The unknown voice is Mayor Jim Fouts. I performed two forms of voice identification testing (also known as speaker recognition) with a second audio forensic expert employed with Primeau Forensics. We performed both aural spectral voice ID as well as biometric voice identification testing. Read More
The biometric software program that we used is a Speech Pro Product titled ?SIS 2?. We formatted each speech sample based on training received from Owen Forensic Services and loaded them into the biometric software. The result was a 98% mismatch meaning the ?unknown? voice recording that surfaced in the Washington Post today is NOT the voice of Donald Trump. Read More
After 34 years as an audio forensic expert testifying in dozens of cases on the local State and Federal court levels, I have gained experience and knowledge about the trial process.
Today, more than ever, many of my cases go to trial. Fewer criminal cases take …Read More
Generally speaking, any device that captures video is also capable of simultaneously capturing audio. This audio can be crucial to the Forensic Expert, as it can show the expert more clearly ?what happened when,? when it comes to a crime scene.
Picture this: a young man …Read More
As an Audio Forensic Expert, knowing what tools are available to me and how they work is extremely important. One type of signal processor that I frequently use is a compressor. While this is often thought of as a tool for music production, it serves …Read More
Closed circuit television systems have become a major contributor of evidence to court cases. While the video from these systems is often very important, the audio can often play just as much of a role in the investigation. At Primeau Forensics, we often are hired …Read More
As an Audio Forensic Expert, my day to day activity includes forensic services like audio enhancement and authentication, as well as voice identification. Audio enhancement is probably the most common service I provide, because more often than not, the audio evidence was not recorded in …Read More
Audio Enhancement – A Forensic Approach
Most people searching for audio enhancement are looking for a solution to better hear a poorly recorded audio conversation. There are two ways to look at audio enhancement, from a recreation standpoint and a business/legal standpoint. The audio recording may …Read More
Back at the end of October, I was contacted by Nicole Bogart from the Global News in Toronto who asked that I conduct a voice identification between known samples of Mayor Rob Ford and a male caller to a radio show named Ian. They believed …Read More
A lot of people have been asking how I restored the Air Force One radio transmissions from November 22 1963, right after JFK was shot. Below I have outlined my process with brief explanations about each.
I used a software program from Adobe Audition for this …Read More