It’s a poly synth based on eight Oberheim SEM modules.
Unluckily for us, Dave Spiers wrote " We recently did a series of surveys with our customers and found a huge majority are Mac users. So, as OB-E evolved into the very special monster that is it, we decided to release it as Mac only and see what the reception was."
So, a Windows version is not planned at now. And don’t ask him if nor when! More info here
Needless to say, I’m very disappointed. Again… When Minimonsta was released, we spent some time talking about the weird way used to manage MIDI program change. Using Cantabile and magic of bindings, it’s very easy fix the problem, but at the time it wasn’t. In Minimonsta, you need to enter the GUI, manually activate the program change activation button. Then set to zero the morph time. Every program change must be followed by a low specific key press to trigger the change properly. What a mess!
At the end, he just told me “maybe Minimonsta is not the intrument you need”. I respect Dave, he’s brilliant, I’d like a his version of the CS-80, I’m sure it would do it better than Arturia. Too bad, it would be Mac only.