Can an audio recording be enhanced? Forensic audio enhancement is a process of removing unwanted sounds and preserving the wanted sound. Unwanted sounds include static, HVAC fans, hums, and other distracting background noise. The goal is to reveal or uncover the dialogue, conversation or wanted …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
The audio enhancement processes that I have learned are some of the accomplishments of which I am most proud as a forensic expert. Audio enhancement is both an art and a science; and as an audio forensic expert with 30 years of experience, I can …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
Primeau Forensics was originally contacted by Bill Kelly, a researcher for the JFK assassination in connection with Duquesne University. He asked audio forensic expert, Ed Primeau, to assemble and enhance the original Air Force One radio transmissions. It was at that time that Ed realized …Read More
You’re having problems at home. Your spouse has been acting very suspicious recently. You can’t help but think that your significant other is having an affair, but lack of communication with that person makes it impossible to find out the truth. In a desperate attempt …Read More
Recently I have been asked on several of my forensic investigations to enhance the audio recorded on CCTV surveillance video. Audio can be very useful evidence in addition to CCTV surveillance video in the courtroom. Audio helps fill in the missing components that help the …Read More
I am often given digital audio recordings by litigators to enhance. They want to hear the voices in the recording better than what they currently hear. In litigation, it should be termed audio clarification enhancement. This has a negative connotation, implying that the audio has …Read More
As an audio forensic expert, I receive concealed audio recordings for forensic audio enhancement. These recordings are almost always created in noisy public environments. The goal is to remove the unwanted sound and increase the wanted sound. In most cases the wanted sound is dialogue.
One …Read More