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
As an audio forensic expert, one of my day-to-day activities is voice identification and speaker recognition. Primeau Forensics receives calls on a weekly basis from concerned businesses and citizens for help identifying a derogatory voicemail message or threat to an employee or supervisor.
Also common are …Read More
So, you may have heard the rumor that Sir Paul McCartney is dead. In fact, the evidence that has been presented over the years is quite entertaining. The Abbey Road album cover with Paul barefoot and songs like Strawberry Fields Forever or Revolution 9, that …Read More
One of the most important elements of voice identification is the ability to recognize the characteristics of the human voice. There are many elements to distinguish these characteristics, some audial, some visual.
Think about when you have your back to a person who enters the room …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
Imagine for a moment that you’re sitting at home after a long day at work, enjoying some time in your living room, watching TV, or the like. All of a sudden, you hear the door open behind you. You sit and wonder who could have …Read More
Historically, voice identification has had its ups and downs in the United States Courts. Forensic experts that practice voice identification follow voice identification processes that have been established in the scientific community. However, there are times the voice identification process is necessary with less than …Read More
Last week I attended the American College of Forensic Examiners international conference, the Executive Summit, out in Las Vegas at the Rio. The conference was well attended and covered many different forensic curricula, but the one session that really motivated me to attend this conference …Read More
As you probably have read in previous blog postings, I’ve made some comments about the 911 and other police recordings that were involved in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. My opinions were published in the Orlando Sentinel and I also made some appearances on MSNBC …Read More