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Giada 0.9.5 Nabla Symbols released

Another shiny release of Giada Loop Machine, codename Nabla Symbols is ready for your desktops. Main changes:

  • Better column resize algorithm;
  • New patch loading system with permanent MIDI mapping;
  • Ability to clear assigned keys (keyboard mode);
  • Minor fixes and tweaks.

From now on we provide MD5 checksums for our packages. We also no longer ship raw binary Linux versions. Save bandwidth, save the planet!... read more

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 9 hours ago Labels: musicproduction linux windows osx opensource freeware giada

Giada 0.9.4 "Bayes' theorem" is out

Today we released a new version of Giada Loop Machine, codename Bayes' theorem. Bayes' Theorem is a theorem of probability theory. It can be seen as a way of understanding how the probability that a theory is true is affected by a new piece of evidence. (trinity.edu). Changelog:

  • Store 'resize recordings' flag in giada.conf;
  • Better management of duplicate samples;
  • Drag-n-drop now works also in existing channels;
  • Add more VST debug information;
  • Minor fixes and tweaks.... read more
Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2015-02-25 Labels: linux windows osx audio vst music loop machine drum machine software

Giada 0.9.3 "Terraforming" released!

Another interstellar version of Giada, codename Terraforming, has been released today. Main features:

  • Several GUI improvements — resizable columns, better column handling mechanism, many graphical glitches fixed;
  • upgrade to FLTK 1.3.3;
  • support for MIDI devices without Note Off message;
  • many bugs fixed and internal improvements.

Download it now!

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2015-02-01 Labels: giada loop machine windows linux osx open source music c++ ubuntu audio

Giada 0.9.2 codename "Bethlehem" released today!

Giada Loop Machine version 0.9.2 is out today! Main features:

  • New grid tool for the Sample Editor;
  • load samples via drag and drop;
  • fix compilation issues on some Linux distros;
  • many internal optimizations and bugs fixed.

Download it now!

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2014-11-29 Labels: giada linux windows osx audio

Giada 0.9.1 "Chandrasekhar" on your desktop

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 our website fully open-source by pushing the code on GitHub, in the official repo. Fork it, blend it, destroy it, be inspired by it!

... read more

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2014-09-26 Labels: giada audio c++ vst linux windows osx open source

Giada Loop Machine 0.9.0!

Giada 0.9.0

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, and download it for free on giadamusic.com!

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2014-08-17 Labels: windows linux osx giada loop machine audio vst open source c++ dsp drum machine sampler daw

Giada Loop Machine version 0.8.4 out today

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!

Download Giada Loop Machine for free on giadamusic.com

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2014-03-27 Labels: giada release windows linux osx ubuntu audio c++ processing dsp vst music sequencer live looper midi

Giada 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!

Download it for free at giadamusic.com/download

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2014-02-14 Labels: giada MIDI Time Code

Giada 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! Download it for free: www.giadamusic.com/download

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2014-01-13 Labels: release giada loop machine os x windows linux ubuntu MIDI VST

Giada Loop Machine, new version 0.8.1

Giada Loop Machine 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 the Flattr button and a new section of giadamusic.com in which we store our beloved source code.

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-12-09 Labels: unix linux windows osx audio software open source download pitch sample

Giada Loop Machine 0.8.0

Giada 0.8.0, codename benzoyl peroxide is out today, with a long-awaited (by us, at least) feature: initial MIDI input support! The release also fixes many annoying bugs and introduces some minor improvements.

Download it for free on giadamusic.com

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-11-04

Autumnal 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).


Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-10-17

Giada 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!

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-09-17

Giada 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.

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-07-27 Labels: giada midi vst

Giada 0.7.1 released!

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. Download it!

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-06-27

Giada 0.7.0 is out!

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.

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-06-05

Giada 0.6.4 "switched at birth" is out!

A new version of Giada is now available. 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; next big features: MIDI output and full VST Intrument support!

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-05-08

Giada Loop Machine version 0.6.3 "split brain" is out!

A new version of Giada Loop Machine has been released to the masses. 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.
Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-04-23

Giada 0.6.1 released

Giada 0.6.1 is now available. This release features:

  • support for unlimited number of channels
  • deep internal refactoring
  • small bugs fixed
  • minor improvements
Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-03-22 Labels: giada loop machine drum machine sequencer fx host sampler audio

Giada 0.6.0 is out

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?

  • 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.

Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-03-02

Giada 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;... read more
Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-02-07 Labels: giada samplerate libsamplerate mute OS X

Giada version 0.5.7 is out!

Giada 0.5.7 is now available for download. What's new in this release? A visual grid + snap to grid for the Action Editor, better zoom behavior in the Action Editor, enhanced VST support (many new opcodes implemented), lots of under-the-hood improvements and fixes.


Posted by Monocasual laboratories 2013-01-21