Dub’s Influence on Studio Technology
King Tubby was a Mister Fix-it before he became the world’s most acclaimed dub engineer. He fixed televisions, toasters, hairdryers and radios. Because he was so skilled in repairing electronics, he could also wind filter coils, design EQs, build large amplifiers for sound systems and create his own mixing desk. In the seventies, dub reggae was the result of Jamaica’s revolt in sound engineering. The groundbreaking musical style was driven by the rebellion against the normality of things. Dub reggae put Jamaica on the world map for its music and historical approach to sound production; the small island making a big impact on the use of studio technology.