BeatHawk giveaway results – one lucky winner of a full bundle of app and all IAP sample content

Download from iTunes App Store I posted a full review of UVI’s BeatHawk iOS music app here on the blog when it was first released. I was hugely impressed with the app. There are drum/groove box apps that perhaps pack in more features than BeatHawk does but I actually think UVI struck a brilliant balance between functionality and ease-of-use with the approach they adopted in the initial release….  and as it allows you to include melodic instruments within your projects, this is, in reality, much more than just a beat/groove box.

Anyway, UVI kept things going forwards after the original release with a number of useful updates appearing. These included changes to the audio and MIDI preferences, a significant memory optimisation for improved performance and the option to use the app as an IAA instrument to complement that of IAA audio. However, recent updates have been more about maintaining compatibility with changes to iOS itself rather than adding further new features or refinements….

BeatHawk – fabulous on first release, it’s even better in v.2.0.0.

However, as I posted just a few weeks ago, while the last 12 months or so has seem UVI keeping things running smoothly as iOS itself progresses, in the background (and I’ve been fortunate enough to have seen most of the TestFlight iterations), they have been busy working on the next major update to the app. And, after all that work, v.2.0.0 of BeatHawk Was released on the App Store as a free update to existing users. To new purchasers, you can pick up a copy for just UK£9.99/US$9.99.

The list of new features is very impressive….  we now get universal support (iPhone 5 or newer as well as the iPad), screen layouts optimised for each screen size, a new piano roll editor, automation of parameters via a MIDI Learn system (one of the few criticisms I made of the original release), more AudioCopy options for importing samples, loop markers in Song Mode and support for accelerometer velocity and 3D Touch.

However, perhaps the best news is that v.2.0.0 adds Ableton Link support, Ableton Live Sets export and – top of the list – AUv.3 plugin support; BeatHawk can now be used as a plugin within a suitable AU host. Oh, and just as a reminder, the update – with all these new features – is free to existing users.

BeatHawk has a huge set (29 in total I think at present) of sample library IAPs that are suitably priced given their iOS friendly format.

Anyway, to celebrate the update, Charline Prebolin from UVI was been kind enough to provide me with an impressive Beathawk bundle. This included a copy of the app and also codes to redeem every one of the extensive IAP sample pack collection. This is a bundle that could keep you busy for a very long time…

Fancy a full BeatHawk bundle? Then get your name in the hat…. :-)

The draw closed yesterday and the winning name was pulled out of the hat this morning….. and the winner is:-

Sage Kanemaru

The winner has now been sent an email with the details of how to get hold of their prizes. Incidentally, if you do appear as a winner in one of these giveaways and you don’t seem to have seen an email from me with the promo code details, then do make sure you check in your junk, trash or spam folders just in case your email system has ‘filed’ the message there :-)

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The prize includes all of the currently available sound expansion packs….

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. AU and Ableton Link are very welcome additions and bring practical workflow enhancements for those wanting to use BeatHawk with other iOS music apps. However, if you want an ‘all-in-one’ environment, perhaps the highlight addition is the new piano-roll style editing. This has been integrated into the existing feature set brilliantly and, as with the rest of the app, offers just enough features and no clutter.

If you have not yet taken a punt, but want to give the app a try for yourself, then you can grab your own copy for just UK£9.99/US$9.99. And iPhone users can now also get involved. For more information, check out the demo video below and then hit the download button to see more via the App Store….  :-)


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    1. marcus pettersson says:

      It wasn’t me! (guess the song!..)

    2. Savage1969 says:

      Version 2.0.2 just dropped with multiple fixes. One being the long awaited “AU supports multi instance and fixed state saving / restore”. This was a major issue before, but it is now severely borked in Cubasis after closing and reopening projects with even one instance let alone old projects with multi instances. I’m working on a detailed bug report to send to both UVI and Steinberg. I’ll do my best to update as info becomes available.

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