NEW iBook: MPVHub Expert Guides: Mashup Essentials in Ableton Live

We're thrilled to announce the 2nd MPVHub Expert Guides iBook: Mashup Essentials in Ableton Live! Learn the mash up process with expert steps & audio and images'¦ available on iBookstore NOW!  

The first MPVHub iBook (Remix Essentials) has been a great success, thanks to you! And we've got more excellent news for you today. We've published our second iBook! 

You can download this MPVHub Expert Guide: Mashup Essentials by G. W. Childs direct to your iPad, iPhone or iPodTouch from Apple's iBookstore for only $4.99/£2.49

MPVHub Expert Guides

I'm thrilled to introduce the 2nd media-rich, enhanced iBook from The MPVHub Expert Guides series!

Mashup Essentials by G. W. Childs IV, takes you step-by-step through the entire mashup process. Using Ableton Live (or the DAW of your choice) you will learn all about importing songs, setting tempo, beat matching, mixing, arrangement, automation, stutter edits and more about producing music in Ableton Live! 

MPVHub Expert Guides: Remix Essentials for iPad & iPhone (Now on the iBookstore).

MPVHub Expert Guides: Mashup Essentials for iPad & iPhone (Now on the iBookstore).

And Here's Why We're So Excited...

At we are always looking for new ways to help you learn. We love to bring you quality content, and we have created this Hub mashup series into a beautifully crafted iBook. This iPad & iPhone friendly, convenient and portable mashup guide delivers a host of features: 

  • Detailed, zoomable images and illustrative audio examples
  • Easy Navigation & full search functionality
  • Bookmarking, highlighting and note-making tools
  • Built-in Dictionary 

But don't just take my word for it. Download MPVHub Expert Guide: Mashup Essentials by G. W. Childs from the iBookstore for the full experience!


Rounik Sethi

Executive Editor, MPVHub

Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & macProVideo. He's built a crack team of professional musicians and writers to create one of the most visited online resources for news, review, tutorials and interviews for modern musician and producer. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional... Read More


daryl 72
Hi Rounik, I am wondering is this i book coming out in any other formats-such as a video download that can be opened by the Quicktime Player or maybe in magazine form.While I'm on the topic of creating Mashups,what is your opinion of Mixed in Key's Mashup software? Regards.Daryl.
Hi Daryl,

Thanks & good questions :)

The content that makes up this iBook, Mashup Essentials, won't be available as a video tutorial and we're not planning on releasing it in the magazine - especially as it's too big for mag format and our print mag readers won't be able to take advantage of the audio examples used in the iBook.

We may in the future publish a selected chapter from the iBook on The Hub - just like it's possible to download a sample chapter on the iBookstore :)

To be honest, I haven't fully explored Mixed in Key's Mashup software, so couldn't give any hand-on experience or views. I've looked at the feature set which looks respectable for creating Mashups.

What I would say is this iBook goes above and beyond the basics of creating Mashups to create effects that a fully-fledged DAW, like Ableton Live, can help you achieve.

Basically, there are techniques that GW reveals in the iBook that can be used when producing any style of music, sound design, remixes, etc. using Ableton.

Hope this helps,
Gary Hiebner
Excellent book G.W.

Great way of explaining how to use Ableton for Mashups.
daryl 72
Hi Rounik, sorry for the delay in responding,it's a shame Mashup Essentials won't be available as a video download since I have no plans to buy a iphone or ipad. Is it possible to convert the ibook file so it can be played on a Mac Pro? To be fair I'm not really interested,not at the moment anyway,in creating much more than basic Mashups and adding a little processing using my favorite Limiter-Slate Digital's FGX-:D to 'glue' the elements together-although that's not to say I wouldn't buy GW"s tutorial. :) With regards to Mixed in Key's software,can you recommend anywhere I could get a reputable opinion/review? I only ask since I can't find one,not in print media such as Computer Music,Music Tech,etc anyway. Thanks for taking time out to respond.:D Daryl.
Hi Daryl,

It's not something that can be converted to video format as this iBook is basically a book with audio examples and more…It's unfortunate that there is no iBook reader for Mac/Pc too…

I haven't come across a review of Mixed in Key Mashup app… but my feeling is if you've got Ableton or Logic (or any DAW) then you have all the tools at your fingertips to make Mashups...

Haven't seen a review of it in any of the major mags, including MPVHub Audio Mag ;-)

Gary Hiebner
Hi Daryl,

You can view iBooks on a Mac through the Firefox epub reader addon:

the iBook will have an .epub extension.

Right-click on the file and choose to open with Firefox and then you will be able to view the iBook.

It works but not as well as on the iPad/iPhone. You can read all the text and images, but it doesn't play the audio files.

daryl 72
Hi Rounik, thanks for the information regarding the ibook...the reason I ask about the Mixed in Key software is because of the speed,it appears,with which you can create Mashups.I can't forsee any problems creating Mashups in Logic-it's just how long they take. Regards. Daryl.
daryl 72
Hi Gary,thanks for the information regarding viewing ibooks on a Mac-that's a useful piece of knowledge:D .Daryl.

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