The debut release by new developers Audiaire, Zone is a polyphonic synth (PC/Mac, VST/AU/AAX) with a “one-of-a-kind parameter sequencer” at its heart for step-based modulation of just about all controls. Knobs and sliders are assigned to lanes by drag-and-drop, and there’s no limit to the lanes you can have in a patch. Beyond that, Zone features two main oscillators drawing on 151 waveforms, a wide range of filter and modulator types, 20 effects modules, and over 400 presets. It costs £129, and is out now.
Zone’s onboard sequencer lets you animate almost all of its controls