I'd like to have the editor too, but with arturia's resources being so widely spread out at the moment, I'd rather have them focus on the next firmware update.
I think, eventually there will be an editor for origin. Either by arturia, or third party.
How do you like your akai miniak ?
I have alesis micron, which is basically the same thing in a different box, without all the mod wheels...
To my ears, after origin, this is possibly the most analog sounding va out there.
Alesis micron was designed by Bret Victor (a very smart fellow - google him up, if interested). Originally, Bret coded the dsp engine for alesis ion. The hardware was done by some other folks. Eventually, ion went out of production, and Brent designed micron in its entirety. It was stripped down like that, probably to keep the mfg costs to minimum. A year or to ago, numark, a parent company to alesis and akai thought that the latter should reenter the synth market and the miniak was born.
They basically grabbed the guts from micron and put it in their own package with more mod wheels and without sliders. Rather than use one hefty dsp chip (like tigersharc for example) for all the processing, these va's use smaller alesis/wavefront AL3101 dsp chip for each voice, plus one for effects. Each chip can do ~ 50mps. These chips were originally used in alesis effects, but clever Bret figured out a way to make a great sounding synth out of them and Alesis has made a good chunk of money selling them. Anyway, I'm somewhat familiar with these chips (they're fixed point dsp's btw), and I'm just amazed how much one guy was able to squeeze out of them by top notch coding.
Like I said earlier, it's no origin, but imho, at ~ $300 you can't get a better va for the money.