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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.

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*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: 0.16.3 “Talisman”

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Latest news from our laboratories.

Giada 0.16.3 codename “Talisman” released

June 21, 2020 ―

A new version of Giada Loop Machine is ready for your desktop! This release features an important refactoring of the internal channel architecture. Such improvement will make easier for us to extend Giada with new channel-related features in view of the upcoming 1.0 release. And also:

  • Big CPU usage optimization when playing with lots of sample/MIDI channels;
  • a better, sample-precise quantizer;
  • simplified logic when halting channels containing pre-recorded actions;
  • many bugs fixed, specially the number of BPM not changing when using Jack on Linux.

The full changelog is available in the download area. Have fun and stay safe!

The Forest – Giada live showcase

June 14, 2020 ―

Enjoy a new demo of the upcoming Giada v.0.16.3! Featuring MIDI mapping, multiple sample channels, VST plug-ins and full-screen UI. Kindly performed by the TBLR Orchestra.

Giada 0.16.2 Realm of Magic released

March 01, 2020 ―

Giada 0.16.2 is ready for your studio! Many things are changing under the hood: a new library for reading JSON projects and configuration files, a new version of RtAudio that fixes some annoying errors on Linux, significant code clean-ups and optimizations.

And what about new features, instead? Giada 0.16.2 provides the ability to vertically resize channels, as well as many minor user-interface improvements that will make for a better user experience. We also deprecated the old patch format: from now on Giada will always store and load projects, while single-file patches are still supported in read-only mode for backward compatibility.

Enjoy Giada 0.16.2 “Realm of Magic” by grabbing it in the download area, along with the full changelog.

New one-page tutorial #001

February 02, 2020 ―

Say hello to our new one-page tutorial series! A collection of short guides that explain how to do useful things with Giada. In the first episode, Play samples with your keyboard you will learn how to use Giada as a sample player by loading samples into channels and binding keyboard buttons to them. The full list is available in the tutorials & media corner.

Giada 0.16.1 codename “Goblins” released today

January 12, 2020 ―

We are happy to announce a new minor version of Giada coming out from our laboratories. This time we have fixed plenty of glitches around the user interface, performed some code refactoring and added some nice improvements such as the ability to remove empty columns manually from the main window. Also, our friend yurivict added support for FreeBSD: thank you a lot for this!

As always, Giada 0.16.1 “Goblins” binaries are ready for download in the download area, along with the full changelog.