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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: 0.24.0 “Dactyls”

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Latest news from our laboratories.

Giada 0.23.2 “Catoblepas / bugfix 2“ is out

January 06, 2023 ―

Giada 0.23.2 “Catoblepas / bugfix 2“ has been released last week, providing many bug fixes and small improvements. Full changelog in the download area. Happy new year!

Giada 0.23.0 “Catoblepas“ is out

October 03, 2022 ―

Giada 0.23.0 — codename Catoblepas — has been released few days ago. This version adds many important features that once again pave the way for the upcoming 1.0 release. Most notably:

  • High DPI screens support + redesigned and scalable SVG icons — Giada looks great on Retina displays!

  • Moveable channels between columns — rearranging your projects is now much easier;

  • Initial LV2 plug-ins support — thanks to JUCE framework version 7. Still experimental, please report any weirdness.

We also cleaned up the code and fixed some annoying bugs, as always. You can find the full changelog in the download area.

Giada 0.22.0 “Baccoo“ is out

June 14, 2022 ―

Giada 0.22.0 — codename Baccoo — is out, inspired by the legendary character from Guyanese and Surinamese folklore.

Giada 0.22.0 Baccoo introduces multi-language support via langmaps, special JSON files that contain translation strings used for localization. We also improved support for Vckpg, the C/C++ package manager by Microsoft and fixed many annoying bugs here and there.

We'd love your international help! Feel free to submit new langmap files in the official langmap repository for Giada.They will become part of the translation pack and will make Giada a true polyglot app.

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!