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TouchDesigner meetup September – TDAbleton

Date & Time: Saturday 18th September 2021 4pm UK / 5pm Berlin / 8am LA / 11am NYC

Meetup length 2-hours with option for continuing collaboration in breakout room after the main session for an additional hour. 

Level: Open to all levels

Meetups are a great way to meet and be inspired by the TouchDesigner community.

What to expect? 

The meetup runs via Zoom, the main session will be 2-hours in length with an additional hour open to the community for collaboration and sharing in breakout rooms.

This session focuses on TDAbleton and will feature presentations from expert practitioners:

1. 47 VIZN (Myles & Jaiden) – TDAbleton for Live with 47Vizn 

  • Presentation: 47 VIZN will be showcasing their setup and how they use TDAbleton for their live performances in TouchDesigner.
  • Bio: Motion Design / New Media art studio using TouchDesigner for audio visual performances 
  • To find out more: https://www.instagram.com/47vizn/

2. Spherical Aberration (Ioana Bilea) – Ableton OSC to TouchDesigner for live AV

  • Presentation: Spherical Aberration will walk us through how she sends audio via OSC from Ableton to TouchDesigner for live AV shows. It will be a look into her latest live set
  • Bio: Spherical Aberration is an audio visual artist merging ambient sounds with generative visuals, all inspired by the natural world and the occult. Based between Berlin and Copenhagen
  • To find out more: https://www.instagram.com/spherical.aberration/ https://www.facebook.com/sphericalaberration

3. Ivan DelSol – TDAbleton and TouchDesigner Q&A

  • Description: Answers to questions about all things TDAbleton and some things TouchDesigner
  • Bio: Ivan DelSol is a Python and systems developer for TouchDesigner (derivative.ca) including the TDAbleton package for connecting to Ableton Live. He is also an artist, activist, and small town wizard
  • https://forum.derivative.ca/u/ivan/summary

Following these presentations breakout rooms are created where you can:

  • Talk to the presenters and ask questions
  • Join a room on topics of your choice
  • Show other participants your projects, ask for help, or help others out
  • Collaborate with others
  • Meet peers in the chill-out breakout room

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A Zoom account

Berlin Code of Conduct

We ask all participants to read and follow the Berlin Code of Conduct and contribute to creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

Supported by

Audio visual creation & performance with TDAbleton – On demand

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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.

Session Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session a successful student will be able to:

  • 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.

Session Study Topics

  • TDAbleton tool

  • Triggering different TouchDesigner visual sets with Ableton midi clips.

  • Controlling TouchDesigner visual parameters with Ableton macros

  • Touchdesigner operators- TOPS, Maths Chop.

  • Performance Mode.

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection

  • A Touchdesigner free license (https://derivative.ca/download)

  • Ableton Live 10 or 11 ( for Live 11, you will need to use the latest version of TouchDesigner and select the TDAbleton beta plugin)

About the workshop leader 

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.