Optimal Media GmbH

Optimal Media GmbH

Profil:
German full service media manufacturer, operating under this name since October 1, 2011.
Formerly operating as Optimal Media Production.

Matrix scheme:

XY#####-ZZ
(Single letter format identifier, followed by single character year identifier, followed by a 5 digit numeral code, followed by an appended two digit disc numbering).

X is the format identifier:
"A" = CDs
"B" = Vinyl records
"D" = DVDs or Blu-Ray Discs
"E" = Blu-ray Discs

Y is the manufacturing year identifier, since 2010 a single letter (A to Z):
(before 2010 see Optimal Media Production listings)

A = 2010
B = 2011
C = 2012
D = 2013
E = 2014
F = 2015
G = 2016
H = 2017
I = 2018
J = 2019
K = 2020

After the 5 digit numeral code, the 2 digit disc numbering (ZZ) can be found, which starts at "01".
On multi disc releases the last digit usually incrementally rises by 1 for each disc. (Example: Disc 1 = 01, Disc 2 = 02, etc.)

Examples:
CD: AB57815-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
DVD: DC83784-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
Vinyl: BJ78101-01 A1

Notes on CDs/DVDs:
• CD and DVD releases additionally carry a "manufactured by optimal media GmbH" string next to the matrix number.
• If the production was done for a manufacturing broker (e.g. Handle With Care), the string often is replaced with the name of the broker.
• The plant's mastering SID codes are: ifpi/IFPI L571, L573, L574, L575, L576, L577, L578, L622.

Notes on Vinyl records:
• The matrix number can be either machine stamped or hand etched.
• If initials of a mastering engineer (see the list below) appear next to the matrix number, you can also enter the Lacquer Cut At role for Optimal Media GmbH.
• If there are no mastering engineer initials present, the mastering / lacquer cutting was done externally.
• Due to the nature of the hand etching, the B (format identifier) might be mistaken for a 3, an 8 or a D. The numeral 1 can be mistaken for a 7 and the 5 can be mistaken for a √.
• Vinyl releases additionally carry the side positions along with an additional digit, next to the matrix number (see the example below).
• There are sometimes additional, faintly inscribed "geometric" marks. These are added during plating, and are therefore mirrored. They consist of a digit and a symmetrical symbol such as I, +, =, △ (for example I ↾ ). Enter these with the runout string in their non-mirrored form (e.g. "1 I") and note this in the description field (e.g. "1 I mirrored" - see this example).
• In 2020 matrix numeration reached number BK99999, then started with BK00000 not with BK100000.

Notes on the manufacture date:
• The year of manufacture in some cases may not be equal to the release year.
• The actual release date can be the same year of manufacture or one year later (e.g. manufactured in Dec. and released in Jan.)
• It (normally) cannot be earlier than the year it was manufactured though (there can be certain exceptions).
• Do not derive a release year from the manufacturing date code alone.

How to enter the matrix number in the LCCN fields:
• Please only enter the "XY#####" part, without the appended disc numbering: This is the internal "article number".
• If a release shows 2 or more of these numbers (e.g. multi-format releases), please enter each in a separate field.

Vinyl mastering engineers employed at Optimal Media GmbH:
AM (23)
BW (5)
Heino Leja (HL)
Jörg Peters (JP)
KL (5)
KR (3)
MK (11)
SJ (13)
ST (15)
VI (12)
BK (14)
Sublabels
Mutterlabel:
Kontakt::
Optimal Media GmbH
Glienholzweg 7
17207 Röbel / Müritz
Germany

