Many TouchDesigner developers join our community wanting to create stunning audio-visual performances or installations. Ableton is to go-to application for audio performances being used by DJs, producers, installation makers, and everything in-between. It’s flexibility, ease of use, and reliability have made it one of my favourites.
But how do you get Ableton to play nicely with TouchDesigner? How can we control one from the other? There are so many control protocols and different tools built to do this, but sometimes I find them a bit time intensive to setup for most simple-to-mid-level setups. So in this post I want to show you the fastest way to setup TouchDesigner to control Ableton Live. Let’s dive in!