oh, this looks very interesting ! I like the fact that the routing is totally free, can be very creative. and I like the fact that it's tiny. so it fits easily in a live setup.
I use a lot my old TC Fireworx, it's basically a multi effect with effect blocs you can choose and put in any routing (serial and/or parallel),
and it have a modulation matrix with loads of differents modulation source, wich is ace, for example you could have a LFO modulating a formant filter , then sending the filter output to a distortion, the send amout being controlled by a built in step sequencer, then you could use another LFO that control the rate of the first LFO, wich gives very lively / morphing effects. also you can have feedback point inbetween each effects blocks.
every single parameters of each effect is aviable to be modulated by the modulation matrix and/ or external midi , wich is great
you can save 99 user patches. it's a 1U-rack type of device.
the sound engine is old now tough, (pitch and phasers are not so great) , but I really love how flexible it is.
actually the ZOIA seems to be able to do the same kind of things, exept maybe for the modulation matrix.
also using : TC eleltronics D-TWO, TC electronics Time Factor, Waldorf 2-pole, and an old zoom distortion pedal wich have a knob that swithes between 6 different distortion types, very crunchy. usually followed by a dod envellope filters.
there's a whole lot of new stuff that looks awesome nowadays, would like to try some of those mutant monkey shop's stuff