Audio Forensics
Rates & Terms

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 know your goals are important. We will give your material our full attention, treating it with the utmost care and confidentiality.


To receive an estimate, please be prepared to define the scope of work in terms of the following:

  • Legal or Non-legal purpose
  • Number of recordings
  • Reporting (full, brief, or none)
  • Total running time for audio clarification

Current as of 3/1/24

Rates: Personal


AUDIO DIAGNOSTIC - $90

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 5 business days.


DIGITAL AUDIO CLARIFICATION - $65 per minute of audio

Minimum retainer is $325. Does not include any written reporting besides email back & forth. No transcription services included. Turnaround 4 to 8 business days based on project workload.


DIGITAL FILE MATCHING - $175

Electronically compare 2 audio files for differences down to the bit level. A computer-generated report will be provided. Does NOT include examination of file content by a human.


BRIEF AUDIO FORENSICS REPORT - $375

After careful examination, we provide a brief written report of Media Inspection, Work Summary, Audio Analysis, Conclusions & Recommendations.


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 35% 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.


See TERMS below.

Dr. Michele Meek

Writer, Professor, TedX Speaker

"It was a pleasure to work with Mark. He is an absolute professional who adapts to his client's needs, working on budget and on time, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality. He's a perfectionist for your work."
Stephanie Ewens

Director & Photojournalist

"Working with Mark is awesome. He has a deep knowledge of sound and a ton of experience. He's an excellent listener and delivered exactly what I asked for. I've worked with him on multiple projects including a commercial, on which he went above and beyond to make sure I got what I needed and all before deadline. I can't recommend Mark enough!"

Terms

Our abbreviated terms follow. Full Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy will be provided with your custom proposal.

ESTIMATES

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.

PAYMENTS

All fees are considered retainers and are NON-REFUNDABLE. Any credit balance will be applied to unpaid invoices or future services.


Services begin after an initial retainer is received (50% or 100% of proposal).


We accept major credit cards, Venmo, checks, and direct bank transfer. Checks are subject to clearing before delivering media and results/reports.

DELIVERY

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 no media or reports will be released until payment in full has cleared.

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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