How does it work? Just pick up your sample, drop it in any channel and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as an effect (VST) 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 plugin support

An experimental feature which transforms Giada into a native VST host. Plugin support for Linux, Windows and OS X, of course.

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!

What's New:

  • Switch to Json for modern C++ library for reading and writing Json data
  • Resizable channels, improved version
  • Drop support for raw patches (still readable for backward compatibility)
  • Simplify global configuration parameters
  • Simplify column data storage in patch files
  • Center all micro-subwindows to screen
  • Revamped MIDI learning algorithm and related UI components
  • Always display 'R' button in Sample Channel
  • Don't download external files for unit tests
  • Optimized UI drawings for base buttons
  • Move build info from 'About' window to console log
  • Update RtAudio to 5.1.0
  • Fix crash during audio recording after opening a project (thanks AdTb!)