Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
audio enhancement, audio authentication, audio evidence, transcription recordings, recordings,
Expert Witness No.507
Expert 507 has been involved in the music industry for several years, since having graduated from Brighton University England with a degree in Music Production. Sean had already begun his career as a sound engineer before graduating, working at PS record studios in France and Lumen Studios in the UK. For several years he worked as a backline and PA technician for Matt Snowball Music while also working as a sound engineer for Bonafide studios in London. He then went on to be the owner and lead sound engineer for Binaural Studios providing professional mixing and mastering services for audio recordings. He has completed numerous courses in audio forensic enhancement and authentication such as the Digital Audio Corporation (DAC), the University of Denver and with the New York Institute of Forensic Audio. He is a certified forensic consultant, member of the American College of Forensic Examiners (AFCEI), the Audio Engineering Society and a member of the Audio Engineering Society’s Standards Group on Forensic Audio.
•Brighton University, United Kingdom
•B.A. Music Production 2002-2005
Specialized Forensic Training
Forensic Audio – 04/2011
•Advanced seminar on Forensic Audio Enhancement and Authenticity of Analogue and Digital
Audio Forensic Training at the National Center for Media Forensics, University of Denver
Colorado – 12/2010
•Course conducted by Catalin Grigoras, PHD, Director of the National Center for Media of Media Forensics and Jeff Smith, Associate Director, National Center for Media Forensics.
•The course covered the following areas of Forensic Audio: Seizing digital evidence, law, acoustics, digital signal processing and audio enhancement, with hands-on practice in digital audio recording, seizing evidence and audio enhancement with DC Live Forensic 7.5 and Izotope RX 2 Advanced.
Forensic Audio Filtering and Tape Enhancement conducted by Digital Audio Corporation
•Areas of forensic audio covered include the characteristics of sound voice and noise; analogue and digital signal processing, forensic audio enhancement methodology.
Certified Forensic Consultant, CFC, by the American College of Forensic Examiners – 08/2010
•Course conducted by Dr. Mark Rabinoff president of Rabinoff Forensic Consulting and lecturer at Denver University.
•President & Forensic Consultant, Present
•Company Director and Sound Engineer of Binaural Studios, London UK 2007-2009
•Backline & PA Technician for Matt Snowball Music, London, UK 2005-2009
•Sound Engineer at Bonafide Studios, London, UK 2005-2007
•Assistant Engineer for PS Record, Lyunes, France 2003
•Member of the CFC Oversight Committee 2011
•Active member the Audio Engineering Society (AES) 2010
•Member of the AES Audio Forensic Committee 2010
•Active member of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI) 2010