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Our buddy Bartholomew Davenport is back with another smashing Giada tutorial! This time he will introduce us to the voodoo universe of the Sample Editor: the tool used to edit audio samples, loops and sound effects.
Today we are proud to release Giada 0.15.2 Smith Machine, inspired by the so-called weight machine used for weight training. This new version introduces a list of satisfying features:
The full changelog is available in the download area. A muscular "thank you" to all the contributors who inspired us with Giada 0.15.2!
Yesterday a new version of Giada, 0.15.1 codename Leg Curl appeared in bodily form, inspired by the fitness exercise that involves flexing the lower leg against resistance towards the buttocks.
This version mainly features a huge internal refactoring of how Sample Channels and MIDI Channels get processed by the Audio Engine. This renovation opens up the doors to many new exciting functionalities planned for the 0.15 series - take a look here for the full list.
In addition to that, we have also fixed a couple of bugs regarding plug-ins crashes on Linux and improved BPM changes detection while running Giada as JACK client.
Full changelog + downloads available here.
Yesterday we released Giada 0.15.0, codename French Press, inspired by a famous type of strength exercise specially designed and most popular for triceps. This release brings on the table some important code refactoring that will pave the road for the upcoming new features planned for branch 0.15.
In addition to that, a smarter "solo" algorithm has been developed, as well as some nasty bugs on live recording fixed. Full changelog is available here. Go grab Giada 0.15.0 and stay strong.
We are happy to present a new juicy version of Giada, inspired by the so-called backward invention: a marketing strategy in which an existing product is dumbed down by the company to be released in less developed countries.
In Giada 0.14.6 you will find:
Also, Giada 0.14.6 marks the end of the 0.14 series. We are getting ready for some exciting new features in the 0.15 branch, such as the free loop length or the ability to record on key press/input signal.
As always, downloads and changelog are right here. Warm hugs to our supporters, stay tuned!
Ladies and Gentlemen, we salute the new year with another shiny release of Giada, version 0.14.5 "The Purkinje Effect": the change in perception of colors as illumination changes from daylight to twilight.
It took us a while to release it: we completely overhauled our automatic deployment system in order to generate new, beautiful binary packages.
So what's new in Giada 0.14.5 "The Purkinje Effect"?
AppImage executable for Linux;
OS X builds on Travis CI;
Support for multiple plug-in directories with the new Directory Browser: no more writing paths by hand!;
MIDI input filtering;
Improved MIDI action management in Piano Roll;
Several bugs and crashes fixed.
The full changelog is available here.
A new release of Giada is ready for your desktop. This version has been inspired by the so-called Acheiropoieta images, or icons made without hands — religious drawings which are said to have come into existence miraculously, not created by a human.
In Giada 0.14.4 you will find:
portable VST path — plug-ins are now stored in patch files with a special, filesystem-independent hash, so that you can share your projects across different computers. Just make sure you have the same plug-ins installed;
new Sample shift tool in Sample Editor;
ability to process more than one plug-in instrument at once — you can now create multi-layered instruments for powerful walls of sounds;
many bugs fixed, minor improvements and user interface beautifications.
As always, the full changelog is available here. A big "thank you" to all the people, both physical and spiritual, involved with this release.
Dear developers, building Giada from source has never been easier! We have just released the official Docker image for Giada Loop Machine, baked with much love in our laboratories to soothe the compilation/testing process.
No more cluttering up your environment and hunting for dependencies that are nowhere to be found: everything is shipped within the image you will download from the Docker Hub. Take a look at the README file for more information.
As always, we love your feedback: please help us making the workflow more and more awesome .
Yesterday we released a new shiny version of Giada, code name Yeasts, inspired by the magical kingdom of fungi. What's new in Giada 0.14.3:
The full changelog is available here. Keep an eye on the documentation area, as we are updating it to reflect the numerous changes introduced in the Sample Editor.
Have fun and enjoy the fermentation.
Giada 0.14.2 Ichthys (a.k.a. The Jesus fish) has just been released. "Ichthys" is also known as the "Jesus fish", a symbol used by ancient Christians to mark meeting places. The new release unearths more and more powerful tools from the Sample Editor:
Audible preview — with optional loop mode and keyboard shortcuts;
Frame-precise waveform editing;
Show sample's information — size, bit depth, frequency, ...;
improved fade-out algorithm and waveform drawing;
And on top of that, Giada 0.14.2 features some serious improvements to the memory management, a revamped "clear empty columns" operation, several external dependencies upgraded.
