Today we celebrate the new branch 0.10.x with a new, juicy feature: MIDI lightning! Born as a proof of concept by our GitHub friend Blablack, Giada is now able to light up your MIDI device's knobs and buttons, by sending custom MIDI messages. Of course this is an experimental feature, we need your help! Test the new functionality and submit new midimap files on the official midimaps repo. More information on our documentation pages.
Our new digital friend Richard Aspromonte introduces us to the joyful world of sample channels. What are "one shot" modes? How can I use them properly? In this tutorial you will learn how to handle Giada as a drum machine/sample player/soundscape generator.
Today we release a brand new version of Giada Loop Machine, codename Flammarion engraving. The name comes from a wood engraving by an unknown artist, often used as a metaphorical illustration of either the scientific or the mystical quests for knowledge.
The release provides a bunch of delicious features, namely:
The 0.9.6 version also marks the end of the 0.9.x series. We have planned great improvements for Giada 0.10.x, such as the MIDI lightning support, MIDI input to channels/VSTs, a big source code refactoring and a starting setup for TDD development. The mystical quest for knowledge has never been so exciting!
The guys at LMP have just published a great interview to our supreme head technician on their web magazine. A nice trip through one of the most unstable minds of modern time. The article also features a set of obscure screenshots of Giada from the past: you definitely don't want to miss it! Thank you libremusicproduction.com for your sweet support.
Another shiny release of Giada Loop Machine, codename Nabla Symbols is ready for your desktops. Main changes:
From now on we provide MD5 checksums for our packages (in the download page). We also no longer ship raw binary Linux versions. Save bandwidth, save the planet!
Today we released a new version of Giada Loop Machine, codename Bayes' theorem. This release brings some nice minor features and fixes. Changelog:
We proudly present to you another interstellar version of Giada, codename Terraforming, released today. What's going on inside of it?
In the following video we want to test the new drag and drop feature introduced in version 0.9.2. No more "click here and here", please!
As the cold winter wind starts to blow out there, we release one of the hottest packages of December: Giada 0.9.2, codename Bethlehem! This version contains two very exciting features:
As usual, a warm "thank you" to all our testers, bug-reporters, packagers and supporters.
Dear loopers and hackers, we are working on a new powerful grid system for the Sample Editor. Lots of configurations, 100% snappable guaranteed. Available soon on your Giada Loop Machine 0.9.2!
Today we released Giada 0.9.1, codename Chandrasekhar, a bug fixing release which features:
We also decided to make this very website fully open-source by pushing the code on GitHub, in the official repo. Fork it, blend it, destroy it, be inspired by it!
We are very glad to kick off the new branch 0.9 with Central limit, a sparkling release rich of features and surprises:
We also made the configure scripts a lot smarter, smashed many bugs and made copious invisible improvements. Have fun!
Lots of things are going on these days in our secret laboratories. First, we are rewriting this website from scratch, based on modern and powerful technologies such as Phalcon Framework, AngularJS and Twitter Bootstrap. Second, the development of 0.9 series goes on steadily: a forbidden screenshot has leaked online showing the new full-screen, multi-column layout!
Giada Loop Machine 0.8.4, codename Gevurah is finally ready. It features a magnificent new loop once bar mode, tons of internal (and invisible) improvements and bugs fixed. We are also happy to announce the end of the 0.8 series. Let's get ready for a new era of exciting new features, like the full screen mode and the multi-column layout. Happy looping!
Giada 0.8.3, codename 196 layers is out today. Top features:
MIDI Time Code is very experimental, please report any issue you may be experiencing. Thank you all guys!
Giada 0.8.2, codename Golden Globe Awards is now ready for the masses. Top features:
And of course a big "thank you" to all our beloved supporters out there!
In this video we borrow the glorious Amen break from the late 90's to see how well the new pitch control works. Some glitches here and there (already fixed in the development version) but the overall impression is definitely good!
Giada 0.8.1, codename Jack Sparrow is finally ready for download. Main new features:
We also want to welcome a new section of giadamusic.com in which we store our beloved source code, plus the Flattr button up here.
Giada 0.8.0, codename benzoyl peroxide is out today, introducing a long-awaited (by us, at least) feature: initial MIDI input support! The release also fixes many annoying bugs and introduces some minor improvements.
While MIDI input development goes on smoothly on GitHub, we are pleased to recommend you another thrilling demo video called "The Beauty", plus a in-depth review of Giada 0.7.3 on Leo Cabrera's blog (Spanish only, but Google Translate is your friend).
Giada is ready to face the dark seasons on the horizon (at least in this hemisphere) with some interesting news: new demo video "Dubteque" available on Youtube, completely revised and enhanced documentation and a new official profile on Google network.
Giada 0.7.3, codename klickibunti is finally available! Here's the list of the unbelievable features:
This version will probably be the last one in the 0.7 adventure. A big thanks to all of our friends/supporters!
