Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

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Sharooz
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Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:30 am

BONES wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:55 pm
And you think those guys know more about it than I do? I imagine they weren't even born when I bought my first synth. But it's a personal thing, you can't afford to be sensitive about it. Some people will find the sound pleasing, some people won't. That's life.
Frankly I don’t care if they know more or less about synths than you. But I do hope it’s likely people will take their opinion more seriously than yours.

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BONES
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Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:47 pm

That will be up to people but I've been doing this for a very long time, so I think I have a pretty good handle on it all, and when you listen to 50 or 60 presets and they all have similarities in the way they sound, I think it is there for anyone to hear. It's just how useful each of us find that particular sound for what they do that will determine whether they see the value in it or not.
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Distorted Horizon
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Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:33 pm

Bones.. Taking fun out from forums since 2001.. :tu:

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Distorted Horizon
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Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:06 am

Sharooz wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:27 am
25% offer is valid until end of January with code ZONE25 at checkout.
I believe it doesn't work in Splice?

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Sharooz
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44 posts since 7 Dec, 2011

Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:03 pm

We're incredibly proud to announce Computer Music and Music Tech magazines have both awarded Zone their respective Editor Choice Awards, with both scoring Zone 9/10!

https://www.musictech.net/reviews/audiaire-zone-review/

https://www.musicradar.com/reviews/audiaire-zone

vertibration
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31 posts since 11 Nov, 2010 from ny

Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:08 pm

kattstrike wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:16 am
iNNeRNoiZe wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:26 am
Wow, I love this plugin. :love: It has become my main workhorse in less than 2 hours.
in some Youtube videos I can see user waveforms of analog synthesizers, where can I download them? Any Idea?

And it EATS cpu power! :borg:
Hey! Ahh that's great that you love it :D

In terms of CPU, you can change the quality to "Eco" on the synth. If you use patches that have lots of voices that's also going to take a lot of power (as they're "true" polyphonic voices), so try reducing them to 1 or 2 and see how you get on. :)

As for waveforms, Zone works best with single-cycle waveforms (although, I often import in sounds I generally like... haha). There's loads of stuff on Google if you search "single cycle waveform samples" - I found this one whilst doing a quick search.

Hope that helps!
I tried Zone for less than 5 minutes, and I am totally hooked on it. Look, you gotta know what you are looking for. I have been scoping this synth for weeks. I wanted something that has a super similar setup as the Dave Smith Instruments Evolver, and Zone totally reminds me of its spirit, and huge modulation matrix. The thing I loved about the Evolver, was that you could basically route the sequencers to anything. I totally love that you could do that with Zone. Not that you cant do that with lets say Serum, Massive or Pigments, but something about Zone screams modular, and it sounds very organic. The layout is super simple to figure out, and there aren't many things I would change aside from adding the option to make the sequencers zoom in, sort of like a tab page. so you could switch back and forth. It would make editing much easier IMO. Other than that, I think if you are looking for a Dave Smith Instruments style synth, this one definitely reminds me of an Evolver

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kattstrike
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9 posts since 21 Nov, 2018

Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:01 am

After a lot of requests, we're proud to finally announce our first Zone preset pack; Cinematic Expression. The pack features 103 new patches with sound design from John Tejada, Sharooz and Supermeja. As it's our first pack, it's currently on an introductory offer of only £9.99! :)

For more info (and sound examples), you can visit our blog.

We put a lot of work into this pack so we'd love to hear some of your thoughts if any of you get the chance to try it! :wink:

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Julien Unison
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381 posts since 9 Oct, 2006

Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:55 pm

Very nice demos ! I think im going to buy it soon...

Can you post some more audio demos please ?
U N I S O N : shoegaze / electronic / black metal wall of sound with heavenly voice
https://soundcloud.com/weareunison / https://www.facebook.com/unison666 / https://weareunison.com/

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kattstrike
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9 posts since 21 Nov, 2018

Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:15 am

Julien Unison wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Very nice demos ! I think im going to buy it soon...

Can you post some more audio demos please ?
Hey Julien, we've posted a few more demos on our Soundcloud, as per your request :).

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DJErmac
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744 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:33 pm

I've just noticed that the price has been lowered ($139->$115). And it's still shown as "introductory price".
I remember this synth sounded excellent, the only thing that stopped me from buying it was the price. Now that it's 99€, I'm thinking again... :ud:

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loungepanda
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333 posts since 27 Apr, 2013 from Denmark

Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft) 64 bit only

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:28 am

Russell Grand wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:34 pm
Halonmusic wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:54 am
iLok :dog: :help: :smack:
Agreed. I wish iLok would disappear, to just a die a sudden permanent death. I deal with the software version because there are many plugs I love that use it, but I wish I didn't have to.
But it won't thanks to people like yourself.

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KVRAF
3276 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:18 pm

OK - I am in the Zone. I also demoed before and liked it but didn’t need it so thought I would wait for a sale...the £89 price point was close enough!

It’s a realy easy synth to program nice evolving pads or modular type sequences (it does modular better than a lot of the ‘patch cable’ type modular VSTs)

All in all I am realy impressed, some good bread and butter VA sounds and some very Compex sequences and song starters....
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DJErmac
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744 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:50 pm

Purchased also. Sounds really awesome. Some presets are simply mindblowing. Thanks for lowering the price Audiaire ! ^^

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Julien Unison
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381 posts since 9 Oct, 2006

Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft & Splice)

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:05 pm

kattstrike wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:15 am
Julien Unison wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Very nice demos ! I think im going to buy it soon...

Can you post some more audio demos please ?
Hey Julien, we've posted a few more demos on our Soundcloud, as per your request :).
Thank you, let's buy this soundset ! :love:

EDIT: done !

EDIT 2 : AND it's really good ! :tu:
U N I S O N : shoegaze / electronic / black metal wall of sound with heavenly voice
https://soundcloud.com/weareunison / https://www.facebook.com/unison666 / https://weareunison.com/

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Russell Grand
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1705 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: Zone by Audiaire (iLok soft) 64 bit only

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 pm

loungepanda wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:28 am
Russell Grand wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:34 pm
Halonmusic wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:54 am
iLok :dog: :help: :smack:
Agreed. I wish iLok would disappear, to just a die a sudden permanent death. I deal with the software version because there are many plugs I love that use it, but I wish I didn't have to.
But it won't thanks to people like yourself.
:roll:

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