Sound source analysis


Sound source analysis involves the examination of sounds within a recording to determine their source. This could be to resolve a number of issues, such as whether a sound has been produced by physical contact (such as punching or hitting with a weapon), whether gun shots are present, whether certain sounds could be heard in certain environments, or which end of a telephone line sounds have originated from.


The determination of sound sources involves the application of knowledge and experience, and an understanding of the particular recording method employed. In many cases experiments will be conducted using the same equipment in the same location to generate sounds with a known source which can then be compared with the sounds in questions.

Case examples

We have carried out sound source analysis in many cases. Some examples are demonstrated in our cases page.

Further information

Other terms include: sound source determination, sound localisation