Our History

dlb Research was informally begun about 1979, and formally in 1991. During this time, David L. Bytheway had designed all kinds of custom electronics for many different applications. In 2005 David’s son Benjamin joined the team after he graduated from BYU in 2006

  • 1969 Licensed Amateur Radio operator at age 14
  • 1971 Joined with Terry Thatcher as a installer for Reuter Pipe Organs of Lawrence, Kansas
  • 1973 First job as Grunt and Repair Technician at "House of Music" High end consumer audio store including, McIntosh,B&O, Nakamichi, Bose, ESS, Kenwood, Marantz.
  • 1977 Maintenance Technician, Bonneville Productions, maintaining audio studios, tape duplication, and Temple Square audio facilities
  • 1978 Enrolled in University of Utah BSEE Program
  • 1979 First Design, rebuild of old Langevin 12x4 mixing console
  • 1980 First recording of Utah Symphony with Soundstream Digital Audio
  • 1982 Built first transformerless modifications of AKG-414 P48 Mics
  • 1983 Winner of IEEE Student Paper Competition, University of Utah
  • 1983 Began contract work designing Analog Master Control Audio Processor for Robert Bosch Corporation, Video Equipment Division, later merged with Philips as Broadcast Television Systems (BTS), then Philips, then Thompson, then, Thomson Grass Valley.
  • 1985 Graduated with BSEE Degree from University of Utah
  • 1985 Joined Robert Bosch Corporation as Full Time Design Engineer
  • 1988 First Proposal submitted to LDS Church for the First generation ATM (Automatic Translation Mixer) system.
  • 1990 Received a Kidney Transplant
  • 1991 Testing of first ATM prototype
  • 1992 April testing of second ATM Prototype
  • 1992 Installation of ATM system in Salt Lake Tabernacle Translation Facility
  • 1994 Received Utah Quiet Pioneer Award for work on the Salt Lake Tabernacle Translation system
  • 1998 Began initial research work on Second Generation ATM translation system
  • 1999 Began formal R&D on Second Generation ATM system
  • 2000 Prototype Second Generation ATM Built
  • 2001 Kidney re-implant of graft (out of work for 3 months).
  • 2001 Received Purchase Order for Second Generation ATM & OAC System
  • 2002 Installation of Second Generation ATM and OAC System
  • 2005 Began recording work with Sally Bytheway Chorale and son Benjamin
  • 2008 Finished the Grass Valley Sonata MADI product line
  • 2008 Left Thomson Grass Valley - Began full-time employment at ClearOne Communcations
  • 2010 Left ClearOne Communications - Began full-time employment at Control4

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