Garay Gets to Manley’s Core

Grammy-winner Val Garay, a longtime user of Manley gear, has been among the first to check out Manley's new Core channel strip.
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Los Angeles, CA (June 4, 2014)—Grammy-winner Val Garay, a longtime user of Manley gear, has been among the first to check out Manley's new Core channel strip.

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The veteran producer’s credits include working with artists as diverse as Kim Carnes, The Motels, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Santana, and many more.

"In my rack here, I've got a whole lot of preamps, EQs, and compressors. But with the Core, I can take just one unit and it's got everything in the chain that I need,” he noted. Manley gear has long been an intrinsic part of his arsenal, Garay says. "I got turned on to Manley stuff back around 1994 by David Kershenbaum. I've cut a lot of tracks with the Massive Passive and the VariMU."

Garay was one of the first producers to work in the digital realm: "In the beginning, we definitely had some struggles with the sound, and we've pretty much gone through every converter known to man," he observes. "But over the years the sound of digital has improved tremendously. And a great performance is a great performance. As long as you've got a good mic and a great signal chain, that's what matters."

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