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

Main features:

  • Your sample player! Load samples from your crates and play them with a computer keyboard or a MIDI controller;
  • Your loop machine! Build your performance in real time by layering audio tracks or MIDI events, driven by the main sequencer;
  • Your song editor! Write songs from scratch or edit existing live recordings with the powerful Action Editor, for a fine-tuned control;
  • Your live recorder! Record sounds from the real world and MIDI events coming from external devices or other apps;
  • Your FX processor! Process samples or audio/MIDI input signals with VST instruments from your plug-ins collection;
  • Your MIDI controller! Control other software or synchronize physical MIDI devices by using Giada as a MIDI master sequencer.

And also:

  • Ultra-lightweight internal design;
  • multi-thread/multi-core support;
  • 32-bit floating point audio engine;
  • ALSA, JACK + Transport, CoreAudio, ASIO and DirectSound full support;
  • unlimited number of channels (optionally controllable via computer keyboard);
  • BPM and beat sync with sample-accurate loop engine;
  • MIDI output support, featuring custom MIDI lightning messages;
  • super-sleek, built-in Wave Editor for audio samples and Piano Roll editor for MIDI messages;
  • automatic quantizer;
  • portable project storage system, based on super-hackable JSON files;
  • support for all major uncompressed file formats;
  • test-driven development style supported by Travis CI and Catch
  • under a constant stage of development;
  • 100% open-source GPL v3.
Software type
ALSA
JACK
PulseAudio
Platform
GNU/Linux
macOS
Windows
Software language
C++
License
GPL-3
Developer(s)
Monocasual Laboratories

Recent releases:
Giada 0.19.0 6 Nov '21
Giada 0.18.2 6 Nov '21
Giada 0.18.1 12 Sep '21
Giada 0.17.2 19 May '21
Giada 0.18.0.1 17 May '21
Giada 0.17.1 31 Mar '21
Giada 0.17.0 1 Feb '21
Giada 0.16.4 16 Nov '20
Giada 0.16.3.1 21 Jun '20
Giada 0.16.2.2 25 Mar '20