8 The Dub


8.1 Dubbing theory and techniques

Mixing the tracks, also known as dubbing, consists primarily of placing all of the sounds at the proper volume and equalization. Although this is the principal goal of the dub, the dub is also the last chance to fix any problems, place sounds in the stereo or surround perspective, and alter the sound to better fit the apparent environment or to fine tune the sound design. Mixing for postproduction is often more demanding than mixing music in a studio session. The music session often is only moved at points, and many channels tend to move together and movements are often small. In postproduction the levels, effects, and equalization tend to change all over the place all the time.

The sounds must work ...

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