Portable Music Production Studio : create beats, compose whole tracks, sample, record, sequence, perform, mix and arrange your own music!

» Packed with high-quality UVI sounds, instruments and effects
» Use included UVI sounds, your own samples, or high-quality expansion packs
» Use with other Apps that support Ableton Link. Audiobus, AudioCopy and AudioUnits
» Export your mixes, stems, MIDI tracks or as Ableton Live project files
» Share with your friends on YouTube or SoundCloud
» Get your ideas out quickly, efficiently and sounding great no matter where you are!

» Designed to put professional quality UVI software into a lightweight and fun performance-oriented package
» Delivers extreme sonic fidelity rivaling desktop products
» Power, speed and flexibility make for ultimate ease-of-use
» Ensures fast, intuitive and professional quality music production

» Including 2 factory sound packs with 2,000+ samples, 290 presets and dozens of loops
» Import your own sounds (support for MP3, WAV, AIF, FLAC, and M4A)
» Record using built-in mic, line-in or external devices
» Edit and tweak sounds with high-quality effects and ADSR envelopes
» Integrated sound expansion store (Acoustic Grand, Atlanta Urban, Funk, Brass Riffs, Asia, World Percussions, Vintage Blues Guitar, Electric Organs, Electro Pop, and much more…)

» 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 (file format: 44.1kHz 24-bit WAV)
» Share your music on SoundCloud and YouTube

» 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
» Step 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

» iOS 9+
» iPad 4 or newer
» iPhone 5 or newer (iPhone 6 or newer recommended)
» 950MB of disk space

What's New

Version 2.2.7

FIX: Filter MIDI output messages. Some internal MIDI messages were sent and were confusing some hosts
FIX: Copy action in Step Editor only copy selected notes if any
FIX: Fix some glitches when resizing and then moving a region in Song mode
FIX: Some events where missed occasionally when a region was changing in the song mode
FIX: iOS12 Compatibility
FIX: Prev/Next button would load an empty sample on some cases

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
118 Ratings
118 Ratings

High quality sound, comprehensive song building

Probably the best sound quality I’ve gotten out of a sample based app on iOS, I’m often surprised at the volume and clarity. The workflow reminds me of a cross between an mpc’s ux and ableton’s sequencing. Each project file has a bank of 16 sequences to record to, each containing all of the available sample pads and their relevant note/velocity/etc events. These sequences can then be pasted into a simplified timeline. However every sample pad in a pattern can be further edited on the note or even CC level(with automation available if you have an external midi controller/app). Each of these options are available in separate windows, which is great since I use an iPhone plus and this allows to me focus on a specific task without being overwhelmed by unnecessary data. Beathawk is a very nice option for someone looking to pitch,play and sequence samples in a polyphonic manner but doesn’t want an app that is trying to be your DAW.



I've been creating mobile electronic music for quite a long time, ever since the first Korg Trinity. Jump forward 20 years and mobile music has evolved tremendously and now we have the king of touchscreen tech in the iPad.

There are seemingly thousands of music-making apps available for the iPad. Some are fantastic, some are downright loathsome. Finding a high-quality, truly useful app is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Enter BeatHawk. Made by desktop software aficionados UVI, Beathawk is a perfect blend of simplicity and sophistication. The sound engine is 2nd to none and its usability leaves most other apps in the dust. I'm blown away. Plus, being able to load BeatHawk as an AudioUnit in a more robust DAW like Cubasis is the icing on the cake. I’ve actually started using it as a go-to AU rompler as well.

The only downside I see is the amount of money I'm going to spend on IAP purchases 😂



Definitely one of my favorite music making apps, and I have most of them :) The IAP music packs are top notch as well, worth every penny. After browsing the manual for just a few minutes & watching the soundtestroom tutorial videos, I feel like I have a solid grasp of how it works. Its an extremely efficient and logical workflow , easy to get your head around & very inspirational. I consider Beathawk an essential app in the pantheon of iOS music making brilliance. Elite.


Univers Sons
1.1 GB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
2018 UVI©
In-App Purchases
  1. 808 $0.99
  2. Trip Hop $1.99
  3. Atlanta Urban $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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