[verb oh-ver-duhb; noun oh-ver-duhb]
- to add other recorded sound or music, as a supplementary instrumental or vocal track, to a taped musical track to complete or enhance a recording.
- to add (a track or tracks) to a musical recording.
- a recorded segment or layer of instrumental parts, vocalization, or sound effects integrated into a musical recording.
Origin of overdub
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- to add (new sound) on a spare track or tracks
- the addition of new sound to a recording; the blending of various layers of sound in one recording
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Word Origin and History for overdub
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