Your hardcore loop machine.

Giada - Your Hardcore Loopmachine

Giada is an open source, minimalistic and hardcore music production tool. Designed for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians.

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1. Giada is a loop machine.

Build your performance in real time by layering audio tracks or MIDI events, driven by the main sequencer.

2. Giada is a sample player.

Load samples from your crates and play them with a computer keyboard or a MIDI controller.

3. Giada is a song editor.

Write songs from scratch or edit existing live recordings with the powerful Action Editor, for a fine-tuned control.

4. Giada is a live recorder.

Record sounds from the real world and MIDI events coming from external devices or other apps.

5. Giada is an FX processor.

Process samples or audio/MIDI input signals with VST instruments from your plug-ins collection.

6. Giada is a MIDI controller.

Control other software or synchronize physical MIDI devices by using Giada as a MIDI master sequencer.

Lightweight and powerful.

Designed for live performances.

Powerful multi-threaded audio engine.

Super sleek interface, no exotic stuff.

VST3, LV2 and MIDI I/O support.

Tons of tools and modes to craft your songs.

100% open-source GPL.

For Linux, Windows, macOS and FreeBSD.


Latest version

0.25.1, Echidna / bugfix 1

Released on August 03, 2023


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Changes in version 0.25.1

  • Enabled realtime scheduling in audio callback;
  • Input audio meter is now affected by the current input volume value;
  • Improved file name validation when saving projects and samples;
  • Fix compilation with format-security compiler flags;
  • Disable metronome when recording in free-loop-length mode;
  • Improved robustness of audio channel selection when changing audio devices in the configuration panel;
  • Upgrade libsndfile library to version 1.2.0;
  • Upgrade nlohmann-json library to version 3.11.2;
  • Upgrade fmt library to version 10.0.0;
  • Lots of code refactoring and internal cleanups.

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