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Corporate Vibrato – Giving Back

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST

Ableton’s CEO Gerhard Behles on how Ableton made it this far and the “vibrato” they want to create for the future musicians by giving back..

Ableton is a household / “studio” staple for musicians around the globe. CEO Gerhard Behles and his team have been making unique software and hardware for music creation and performance since 1999. At what point do you define yourself as a market shaker and when do you start giving back and how? Our talk with Gerhard will showcase how Ableton made it this far and the “vibrato” they want to create for future musicians by giving back and doing good!


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Gerhard Behles grew up in Munich and developed an interest in electronic music as a teenager.

After a year at the Institute for Sonology in The Hague, he moved to Berlin to study computer science, where he also worked as a freelance electronic music writer, researcher, and computer music teacher. Behles later started the electronic music project Monolake with his fellow student Robert Henke. They also worked together with computer scientist Bernd Roggendorf on a new music software application, which eventually became Ableton Live. Behles and Roggendorf founded Ableton in 1999, and Live rapidly became one of the most popular sequencer programs for electronic musicians.

Today, Behles continues his role as Ableton’s CEO and chief visionary, where he oversees the work of more than 350 employees as they develop the future of Live, Push, and more.


August 19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST