Featured Projects

  • The African Queen

    The African Queen

    Paramount Pictures selected Audio Mechanics to restore this classic film from 1951. Since it was filmed entirely on location in Africa, production audio quality was significantly worse than usual. The challenge with the restoration was to find a balance between enhancing the audio clarity without sacrificing the fidelity of the original audio source.

  • The Comancheros

    Comancheros

    This John Wayne classic from 1961 was restored and upmixed by Audio Mechanics. Originally in 4-track, LCRS format, we cleaned up the audio and created a full 5.1 surround version for DVD and Blu-Ray.

  • The Red Shoes Wins two prestigious restoration awards

    The Red Shoes Wins two prestigious restoration awards

    Audio Mechanics’ restoration of the classic film from 1948, “The Red Shoes” won the Focal Archive Restoration Award and the Film Heritage Award from the National Society of Film Critics. ITV Studios, 30/04/10 Film legend Martin Scorsese has expressed his delight at ITV Global Entertainment winning a Focal International award for its restoration of Powell & Pressburger classic The Red Shoes. ITV Global Entertainment’s Operations Director Fiona Maxwell accepted the award on Tuesday night at the Lancaster London Hotel. (See her on stage with Martin here.) The restoration of the film, to which ITV owns the rights, happened in collaboration with the … [more]

  • Rashomon wins Film Heritage Award

    Rashomon wins Film Heritage Award

    Audio Mechanics was selected to undertake the challenge of restoring one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved international films of all time. The restoration of “Rashomon” won the prestigious Film Heritage Award from the National Society of Film Critics. http://www.nationalsocietyoffilmcritics.com/ http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jan/04/entertainment/la-et-national-critics4-2010jan04

  • Towering Inferno

    Towering Inferno

    Paul Newman and Steve McQueen star in this classic disaster film from 1974. Audio Mechanics performed the restoration from the original 6-track mags and created a 5.1 upmix version for DVD / Blu-Ray.

  • The Robe

    The Robe

    “The Robe” from 1953 was the first film ever released in CinemaScope. The restoration of this sweeping epic was placed in the hands of Audio Mechanics, and required the development of new De-Wow technology by Audio Mechanics and Signal Inference that corrects pitch wavering problems.

  • The King and Audio Mechanics

    The King and Audio Mechanics

    Audio Mechanics was selected by Twentieth Century Fox to restore the soundtrack the The King and I. The film was originally mixed to 6 track magnetic film stock. Print through, distortion, dropouts, and mismatched dialog were the primary issues addressed during the sound restoration. The King and I is the featured restoration at AMIA 2004.

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