In this workshop, participants will explore a number of creative methods, interfaces, and sensors for controlling live elements with TouchDesigner. Devices and features including MIDI controllers, Leap Motion, Kinect, Mi.Mu Gloves, as well as OSC and MIDI messaging protocols will be explored. Instructor, Synthestruct (aka. Ginger Leigh) will explain how TouchDesigner can employ these messaging protocols to communicate directly with Ableton Live in order to create visuals that respond to audio in Ableton, in real time. Participants will also receive tips for conceptualizing their ideas and optimizing their live control setup to reduce the risk of problems during a live performance.
After taking an in-depth look at several creative examples, workshop attendees will work together in pairs or small groups to create their own project using one or more of the control methods covered in the workshop.