Full changelog available here. Enjoy!
Today we released a new version of Giada, codename Book of Shadows: a book containing religious texts and instructions for magical rituals found within the Neopagan religion of Wicca. As outlined in the 0.14 branch, the saga of Sample Editor's rewrite continues. Some notable changes:
As always the full changelog is available here. A warm kiss to all our supporters.
Let's roll out the red carpet for the new version of Giada, number 0.14.0 codename DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET, inspired by the Chrome/Chromium error flag raised when your Internet connection is dead.
The light at the end of the 1.0 tunnel still shines far away. However, starting from the current branch 0.14 we want to pave the road for a kick-ass live audio production tool, easy, reliable and fun to use. So, enjoy some delicious features from the current release:
The full changelog is available here. A warm kiss to all supporters, bug reporters and hackers.
Today we shipped a new version of Giada codename "Gimbal Lock", a common glitch that occurs when rotating an object in a 3-dimensional space.
The release offers an improved MIDI editing experience, especially on the Piano Roll side. We also removed the ability to load deprecated MIDI maps files (i.e. those still based on .ini files) and expanded the unit test collection.
As always, a warm "thank you" to all the contributors. The full changelog is available here. Enjoy the novelties of Giada 0.13.4 and remember: beware of gimbal locks!
A new version of Giada, 0.13.3 codename chrysopoeia is ready for your hardware! In alchemy, the term chrysopoeia (Greek: χρυσοποιία) means transmutation into gold (from the Greek χρυσός khrusos, "gold," and ποιεῖν poiēin, "to make"). It is symbolically used to indicate the creation of the philosopher's stone and the completion of the Great Work.
The new release features a deep rework of Jack implementation, which provides BPM and Rewind synchronization. We have also fixed some annoying bugs like GitHub issue #99, improved the 'free channel' function and cleaned up the codebase even further.
Say "Hi" to our new digital friend Bartholomew Davenport! He is the guy who will guide us through the art of audio recording with Giada. In his new tutorial #5 you'll learn how to create a live, loop-based performance with physical instruments and a couple of sample channels. The result: an awesome drone-oriented soundtrack texture built in less than 4 minutes. Must watch.
A new smashing version of Giada is ready for your desktop. Inspired by Konstantīns Raudive, a guy who investigated electronic voice phenomena (EVP), this release provides MIDI learn for plugins parameters. From now on you can let your favorite MIDI hardware control any VST effect or VST instrument: a golden feature for live performing.
In addition we added the ability to toggle hidden files in File Browser, fortified plugin loading, fixed lots of bugs plus the usual overall cleanup. Enjoy!
Journalists, writers, bloggers, instagrammers: we are pleased to announce the new Press area on our official website. There you will find press reviews, hi-resolution logos and artworks, social media links and everything else you need to write truly unbiased articles on your favorite piece of software. Go spread the word!
Yesterday we released a new shining version of Giada, number 0.13.1 codename The Shunned House, inspired by the short horror story by H.P. Lovecraft. This episode brings many exciting features:
MIDI messages to channels/plugins — now you can play and record your favorite VST instruments through a MIDI keyboard/controller;
revamped input dynamics — record actions and sounds is now easier, faster and more intuitive. The new built-in input monitor makes live performances a breeze;
many nasty bugs fixed, e.g. crashes on OS X, missing ASIO and WASAPI on Windows, several glitches during action recording process;
many UI improvements and other under-the-hood tweaks.
A warm hug to all of you who helped with this release.
Today we decided to celebrate the end of Summer with a powerful new release of Giada, codename Understanding Eigenvalues. This version marks the beginning of the 0.13 series, where several amazing features are planned.
What's new in this 0.13.0 version, anyway?
Bonus point: we have also upgraded our official forum to the latest version of phpBB. As always, a warm "thank you" to all the contributors who helped with the development of this release.
There's a fresh new video tutorial available in the official Youtube channel of Giada Loop Machine. This time Richard P. Aspromonte will guide us through the perils of the legendary Action Editor, a tool used for editing actions. He will eventually lay down some 80s/90s hip hop beats using samples from the glorious "The Bridge" by Mc Shan.
