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Giada Loop Machine
An open-source audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians.
An open-source audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians.


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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.

Full changelog, downloads and more:

#giada #daw #audio #opensource #musicproduction #loopmachine
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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:

renameable channels;

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.

A big "thank you" to all the people, both physical and spiritual, involved with this release.
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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:

+ vertically-resizable channels;

+ lots of new operations in the Sample Editor: "copy/paste", "reverse", "normalize hard" and "copy to new channel";

+ improved UI management of VST plugins;

+ many bugs fixed and minor improvements.

Play with Giada for free at Have fun and enjoy the fermentation.
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Giada 0.14.2 Ichthys (a.k.a. The Jesus fish) has just been released, unearthing 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.

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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:

* a deeply polished and reorganized Sample Editor;
* ability to toggle input monitoring while recording audio;
* support for old .ini patch files removed;
* lots of code refactoring and bugs fixed.

A warm kiss to all supporters, bug reporters and hackers. Play with Giada for free @

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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 and expanded the unit test collection.

Go grab Giada 0.13.4 for free at and beware of gimbal locks!

#musicproduction #loopmachine #audio #linux #windows #osx #opensource #giada #daw
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A new smashing version of Giada, codename "Raudive Tapes" 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!

#audio #daw #loopmachine #linux #opensource #vst #midi

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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.

Try Giada Loop Machine for free:

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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?

* Revamped file browser — faster file handling, with the ability to load patches/projects/samples on double click. The browser is now smart enough to remember scroll position and the last selected item on opening;

* New 64-bit packages for Windows. We also dropped support for any other 32-bit package (Ubuntu included, we are future-proof!)

* Build process improved and polished, especially for GCC 6;

* Update JUCE to version 4.2.3, with source code reorganization;

* Several crashes fixed, tons of minor bugs squashed (and introduced :))

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.

Play with Giada for free ->
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