from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To add (supplementary recorded sound) to a previously taped musical recording especially in order to heighten the total effect.
- n. Additional recorded sound that is blended into a musical recording: instrumental overdubs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To record a part along with an already recorded part or parts.
- n. An overdubbed part.
Les Paul also experimented with the recording process, employing an "overdub" method, meaning recording a part "on top" of another while listening to the original or earlier take.
(Soundbite of music) Mr. COYNE: We sort of thought of the idea of more like, well, we can just kind of overdub a bunch of stuff, and no one's really going to know whether we're playing or not, and if we're lucky, we can make it sound like we're much better than we really are.
But she had a chance in the overdub of the vocal to redo a part if she wasnt totally satisfied, without having the band to have to play it over again.
Sometimes, it's a real performance, but we like to overdub quite a bit, so it's not always all of us playing at the same time.
Tony says I can overdub the rest in Boston anyway.
Because of my connection with Richard Perry -- who was Carly's producer -- and, at the time, was connected to everybody in the world, when we were doing the No Secrets album, we were in the studio where I was doing an overdub, and I look into the control room because somebody had just walked in.
Cuts within individual scenes never quite match continuity: actors 'physical proximity and movements don't fully mesh, and in one or two scenes actors overdub their lines when their lips are closed.
So, the majority of the tracks were those guys, and we had Matthew Sweet come in and overdub some harmonies.
Mark was just going to come in and overdub his harmony, but in true Mark fashion, he came in, sat down at the piano to work out his harmonies and the next thing we knew he and I were re-cutting the vocals together live.
When I would rehearse songs with my band in middle school, i would purposely overdub and erase my vocals because I was so embarrassed of the sound.
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