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Introduction to Forensic Audio Analysis

March 28, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

$895.00 – $1250.00

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, iZotope RX 4, Sound Forge 11, and Pro Tools.

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

St Paul Police Department
Richard Rowan Training Facility
600 Lafayette Road North
St Paul, MN 55130

Dates: March 28 – 30, 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, iZotope RX 4, Sound Forge 11, and Pro Tools. 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:

Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown St Paul
200 7th Street W
St Paul, MN 55102
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/mspdohx-hampton-suites-downtown-st-paul/

Springhill Suites by Marriott St Paul Downtown
472 Jackson Street
St Paul, MN 55101
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mspsu-springhill-suites-st-paul-downtown/

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:
March 28, 2022 @ 8:00 am
End:
March 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
$895.00 – $1250.00

Venue

St Paul Police Department Richard Rowan Training Facility
600 Lafayette Road North
St Paul, MN 55130 United States
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Registration

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Introduction to Forensic Audio Analysis (3/28/22 - 3/30/22)
$ 895.00
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Take Both and Save! Register for Intro to Audio (3/28/22 - 3/30/22) and Forensic Audio Enhancement with iZotope (3/31/22 - 4/1/22)
$ 1,250.00
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