Giada 0.12.2, codename "Flatland" is ready for your machine. With this version we introduced quite a few inner changes:
Upgrade RtAudio to version 4.1.2 ― thanks to this change we can provide WASAPI support on Windows. We also simplified a lot the inclusion of RtAudio dependency when compiling Giada from source code;
plugin management improvements ― you can now sort the plugin list by name, manufacturer and type; the plugin window's size and position are finally stored properly in the configuration file;
nasty crashes on OS X El Capitan fixed;
minor code cleanups.
A big hug to all the people who helped with the bug hunting on OS X. Get ready for lots of new amazing breakdowns with the WASAPI thing :)
Today we released Giada 0.12.1, codename Permutations. In mathematics, the notion of permutation relates to the act of arranging all the members of a set into some sequence or order. This time we focused almost exclusively on audio plugin management, with useful features like the percentage progress for plugin scan and notifications for missing/unknown VSTs. We would also like to thank everyone who reported nasty crashes on OS X El Capitan: an investigation is underway!
Today our digital friend Richard released another great remake of the original tutorial series. This time he will introduce us to the world of looping, how the main sequencers works and what we can do with it.
Today we released Giada 0.12.0, codename Resilience. This version brings big under-the-hood changes: the whole audio plugin layer has been ported to JUCE framework. This internal improvement gives us a more stable and professional VST plugin support, with many other formats available in the near future (VST3, AU, LADSPA). Isn't it great? In Giada 0.12.0 you will also find:
64-bit binaries for OS X (and discontinued support for 32-bit ones);
overall GUI beautification;
improved test suite;
lots of minor cleanups and fixes.
Changes were quite substantial this time, so expect some bugs here and there. Feel free to report any weirdness!
Development on 0.12 branch is going on swiftly: we are porting the whole plugin/VST layer to Juce framework. Meanwhile, technicians at Monocasual Laboratories have leaked a highly-sensitive screenshot that shows the current stage of development. You can clearly see the list of available plugins, various information and the ability to add them to some kind of plugin stack. It definitely looks promising. We are all looking forward to see it live and running!
A new awesome release of Giada, codename Pareto principle is ready for your hardware. The Pareto principle states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. What's new in this version:
The old-school midimap files are now deprecated, but still supported — not for long, though! Giada 0.11.2 Pareto principle also marks the end of the 0.11 series. Expect some exciting news from the future, such as porting to JUCE framework: VST3 and OSC support and many other delicacies.
What's the best way to salute the new year? With a remake of the Giada tutorial's first episode made by our fellow youtuber Richard, of course! In this introductory chapter he shows the basic differences between sample channels and MIDI channels, and how to initialize them. A great way to get your feet wet with Giada Loop Machine.
A new smashing release of Giada - 0.11.1 Càdlàg functions - is ready for your desktop. Main features:
We have also updated the documentation and added more information on how to run unit tests with Catch. Have fun!
Today we are proud to celebrate the new release 0.11.0, codename Self-similarity. Self-similarity is an important property of fractal objects. This version features lots of under-the-hood improvements:
Of course Giada can still work with the old patch system, but being it deprecated it will be removed sooner or later. So please convert your patches to the new JSON format: you just need to save them over again.
Giada 0.10.2, codename Benford's Law is out today. This is the last release in the 0.10 branch, with several interesting news:
We are also packing our stuff for the 0.11 series. Lots of goodies are coming from the labs!
Another smashing tutorial by Richard Aspromonte! This time he will walk us through the land of Loop modes. You will learn how to handle Giada as a loop machine, building your live performance from the ground up.
Today we released Giada 0.10.1, codename Pascal's Triangle. Pascal's Triangle is an arithmetical triangle and is commonly used in probability. During the hot summer days we realized that Giada's codebase is growing big and strong, especially if we look at the future roadmap. So in this new release we decided to:
Giada 0.10.1 also features improved usability for 'play/stop' channel buttons and the usual set of bugs fixed/cleanups.
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
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! Someof 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 thewarm 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, thefirst version in the 0.6 series. What's new in thisrelease?
and many other small but interestingimprovements. Download Giada 0.6.0 right now!
...and it marks the end of the 0.5 series. We are planningdelicious new features for Giada 0.6, such as a full-screenSample Editor, unlimited number of channels as well assquashing some nasty bugs, especially on OS X. But what'snew 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 filenames, lots ofminor improvements and celebrates the beginning of the 0.5series.
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. LinuxAudio: 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.