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From DJ sets to multi-room installations: Get the exact tools the pros use to create jaw-dropping immersive experiences using audio and TouchDesigner

Whether you’re creating a stadium show with lasers and projection mapping, performing a set at a small club, or building an art installation, audio is a critical component of every interactive tech and immersive media experience.

So why do so many people struggle to get it right?

It’s not because it’s all that hard…

It’s because it’s unintuitive.

Two monitors display software interfaces. The left screen shows a digital audio workstation with various controls, while the right screen features TouchDesigner visual synthesis software with node-based programming.

That’s why we created The Free TouchDesigner Audio Pro Starter Kit.

With it, you can quickly move beyond trial-and-error, guesswork approaches and leverage the workflows, systems, and tools that the top TouchDesigner pros are using in the field today.

Here’s what you get in The Free TouchDesigner Audio Pro Starter Kit:

Analyze audio like the pros

You need to be able to pull data from the audio spectrum and use it to create triggers. Sounds simple, tricky in practice. Use CHOP manipulation to pull kick and snare drum signals out of a full stereo track into TouchDesigner. Create a clean envelope, and then use these signals to generate beautiful graphics. These CHOP techniques are often intimidating to new artists – we show you how to set them up with just a few operators.

Create beautiful content generated by audio all in real-time

This is the beautiful meld of visuals and audio we’ve seen the likes of Max Cooper and Richie Hawtin, as well as installations like the Immersive RYOJI IKEDA exhibition. It’s (literally) what TouchDesigner was made for.

Create a visualizer based on your drum tracks

This works with the kick drum and acts as a springboard for any further content you can think of. You’ll also learn how to use NVidia flow smoke simulations that release smoke every time the snare drum hits. And it all ties together with a TOP Feedback network.

Setup a professional TDAbleton instancing workflow

This lets you drive the functionality of your TouchDesigner generative content with Ableton data, and vice-versa. You’ll also build a UI in TouchDesigner that will let you send and control data in Ableton. Sending data between a massive Ableton environment and TouchDesigner can get messy, even for professionals. But when you get it right, it’s gold. Being able to create music in Ableton using your visuals is extremely satisfying as an artist (and your clients will love it).

The training and examples in the Starter Kit will guide any TouchDesigner developer through learning fundamental techniques and skills while building content environments that are a great starting point for your portfolio. I hope you find them useful!

A bearded man with a bald head is smiling and wearing a white button-up shirt against a dark background, possibly conceiving his next TouchDesigner masterpiece.

Elburz Sorkhabi

Co-Founder, The Interactive & Immersive HQ

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