Just got the e-mail: Particle V2 - coming summer 2018 I started designing the Particle in 2010 and built the first the first batch of 25 in 2011. My goal was to take the techniques of granular synthesis and make them intuitive for live sound manipulation. There have been a few changes to improve production efficiency, but it is relatively unchanged since June 2012. Later this summer we will be releasing a significant update, based around the same DSP platform as the Tensor. New in Particle Version 2 (subject to change): Stereo in/out (TRS) 1.8 second delay time Soft touch footswitches Freeze footswitch Tap tempo with divisions Assignable expression pedal USB MIDI and firmware updates Additional parameters via MIDI Presets (4 on front, 128 via MIDI) Smoother pitch shifting Higher sampling rate Higher headroom, lower noise Smaller enclosure (3” x 4.6”) One of my goals is to make it easier for touring musicians to integrate into their pedalboard. For example, it will power up with the previous preset so you don't have to worry about bumping the knobs. You can create more complex granular sounds by combining all of the delay and pitch parameters via MIDI, store it as a preset, and then manipulate the sound live using the Particle's knobs. We will share more information over the coming months. thanks, -curt Sounds very cool - particularly switchable freeze & presets.