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mag dubber : A type of sprocketed tape recorder/playback machine device that reproduces one or more audio tracks onto the magnetic area of magnetic film which has a magnetic stripe. A playback-only machine for sprocketed magnetic film, reproducing one or more tracks of sound onto the magnetic area on the film stock. Some mag dubbers which are equipped with dual sets of sprockets can reproduce more than one size of magnetic film, e.g., 16mm and 35mm. See mag-optical print.

master dub : See master(2).

real-time dubbing : Duplicating a tape at its normal playing speed rather than at a higher speed, resulting in better quality than high-speed dubbing.

overdub : To record additional parts alongside (or merged with) previous recorded material, either by a mixing and/or re-recording process or by adding a new track in multitrack recording. Overdubbing enables one-man band productions, as multiple synchronized performances are recorded sequentially. Also called tracking or multitracking.

temp dub : A quick and temporary mix of a film soundtrack made during post-production for screening and evaluation in double-system.

window dub : See BITC.

digital dubbers : Film industry term for a multitrack digital recorder, usually having eight tracks per unit, that use removable hard drives or magneto-optical drives as the recording medium. The term is partly a misnomer because previous film sound terminology had used dubber to describe a copying device as opposed to a recording device.

dub : (1) (verb) In the most general sense, to dub is "to copy," although in film sound it has many similar meanings. Dub can refer to the act of replacing dialog, usually via ADR, either in the original language or in a foreign language. (2) Dubbing is also the common name for re-recording.

Dub-A, Dub-B, Dub-C : See ProDigital.

dubber : Film sound term for a playback-only mag machine. These were previously known as dummies. See digital dubber.

dubbing : (1) The act of re-recording sound effects, location sound, music, dialog, and/or Foley. Usually used to refer to the substitution of a foreign language or other replacement for the original dialog track in a film or TV production. (2) The process of making a copy or copies of a recorded analog or digital original. (3) To mix together onto a single track all of the separate edited soundtracksound tracks of a film or television production. See re-recording, dubbing theater and transfer.

dub masters : See final mix.

dub stage : See dubbing theater.

dubbing theater : Also called a dub stage. A special studio where music is blended with dialog and sound effects for the final soundtracksound track. A dubbing theater is actually a small movie theater, with a large screen and full theater surround system. A row of seats is removed from the middle of the theater and a large mixing console specially designed for film sound is put in place. There is also a machine room which houses dubbers and projectors, isolating the noise from the recording studio in which the DME stems can be recorded in sync with film projected on a screen visible through a window. The screen hangs in a theater equipped with the mixing console which controls the sounds played back by all the dubbers, other prerecorded sources, and the sounds being recorded in the studio. The theater itself is designed to approximate the acoustics of a public cinema. Also called mixing studio, re-recording studio, re-recording stage, or theater.

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