Giada is designed to be a fast and reliable audio tool, focused on productivity. 100% exotic dependencies free. Based on few external libraries, you can save it into a floppy disk.
The audio stuff runs in a separate process, while the interface is at your command. In this way the music never stops, even during the heaviest processing.
All samples are internally converted and managed to provide hi-definition audio mixing, with ALSA, JACK, CoreAudio, ASIO and DirectSound full support.
Manage loops and events, play samples, mute and stop channels: everything through your computer's keyboard.
Launch single-shot samples with a key press; compose your song with layered loops, actions or takes from the external world; use Giada as a live drum machine or yet process live any input and redirect it to the speakers.
Giada can run for hours without losing a bpm, thanks to its sample-based calculations.
Control Giada through your favorite hardware devices, or let it drive any other thing (physical or logical) that can read MIDI messages.
Cut, trim, silence, normalize and pitch your sample via the minimal yet very tasty integrated editor.
A feature which transforms Giada into a native VST host, also suitable for live processing. Plugin support for Linux, Windows and OSX, of course.
Record samples from the real world with automatic channel selection and input delay compensation.
Align the samples on exact fractions of beats to gain an ultra-precise live performance.
Record live your performance or craft it carefully via the action editor, possibly building the structure of the song from scratch.
All your sounds and actions can be safely stored into small and compact open source files.
Giada handles any uncompressed audio format, such as .wav, .aiff and many others.
Giada is free for use and distribution: you can use it without any limitations. Help us to improve it more!