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Introduction to Forensic Audio Analysis

November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 5:00 pm

$895.00 – $1,250.00

Summary

Introduction to Forensic Audio Analysis will introduce the fundamentals of audio, and the processing techniques for forensic audio clarification. This three-day hands-on workshop will cover sound fundamentals, forensic audio “Best practices,” common audio problems, and basic audio enhancement principles. Students will learn how to improve audio recording issues with software tools like Audacity and iZotope RX.

Students are expected to bring a laptop to class with administrative access to install programs. All software for this training will be provided and installed on the first day. The laptop should be utilizing a 64-bit operating system. For more information contact Training@resvid.com 

General Information

Mountlake Terrace Police Department
23250 58th Ave W
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Dates: November 14 – 16, 2022

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $895.00

Class Outline

With the proliferation of small digital recorders, cell phones, and video cameras that capture audio data, it is no wonder that audio evidence is an increasingly important part of today’s  investigations. Unfortunately there is no shortage of noisy, muffled, unintelligible audio that limits its usefulness. Do you have the knowledge and expertise to enhance audio evidence and present it in court?

Introduction to Forensic Audio Analysis will introduce the fundamentals of audio, and the processing techniques for forensic audio clarification. This three-day hands-on workshop will cover sound fundamentals, forensic audio “Best practices,” common audio problems, and basic audio enhancement principles. Students will learn how to improve audio recording issues with software tools like Audacity and iZotope RX. Attendees will also receive information on forensic audio reference resources as well as an overview of other enhancement tools currently available.

In this course students will learn:

  • Fundamentals of recording, playback and audio evidence handling
  • Overview of software tools for examination and enhancement
  • Special considerations for audio from video files
  • Forensic audio analysis workflow, documentation and court issues

Requirements:
Computer Skills
Basic computer skills are required to complete this training.

Participation
Multiple hands-on exercises will be included during each module. Class participation is required in order to achieve successful completion of the class.

A laptop computer must be brought by each student attending this class. The student must have administrative privileges on the laptop so that they may install software during the class. For more information contact Training@resvid.com

Hotel Information

A car is recommended to commute to the Training Center from all listed hotels.

The following hotels are recommended for their convenience to the training location:

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Lynnwood
3801 Alderwood Mall Blvd
Lynnwood, WA 98036
https://www.hilton.com

Courtyard Seattle North/Lynwood Everett
4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd
Lynnwood, WA 98036
https://www.marriott.com

Instructor

Allen R Combs is the chief forensic analyst for Combs Forensic Services, and has completed hundreds of forensic audio, video, and image investigations for criminal and civil cases in the United States and abroad. As an instructor for Resolution Video, and the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA), Allen provides forensic audio and video training to top law enforcement agencies, foreign governments, and public and private sector forensic specialists from all over the world. Allen also serves as a technical assessor for the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. Allen is an active member of multiple professional industry organizations including the International Association for Identification (IAI), the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA), and has provided consultation to several media outlets.

Details

Start:
November 14 @ 8:00 am
End:
November 16 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$895.00 – $1,250.00

Venue

Mountlake Terrace Police Department
23250 58th Ave W
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 United States
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