Ever since I began my career as an audio engineer back in the 70?s, noise and sound quality have always been a focus mine as an audio expert. I remember when my interest first started back in the day when records?those twelve inch round black …Read More
The shooting of Trayvon Martin took place on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Trayvon Martin was an unarmed, 17-year-old African American male who was shot and killed by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, a man of mixed ethnicity (Peruvian and white American).
Martin was walking from a …Read More
The human voice is like a symphony:?a follow up on the 911 calls
By Ed Primeau
There are always two sides to any litigation. One side believes and defends while the other disagrees and prosecutes. Yesterday, ?April 2, 2012 was a day full of requests, demands and …Read More
Based on my 28+ years working with the human voice for identification purposes, I have been asked on several occasions to determine a person?s identity based on a voice sample when an exact exemplar was not available. I call this nontraditional voice identification.? I do …Read More
How reliable are audio forensic procedures in the legal system? A student recently asked me that and asked about some of the ins and outs of a career in audio forensics. The student’s specific questions are below and are followed by my answers.
1. How often …Read More
When I am asked to investigate alterations of court recordings, I almost always travel to the courthouse to examine the court’s computer recording system. It is not often that I examine audio files recorded?in?court?from a remote location. This is a serious allegation and requires careful …Read More
Since I began my career as an audio forensic expert 28 years ago, I have been retained on two drug trafficking cases where the US prosecutors office was trying to convict based on five words spoken during a confidential informant recording.
I have been on both …Read More
Today, more than any other time in the history of the United States and the world, we find our court systems full of digital audio files in the form of evidence. As an audio forensic expert, I have testified in many cases in the United …Read More
As an audio forensic expert who conducts voice identification, I receive calls from people around the world asking about voice identification. The American Board of Recorded Evidence provides voice identification standards that help me determine if I can identify a piece of audio evidence.
Some of …Read More
Last Monday I did another radio interview for Elvis Express Radio. Joe from the network called me about 10 am EST and asked how I knew this song had Elvis Presley singing.?I explained to him that I did forensic voice identification and compared the vocal …Read More