TouchDesigner Vol.036 Methods of Visualizing Sound

TDSW will be hosting a TouchDesigner workshop titled Methods of Visualizing Sound!


We will welcome Ginger Leigh, an interactive and audiovisual designer based in Orlando, USA!


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This event will be held online via the Zoom webinar.

Find "Go to online event page" in order confirmation email via Eventbrite for the Zoom link.

The recording of this event is going to be shared with ticket holders within 5 days after the event.

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■ Date

21st November 2020 20:00-23:00 EST/22nd November 10:00-13:00 JST

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  • We recommend you to join the webinar room at least 5 minutes prior to the workshop.

  • We will open the room 30 minutes prior to the event. Please complete testing your computer or device audio before the workshop.


■ Language



■ Level

Beginner / Intermediate


■ Registration fees

You will get access to the live stream and recording of the event.

  • General live streaming & recording - 2,000 JPY + Service fee

  • Student live streaming & recording - 1,000 JPY + Service fee

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■ How to join the Zoom webinar

  • Find "Go to online event page" in order confirmation email via Eventbrite for the Zoom link.

  • You will receive sample files via an Eventbrite email 2 hours prior to the event that day.

  • Please make sure you can receive an email from



■ Timetable (subject to change) time in EST

19:30 -20:00 Open

20:00 - 20:10 Introduction

20:10 - 21:00 Workshop

21:00 - 21:10 Break

21:10 - 22:00 Workshop

22:00 - 22:10 Break

22:10 - 23:00 Workshop

23:00 - 23:10 Update from TDSW

23:10 - 23:20 Close


■ Contents (subject to change)

This workshop is all about the connection between sound and visuals, and explores creative, physical, mathematical, and abstract methods of creating real-time audio-reactive visuals. From cymatics and visualizations using physical sound vibrations, to lissajous figures and oscilloscopes, to FFT, we'll look at many different ways of embodying the characteristics of sound. Using TouchDesigner, we'll look at ways of creating dynamic, controllable, real-time visuals for live performance or rendered music videos.


■ About the instructor

Ginger Leigh | Synthestruct

Ginger Leigh is an interactive and audiovisual designer creating installations, performances, and multi-modal experiences inspired by science and mathematics. In her audiovisual performances she explores creative methods of live control through sensors and interactive systems. Sound being a core topic of interest, she examines the physical and mathematical aspects of sound through cymatics and real-time reactive visuals. Her installations utilize real-time EEG, pulse sensors, and other exploratory means of connecting conscious and subconscious actions with interactive experiences and abstract ritual.

Her work has been presented at ARTECHOUSE DC, Sonar Festival (Barcelona), Society for Art and Technology (Montreal), Music Tech Festival (Stockholm, Berlin, Umeå), and Orlando Science Center.








■ Requirements


  • A recent computer with the latest official TouchDesigner (Build 2020.27390) installed.

  • A 2-button mouse with scroll wheel), or 3 button mouse.

  • Please consult the System Requirements to make sure your computer is capable of running TouchDesigner.

■ Notes

  • No refund even if you leave the event earlier.

  • The closing times may vary depending on how quickly we make progress.

  • Photos, videos, and/or screenshots will be taken at this event. We will possibly share them via our social media accounts.


If you have any questions please contact us.


■ Organizer

TDSW | Tokyo Developers Study Weekend is an organization that runs workshops/events aiming to share techniques and knowledge about digital creativity and networking among creators and manages a community with creative people. We have organized more than 70 events and had more than 4000 attendees in total since April 2018. We deliver exciting after-hours and weekends to creative people focusing on visual programming tools such as TouchDesigner.