Tel.: +49 39931 56932

info@optimal-media.com
Seiten:
Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
001 Transmissions Plattencover Soundwalk Collective Transmissions(4xLP, Album + Box, Album) Dischi Fantom 001 Italy 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
003LP Für Leute Die Schon Alles Haben Plattencover Misses Next Match Für Leute Die Schon Alles Haben(LP, Album, RP) Broken Silence Records 003LP Germany 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
3RANGE-52LP Doppelgänger Plattencover Curve Doppelgänger(LP, Album, RE) 3 Loop Music 3RANGE-52LP UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
7BR0001-17 Fantasma Goria Plattencover Fantasma Goria Fantasma Goria(CD, Album) Hindi Malalanta Music 7BR0001-17 Germany 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
7TH 12013 Equinox (3) Let's Go Back / Rollin' Out(12", TP, W/Lbl) 7th Storey Projects 7TH 12013 UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
7TH 12014 Raid / JBB Plattencover Coco Bryce Raid / JBB 7TH 12014 UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
7TH 12015 FFF & Coco Bryce FFF & Coco Bryce - Double Dragon EP(12", EP, TP) 7th Storey Projects 7TH 12015 UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
7TH 12017 Dogheart EP Plattencover Jules Elipse Dogheart EP (EP) 7TH 12017 UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
7TH 12018 Ascension / Nerve Plattencover Fushara Ascension / Nerve 7TH 12018 UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
7TH 12019 Coco Bryce Ayakashi EP(12", EP, TP, W/Lbl) 7th Storey Projects 7TH 12019 UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
7TH 12021 Remnant / Logical Plattencover Fushara Featuring Shiva (28) Fushara Featuring Shiva (28) - Remnant / Logical 7TH 12021 UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
7TH 12022 Seven Chambers E.P. Plattencover Jungle Buddha Seven Chambers E.P.(2x12", EP, Ltd) 7th Storey Projects 7TH 12022 UK 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
7TH 12023 Tim Reaper Monarchy(12", TP, W/Lbl) 7th Storey Projects 7TH 12023 UK 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
7TH 12024 FFF Never Give Up(12", TP, W/Lbl) 7th Storey Projects 7TH 12024 UK 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
7THSUBSCI 001 Elysian Boundary Plattencover Various Elysian Boundary (EP) 7THSUBSCI 001 UK 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
17 Fuglsang Plattencover Martin Wind, Ulf Meyer Martin Wind, Ulf Meyer - Fuglsang(LP, Ltd) Edition Longplay 17 Germany 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
17 rue Pville 천사의 분노 (Cherubim’s Wrath) Plattencover Kim Oki 천사의 분노 (Cherubim’s Wrath)(LP, Album, Ltd, 180) Pleasantville Records 17 rue Pville South Korea 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
18 Brooklyn 3 Plattencover Donny McCaslin Brooklyn 3(LP, Ltd, Num, Gat) Edition Longplay 18 Germany 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
20SC0020 Barcelona Plattencover Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona(CD, Album, RE, S/Edition) Mercury, Universal Music Group International 20SC0020 Italy 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
024 Ei Ole Helppoo Plattencover Gim Kordon Ei Ole Helppoo(CD, Album) Soliti 024 Finland 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
0006-2KHA Until Now... Plattencover Joo Kraus Until Now...(2xCD, Comp) Künstlerhafen 0006-2KHA Germany 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
99CHANTS04LP No Eye Has An Equal Plattencover Giulio Aldinucci No Eye Has An Equal(LP, Album, Ltd) 99CHANTS 99CHANTS04LP Germany 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
103 Interception Plattencover Anthony Rother Interception(12", TP, W/Lbl) Psi49net 103 Germany 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
# 120 Converging Sins Plattencover Ultha Converging Sins(2xLP, Album, Cle) Vendetta Records (3) # 120 Germany 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
147 Norsk Suite Plattencover Rain (7) Norsk Suite(LP, Album, Num) Shadoks Music 147 Germany 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
0196 Die Kinder Aus Der Krachmacherstraße Plattencover Astrid Lindgren Performed By Various Astrid Lindgren Performed By Various - Die Kinder Aus Der Krachmacherstraße(CD, Album, RE) Oetinger Audio 0196 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
026-2KHA The Last White Christmas Plattencover Juliano Rossi The Last White Christmas(CD, Album) Künstlerhafen 026-2KHA Germany 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
03/14 Vinyl Classics Vol. 2 Plattencover Various Vinyl Classics Vol. 2(CD, Comp, Promo) Stereoplay 03/14 Germany 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
