UVI launches BeatHawk music production app for iPad

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UVI has announced the release of BeatHawk, a portable music production studio app for iPad.

UVI BeatHawk

A complete music production environment, BeatHawk was designed from the ground-up to provide an immediate and efficient workflow optimized for portable use while providing studio-grade sounds, instruments and effects thanks to the industry-proven UVI Engine at its core. Users can create beats, sample, pitch and time stretch, layer melodies, mix, arrange, and export full songs, stems and MIDI quickly and efficiently through BeatHawk’s sleek and intuitive user interface.

BeatHawk includes a large library of high-quality sounds and instruments which can be expanded with user content or through additional UVI expansion packs available via in-app purchase. Expansion packs provide a tremendous value, delivering the same level of quality found in UVI’s desktop instruments used in studios around the world. BeatHawk launches with 15 available expansions including; Acoustic Grand, Brass Riffs, Choirs, Disco, Electric Piano, Electro Pop, Funk, Guitar Loops, Scratch, Talk Vox, Trip Hop, Atlanta Urban, West Coast Urban, Latin Percussion and World Percussion, with more expansions slated for release during the following months.

In addition to stand-alone use, BeatHawk provides immediate connectivity for studio environments with full support for CoreMIDI, Inter-App Audio, AudioBus, AudioCopy, WIST Sync, MIDI-over-LAN and compatibility with class-compliant MIDI keyboards. Users can play BeatHawk from external keyboards, sequence from a desktop DAW, wirelessly sync multiple iPad sessions or export 24-bit stems and MIDI for further editing in desktop applications.

BeatHawk features

  • 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.
  • Exclusive UVI sound libraries available via in-app purchase.
  • 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).
  • iOS 7+

BeatHawk is available for purchase for the introductory price of $4.99 USD (regular $9.99 USD).

More information: UVI / BeatHawk

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UVI releases free PiNG game for UVI Workstation

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UVI has released PiNG, a Holiday Season gift for UVI Workstation.

UVI PiNG

PiNG is a free game for the also free UVI Workstation which brings some fun to the studio.

Whether you need a break or just want to have some fun during a session you can fire up an addictive game right in your DAW. Each player can control their paddle via a MIDI controller, adjust game speed and Sparkverb settings.

Enjoy a little Christmas cheer from UVI :)

PiNG is a free download at UVI.

More information: UVI

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UVI updates Sparkverb to v1.1

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UVI has released version 1.1 of the Sparkverb algorithmic reverb plug-in for Windows and Mac.

UVI Sparkverb v1.1

With a cutting-edge algorithmic design, Sparkverb breaks the boundaries of contemporary reverbs giving users modern and innovative controls that dramatically enhance usability, speed and creative freedom while delivering breathtaking sound quality and remarkable CPU efficiency.

Changes in Sparkverb v1.1

  • Added Quad support.
  • Added Pre-delay parameter.
  • Better interaction with REAPER, requires latest REAPER version that supports setSpeakerArrangement.
  • Fix crash in Cubase when quitting and using surround setups.

Sparkverb for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for $199 USD. The update is free for current Sparkverb users.

More information: UVI / Sparkverb

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Virharmonic launches Winter Madness with sale & Violin Freebie

Virharmonic has launched Winter Madness, a limited time sale on its virtual instrument libraries.

Virharmonic Winter Madness

We have prepared promotional pricing for the upcoming 12 days and the special pricing will last till the end of 24th December.

We are also proud to announce our upcoming series called Soul Capture. This series is the largest project we have ever undertaken and we can’t wait to share more with you, but to prevent an injury from the overwhelming anticipation, we are providing a Violin Freebie to settle the nerves. Violin Freebie is now available on our product page and it is completely free – just add to cart and process like a normal order with the main difference of not needing your credit card.

2015 will bring more updates to our Choral Series and the launch of Soul Capture series and we believe that it will be a very exciting Year.

The sale ends December 24th, 2014.

More information: Virharmonic

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Gospelmusicians releases TGX-85 eXpansion for PSP

Gospelmusicians TGX-85

Gospelmusicians has launched TGX-85, a Yamaha SY-85/TG-500 virtual instrument library eXpansion for Pure Synth Platinum.

In keeping with the amazing structure of as PSP, we have included ALL of the raw waveforms from the actual hardware, including the old school drum kits. You get 4-oscillators in which to combine your patches as well as two filters, and two LFOs of which are not offered on the hardware. The arp can be global or per oscillator as well as global and per oscillator effects, depending on the template you choose. In many ways the TGX-85 rivals that of the actual hardware, because of the added modulation sources, the number of effects, and greater polyphony. The goal of the TGX-85 is to virtually put the feeling of the hardware right into your hands.

The Yamaha SY-85 was the first digital synthesizer I ever owned. At the time, I felt that it wasn’t up to par with any of the other synths out at the time. I remember I couldn’t wait until I saved enough money to replace it. Boy was I wrong! Now listening to the sounds some years later, I realized that this was one of the most forgotten synths, especially for pads and synths. Now we have a slew of VST effects, and racks trying to mimic the good ol’ digital sound of the 90’s, because those sounds were so raw and grimy. This is what I didn’t appreciate back then from the good old SY-85. The SY/TG is best known for it’s spacious and lush pads; moog-like synth bass, vintage analog brass sounds, very realistic solo strings, the absolute best dance/house piano, and an overall amazing 90’s pop feel.

The raw digital/gritty sound makes it sound very unique and special. The synth brass, synth bass, pads, and raw waveforms are very unique and make for some very dirty, digital, and analog sounding pads and synths. The best part is that we feel that M5/UVI has some of the best effects out of any VST, so combing both makes for an amazing virtual emulation. You take those raw low-fi digital samples and you combine them with modern filters and effects, and you get this reminiscent digital synth with an edge.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD (regular $149.99 USD).

More information: Gospelmusicians / TGX-85

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