|Other Names||Victor Cavini|
|Date of Birth||January 17, 1917|
|Date of Death||September 30, 1996|
Gerhard Trede (born on January 17, 1917, in Hamburg, Germany) was a successful composer in Germany from the 1950s through the 1980s. Many of his song appear in both Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
Gerhard composed for a variety of German television programs and documentaries (including the nature documentary series The Wild, Wild World of Animals), and composed music for the Selected Sound library, a producer of "library music" or "production music" used by producers of television, radio, and film because it offers simple flat licensing terms.
Gerhard died on September 30, 1996, in the Barmbek hospital in Hamburg, of heart failure. A large number of his works were purchased by Sonoton, another German production music company, and formed the "Trede Collection". The US representative for Sonoton is Associated Production Music, which is the licensing company credited in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.