As always, we want to thank our precious supporters with their ideas and suggestions.
Giada 0.7.1 summer forgiveness is out today! What's new in this release?
Many thanks to our sweet supporters, with their ideas and precious suggestions.
Giada 0.7.0 dark signals is out today! This release celebrates the beginning of MIDI development, with a couple of delicious features:
We are jubilant to announce our new Youtube channel GiadaLoopMachine, and we do that by uploading two great tutorial for beginners patiently handcrafted by our robotic friend Nesbit: How to initialize a channel and Basic beat/looper function.
Giada 0.6.4 switched at birth is out! This release features lots of fixes, many memory leaks resolved, stability improvements, enhanced project portability and useful internal cleanups.
This version marks the end of the 0.6.x series; by the next episode we'll start to face the MIDI output and full VST Intrument support!
Giada 0.6.3 split-brain is out! Main features:
Giada 0.6.2 it can rain all the time is out! Some of the key features:
Giada 0.6.1 spring edition is finally available. This release features support for unlimited number of channels, as well as a deep internal refactoring. Enjoy the warm sun and please report in our Development Forum any bugs you might encounter!
We are pleased to present to the masses Giada 0.6.0, the first version in the 0.6 series. What's new in this release?
and many other small but interesting improvements. Download Giada 0.6.0 right now!
...and it marks the end of the 0.5 series. We are planning delicious new features for Giada 0.6, such as a full-screen Sample Editor, unlimited number of channels as well as squashing some nasty bugs, especially on OS X. But what's new in this release?
Giada 0.5.7 is now available. What's new?
New year, new url: please update your bookmarks with the fresh new address http://www.giadamusic.com. How sweet :)
Say \"yeah\" to 2013 with the new version of Giada, now available for download. It features the new overdub mode for live recording, support for VST presets and many other optimizations and fixes.
Dear loopers, Giada version 0.5.5 is now available. What\'s new:
Plus many other small fixes and optimizations.
Giada version 0.5.4 is now available. What\'s new?
Developers, programmers, coders, hackers: after years of waiting, we finally have a repository on GitHub! Take a look at the documentation page and feel free to fork the source code on the GitHub profile.
Giada version 0.5.3 is now available. And it brings some good new features:
Plus many other fixes and optimizations. Download it!
We have finally readjusted the old and rusty documentation area. There are also some features that we will publish in upcoming 0.5.3 version: try to find them!
We are glad to announce another shiny version of Giada. What\'s new?
- Add ability to handle actions for loop-mode channels;
- Add ability to record live mute actions for loop-mode channels;
- Lots of live action recording improvements;
- Enhanced usability for the action editor;
- More verbose output if kernel audio fails to start;
- Several internal optimizations.
A new version of Giada is now available, featuring an initial and naive implementation of the Action Editor. But it looks good!
We have some new graphic stuff in our website. Get ready for the upcoming 0.5.1 version!
A new version of Giada is out! This version brings an advanced project folder system, some useful checks against duplicate file names, lots of minor improvements and celebrates the beginning of the 0.5 series.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are happy to announce the beginning of the 0.5 series. Lots of interesting stuff and features:
and many, many more. Get ready!
Giada 0.4.13 is available for download: this release fixes several bugs and marks the end of the 0.4 series. Get ready for many new exciting features!
Giada 0.4.12 is available for download: VST parameters are now stored in patch files, PulseAudio support in Linux (thanks to RtAudio 4.0.11), revised .deb package and much more.
Giada 0.4.11 is available for download! What\'s new: VST stack for each channel, custom paths for samples, patches, plugins and the usual bug fixing.
Today we have launched Giada on Tumblr: a strange blog where we collect music, videos, pictures and tech news from the world. Just for fun :)
A new version of Giada is available. Top features: ability to shift up and down VST plugins in the stack, an enhanced patch system, lots of potential crashes fixed while adding and removing VST. Plus, of course, a good number of bugs squashed.
A new version of Giada is finally available. Key features: no more mandatory inputs, enhanced audio layer, lots of usability improvements, tons of bugs fixed.
A couple of days ago, our beloved Louigi Verona did a great review of Giada on his web space. Linux Audio: Giada - looper for live performances.
We finally have updated our online manual! VST section, better pagination, new stuff. Check it out.
Giada version 0.4.8 is now available. What\'s new in this release:
Giada version 0.4.7 is now available. What\'s new in this release?
Giada 0.4.6 is now available. This release fixes a critical bug that was causing the audio devices to be listed incorrectly, plus some other interesting changes.
We finally have a place where to submit bugs and suggest new features: a phpBB forum used as a development tracker. Join us!
We are very happy to announce the new release of our beloved Giada, along with a refreshed website. What's new in this version:
Download it as soon as you can.