• my fair lady poster
  • Sound of Music 2
  • Mag-machine-head cropped
  • Rocky horror cropped
  • Mag cleaning
  • Mag Machine
  • Audio Mechanics restored the 30th Anniversary edition of Alien
  • Front view of "Detailing"
  • African Queen
  • Digital restoration and preservation of original masters

Audio Mechanics Stands for Quality

For over 24 years, we have become one of the most sought-after, respected, award winning audio service providers for film studios, music labels, content owners, collections and archives, with a reputation for aesthetic integrity and unparalleled technical proficiency.

Under John Polito’s expert guidance, our staff of talented audio engineers are trained and skilled in the meticulous art of listening to professional audio content, and have acquired the mastery of the technical tools (both old and new), enabling us to bring forth the very highest quality in audio design, capture, preservation, transfer, restoration, mixing, re-mastering and audio enhancement. [read more]

Featured Projects

  • Academy Close-Up

    Academy Close-Up

    The Restoration of “Cock of the Air” – John Polito and Audio Mechanics featured in Academy Close-Up video about the restoration of Howard Hughes’ “Cock of the Air”.  Censored audio was recreated at Audio Mechanics.  See John play piano for … [more]

  • FOX Preservation Project

    FOX Preservation Project

    Audio Mechanics has been chosen to supervise the digital preservation of 20th Century Fox’s entire inventory of feature film sound assets. The process includes metadata verification, audio evaluation, digital transfer for preservation, audio QC, and detailed reports. Visit our preservation … [more]

  • Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    Audio Mechanics was asked by 20th Century Fox to update the audio for a new Digital Cinema Package (DCP) being made for Tim Burton’s 1990 release, Edward Scissorhands. The original 35mm mag LCRS D-M-E stems were digitally captured (and preserved) then analog … [more]

Latest News

  • Audio Mechanics in the New York Times

    Audio Mechanics in the New York Times

    The Race to Save the Films We Love By MANOHLA DARGISAUG. 25, 2016 …To help with the sound for “Cock of the Air,” the preservationists looked to John Polito, an engineer and the owner of Audio Mechanics. Together they worked on the … [more]

  • My Fair Lady

    My Fair Lady

    CBS Home Entertainment in association with Robert Harris of The Film Preserve Ltd partnered with Audio Mechanics to transfer, restore and re-master the sound track of this eight-time Academy Award-winning musical feature from 1964. Proprietary equipment was used to accurately … [more]

  • Martin Scorsese on BLIMP

    Martin Scorsese on BLIMP

    See this video of Martin Scorsese describing the restoration process for “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.” Audio Mechanics was selected to perform the sound restoration for this 1943 classic from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger [see video here]