Audio visual creation & performance with TDAbleton - On demand

Membership plan: Getting Started | Topics: Visual Arts

What you'll learn

  • Understand the TDAbleton tool
  • Link a number of audio elements in Ableton to drive visual content in TouchDesigner
  • Begin to build their own audio visual set for live performance
  • Consider different approaches to audio visual performance and creation

Who is this course for?

  • This workshop will show participants how to build their own audio visual performance using TouchDesigner and Ableton. TouchDesigner is a visual programming language for real time interactive multimedia content. Using the TDAbleton tool, a vast array of audio elements within Ableton can be used to automate an audio reactive visual show.

Course content

  • Week 1 course materials & downloads
  • Part 1 - Introduction to the twoone looper, signal flow and audio file management in Max
  • Part 2 - Expanding your visual network and Understanding the Math Chop
  • Part 3 - Adding Image Filters & Audio Analysis to the network
  • Part 4 - Building your own Audio Analysis, Recording & Projecting your AV work, checking TD Ableton Install
  • Week 2 course notes and downloads
  • Part 1 - Mapping in Touchdesigner and Ableton & Understanding TD Ableton’s Purpose
  • Part 2 - Overview of the Ableton Project & TD Ableton’s Song Component
  • Part 3 - Working with TD Ableton’s Clip Slots to trigger different visual networks
  • Part 4 - TD Ableton in my own live set & TD Ableton Midi Component


  • A computer and Internet connection
  • A Touchdesigner free license (
  • Ableton Live 10 or 11 ( for Live 11, you will need to use the latest version of TouchDesigner and select the TDAbleton beta plugin)

Course schedule

Meet your instructor

Nilly Brook lectures various visual technologies across a number of institutions including: The National Film and Television School, Central Saint Martins, Wimbledon School of Art, London South Bank University and Private clients. She is also a musician, producer and audio-visual performer working on two separate solo projects.


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