Overdub meaning

ōvər-dŭb
To add (supplementary recorded sound) to a previously taped musical recording especially in order to heighten the total effect.
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Additional recorded sound that is blended into a musical recording.

Instrumental overdubs.

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A recording of sounds, music, etc. that is added to or superimposed on another recording.
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To add (sounds, music, etc.) to (an already existing recording)
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(sound engineering) To record a part along with an already recorded part or parts.

The rhythm guitar part is live, but the solo was overdubbed.

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(sound engineering) An overdubbed part.

The rhythm guitar part is live, but the solo is an overdub.

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Origin of overdub

  • over- +"Ž dub (in the sense of double)

    From Wiktionary