TouchDesigner for Ableton Live Users: Incorporating Visuals into your Live Sets For Beginners

This workshop is intended for Ableton Live users who are also beginner-level TouchDesigner users, and wish to make real-time connections between sounds and visuals. We will explore various ways of sending data between Ableton Live and TouchDesigner using the tdAbleton component. The techniques you will learn can be used for live performance, music videos, and interactive a/v installations.

If you are brand new to TouchDesigner, I highly recommend going through this introduction to familiarize yourself with the basics prior to the workshop: Introduction to TouchDesigner - Ben Voigt


  • Laptop with the minimum system requirements to run TouchDesigner System Requirements - Derivative
  • Ableton Live 9.7.2 or higher
  • Max for Live 7.3.4 or higher
  • Latest non-commercial build of TouchDesigner installed and keyed                          Download | Derivative
  • tdAbleton system installed and working - see ‘Getting Started’                            TDAbleton - Derivative
  • 3-button mouse or 2-button mouse with scroll wheel
  • Headphones for your laptop
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