News Archive

March 26, 2014Giada 0.8.4, here we go! ― 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!

February 13, 2014Giada Loop Machine version 0.8.3 ― 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!

January 13, 2014Giada Loop Machine version 0.8.2 ― 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!

December 14, 2013Testing Giada episode 1 ― 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!

December 08, 2013Giada Loop Machine 0.8.1 ― 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.

November 03, 2013Giada Loop Machine 0.8.0 ― 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.

October 16, 2013Autumnal news part 2 ― 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).

September 28, 2013Autumnal news ― 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.

September 16, 2013Giada Loop Machine 0.7.3 out today ― 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!

July 26, 2013Giada Loop Machine 0.7.2 out today ― 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.

June 27, 2013Giada Loop Machine 0.7.1 ― 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.

June 04, 2013Giada Loop Machine 0.7.0 ― 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.

May 28, 2013Giada on Youtube ― 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.

May 07, 2013Giada 0.6.4 released ― 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!

April 23, 2013Giada 0.6.3 released ― 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.

April 04, 2013Giada 0.6.2 released ― 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.

March 22, 2013Giada 0.6.1 released ― 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!

March 18, 2013Giada @ makeuseof.comGiada: An Audio Looping Cross-Platform Program straight from makeuseof.com. Check it out!

March 01, 2013Giada 0.6.0 released! ― 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!

February 06, 2013Giada 0.5.8 is out... ― ...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!

January 21, 2013Giada 0.5.7 released ― 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

January 06, 2013a change of address ― New year, new url: please update your bookmarks with the fresh new address http://www.giadamusic.com. How sweet :)

January 02, 2013Giada 0.5.6 ― 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.

December 14, 2012Giada 0.5.5 released ― 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.

November 24, 2012Giada 0.5.4 is out ― 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

November 17, 2012Giada on GitHub ― 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.

October 25, 2012Welcome Giada 0.5.3 ― 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!

October 14, 2012Fresh new docs page ― 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!

October 04, 2012Giada 0.5.2 is out ― 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!

September 12, 2012Giada 0.5.1 released ― A new version of Giada is now available, featuring an initial and naive implementation of the Action Editor. But it looks good!

September 09, 2012Sweet website improvements ― We have some new graphic stuff in our website. Get ready for the upcoming 0.5.1 version!

July 23, 2012Giada 0.5.0 released ― 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.

July 14, 2012News from Giada development ― 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!

July 09, 2012Giada 0.4.13 released ― 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!

July 01, 2012Giada 0.4.12 is out ― 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.

June 10, 2012Giada 0.4.11 released ― 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.

June 09, 2012Giada on Tumblr ― 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 :)

May 29, 2012Giada 0.4.10 is out ― 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.

May 12, 2012Giada 0.4.9 released ― 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.

May 04, 2012Giada review ― 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.

April 30, 2012docs updated ― We finally have updated our online manual! VST section, better pagination, new stuff. Check it out.

April 21, 2012Giada 0.4.8 released, VST time! ― 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

March 31, 2012Giada 0.4.7 released! ― 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

March 11, 2012Giada 0.4.6 released ― 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.

March 09, 2012New development area ― We finally have a place where to submit bugs and suggest new features: a phpBB forum used as a development tracker. Join us!

February 25, 2012Giada 0.4.5 released! ― 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.