Mercury, Soundelux & Dangerous Host Special Events at Hyde St. Studios during 121st AES in San Francisco - 'Not your average AES Party'
Hayward, California, August 14, 2006

Mercury Recording Equipment Co., Soundelux Microphones and Dangerous Music will be hosting a special two night 'Special Event', Friday, October 6th and Saturday October 7th at Hyde Street Studios. The events will follow the 121st AES convention from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Hyde St. Studios, located at 245 Hyde St., in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.

To answer your first questions. Yes, there will be a buffet served from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with plenty of drinks and snacks served all night and Yes, there will be over $10,000.00 of Mercury, Soundelux and Dangerous gear raffled away... But, this will not be your average AES Party.

Starting at 7:00pm, on Friday and Saturday, there will be several seminars taking place in the multi-room facility. First, Mercury Recording Equipment Co. and Soundelux Microphones will host a Vocal Overdub and Mix Session in Hyde Street's Neve Equipped Studio A. Scheduled Special Guest Engineers include Grammy Nominated Producer-Engineer Mark Needham (The Killers, Chris Isaak, Fleetwood Mac), Grammy Award winning engineer Joe Chiccarelli (Zappa, Beck, U2) as well as 15 time Grammy Award winning engineer Al Schmitt (Quincy Jones, Diana Krall, Paul Anka). Vocals provided by Chris Karn of 'Deccatree'.

In Studio D, on Hyde Street's 2nd floor, Mercury and Soundelux invited Matt Kelley (George Clinton, Tupac, Digital Underground) to engineer a Hip Hop vocal /mix session on Friday night. Followed on Saturday with Award Winning Engineer-Mixer Barry Rudolph (The Corrs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates) giving an in-depth 'Recording Drums' Seminar.

All Sessions will feature Mercury's vintage inspired line of Studio Microphone Amplifiers, Program Equalizers and Limiting Amplifier as well as Soundelux's full line of Tube and Fet Professional Studio Microphones.

Dangerous Music will host a Mastering Seminar at Mike Wells Mastering, located across the hall from Studio A. Engineer Mike Wells will showcase Dangerous Music's line of Professional Mastering Equipment including the Dangerous Master, Dangerous Monitor and Dangerous MQ. There will be a tutorial on sum and difference processing and the power of M/S in the mastering environment. The session will feature selected tracks from Deccatree's "Battle of Life" album mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Chris Lord Alge (Green Day, Jewel, Pussycat Dolls).

Hyde Street is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of operating Studios A ↦ D, in their world class, multi-room, studio facility. Present owner Michael Ward has hosted artists such as Green Day, Tupac Shakur, Chris Isaak, Willie Nelson, Cake and George Clinton over the past 25 years. But the building's recording history dates back to the late 1960s. Artists of that era, such as Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane recorded at the Studio, then owned by Wally Heider, a true pioneer of the recording industry.

For more info please contact David Marquette @ 510/581-3817,, or Visit us at AES booth #1325.

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