Our experienced trainers provide in-depth comprehensive training on a variety of different topics and products related to law enforcement, audio processing, and forensic speaker recognition. Please contact our Sales Team to organise training for your staff. Training courses are either provided on-site or online. We currently provide the following courses.
Law Enforcement and Forensic Audio Training Course
- Sound production
- Propagation of sound
- Understanding noise
- Digital audio
- Audio fingerprinting
- Audio enhancement
- Speaker recognition
- Speaker diarisation
- Acoustic transmission
Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, which left many of us working from home, we are now also offering remote training. Our Sales Team will provide you with more information if this affects you.
4-day course from 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Each day with lectures, hands-on and interactive Q&A
All course materials and handouts included
Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
On-site parking available
Forensic Automatic Speaker Recognition Course using VOCALISE
Oxford Wave Research and our instructors have a wealth of training experience and offer courses suited to all levels and requirements. We highly recommend product training, especially for our Forensic Automatic Speaker Recognition software, VOCALISE.
Although training is currently being provided remotely, once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we look forward to resuming training at our Oxford facility, or in your country by request.
Training on VOCALISE is provided as a 3-day course and it is recommended that a further 2 days training is taken within a year, once familiarity with the tools has been gained.
VOCALISE training has been designed with the forensic level user in mind to provide a comprehensive understanding of the underlying fundamentals of audio processing and speaker recognition using the VOCALISE and Bio-Metrics software tools.
The 3-day course is delivered as a mixture of theory and practical hands-on sessions looking at all aspects practically using VOCALISE and Bio-Metrics.
3-day course, additional 2-day course recommended after a year
Comprehensive course for forensic level user
Mixture of theory and practical hands-on sessions
We also provide product-specific training and training on behalf of Salient Sciences – also known as Digital Audio Corporation (DAC) – for VideoFOCUS and CARDINAL MiniLab Suite products.
Salient Sciences/DAC courses
Forensic Video / Audio Training
Based on the latest VideoFOCUS Pro and CARDINAL MiniLab software by Salient Sciences, this intensive training teaches how to clarify evidentiary video and audio recordings in a unified way. Techniques for importing and analysing the material, viewing the video frame by frame, clarifying the video and images, reducing noises and effects in the audio track(s), maximising voice intelligibility, and exporting the finished product, are taught through a combination of lecture, careful observation and analysis, critical listening, and hands-on practical exercises with state-of-the-art tools and real-world training materials. On the final day of the course, each participant will be provided with a certificate for the attended training.
Dr Anil Alexander is a co-founder and CEO of Oxford Wave Research and his areas of interest and experience are forensic audio processing, audio enhancement, and speaker recognition. He has published widely in international conferences and journals and is an invited speaker at several conferences and workshops. He enjoys teaching audio processing for law enforcement and work involving speaker recognition, audio enhancement, and acoustics. He has previously chaired the research committee of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) and is an affiliate member of the NIST-OSAC (National Institute of Standards – Organization Scientific Area Committees). He is a PTLLS-trained instructor.
Dr Finnian Kelly is the Principal Research Scientist at OWR, and leads our latest R&D developments in speech analysis, speaker recognition, and audio processing. Finnian received his PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 2014 for his research on the effects of ageing on automatic speaker recognition. Finnian has published in (and acted as a reviewer for) many top-tier international conferences and journals, and has been an invited speaker at research labs in Europe and the US. Finnian is a member of the research committee of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA), and an affiliate member of the NIST OSAC Speaker Recognition subcommittee.