to get it 'cause it's excellent. It is easy-peezy to build stuff. It's such a cake building a song!"
BeatHawk | DJ Works
"BeatHawk looks like a great app for those that like jamming and sketching."
BeatHawk | Taetro channel
"I was really surprised at how well it does so many things!"
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