Mike Clink, Ron Nevison, and Keith Olsen Share Stories From “Behind the Glass”
NILES, IL, August 17, 2009 — It isn’t often that one has the opportunity to hear three legendary producers tell stories about their experiences, but that is precisely what happened in the new, state-of-the-art S.N. Shure Theater at Shure’s Corporate Headquarters in Niles, Illinois. The Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy invited Mike Clink, Ron Nevison, and Keith Olsen to participate in a GRAMMY “Soundtable” event entitled “Behind the Glass.”
“This was one of the most gratifying experiences I’ve had, personally and professionally, in my 20 years working at Shure,” said Mark Brunner, who moderated the discussion with the three panelists who have worked with artists ranging from The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac to Guns N’ Roses and Led Zeppelin. “Some pretty serious homework was required to prepare for this because, together, these three guys have engineered, mixed, and produced a catalog that has achieved more than 300 million units sold – a staggering number and a testament to their longevity in the business.”
As Brunner engaged with Clink, Nevison, and Olsen during the evening, samples of their most notable work were played, followed by a lively discussion where the three spoke candidly about their experiences in the studio and shared insights with the almost 150 attendees.
“This was a wonderful event, and I know the panelists and attendees were thrilled with how the evening went,” said Maureen Droney, Senior Executive Director of the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing. “The S.N. Shure Theater is an amazing venue, and it was a real pleasure to hear the music played back sounding just as its creators intended.”