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Dub (Music)


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    • Dub reggae
    • Reggae dub
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    • found: Work cat.: 2006001787: Beckford, R. Jesus dub, 2006.
    • found: Jesus dub, 2006:ECIP galley, ch. 4 (There are at least three phases of dub's evolution. In the first phase, dub was one-off acetates with the vocals taken out, which were created around 1967. These instrumental singles were not produced for mass consumption but for sound systems to play at dances. The second phase of dub emerges in the latter part of 1968 [as] studio engineers became musicians actively creating a new music by remixing the A side of a record. These versions became the B side, replacing the old idea of having two singles on a record. The remixed version enabled particular instruments such as the organ or bass to dominate the rhythm track and also allow punchy sayings or chants to punctuate the mix. The third phase of dub arrived in 1972 in the form of sophisticated stand-alone mixes.)
    • found: New Grove 2nd ed. WWW site, Jan. 31, 2006(Dub (ii). A technique of reggae in which records are remixed to create new backing tracks for improvised vocal solos ("toasting"). The remixing of records may include such techniques as the adding of sound delay or reverberation, and sound effects may also be incorporated.)
    • found: Reference.com WWW site, Jan. 31, 2006(Dub (music). Dub is characterized as a "version" of an existing song, typically emphasizing the drums and bass; instrumental tracks are typically drenched in sound processing effects, with most of the lead instruments and vocals dropping in and out of the mix. The music sometimes features processed sound effects and other noises, such as animal sounds, babies crying, and producers shouting instructions at the musicians. A major reason for producing multiple versions was economic: A record producer could use a recording he owned to produce numerous versions from a single studio session. [The dub] version was also an opportunity for a producer or remix engineer to experiment and vent their more creative side. The version was typically the B-side of a single, with the A-side dedicated to making a popular hit, and B-side for experimenting and providing something for DJ's to talk over.)
    • found: Wikipedia, Feb. 9, 2012:Dub (music) (Dub is a genre of music which grew out of reggae music in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre, though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae. Music in this genre consists predominantly of instrumental remixes of existing recordings and is achieved by significantly manipulating and reshaping the recordings, usually by removing the vocals from an existing music piece, emphasizing the drum and bass parts (this stripped down track is sometimes referred to as a 'riddim'). Other techniques include dynamically adding extensive echo, reverb, panoramic delay, and occasional dubbing of vocal or instrumental snippets from the original version or other works; dub reggae)
    • found: Sly & Robbie. Dub reggae [SR] p1999.
    • found: Reggae dub [SR] c2001.
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