Does anyone know how to sustain last word of a vocal?

I'm trying to figure out a way to take the last snippet (word) of a vocal sample and have the last part infinitely sustain...I've heard this many times...anyone know how to do it?  

I want it to be a clean sustain of the word give ( I don't want it to stutter or anything glitchy. I would like get the word "give" to sustain like "giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiivve"

Someone asked this back in 2007, but there was no definitive answer. I was hoping that all these years later maybe someone had some insight.

Incubus does something a similar with a "ahhhh" sound in their track "i miss you" into the second verse at 1:15 seconds. here is the you tube link

Thanks in advance




bubblelux 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • timbijnen
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    Hi Will,

    If you want to increase the sustain in a vocal sample, you're always going to come across a form of manipulation which will cause some loss in sound quality, ie. glitching or stuttering. Unless you make a physical model of the word give. I think the technique you're looking for is granular synthesis ( i'm guessing incubus used this technique also for sustaining their aaaahhhh

    hope this helps

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • tom49
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    Another possibility worth exploring is perhaps using automation on the 'Freeze' button of the Reverb module. When the right portion of the word is played it freezes reverb, hence it gets repeated indefinitely without decaying until your automation triggers 'Freeze' off.

    4 years ago | 0 comments

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