audio Forensics Services for Legal, Commercial, or Personal purposes
Whether you need legally-binding forensic audio services or you just "need to know" what's on a recording, we realize that your goals are unique. We will provide a personalized estimate for your project upon first listen. Please review our typical rates and services below.
Whether for personal, business, or legal purposes, we give your forensic audio project our full attention, treating it with the utmost care and confidentiality.
Current as of 09/12/2023
AUDIO DIAGNOSTIC (Personal) - $70
Clarify up to 1 minute of audio from your provided sample. Estimated turnaround time 3 to 5 business days.
AUDIO DIAGNOSTIC (Legal) - $165
Review and estimate feasibility of audio content recovery. Includes a sample of custom clarified audio under 1 minute in length returned to you. Estimated turnaround time 3 to 5 business days.
DIGITAL AUDIO CLARIFICATION (Personal) - $150 hourly incurred
Billed in half-hour increments. Minimum retainer is $150. Does not include any written reporting besides email back & forth. Estimated turnaround time varies by job and our current workload.
FILE MATCHING (Personal or Legal) - $125
Electronically compare 2 audio files for differences down to the bit level. A computer-generated report will be provided. Does not include examination of the files by a human.
DIGITAL AUDIO CLARIFICATION (Legal) - $60 per min. of audio
Minimum retainer is $600 and includes a Brief Report (Media Inspection, Work Summary, Audio Analysis, Conclusions & Recommendations). Contemporaneous procedural notes are taken and retained (not provided). Estimated turnaround time 2-3 weeks based on project workload.
BRIEF AUDIO FORENSICS REPORT (Personal or Legal) - $400
After careful examination, we provide a brief written report of Media Inspection, Work Summary, Audio Analysis, Conclusions & Recommendations.
FULL AUDIO FORENSICS REPORT (Legal) - $700
Includes a BRIEF REPORT plus Detailed Media Inspection, Signal Processing Details, Recovered Data Details (NOT transcription), Detailed Metadata Report, Cursory Authenticity Statement, Conclusions and Recommendations, and Chain of Custody Report. We take Contemporaneous Notes but these are not included however we retain these for future reference.
AUDIO AUTHENTICATION (Legal) - $900+
Minimum retainer $900. Provides for up to 30 minutes of audio running time. Includes FULL REPORT with Chain of Custody consisting of a complete Physical, Electronic, Listening, and Metadata Analysis. Audio Clarification, Transcription, or Testimony are NOT included.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES as incurred
Data drives, audio equipment purchase or rental, shipping and delivery, and other additional purchases or services required to complete our analysis will be billed at actual cost.
Expedited service moves your job to the top of the queue for the fastest possible turnaround. Add 40% to project cost.
All actual third-party merchant and vendor fees will be added to your invoice, including credit card, transfer, and bank fees.
Returned check fees, attorney fees, collection fees, and interest on balances owed will be billed to the client.
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"Mark helped make our burgeoning video production practice into a polished reality. I learned approaches to working with image and sound that I still use in my work today."
We will calculate the most accurate estimate of your project by email/phone during initial consultation, however please note that estimates provided without full inspection and appraisal can change upon further analysis.
Estimates are NOT exact quotes and as such are subject to change. When project costs increase, we will always let you know before proceeding with work.
Services begin after an initial retainer is received (normally 50% of proposal).
All fees are considered retainers and are NON-REFUNDABLE. Any credit balance will be applied to unpaid invoices or future services.
We accept major credit cards, Venmo, checks, and direct bank transfer. Checks are subject to clearing before delivering media and results/reports.
Normal turnaround time for audio engineering work ranges from 1 to 5 weeks depending on job intensity and our caseload. Expedited service is available.
PLEASE NOTE that media and reports will not be released until final payment in full has cleared. We encourage using digital money transfer arrangements such as Venmo; see Payments above.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
We may make future revisions to our rates, terms, and other documents. We recommend contacting us for current information before beginning a new project.
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