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Live sampling

Giada gives you the ability to record anything coming in from your soundcard thanks to its live sampler and the master input channel. Configure your device in the Configuration panel first, then turn up the knob of the input volumeThe input peakmeter in the main window.

How to use the live sampler

First of all you need to add at least one sample channel, then arm it with the channel arm buttonArm button. You can of course arm multiple channels. When you are ready, click on the input rec button Input rec button on the main transport or press end to enable the sampler: channels with active input will turn blue.

The sequencer will start automatically, since recording a sound with the sequencer turned off doesn't make sense. The sampler works in overdub mode by default: the messages coming from the soundcard are being continuously summed to the existing data until the sampler is halted.

Live FX processor

Arm the channel and check the input monitor flag in channel menu. This way you will hear what you're actually playing, previously processed by the plugins stack (if any). If you don't enable the sampler (input rec button Input rec button or end), Giada won't record anything and turns itself into a live FX processor.

You can accomplish the same result by using the stream linker, the button between the input and the output meter Input to output linker. Enable it and you will be able to hear what you're playing.