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Bringing the Band Together Around the Manley CORE

Published on Sep 21, 2014
Bringing the Band Together Around the Manley CORE

Southern California, September 2014... Recording tracks remotely has long since ceased to be a novelty, with the old studio quip about someone "phoning in their part" now a commonplace reality. In today's connected digital world, the importance of a great sounding front end recording chain has become more important than ever before. Manley Labs' CORE has been created for just that purpose.

Recently, a stellar group of musicians came together remotely to illustrate that point. Documented on video, drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, Elton John, Bob Seeger) lays down a rock-solid groove at his own Uncommon Studios in North Hollywood, Ca, recording his snare through the new Manley CORE channel strip. The drums are part of a new track, "I've Been Waiting All My Life," composed by bassist/producer James Lomenzo (Megadeth, White Lion).

Guitarist Devon Pangle (Asking Alexandra, John Fogerty) tracks his Les Paul through another CORE at Wood Works Studio in nearby Burbank, with Lomenzo recording his bass through the CORE at his own Monster House Productions Reck Room in Hollywood. Singer Chas West (Bonham, Tribe of Gypsies, Foreigner) cuts a smoking vocal track at Lomenzo's other Monster House Productions studio in Studio City, also via the Manley CORE.

Building upon its 25-year legacy producing revered recording studio equipment, Manley Labs has distilled its CORE technologies from this lineage. 2014 delivers the Manley CORE, an innovative channel strip that combines Manley’s Greatest Hits with fresh technology. The remarkably intuitive front panel combines musical and forgiving circuitry that allows the musician to concentrate on his performance instead of being lost in a sea of knobs.
Ease of use and intelligently chosen operating points make it virtually impossible to cut a bad sounding track!

Manley’s experience and insight working with the industry’s top recording engineers and musicians culminates in the CORE. At this price, there is no other channel-strip with higher headroom or more seductive sound than the CORE. Handcrafted in the USA, built like a tank, built to endure, the epicenter of your recorded art will be the Manley CORE.

Manley CORE Features:

  • Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamplifier with 10 MegOhm Direct Input and XLR Line input
  • 3:1 ELOP® compressor, similar to the VOXBOX® compressor
  • Baxandall high and low shelves with sweepable two-range MID EQ
  • Super-fast FET "brickwall" limiter
  • Beautiful analog meter displays preamp output, final output, or compressor gain reduction
  • MSRP $2250 USD. Proudly handcrafted in the USA!

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