At least i think it's a sample.
The artist is Snow Patrol, track is "Somewhere a Clock is Ticking," off of their album "Final Straw."
(One of my favorite bands, by the way, but that's for another thread.)
Anyways, the sound is throughout the "refrains" where he's just singing "aaaaaaaaahhhh" over and over again. But the two parts where it really stands out and you realize that "oh, maybe that WASN'T a guitar..." are at points 2:45 and 4:22.
It almost sounds like it COULD be a theramin with some distortion, but the problem is that it's too percussive.
Any ideas? Or by some miracle does someone have enough experience with synths to know the sample name and how to get it off the top of their head? I need it for some ideas that i've been slowly working on for years.
I appreciate any help in this near but impossible request! :p