В 503 Live In Liverpool + John Peel Session Plattencover Звуки Му Live In Liverpool + John Peel Session (Maxi, Album) В 503 Russia 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
В 518 Ч Сказки Plattencover Ноль Сказки(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Отделение ВЫХОД В 518 Ч Russia 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
1301-J1 Jerichow Grounded Plattencover Wulf Mohrmann Jerichow Grounded(LP, S/Sided, EP, Etch, Ltd, Num, B-S) 1301 Media 1301-J1 Germany 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
1301-J1a Jerichow Grounded Plattencover Wulf Mohrmann Jerichow Grounded(LP, S/Sided, EP, Etch, Ltd, Num, B-S) 1301 Media 1301-J1a Germany 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
5521-1 The Carnival Bizarre Plattencover Cathedral The Carnival Bizarre(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Earache 5521-1 US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
5524-1 From Beyond Plattencover Massacre From Beyond(LP, Album + 12", EP + Ltd, RE, 180) Earache 5524-1 US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
5526-1 Conquering The Throne Plattencover Hate Eternal Conquering The Throne(LP, Album) Earache 5526-1 US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
5528-1 Supernatural Birth Machine Plattencover Cathedral Supernatural Birth Machine(LP + LP, S/Sided + Album, RE) Earache 5528-1 US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
5532-1 Forest Of Equilibrium Plattencover Cathedral Forest Of Equilibrium (Album, EP) 5532-1 US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
5534-1 Condemned Plattencover Confessor Condemned(LP, Album, RE, Ora) Earache 5534-1 US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
06025 SGL-CD I Will Follow You Plattencover Schiller Mit Hen Ree Schiller Mit Hen Ree - I Will Follow You(CDr, Single, Promo) Island Records 06025 SGL-CD Germany 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
9418 Hotel Terminus Plattencover Erik Bosgraaf & Yuri Honing Erik Bosgraaf & Yuri Honing - Hotel Terminus(CD, Album) Brilliant Classics 9418 Netherlands 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
9452 Waves - The Piano Collection Plattencover Ludovico Einaudi - Jeroen van Veen (2) Ludovico Einaudi - Jeroen van Veen (2) - Waves - The Piano Collection(7xCD + Box) Brilliant Classics 9452 Europe 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
0013212KAI Quartetto N.7 · Quartetto N.8 · Sei Quartetti Brevi Plattencover Salvatore Sciarrino - Quartetto Prometeo Salvatore Sciarrino - Quartetto Prometeo - Quartetto N.7 · Quartetto N.8 · Sei Quartetti Brevi(CD, Album) Kairos 0013212KAI Austria 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
0013242KAI Konzert Für Schlagzeug Und Orchester / Impulse Für Orchester Plattencover Friedrich Cerha - Martin Grubinger, Wiener Philharmoniker, Peter Eötvös, Pierre Boulez Friedrich Cerha - Martin Grubinger, Wiener Philharmoniker, Peter Eötvös, Pierre Boulez - Konzert Für Schlagzeug Und Orchester / Impulse Für Orchester(CD, Album) Kairos 0013242KAI Austria 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
0013312KAI Wüstenbuch • Ira-arca • Lied • Aer Plattencover Beat FurrerKlangforum WienTrio CatchTora AugestadSébastien BrohierMikhail Dubov*Hélène FauchèreEva FurrerUli FusseneggerVladislav Pesin* Beat FurrerKlangforum WienTrio CatchTora AugestadSébastien BrohierMikhail Dubov*Hélène FauchèreEva FurrerUli FusseneggerVladislav Pesin* - Wüstenbuch • Ira-arca • Lied • Aer(2xCD, Album) Kairos 0013312KAI Austria 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
14480 Wo Soll Ich Suchen Plattencover Dota* Wo Soll Ich Suchen(CD, Album) Kleingeldprinzessin Records 14480 Germany 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
15024 Pantomime Of Wealth Plattencover Latin Quarter Pantomime Of Wealth(LP, Album, Whi) Westpark Music 15024 Germany 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
15540 Punk 45 : Approaching The Minimal With Spray Guns  Plattencover Various Punk 45 : Approaching The Minimal With Spray Guns (5x7", RE + Box, Comp, Ltd) Soul Jazz Records 15540 UK, Europe & US 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
0017412BC Das Land Phantásien (Orchesterfantasie Nach "Die Unendliche Geschichte" Von Michael Ende) Plattencover Siegfried Matthus, Michael Heltau, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Ingo Ingensand Siegfried Matthus, Michael Heltau, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Ingo Ingensand - Das Land Phantásien (Orchesterfantasie Nach "Die Unendliche Geschichte" Von Michael Ende)(CD) Berlin Classics 0017412BC Germany 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
19334 Off Road Plattencover Angelo Kelly Off Road(CD, Album, RE) Not On Label 19334 Germany 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
