The Forensic Sound Laboratory is a Forensic Laboratory that specialises in Signal Processing as applied to Speech and other sounds. We apply Advanced Digital Signal Processing Techniques to prepare credible sound and speech evidence for court and provide a range of court services to effectively prepare and present that audio evidence.
Our Advanced Signal Processing Tools are developed in house using the latest and most reliable speech science and signal processing research from organisations like the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). We develop our signal processing tools using state of the art technical software - Matlab by Mathworks.
Our courts tend to treat speech and audio evidence as personal opinion. If the defence and prosecution have differing opinions, then both sides present those opinions to the Judge or Jury for them to decide who to believe. The FSL advocates that audio evidence should be prepared, processed, translated and presented using the scientific method as is with all evidence.
Our research projects investigate the most effective and reliable Speech Science and Speech Signal Processing Models and Algorithms that accurately represent the evidence. We also investigate how to adapt these scientific concepts to the legal concept of reasonable doubt.
Our team is composed of highly qualified Professional Electrical Engineers, Research Scientists and Speech/Sound/Audio professionals. Our Professional Electrical Engineers have PhD qualifications in Electrical Engineering with expertise in speech, acoustic and audio signal processing. The Speech Scientists we use have humanities expertise in areas like linguistics and phonetics.
We are located in Blackheath, in the Blue Mountains on the outskirts of Sydney, NSW, Australia. The FSL is open five days a week (Mon to Fri) from 9am to 5pm by appointment only.
This, the Home page of The Forensic Sound Laboratory (FSL), contains information about the forensic services we provide.
Visit our Services page for information on the FSL's complete range of Forensic Speech and Sound Signal Processing services.
Our Court Services page is under construction but has information on the FSL's complete range of Forensic Speech and Sound Court services.
Our Research page is under construction but has information about the FSL's Forensic Sound Research Projects.
Our About Us page is under construction but has details on our organisation and about our staff.
Our Contact Us page is under construction but has details on how to Contact us and how to get your job in our laboratory schedule.
Our technical staff are highly qualified and experienced Forensic Consultants with Professional Electrical Engineering Degrees and majoring in speech and audio signal processing.
We are located in Blackheath in New South Wales, Australia but offer our unique services all over Australia.
Our vision is to produce audio evidence for court that accurately represents the reality of the original auditory scene. We prepare client and court reports of our investigations and present that evidence in court.
The type of audio investigations we do are:...
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