Chris Manning is a multi-platinum engineer, mixer and producer. Over the last 22 years, Chris' musical efforts have contributed to sales of over 32 million albums worldwide. He works out of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Italy.
Salamander Sound is the name of Chris' music production company.
Chris' professional musical career began as the bassist for the early '90s pop band: Jellyfish (Virgin/ Charisma). While in Jellyfish, Chris made three videos for MTV, and played hundreds of shows across the United States and Europe. Highlights included touring with The Black Crowes, opening for INXS at Wembley Stadium, and meeting thousands of new people around the world who shared his love of music.
It was Albhy Galuten (Producer: Bee Gees, Barbara Streisand, Eric Clapton) who kindled a new passion in Chris with the world of recording studios and record making… Inspired, Chris left Jellyfish, and signed on as an assistant engineer at the prestigious Plant Studios in Sausalito,Ca. During that time, he worked under producers such as Steve Lillywhite, Bob Rock and Jerry Harrison. Chris engineered on 26 multi-platinum and 8 grammy winning: "Supernatural" by Carlos Santana. He also worked on records for Metallica, Third Eye Blind, Guster, Joe Satriani and others.
In 2000 Chris built his own studio and recorded artists such as Jesse Colin Young, Eric Martin, Ted Nugent & Thriving Ivory.
Recently, Chris teamed up with legendary producer Corrado Rustici to record the #1 selling multi-platinum album of 2010 for Italian artist Luciano Ligabue. Chris has also made critically acclaimed Italian recordings for Noemi, Giusy Ferreri and an upcoming 2012 production for Paolo Simoni.
Chris has worked with: Steve Lillywhite, Corrado Rustici, Bob Rock, Jerry Harrison, Neill King, Jack Blades, KC Porter, Ant Banks, Albhy Galuten, Jack Joseph Puig, Eric Thorngren, Mike Fraser, Arne Frager, Glen Kolotkin, Thom Wilson, Jason Carmer, John Siket. Chris has Mixed or Recorded for: Sony (US, Italy, Taiwan) Warner, Arista, Elektra, Virgin, Charisma, Hollywood, Sire, MCA, Chophouse, Milan, Pointblank, Priority, Fortune, MFLP, Popmafia, Wind Up, Eagle, Take Root and Epitaph.