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)

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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