Ableton is about 170 software developers, business people and product specialists. The Berlin-based company is run by Gerhard Behles (CEO) and Jan Bohl (COO/CFO). Most Abletons are active in music production, performance or DJing.
We make software for creating, producing, and performing music. Our flagship product, Live, has introduced a new approach to making music with computers on stage and in the studio that some call revolutionary. Live has received outstanding feedback from the international press and artists. There are now several hundred thousand Live users worldwide, and the number is growing fast.
Ableton was founded in 1999 as an AG under German law. Live was introduced to the market in late 2001. Ableton Inc., our United States subsidiary, was incorporated in 2006.
Ableton headquarters are in Berlin, Germany, in the central "Mitte" district, near many great clubs and music venues. Ableton Inc. is located in the greater Los Angeles area, in the city of Pasadena's Old Town district, also near great clubs and music venues.
We started Ableton in order to realize our personal vision of a computer-based music-making solution. We now enjoy working with a team of exceptionally bright and talented people, and take gratification from serving and interacting with the Live user community, the coolest we know.