Dub began its life in and around 1973. The studios had bought in, sound effect units that allowed them to use echo, reverb and other effects to affect the tunes they were producing. Dubbing is no easy task, it takes wit and imagination to understand where A dub tune is going.
The early producers of these sounds were people like Lee Perry, King Tubby, Prince Jammy each had a signature sound that was instantly identifiable as the sound engineer. Dub took off and it wasn't long before the style produced albums in dub. If there was spare studio time, there was time for a dub mix the scene was prolific. Joe Gibbs Studio dominated the late seventies dub scene, who along with Channel one studio fed the thousands.