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Your hardcore loop machine.

Giada is an open source, minimalistic and hardcore music production tool. Designed for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians.


*Your sample player

Load samples from your crates and play them with a computer keyboard or a MIDI controller.

*Your loop machine

Build your performance in real time by layering audio tracks or MIDI events, driven by the main sequencer.

*Your song editor

Write songs from scratch or edit existing live recordings with the powerful Action Editor, for a fine-tuned control.

*Your live recorder

Record sounds from the real world and MIDI events coming from external devices or other apps.

*Your FX processor

Process samples or audio/MIDI input signals with VST instruments from your plug-ins collection.

*Your MIDI controller

Control other software or synchronize physical MIDI devices by using Giada as a MIDI master sequencer.

Lightweight and powerful

VST and MIDI support

Designed for live performances

Powerful multi-threaded audio engine

Super sleek interface, no exotic stuff

Tons of tools to edit your songs

100% open-source GPL

For Linux, Windows, macOS and FreeBSD

“This software is f*cking awesome.”― Cinderskull27

“Giada is one of the best open platform audio tool out there.”― blinkworth1

“Discovering Giada has completely changed my life.”― D1RTY J0E

latest version: 0.21.0 “Anqa”

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Latest news from our laboratories.

Giada 0.21.0 “Anqa“ is out

April 08, 2022 ―

Another smashing Giada version has been churned out recently, codename Anqa: a tribute to the large, mysterious female bird in Arabian mythology. Giada 0.21.0 features custom keyboard mappings for global actions, many user-interface beautifications and an important fix for audio plug-in processing (VST instruments). The full list of changes is available in the download area. Giada 0.21.0 is wating for you!

Giada 0.20.1 “Alicanto“ 1st bugfix released

February 23, 2022 ―

The first (and last) bugfix release of Giada 0.20 series is ready! This version adds many improvements over the previous 0.20.0 release and closes the 0.20 milestone. What's new:

  • New MIDI I/O activity LEDs on channels — a new indicator that shows when some MIDI activity takes place on the channel, both for input and output;
  • New "Missing Assets" alert window — missing audio files in your project? VST plug-ins uninstalled and no longer available? Now Giada no longer silentily fails and reports back what's could not find in the project folder;
  • many smaller fixes and improvements to the overall user interface.

The full list of changes and fixups is available in the download area. Go grab Giada 0.20.1 now!

Giada 0.20.0 “Alicanto“ released

January 26, 2022 ―

A new shiny version of Giada, codename “Alicanto“ has been released few days ago. The 0.20 release series aims to improve the usability of Giada, by adding nice touches and beautifications to the user interface, as well as to the entire user experience. Giada 0.20.0 specifically introduces:

  • A progress bar on top of the main window, to provide useful feedback during long operations;
  • an improved rendering algorithm specifically tuned for sample channels — this one gave us the ability to fix many annoying rendering glitches when the sample pitch was different than 1.0;
  • minor UI fixes such as making the play head always visible in all action editors and a correct update of the main window title when saving a new project.

The full list of changes and fixups is available in the download area.

Giada demo #7: “Altered State“

January 03, 2022 ―

Let's celebrate the new year with another groundbreaking lo-fi house beat live-recorded with Giada v0.19 by TBLR, powered by stunning visuals by Carlo Alberto Barberi (GRDN) (from ingoodandbadtimes project). And don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Giada 0.19.2 “Werewolf“ 2nd bugfix released

December 23, 2021 ―

The second bugfix release for Giada 0.19.2 has been churned out by our laboratories in the last few days. This time we squashed many annoying bugs and also finished polishing the zoom mechanism in the Action Editor. Please take a look at the changelog available in the download area for the full list of bugfixes. Keep howling!