Ableton and SAE Expand Partnership

  • Ableton Live 8 now part of student bundles at all U.S. SAE Institutes
  • Announcing the Ableton-SAE Fall Tour, bringing public Ableton workshops to SAEs worldwide

Berlin, Germany, August 8, 2011

Ableton is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, new students enrolled in the Audio Technology Program (ATP) at all SAE Institutes in the USA will automatically receive Ableton Live 8 as part of their accompanying Audio Production Bundle. The bundle contains a collection of industry-standard software and hardware, to which Ableton is excited to add Live 8.

In recognition of this new joint commitment, Ableton and SAE will hold a series of workshop events from August to October 2011, at SAE Institutes worldwide. At each Ableton-SAE Fall Tour event, Ableton specialists will offer insight into production techniques using Ableton Live, suitable for artists and producers of any skill level. Every workshop will be free of charge and open to the public.

For more information on the workshops and to sign up, please visit:

Chris Woods (Director of Sales, Ableton): "Here at Ableton, we are thrilled to build on the already positive collaboration we have had over the years with SAE. In addition to a similar arrangement in place at all SAEs in Australia, the inclusion of Ableton Live 8 in the ATP Bundle at all U.S. SAE Institutes is a further mark of confidence from one of the world's best training providers for audio production."

Chris Davie (Vice President Operations, SAE USA): "Thanks to our cooperation with Ableton, we are able to equip our students with the best possible tools on the market today. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Ableton over the coming years."

About SAE

SAE Institute was established in 1976 as the world's first school for audio engineering and has since evolved to become an education provider de force in the area of creative media technologies. SAE Institute now has expanded its unique and specialized curriculum to include film production, electronic music production and digital journalism, and maintains its continuous commitment to quality as well as a dedication to producing exceptional industry-ready graduates in the creative media and entertainment sectors.

About Ableton

Ableton makes Ableton Live, a unique product for writing, recording and performing music with a computer. Since the company started in 1999, Ableton has attracted an extensive and highly committed community of musicians, composers and DJs worldwide. The company has received outstanding press, awards and customer feedback since the unveiling of Live in October 2001. The company headquarters are located in Berlin, and there is an additional office in New York City. Ableton currently has about 120 employees.

For more information, contact:

Ableton Public Relations
Schönhauser Allee 6/7
10119 Berlin