This page contains audio samples of the Manley CORE, thanks to Alain Johannes





All of these tracks were recorded through the Manley CORE to Pro Tools at Alain's personal studio in Los Angeles, AD11.
Main Full Mix


"Pebble Tears"

written and performed
by Alain Johannes

Guitar Mic: Neumann M149
Banjo Mic: Neumann M149
Vocal Mic: Shure SM7


All tracked through
Manley CORE
to Pro Tools


April 6, 2014

Isolated Vocal Clean


"Pebble Tears"
written and performed
by Alain Johannes

Vocal Mic: Shure SM7

Tracked through the Manley CORE


Isolated Vocal - CORE Limiter Fast Release


"Pebble Tears"
written and performed
by Alain Johannes

Vocal Mic: Neumann KM105

Tracked through the Manley CORE.
Listen for the purposeful distortion the limiter's fastest attack makes.

Full Mix
Vocal - CORE Limiter Fast Release


"Pebble Tears"
written and performed
by Alain Johannes

Vocal Mic: Neumann KM105
Guitar Mic: Neumann M149
Banjo Mic: Neumann M149

All tracked through the Manley CORE.
This is how that distorted vocal sits in the mix.

Isolated Vocal - CORE Limiter Fast Release pushed with Echoplex and other effects


"Pages of Wands"
written and performed
by Alain Johannes



All tracked through the Manley CORE
to Pro Tools
April 2014

These songs were among the first tracks that Alain recorded for his 2014 album “Fragments & Wholes, Vol. 1.”
If you like Alain's music you can order his new record here. We did! On vinyl!


Rock writer Steven Rosen has this to say about Alain Johannes and the new album:

“Alain Johannes is his own planet, guided by his own orbit and circling his own sun on Fragments and Wholes Vol. 1. On his second solo album, this self-contained artist of stunning pedigree—he has been an elemental part of live and recorded projects with everyone from Chris Cornell and Queens of the Stone Age to Them Crooked Vultures, No Doubt and the Arctic Monkeys—strums all the guitars, bangs all the drums, sings all the vocals as well as engineers, produces and mixes every note of every song.

“On his new record—the long awaited follow-up to 2010's Spark—Johannes is like a mad scientist run amok in a sonic laboratory. Recorded at his home studio where multiple rooms are filled wall to ceiling with a wonderfully strange assortment of bizarre electric guitars, quirky acoustics, vintage stomp boxes and all the hippest and coolest recording paraphernalia you've ever seen, the Santiago, Chile native cross-pollinates sounds and scrambles textures in a way you've never heard before but swear you have. Heartbreakingly beautiful fingerpicked nylon string guitars dissolve into a deluge of menacing distorted electrics on one song while an ensemble section made up of flutes and saxes, or melancholic slide riffs recalling George Harrison's most beatific moments and even Led Zeppelin-tempered drum grooves variously inform other tracks.”



Thank you once again to the amazing Alain Johannes.






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