Ember Music artist Scott Brown (Fake Empire, Slowly We Falter) has posted a review and demo of the Red Panda Lab Particle. He also talks about some of the uses/techniques he discovered using the Particle so far.
Particle is a granular delay / pitch shifting pedal. It chops your signal into small grains and then does various strange, trippy, robot things to it, using the techniques of granular synthesis in real time. Results range from radical pitch and delay modulation to shimmering repeats to stutter/glitch sounds.
The audio demos were created by running an Elektron Machinedrum into the particle. It works particularly well with drum tracks so I wanted to show some of it’s potential. The audio was recorded into Logic via a Saffire Pro 40 interface.
Red Panda Lab
Check out this fabulous review of Tangram’s Repository  by Chris Romans at Hear the Indie…
Tangram is the solo project of artist Péter Fabók who dabbles in an array of electronic, chill out styles of song. The music is almost entirely ambient, but not in a boring, sleep inducing way. Rather, it features some tight, almost orchestral, compositions with captivating synthetic tones and melodies…. Repository  is an exemplary album from this artist, and worth taking a look at if your into the sounds of space and ambiance.
Ember Music artist Savaran (Mark Walters) has posted his annual list of favorite albums from the previous year. There are some really fabulous releases in this list… some free and some amazing limited edition sets, all worth a listen. Check out the list here: http://savaranmusic.tumblr.com/post/39307960979/favourite-albums-of-2012
Known Rebel’s fabulous album Hollow is getting some very worthwhile press. In the last two weeks alone the album has been featured in 3 online magazines. Help spread the word and leave comments on each of these sites…
“These fully formed sonic escapades tap straight into the heart—broken up by interspersed vocal samples and crumpled digital debris—that has Known Rebel scraping the finest segments of pure emotion-packed electronics for its audience.”
Nothing But Hope and Passion
“KNOWN REBEL craft their sounds into breathtaking movements of auditory emotion that build elegantly and flow into marvelous finales. Poingnant melodies, rich basslines, and lush synth measures serve as the undercurrent for wondrous atmospheres that embrace you, allowing plenty of room to breathe.”
“…you will become immersed in these curling compositions which feel like the soft touch of warm water on taut skin. This one is a close quarters exercise in delirious heart pounding escapism, I don’t quite know where I’m at when I listen to this and I’ll be damned if I’m going to stop.”