OSIRIS STUDIO : FORENSIC AUDIO RESTORATION
Osiris Studio’s forensic audio restoration department has proven experience in quickly and cost-effectively providing significantly improved and enhanced audio evidence to members of the legal community.
WHY CHOOSE OSIRIS STUDIO?
- Michael Graves, owner and multi-GRAMMY Award winning audio engineer
- Wealth of experience to draw upon in repairing/enhancing damaged or poorly recorded audio, regardless of media
- Use of the latest, best professional-grade digital audio equipment, including CEDAR
- Professional and confidential
- Rapid delivery time of audio evidence
- Clear understanding of the working preferences of attorneys, law enforcement and courtroom professionals
- Can provide experienced counsel related to all aspects of your project and work within an established budget
HOW DOES FORENSIC RESTORATION DIFFER FROM COMMERCIAL OR ARCHIVAL RESTORATION?
Forensic audio is simply the application of audio technology to the areas of criminal and civil law, security, and other matters of public interest. With other forms of audio restoration the overall goal is to reduce noise without affecting the musicality of the audio content. If there is a choice between reducing noise and adversely affecting a performance, the performance always has to win. With forensic restoration the noise reduction tools can be pushed much harder. The main goal here is to make the content more intelligible. The “purity of tone” on a 911 call isn’t as important as it is on a 78 rpm recording of a blues guitarist. So while much of the same high quality equipment is used for all forms of audio restoration here at Osiris Studio, the technique and overall strategy used for forensic restoration project is very different.
Osiris Studio employs the best, state of the art equipment and practices currently available regarding audio restoration, however it’s important to note that modern TV and film have created somewhat unrealistic expectations of what can and cannot be done. While every engineer on the planet wishes they had that “enhance” button they show on CSI, this sadly does not exist. There is a limit to what audio restoration is currently capable of. While we will do everything possible to clean up the sound of a recording, in the end that may not be enough.
Rest assured though that if we can’t improve upon your recording, no one can.