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:

  • New double-buffered audio engine
  • Improved audio sample rendering precision
  • Show tooltips when hovering over UI components
  • Add .clang-format file
  • Removed support for Autotools build system
  • Removed support for old raw patches
  • [CMake] Use find_package command for libsamplerate
  • Improved AudioBuffer move semantics
  • Send time + position information to plug-ins
  • Update JUCE library to version 6.0.7
  • Fix crash when saving project with plug-ins in invalid state