News archive.

Testing Giada episode 2 - (Drag and) Drop da beat

December 06, 2014

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!

Giada 0.9.2 "Bethlehem" is out today!

November 29, 2014

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:

  • New grid tool for the Sample Editor – cutting and chopping samples as never seen before;
  • load samples via drag and drop;
  • fix compilation issues on some Linux distros;
  • many internal optimizations and bugs fixed.

As usual, a warm "thank you" to all our testers, bug-reporters, packagers and supporters.

The grid of astonishment, alpha version

November 09, 2014

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!

Giada Loop Machine grid tool

Giada 0.9.1 "Chandrasekhar" on your desktop

September 24, 2014

Today we released Giada 0.9.1, codename Chandrasekhar, a bug fixing release which features:

  • fix startup crash on OS X;
  • restore custom version of RtAudio;
  • other minor fixes and usability improvements.

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!

Giada 0.9 ready for your devices

August 17, 2014

We are very glad to kick off the new branch 0.9 with Central limit, a sparkling release rich of features and surprises:

  • Deep GUI redesign with full-screen support;
  • New multi-column layout;
  • New advanced logging system.

We also made the configure scripts a lot smarter, smashed many bugs and made copious invisible improvements. Have fun!

Celebrating web craftsmanship

July 15, 2014 We are very happy to introduce you our brand new website, crafted with love and usability in mind. Please feel free to report any broken links or strange bugs you might find. Enjoy!

Smooth development in June 2014

June 10, 2014

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 0.8.4, here we go!

March 26, 2014

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 Loop Machine version 0.8.3

February 13, 2014

Giada 0.8.3, codename 196 layers is out today. Top features:

  • Experimental MIDI timing output with MTC and MIDI clock;
  • New pitch operators x2 and /2;
  • Many nasty bugs fixed and other minor improvements done.

MIDI Time Code is very experimental, please report any issue you may be experiencing. Thank you all guys!

Giada Loop Machine version 0.8.2

January 13, 2014

Giada 0.8.2, codename Golden Globe Awards is now ready for the masses. Top features:

  • Pitch control exposed via MIDI;
  • New tools in Sample Editor (linear fade in/out, smooth edges);
  • Enhanced VST MIDI event support;
  • Tons of bugs fixed and internal improvements.

And of course a big "thank you" to all our beloved supporters out there!

Testing Giada episode 1

December 14, 2013

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 Loop Machine 0.8.1

December 08, 2013

Giada 0.8.1, codename Jack Sparrow is finally ready for download. Main new features:

  • new high quality pitch control, based on libsamplerate;
  • spread sample to bar, spread sample to song functions.

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 Loop Machine 0.8.0

November 03, 2013

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.

Autumnal news part 2

October 16, 2013

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).

Autumnal news

September 28, 2013

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 Loop Machine 0.7.3 out today

September 16, 2013

Giada 0.7.3, codename klickibunti is finally available! Here's the list of the unbelievable features:

  • experimental 64 bit version for Linux;
  • many many improvements in the Piano Roll tool;
  • massive internal cleanup - Giada is now ready for future development;
  • copious bugs fixed and minor improvements.

This version will probably be the last one in the 0.7 adventure. A big thanks to all of our friends/supporters!

Giada Loop Machine 0.7.2 out today

July 26, 2013 Giada 0.7.2, codename 0x90323F00 is now available, with its list of new, appetizing features:

  • initial MIDI output support on multiple channels (1-16);
  • a complete rewrite of the VST GUI part on OS X: better design, more stability, less/no crashes;
  • many improvements on the internal MIDI routing;
  • usual bugfixing and cleanups.

As always, we want to thank our precious supporters with their ideas and suggestions.

Giada Loop Machine 0.7.1

June 27, 2013

Giada 0.7.1 summer forgiveness is out today! What's new in this release?

  • Initial Jack Transport support;
  • many improvements to the Piano Roll Editor and MIDI output;
  • custom version of RtAudio shipped with the source package;
  • tons of bugs fixed and cleanups.

Many thanks to our sweet supporters, with their ideas and precious suggestions.

Giada Loop Machine 0.7.0

June 04, 2013

Giada 0.7.0 dark signals is out today! This release celebrates the beginning of MIDI development, with a couple of delicious features:

  • VSTi (instrument) support;
  • new Piano Roll widget — in its infancy, but it rocks!

As always, feel free to submit any thoughts or feedback to our friendly forum, and remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The documentation will be updated very soon.

Giada on Youtube

May 28, 2013

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 released

May 07, 2013

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 released

April 23, 2013

Giada 0.6.3 split-brain is out! Main features:

  • New solo button;
  • Portable project system — share works with the world;
  • New 'Single Endless' channel mode — perfect for your drone music project;
  • GUI enhancements and minor fixes.

