After graduating New York University, Mike Klasco founded GLI in 1972, one of the first disco audio equipment manufacturers. Post graduate work was in signal processing at NYU in a combined masters/PhD, with the thesis to be completed this century. He sold GLI in 1977 to The Variable Speech Control Company and stayed on for five years. In January 1983 Mike moved to California and founded Menlo Scientific.
During the last twenty-five years hundreds of projects have been undertaken for large and small clients, including DuPont, Bell Labs, Monsanto, ExxonMobile, Nike, Intel, Microsoft, Yamaha, Tejin, Cisco, Echelon, 3Com, Armstrong World Industries, Johns Mansville, Owens Corning, Niles, NuTone, Polk, AuraSound, B&C, Klipsch, Ferrofluidics, Transilwrap, Apple, and Acer.
Mike has over 300 articles published in many electronics and audio magazines and technical journals and was the Technical Editor of Sound & Communications magazine for ten years, and is presently an Associate Editor of Multimedia Magazine. Invited papers have been presented at the Acoustical Society of America, he has held positions as Session Organizer at the Audio Engineering society, Chairman of the Committee on Acoustics, and member for 35 years. He has half dozen patents licensed or assigned to the Variable Speech Control Company, Yamaha, Armstrong World Industries, and others.
Steve has worked for a variety of audio companies, notably at Ferrofluidics (now Ferrotec), as well as several Boston-area hi fi companies (a/d/s, Cizek, Snell Acoustics). Steve is the past president of ALMA, and currently serves on the board of directors. Steve runs our test and measurement lab, where speakers, microphones and headsets are measured with a variety of gear, including dummy heads, artificial mouths and the AT&T Bell Labs SysID two channel FFT and distortion analyzer.
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Neil, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (FASA), studied at both the Cooper Union in New York and the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been a design consultant for more than 32 years, and is the designer for many prestigious projects, among them the Getty Villa in Malibu, Caltrans District 7 Headquarters building in Los Angeles, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and MGM Constellation Place. Mr. Shaw is also known for his patent and book reviews for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society as well as for his columns in Live Sound International magazine.