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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: 0.16.4 “Baba Yaga”

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Latest news from our laboratories.

Waterlord – Giada live demo #4

October 26, 2020 ―

Dark beats on a sunny Saturday... with Giada Loop Machine 0.17.0 (development version), 100% laptop keyboard only!

Giada 0.16.4 “Baba Yaga” is ready

September 26, 2020 ―

Say hello to Giada 0.16.4 codename Baba Yaga, the last version in the 0.16 branch. This new release features many improvements and annoying bugs fixed. To name a few:

  • Support for mono inputs ― you can finally record from your mono inputs, no need for mandatory stereo channels anymore!
  • improved overdub mode for Sample Channels, featuring Overdub protection mode to avoid dangerous overwrites.

We have also fixed several errors regarding sample rate conversion and improved the UI interaction. As always the full changelog is available in the download area. A big "Thank You" to all supporters, developers and hackers who helped us with the release of Giada 0.16.4. Get ready for the 0.17 branch!

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.