Your hardcore loop machine.

Giada - Your Hardcore Loopmachine

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

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1. Giada is a loop machine.

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

2. Giada is a sample player.

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

3. Giada is a song editor.

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

4. Giada is a live recorder.

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

5. Giada is an FX processor.

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

6. Giada is a MIDI controller.

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

Lightweight and powerful.

Designed for live performances.

Powerful multi-threaded audio engine.

Super sleek interface, no exotic stuff.

VST3, LV2 and MIDI I/O support.

Tons of tools and modes to craft your songs.

100% open-source GPL.

For Linux, Windows, macOS and FreeBSD.


Latest version

0.26.0, Freybug

Released on October 15, 2023


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Source code

16.2 MB

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Changes in version 0.26.0

  • Add ability to open more than one plug-in UI — you can finally have multiple plug-in windows laying around while playing. Very useful for live performances;
  • improved floating legends in Action Editor — we added some cute floating legends that stick on top of each Action Editor widget, making it easier to edit actions in the right place;
  • huge optimizations to the audio rendering process;
  • Windows: store configuration file in AppData directory — to allow better integration with the environment;
  • Windows: fix missing .dll file on startup;
  • many more usability improvements and smaller optimizations.

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