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.

* lots of useful tools

Tweak your sounds with the live sampler from external sources, the live quantizer, a built-in wave editor, the action recorder and the action editor.

* VST and MIDI support

Giada can load VST and VST instruments, as well as read/write MIDI messages from/to any device out there, both hardware and software.

* lightweight and powerful

32 bit floating point audio engine, sample-accurate looping system, multithread support. 100% exotic dependencies free.

* 100% open-source GPL

Giada is constantly under development, free for use and distribution: you can use it without any limitations. Help us to improve it more!

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Latest News

March 26, 2014Giada 0.8.4, here we go! ― Giada Loop Machine 0.8.4, codename Gevurah is finally ready. It features a magnificent new loop once bar mode, tons of internal (and invisible) improvements and bugs fixed. We are also happy to announce the end of the 0.8 series. Let's get ready for a new era of exciting new features, like the full screen mode and the multi-column layout. Happy looping!

February 13, 2014Giada Loop Machine version 0.8.3 ― Giada 0.8.3, codename 196 layers is out today. Top features:

  • Experimental MIDI timing output with MTC and MIDI clock;
  • New pitch operators x2 and /2;
  • Many nasty bugs fixed and other minor improvements done.

MIDI Time Code is very experimental, please report any issue you may be experiencing. Thank you all guys!

January 13, 2014Giada Loop Machine version 0.8.2 ― Giada 0.8.2, codename Golden Globe Awards is now ready for the masses. Top features:

  • Pitch control exposed via MIDI;
  • New tools in Sample Editor (linear fade in/out, smooth edges);
  • Enhanced VST MIDI event support;
  • Tons of bugs fixed and internal improvements.

And of course a big "thank you" to all our beloved supporters out there!

December 14, 2013Testing Giada episode 1 ― In this video we borrow the glorious Amen break from the late 90's to see how well the new pitch control works. Some glitches here and there (already fixed in the development version) but the overall impression is definitely good!

December 08, 2013Giada Loop Machine 0.8.1 ― Giada 0.8.1, codename Jack Sparrow is finally ready for download. Main new features:

  • new high quality pitch control, based on libsamplerate;
  • spread sample to bar, spread sample to song functions.

We also want to welcome a new section of giadamusic.com in which we store our beloved source code, plus the Flattr button up here.

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