20168 Hail To The King Plattencover Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King(2xLP, Album, 180) Warner Bros. Records 20168 Europe 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
20181 Burn To Grow Plattencover Josh Smith (5) Burn To Grow (Album) 20181 Europe 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
020948EIT Suite Musicale Per Il Film Napoli Che Canta (1926) Di Roberto Leone Roberti Plattencover Giuni Russo Suite Musicale Per Il Film Napoli Che Canta (1926) Di Roberto Leone Roberti(CD, Album) Edel 020948EIT Europe 2004 Diese Version verkaufen
27394 The Digging Remedy Plattencover Plaid The Digging Remedy (Album) 27394 UK 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
27626 The Day The Sun Went Out Plattencover Boy Sets Fire.* The Day The Sun Went Out(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gol) End Hits Records 27626 Germany 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
28024 Ocean Machine (Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv) Plattencover Devin Townsend Project Ocean Machine (Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv)(3xCD + DVD-V, NTSC + S/Edition, Dig) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music 28024 USA, Canada & Europe 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
28360 Full Nelson Plattencover Massive Wagons Full Nelson(LP, Album) Earache Records 28360 Europe 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
29369 All For Metal Plattencover Doro All For Metal(7", EP, Single, Ltd) Nuclear Blast 29369 Europe 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
0033271BC Messe In H-moll BWV 232 (Ausschnitte) Plattencover Johann Sebastian Bach, Lucia Popp, Carolyn Watkinson, Eberhard Büchner, Siegfried Lorenz, Theo Adam, Peter Schreier, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach, Lucia Popp, Carolyn Watkinson, Eberhard Büchner, Siegfried Lorenz, Theo Adam, Peter Schreier, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig - Messe In H-moll BWV 232 (Ausschnitte)(LP, RE, 180) ETERNA, Berlin Classics 0033271BC Germany 2008 Diese Version verkaufen
36881 The Metal Mass (Live) Plattencover Powerwolf The Metal Mass (Live)(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Napalm Records, Napalm Records 36881 USA & Europe 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
36941 Folksongs From A Non-Existing Land Plattencover Roland V Campenhout* Folksongs From A Non-Existing Land(LP, Album) Meyer Records 36941 Europe 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
37181 Strange Place For Snow Plattencover E.S.T. Strange Place For Snow(2xLP, 180) ACT (4) 37181 Germany 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
42-039S Uomo Donna Plattencover Andrea Laszlo De Simone Uomo Donna (Album) 42-039S Italy 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
45681-1 The Celts Plattencover Enya The Celts(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records 45681-1 US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
51266-1 I Still Do Plattencover Eric Clapton I Still Do (Album) 51266-1 Europe 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
57699 Elektrac Plattencover Shobaleader One Elektrac(2xLP, Album) Warp Records 57699 UK & Europe 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
58029-1 Genesis Exodus Plattencover Main Concept Genesis Exodus (Album) 58029-1 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
58030-1 Reicher Mann Plattencover Boshi San Reicher Mann(2xLP, Album) 58Beats 58030-1 Germany 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
58030-2 Reicher Mann Plattencover Boshi San Reicher Mann(CD, Album) 58Beats 58030-2 Germany 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
62948 Memoirs Of A Madman Plattencover Ozzy Osbourne Memoirs Of A Madman(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, Pic, RM, Gat) Epic, Legacy, Sony Music 62948 Europe 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
063 292-2 The Ragpicker's Dream Plattencover Mark Knopfler The Ragpicker's Dream(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 063 292-2 Europe 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
066574-2 Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out Of Season(CD, Album) Go! Beat 066574-2 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
066665 Adya Classic 3 Plattencover Adya (2) Adya Classic 3(CD, Album) Mouse Music Company 066665 Belgium 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
081 522-4 I Fucking Love My Life Plattencover Faber (11) I Fucking Love My Life(CD, Album) Universal 081 522-4 Switzerland 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
