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Introduction, installation and first Run

Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. How does it work? Just pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host. Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows for production use and live sets.

Warnings

Giada is in a constant stage of development and may lack of some functionalities which could make it hard to use. Please see the changelog file inside the package to understand the direction of development. Giada is obviously full of bugs, too. So please join our forum and submit any malfunction or suggestion.

If you are a coder / programmer / developer / hacker and you want to collaborate with the project, join us on GitHub. More informations on the Git setup page.

How to run Giada on Windows and OS X

Simply double-click on the program icon to start Giada. No installation or setup needed.

How to run Giada on Linux

If you have installed Giada through the Debian package, you should find a shortcut in your main menu. Otherwise open a terminal and type

giada_lin

to start the show, or put the binary file wherever you want in your filesystem and double-click on it.

The configuration file

Giada saves its configuration inside a file called giada.conf, generated somewhere in your filesystem:

  • Linux — /home/[your_user]/.giada/giada.conf;
  • OS X — [your_home]/Library/Application Support/Giada/giada.conf;
  • Windows — in the same folder of the binary file.

If you accidentally delete or alter it, the default setup will be used. This file is restored the next time you quit the program.