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Anonymous
June 22, 2005 11:15:41 PM

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I am looking for an audio engineer to deal with some recordings of
people talking, which are indistinct, for the purposes of recognising
what is being said on the recordings (particular phrases), and
secondly cleaning up the recordings if possible (noise reduction) to
make them clearer for others to listen to.

Where would I find a suitable person, preferably someone reputable /
qualified, preferably in the USA, is there an industry association
which I could approach to find someone? The results might be brought
to the attention of a lawyer, hence someone who has done such work
before would be best.

listener1967 (at) yahoo.com
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 11:15:42 PM

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In article <niajb1l6nf7aubd4fr6luv9trkctkjfgji@4ax.com>,
<listener1967@yahooNOSPAM.com> wrote:
>I am looking for an audio engineer to deal with some recordings of
>people talking, which are indistinct, for the purposes of recognising
>what is being said on the recordings (particular phrases), and
>secondly cleaning up the recordings if possible (noise reduction) to
>make them clearer for others to listen to.
>
>Where would I find a suitable person, preferably someone reputable /
>qualified, preferably in the USA, is there an industry association
>which I could approach to find someone? The results might be brought
>to the attention of a lawyer, hence someone who has done such work
>before would be best.

AES Forensic Audio subcommittee can recommend someone.
On the west coast, try Wes Dooley in LA. He knows all the forensic
guys and can point you in the right direction.
--scott

--
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 11:15:42 PM

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On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 19:15:41 +0100, listener1967@yahooNOSPAM.com
wrote:

>I am looking for an audio engineer to deal with some recordings of
>people talking, which are indistinct, for the purposes of recognising
>what is being said on the recordings (particular phrases), and
>secondly cleaning up the recordings if possible (noise reduction) to
>make them clearer for others to listen to.
>
>Where would I find a suitable person, preferably someone reputable /
>qualified, preferably in the USA, is there an industry association
>which I could approach to find someone? The results might be brought
>to the attention of a lawyer, hence someone who has done such work
>before would be best.
>
>listener1967 (at) yahoo.com


Audio Forensics is one of my specialties (20 years) and I've been
qualified as an expert witness.

I can also make a couple of suggestions as to where NOT to go.

Email me if you are interested and need a Curriculum Vitae.



Kurt Riemann

kurt
@
surrealstudios
..com
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Anonymous
June 22, 2005 11:15:42 PM

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listener1967@yahooNOSPAM.com wrote:
> I am looking for an audio engineer to deal with some recordings of
> people talking, which are indistinct, for the purposes of recognising
> what is being said on the recordings (particular phrases), and
> secondly cleaning up the recordings if possible (noise reduction) to
> make them clearer for others to listen to.
>
> Where would I find a suitable person, preferably someone reputable /
> qualified, preferably in the USA, is there an industry association
> which I could approach to find someone? The results might be brought
> to the attention of a lawyer, hence someone who has done such work
> before would be best.

I suggest that you give Google "forensic audio" and see what
turns up.


Bob
--

"Things should be described as simply as possible, but no
simpler."

A. Einstein
Anonymous
June 23, 2005 12:17:20 AM

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<listener1967@yahooNOSPAM.com> wrote in message news:niajb1l6nf7aubd4fr6luv9trkctkjfgji@4ax.com...
> I am looking for an audio engineer to deal with some recordings of
> people talking, which are indistinct, for the purposes of recognising
> what is being said on the recordings (particular phrases), and
> secondly cleaning up the recordings if possible (noise reduction) to
> make them clearer for others to listen to.
>
> Where would I find a suitable person, preferably someone reputable /
> qualified, preferably in the USA, is there an industry association
> which I could approach to find someone? The results might be brought
> to the attention of a lawyer, hence someone who has done such work
> before would be best.
>
> listener1967 (at) yahoo.com


For the purposes of a Google or other search, this is called 'forensic audio',
and there are a number of specialists in this field.

Lot's of people will tell you that they can satisfy your needs, and many can
probably make a worthy and respectable effort that will provide satisfactory
results... however, if you're looking for the sort of experience that might
involve the legal system, then you are also looking for what's known as
an 'expert witness' in the field of audio.

--
David Morgan (MAMS)
http://www.m-a-m-s DOT com
Morgan Audio Media Service
Dallas, Texas (214) 662-9901
_______________________________________
http://www.artisan-recordingstudio.com
June 23, 2005 9:05:03 AM

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I could do it for you . . . for probably a better price than anyone in
the US (I'm British, but live in a 3rd world country, where the cost of
living is so low that I can beat anyone's prices for top quality
work!).

Chris
http://www.chris-melchior.com
Anonymous
June 23, 2005 10:19:21 PM

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<chris@chris-melchior.com> wrote in message news:1119528303.697662.26730@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I could do it for you . . . for probably a better price than anyone in
> the US (I'm British, but live in a 3rd world country, where the cost of
> living is so low that I can beat anyone's prices for top quality
> work!).
>
> Chris
> http://www.chris-melchior.com
>


But can you appear in court and testify as to the scientific accuracy of
your methods and your analysis of the backgrounds that were removed,
and fully convince a judge, using prior case law, that the physics and the
implementation of the methods you used were acceptable as evidence?

There's a catch to the OP's question. ;-)

DM
!