Audio visual creation & performance with TDAbleton - On demand



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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.


  • A computer and internet connection

  • A Touchdesigner free license (

  • Ableton 10 or 11 license

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.