Giada – Audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians

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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.


Ultra-lightweight internal design

Giada is designed to be a fast and reliable audio tool, focused on productivity. 100% exotic dependencies free. Based on few external libraries, you can save it into a floppy disk.

Multi-thread/multi-core support

The audio stuff runs in a separate process, while the interface is at your command. In this way the music never stops, even during the heaviest processing.

32 bit floating point audio engine

All samples are internally converted and managed to provide hi-definition audio mixing, with ALSA, JACK, CoreAudio, ASIO and DirectSound full support.

Unlimited number of audio channels controlled via computer keyboard

Manage loops and events, play samples, mute and stop channels: everything through your computer's keyboard.
Different playback modes and combinations

Launch single-shot samples with a key press; compose your song with layered loops, actions or takes from the external world; use Giada as a live drum machine or yet process live any input and redirect it to the speakers.

Bpm and beat sync with sample-accurate loop engine

Giada can run for hours without losing a bpm, thanks to its sample-based calculations.

Built-in wave editor

Cut, trim, silence, normalize and pitch your sample via the minimal yet very tasty integrated editor.

VST and VSTi plugin support

A feature which transforms Giada into a native VST host, also suitable for live processing. Plugin support for Linux, Windows and OSX, of course.

Live sampler from external inputs

Record samples from the real world with automatic channel selection and input delay compensation.

Live quantizer

Align the samples on exact fractions of beats to gain an ultra-precise live performance.

Action recorder + action editor

Record live your performance or craft it carefully via the action editor, possibly building the structure of the song from scratch.

Patch-based system

All your sounds and actions can be safely stored into small and compact open source files.

Support for all major uncompressed file formats

Giada handles any uncompressed audio format, such as .wav, .aiff and many others.

A constant stage of development

Giada keeps growing every day. Feel free to submit your ideas or any bug found to our forum, or join us on GitHub.

100% open-source GPL stuff

Giada is free for use and distribution: you can use it without any limitations. Help us to improve it more!

Install giada on ubuntu

Download deb package from here .Once you have deb package double click on it to install




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