Your hardcore loop machine.

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.

* Lightweight and powerful

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

* 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.

* 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!

latest version: 0.9.1 | docs | fork it on GitHub

Latest news from our laboratories.

Giada 0.9.1 "Chandrasekhar" on your desktop

September 24, 2014

Today we released Giada 0.9.1, codename Chandrasekhar, a bug fixing release which features:

  • fix startup crash on OS X;
  • restore custom version of RtAudio;
  • other minor fixes and usability improvements.

We also decided to make this very website fully open-source by pushing the code on GitHub, in the official repo. Fork it, blend it, destroy it, be inspired by it!

Giada 0.9 ready for your devices

August 17, 2014

We are very glad to kick off the new branch 0.9 with Central limit, a sparkling release rich of features and surprises:

  • Deep GUI redesign with full-screen support;
  • New multi-column layout;
  • New advanced logging system.

We also made the configure scripts a lot smarter, smashed many bugs and made copious invisible improvements. Have fun!

Celebrating web craftsmanship

July 15, 2014 We are very happy to introduce you our brand new website, crafted with love and usability in mind. Please feel free to report any broken links or strange bugs you might find. Enjoy!

Smooth development in June 2014

June 10, 2014

Lots of things are going on these days in our secret laboratories. First, we are rewriting this website from scratch, based on modern and powerful technologies such as Phalcon Framework, AngularJS and Twitter Bootstrap. Second, the development of 0.9 series goes on steadily: a forbidden screenshot has leaked online showing the new full-screen, multi-column layout!