Matt Forger Productions

Best Audio Restoration, July 2008

You can’t bear to throw out your vinyl records, even though your turntable and stylus were trashed long ago. Matt Forger Productions, run by a sound engineer who archived old demos for Michael Jackson, can put your Led Zep and English Beat LPs into digital format. Forger has state-of-the-art electronics and a phalanx of vintage playback machines that will convert everything from 1940s acetates to Nixon-era quarter-track tapes into clean-sounding mp3s free of hisses and pops.