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Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for djs and live performers. Load up to 32 samples, choose to play them in single mode (drum machine) or loop mode (sequencer) and start the show with your computer keyboard as a controller.
Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for Linux 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.
* Multi-thread/multi-core support
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 full ALSA, JACK and DirectSound support.
* Up to 32 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
Play single-shot samples, compose your song with layered loops or use Giada as a live drum machine.
* Bpm and beat sync with sample-accurate loop engine
Giada can run for hours without losing a bpm, thanks to its sample-based calculations.
* Live quantizer
Align the samples on exact fractions of beats to gain an ultra-precise live performance.
* Action recorder
Record every action from active channels, possibly building the structure of your entire track from scratch.
* Patch-based system
All your sounds and actions can be safely stored into small and compact open source files.
* 100% freeware stuff
Giada is free for use and distribution: you can use it without any limitations. Help us to improve it more!
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What's new What's new in version 0.6.1
- Support for unlimited number of channels
- Deep internal refactoring, mixer/GUI layers
- Fix random crashes on exit
- Fix crashes when closing Giada with VST windows opened
- Always free Master In plugin stack on exit
- Lots of other minor bugs fixed and small enhancements
Technical information Requirements, supported languages and OS
- Supported OS: WinXP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
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