Here’s an idea for a new plug-in: An Ebow emulator!
I know that would be a tall order because the Ebow device itself is predicated on a very specific physical action (i.e. a light beam exciting a touchless string vibration) as opposed to the voltage-based effects of stomp boxes, but I’m wondering whether that could be at least roughly approximated through some type of combination of, say, ducker/attenuation of the initial attack followed by an organic sounding vibrato, and maybe overlaid with something that produces a sweet, singing sustain (?).
I tried to build my own Dwarf pedalboard harnessing the available slow gear and vibrato plug-ins but without much success, so maybe a more bespoke approach would be required.
In any event, if any of the developers were able to come up with an ersatz Ebow that was at least half-way realistic, I’d gladly pay extra for it, as I’d love to have that effect in my arsenal. I tried using the actual Ebow device itself previously, but I found that it was way too tricky to deploy on bass, which obviously has different string spacing than guitar, which the device defaults to.
Just an idea - hoping others might be interesed in this also.
Frank in Vancouver