Giada 0.6.2 released

April 04, 2013

Giada 0.6.2 it can rain all the time is out! Some of the key features:

  • New volume envelope tool;
  • Big enhancements in the action editor — zoom with mouse wheel, GUI redesign and much more;
  • Many, many other improvements and bugs fixed.

Giada 0.6.1 released

March 22, 2013

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!

Giada @ makeuseof.com

March 18, 2013

Giada: An Audio Looping Cross-Platform Program straight from makeuseof.com. Check it out!

Giada 0.6.0 released!

March 01, 2013

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?

  • A revamped Sample Editor — with full screen support and zoom with mouse wheel;
  • Sound bug in OS X fixed

and many other small but interesting improvements. Download Giada 0.6.0 right now!

Giada 0.5.8 is out...

February 06, 2013

...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?

  • Internal samplerate conversion — thanks to libsamplerate, you can configure the sample rate of your soundcard; samples will be transformed accordingly;
  • New "internal mute" featuremute actions work in a separate layer and they no longer affect the mute button;
  • Bring channels automatically to full volume on sample load — so comfortable!

Giada 0.5.7 released

January 21, 2013

Giada 0.5.7 is now available. What's new?

  • visual grid + snap to grid for the Action Editor
  • better zoom behavior in the Action Editor
  • enhanced VST support (many new opcodes implemented)
  • under-the-hood improvements and fixes

a change of address

January 06, 2013

New year, new url: please update your bookmarks with the fresh new address http://www.giadamusic.com. How sweet :)

Giada 0.5.6

January 02, 2013

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.

Giada 0.5.5 released

December 14, 2012

Dear loopers, Giada version 0.5.5 is now available. What\'s new:

  • \"Hear what you\'re playing\" feature;
  • Fx processing on the input side;
  • Ability to add different action types (Action Editor);
  • Desktop integration on Linux (via deb package);
  • Upgrade to FLTK 1.3.2.
  • Plus many other small fixes and optimizations.

Giada 0.5.4 is out

November 24, 2012

Giada version 0.5.4 is now available. What\'s new?

  • VST GUI support + other plugin improvements
  • better subwindows management
  • graphical improvements in the Action Editor
  • tons of bugs fixed

Giada on GitHub

November 17, 2012

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.

Welcome Giada 0.5.3

October 25, 2012

Giada version 0.5.3 is now available. And it brings some good new features:

  • Live beat manipulators;
  • a new sub-windows management;
  • new optional hard limiter on the output side.

Plus many other fixes and optimizations. Download it!

Fresh new docs page

October 14, 2012

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!

Giada 0.5.2 is out

October 04, 2012

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.

Happy looping!

Giada 0.5.1 released

September 12, 2012

A new version of Giada is now available, featuring an initial and naive implementation of the Action Editor. But it looks good!

Sweet website improvements

September 09, 2012

We have some new graphic stuff in our website. Get ready for the upcoming 0.5.1 version!

Giada 0.5.0 released

July 23, 2012

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.

News from Giada development

July 14, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, we are happy to announce the beginning of the 0.5 series. Lots of interesting stuff and features:

  • the action editor
  • anti-aliased, hi-quality pitch controller
  • automatic internal resampling
  • enhanced patch browsing

and many, many more. Get ready!

Giada 0.4.13 released

July 09, 2012

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 out

July 01, 2012

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 released

June 10, 2012

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.

Giada on Tumblr

June 09, 2012

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 :)

Giada 0.4.10 is out

May 29, 2012

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.

Giada 0.4.9 released

May 12, 2012

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.

Giada review

May 04, 2012

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.

docs updated

April 30, 2012

We finally have updated our online manual! VST section, better pagination, new stuff. Check it out.

Giada 0.4.8 released, VST time!

April 21, 2012

Giada version 0.4.8 is now available. What\'s new in this release:

  • experimental VST support
  • raw pitch controller (no resampling)
  • Minor enhancements and bugfixing

Giada 0.4.7 released!

March 31, 2012

Giada version 0.4.7 is now available. What\'s new in this release?

  • Enhanced waveform editor featuring cut, trim and silence tools
  • Lots of waveform drawing speedups
  • Fixed compilation on 64 bit systems

Giada 0.4.6 released

March 11, 2012

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.

New development area

March 09, 2012

We finally have a place where to submit bugs and suggest new features: a phpBB forum used as a development tracker. Join us!

Giada 0.4.5 released!

February 25, 2012

We are very happy to announce the new release of our beloved Giada, along with a refreshed website. What's new in this version:

  • a complete GUI redesign
  • multiple usability improvements
  • tons of bugs fixed

Download it as soon as you can.