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Introduction to beat detection and audio-reactive visuals in TouchDesigner - On demand

Learn to extract relevant data from incoming audio in TouchDesigner and use it to manipulate simple generative visuals.

Course Instructor: Bileam Tschepe

Course level

TouchDesigner is a powerful tool for creating live performances, installations, real time visuals and complex digital systems.

What you'll learn

  • Input audio into TouchDesigner
  • Extract relevant data from input sources
  • Use data to manipulate graphics
  • Create simple generative visuals
  • Navigate the TouchDesigner network

Requirements

  • A computer with internet connection
  • A web cam and mic
  • A three button mouse or to configure Apple Track Pad appropriately
  • TouchDesigner
  • If your on Mac please check TouchDesigner can run on your system (i.e. has basic GPU requirements such as Intel HD4000 or better)

Course content

  • ---- TouchDesigner file for the workshop
  • ---- Apple Mac User: Set Your Mouse or Trackpad to Right-Click and Middle-Click
  • ---- Part 1 - Introduction
  • ---- Part 2 - Visuals
  • ---- Part 3 - Audio setup
  • ---- Part 4 - Kick Detection
  • ---- Part 5 - Custom Parameters
  • ---- Part 6 - Snare Hats & Additional

Who is this course for

  • In this workshop you’ll learn the basic functioning of three node-types and how to use them to analyse audio, use the data to manipulate graphics and how to organize and navigate your TouchDesigner network.

About the workshop leader

Bileam Tschepe aka elekktronaut is a Berlin based artist and educator who creates audio-reactive, interactive and organic digital artworks, systems and installations in TouchDesigner, collaborating with and teaching people worldwide.