Manley Backbone No Longer Available

Mastering Insert Switcher with Three Inputs, Eight Inserts, Balanced Signal Path, Input and Output gains, Mix/Fade Control, and Integration/Selector Buttons
Item ID: BackBone

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Manley Backbone
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Make Mastering Easier with the Backbone!

The Manley Backbone mastering insert switcher lets you easily choose, integrate, and control up to eight pieces of outboard gear to put in the signal path. Based on years of experience building custom mastering consoles, Manley put the functionality and convenience of some of the company's best features into a stock box that's made to make your mastering jobs easier, thus the Backbone! You get controls for input and output gain, three inputs, eight inserts, a fully balanced signal path, left/right reverse, selector buttons, mid-side selectors, a handy SWAP order button, and much more on the Backbone!

Manley Backbone Mastering Insert Switcher at a Glance:
  • Integrate your mastering gear
  • Incredible control and functionality
  • Pro performance

Integrate your mastering gear
Manley has been designing and building custom mastering consoles since the early 1990s. Now comes a stock mastering insert switcher that combines the convenience and functionality found in those custom jobs with the flexibility to work within just about any mastering rig. Get the most out of your outboard gear while you streamline your workflow with the Backbone.

Incredible control and functionality
Between allowing you to control input and output gain (plus bypass gains for a passive signal path), having reverse left and right as well as polarity reverse capability, and boasting an ultra-high-quality Penny & Giles rotary fader/mixer, the Backbone gives you great insert choices. There's a mid-side matrix for inserts 2 and 3, a SWAP order button that lets you change the order of gear on inserts 4 and 5, and an injection button for the mixer/fader between inserts 7 and 8.

Pro performance
In addition to having plenty of studio cats on our own staff here at Sweetwater, we talk to an enormous number of engineers, producers, and do-it-yourselfers on a daily basis. When the name "Manley" comes up in conversation with these guys, they're either mentioning prized gear they have or drooling over hardware they want. Nothing says "pro" like a piece of Manley gear in your rack, and for good reason - this stuff is designed and built to give you the absolute best performance possible.

Manley Backbone Mastering Insert Switcher Features:
  • Three inputs
  • Eight inserts
  • Balanced signal path all the way
  • Left/right reverse
  • Absolute polarity reverse
  • Bypass gain control makes passive signal path
  • Over 90 relays
  • EAO switch buttons that can be easily custom-labeled
  • 4 x 24 position Grayhill switch attenuators for input and output gains
  • Mid-side (MS Matrix) for inserts 2 and 3
  • SWAP order button for inserts 4 and 5
  • MIX - FADE injection between 7 and 8
  • Penny & Giles rotary fader/mixer
  • ELCO I/O connection system
  • Bulletproof Manley build quality
The Manley Backbone helps you get the most out of your mastering gear!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number MMBBDB

Customer Reviews

See also: Manley, Manley Optional Mixer I/O