Audio Asset Preservation
Many studios and archives have enormous collections of audio assets that are deteriorating and in danger of becoming unusable. Audio Mechanics has been entrusted with supervising the digital preservation of 20th Century Fox’s entire feature film audio asset collection. And we can do the same for any archive collection, large or small. Metadata verification, re-canning, audio evaluation, transfer for digital preservation, audio QC and summary reports, are key components in the workflow that ensure that these valuable assets are properly preserved.
Audio Mechanics has established itself as a leader in sound restoration with superior talent, experience, and the latest cutting-edge technology. We are responsible for cleaning up top tier feature film soundtracks for 20th Century Fox, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Sony Pictures, UCLA Film Archives, The International Olympic Committee, Paramount Pictures, National Film Foundation, The Library of Congress, Walt Disney Pictures, and many others. See the Credits page for more details on our extensive track record.
Mixing & Re-Mastering
With the evolving capabilities of DVD, Blu-Ray, theatrical and home theater systems, Audio Mechanics has become a valuable resource to major studios for mixing and re-mastering feature film soundtracks for re-release. We have the expertise and experience to fulfill any playback format required from mono to 5.1 surround.
The transfer is one of the most important steps in sound preservation or preparing for restoration. All of Audio Mechanics’ legacy equipment is maintained according to the original manufacturer’s specifications, and their performance is optimized before any transfer occurs. Our staff of audio engineers have many years of experience and are familiar with the spectrum of analog and digital formats. Click here for a list of audio formats supported and a list of equipment.
Audio Mechanics has mastered an extensive variety of music releases from major labels such as Sony, BMG, EMI, Interscope, Warner Bros Records, and many more (see Music Industry Credits for more details). These titles range from classical to rock.
Audio Forensic Analysis
John Polito, the owner of Audio Mechanics, has served as an expert witness and audio consultant for numerous trials and lawsuits, including the 2003 Kobe Bryant trials. Our knowledge and expertise make us a great resource for legal matters relating to audio evidence.