UVI has released BeatHawk v2.0, a major free update to its portable music production app for iOS delivering new and enhanced features, expanded connectivity with other iOS apps, web services and Ableton Live.
New features include support for iPhone (5 or newer), an AudioUnit v3 plugin version, a featured Step Editor, compatibility with Ableton Link, the ability to export projects directly to Ableton Live and more.
BeatHawk was designed to provide the professional sound quality of the UVI Engine in a portable, fun and performance-oriented package, allowing you to create beats, sample, layer melodies, sequence, mix, arrange and perform songs with a fast and focused workflow. The v2.0 update dramatically enhances its capabilities and ease-of-use making it more powerful than ever.
BeatHawk v2.0 includes all new app versions designed specifically for iPhone with UIs optimized for each iPhone, from the 5 to the current generation, to ensure a consistent experience.
A one-time purchase gives you access to both iPhone and iPad apps allowing you to easily work with UVI sounds wherever you are.
Meanwhile native support for iCloud, Dropbox, GoogleDrive and OneBox make it easy to save and continue your work on any of your devices.
Also new in v2.0 is the Step Editor, a featured step sequencer allowing you to write and perfect patterns of both Note and MIDI CC data. With the addition of MIDI CC also comes a new MIDI Learn mode, allowing you to bind and automate parameters in BeatHawk from the internal sequencer or external MIDI devices.
BeatHawk v2.0 is now fully compatible with Ableton Link and, in addition to supporting the export of mix, stems and MIDI tracks, now allows projects to be exported as native Ableton Live projects allowing you to seamlessly move all of your work from iOS to DAW in one convenient step.
Other improvements are included such as an AudioUnit v3 plugin with shared resources, the ability to copy and paste audio directly to/from pads with AudioCopy, scale snapping in pitch mode, loop markers, accelerometer support, direct uploading to YouTube and SoundCloud, an improved help system and more.
Pricing: BeatHawk v2.0 is a free update for existing owners and is available immediately at a promotional price of $6.99 for new users via. AppStore through April 10th (regularly $9.99).
Watch BeatHawk v2.0 Overview: youtu.be/VQiSPPPiDHE
Listen to BeatHawk v2.0 Sounds Expansions on SoundCloud: SoundCloud.com/uvi-official/sets/beathawk