Blesser Associates

Head-shot of Dr. Blesser Dr. Barry Blesser is considered one of the grandfathers of the digital audio revolution. He was the inventor of the first digital audio reverberation system, the EMT-250; helped start Lexicon in the 1970's; has published numerous papers on many aspects of digital audio, and holds several audio and DSP related patents.

Dr. Blesser received his S.B, S.M and Ph.D. from MIT in the fields of Electrical Engineering and Communications, and was an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT from 1969 to 1978. Since leaving academia, he has been highly sought after as a consultant, Director of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, providing expertise in product development, engineering management and software risk engineering for over 50 companies in the United States and Europe.

An AES Fellow, Dr. Blesser was President of the Audio Engineering Society in 1980 and has been on the AES Journal's editorial review board since 1975. He is the recipient of the AES Silver, Bronze and Govenors Medals, and has won awards for the best published paper several times. Dr. Blesser co-chaired the first AES conference on digital audio in 1980. His landmark paper, Digital Processing in Audio Signals, first published by the AES Journal in 1978, is still being distributed.

Currently, Dr. Blesser provides technology development management consulting services, and with long time associates, specializes in the management of complex hardware and software projects. A frequent lecturer, Dr. Blesser is in increasing demand by both academic and industry associations. He is currently working on the manuscript of a forthcoming book, which promises to be the definitive multi-disciplinary treatise on reverberation.

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