87242 Verwirrte Hirten Plattencover Talking Horns, St.Ankowski* Talking Horns, St.Ankowski* - Verwirrte Hirten(CD, Album) Westpark Music 87242 Germany 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
87324 The Imagination Of Thieves Plattencover Latin Quarter The Imagination Of Thieves(CD, Album) Westpark Music, Westpark Music 87324 Germany & Switzerland 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
0 88279 2 Hänsel Und Gretel Plattencover Humperdinck*, Lindner*, Hug*, Gramatzky*, Prey*, Moser*, Wallberg* Humperdinck*, Lindner*, Hug*, Gramatzky*, Prey*, Moser*, Wallberg* - Hänsel Und Gretel(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) EMI Classics 0 88279 2 Germany 2011 Diese Version verkaufen
89080 Christmas & Chill Plattencover Ariana Grande Christmas & Chill(LP, S/Sided, Etch, Ltd, RE, Gre) Republic Records, UMe, Universal Music Group 89080 UK, Europe & US 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
89644 Schallwelten - Ausgabe 2015/16 Plattencover Various Schallwelten - Ausgabe 2015/16(CD-ROM, Comp, Promo, MP3) Der Hörverlag 89644 Germany 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
94064 The Late String Quartets Plattencover Beethoven*, LaSalle Quartet* Beethoven*, LaSalle Quartet* - The Late String Quartets(3xCD, Comp) Brilliant Classics 94064 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
94155 Complete Piano Works Plattencover Lyadov*, Marco Rapetti Lyadov*, Marco Rapetti - Complete Piano Works(5xCD, Album, 5 C) Brilliant Classics 94155 Europe 2011 Diese Version verkaufen
94409 Libro Primo D'Intavolatura Di Lauto Plattencover Kapsberger*, Yavor Genov Kapsberger*, Yavor Genov - Libro Primo D'Intavolatura Di Lauto(CD, Album) Brilliant Classics 94409 Europe 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
94630 Beethoven: Complete Edition Plattencover Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven: Complete Edition(86xCD, Comp + Box) Brilliant Classics 94630 Netherlands 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
94729 Complete Music For Cello Solo And Cello & Piano Plattencover Britten*, Alexander Ivashkin, Andrew Zolinsky Britten*, Alexander Ivashkin, Andrew Zolinsky - Complete Music For Cello Solo And Cello & Piano(2xCD) Brilliant Classics 94729 Europe 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
94735 Lieder, Gesänge And Waltzes Plattencover Mandyczewski* - Dénise Beck, Christina Baader, Christian Lambour Mandyczewski* - Dénise Beck, Christina Baader, Christian Lambour - Lieder, Gesänge And Waltzes(CD, Album) Brilliant Classics 94735 Europe 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
95007 The Renaissance Keyboard Plattencover Marco Antonio Cavazzoni, Andrea Antico, Fabio Antonio Falcone Marco Antonio Cavazzoni, Andrea Antico, Fabio Antonio Falcone - The Renaissance Keyboard(CD, Album) Brilliant Classics 95007 Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
95069 Piano Music: River Flows In You Plattencover Jeroen van Veen (2) - Yiruma Jeroen van Veen (2) - Yiruma - Piano Music: River Flows In You(2xCD, Album) Brilliant Classics 95069 Europe 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
95324 Complete Music For Violin And Piano Plattencover Schulhoff* - Bruno Monteiro (2), João Paulo Santos (2) Schulhoff* - Bruno Monteiro (2), João Paulo Santos (2) - Complete Music For Violin And Piano(CD) Brilliant Classics 95324 Netherlands 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
95367 Spleens Et Détresses Op.38 - Piano Quintet Op.42 Plattencover Vierne*, Mūza Rubackytė, Anaïk Morel, Terpsycordes Quartet* Vierne*, Mūza Rubackytė, Anaïk Morel, Terpsycordes Quartet* - Spleens Et Détresses Op.38 - Piano Quintet Op.42(CD, Album) Brilliant Classics 95367 Europe 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
95508 Organ Music Plattencover Correa De Arauxo*, Francesco Cera Correa De Arauxo*, Francesco Cera - Organ Music(2xCD) Brilliant Classics 95508 Europe 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
95543 Minimal Piano Collection Volume XXI-XXVIII Plattencover Dennis Johnson (5), Philip Glass, Tom Johnson, Peter Garland, Terry Riley, Harold Budd, La Monte Young / Jeroen van Veen (2) Dennis Johnson (5), Philip Glass, Tom Johnson, Peter Garland, Terry Riley, Harold Budd, La Monte Young / Jeroen van Veen (2) - Minimal Piano Collection Volume XXI-XXVIII(8xCD + Box, Comp) Brilliant Classics 95543 Europe 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
96822 Made In Basing Street Plattencover Producers (3) Made In Basing Street(LP, Album) The Last Label (2) 96822 Germany 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
99384 Piano Music Plattencover Erik Satie, Håkon Austbø Erik Satie, Håkon Austbø - Piano Music(2xCD, Album, RE) Brilliant Classics 99384 Netherlands 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
101712 Liederhalle Stuttgart March 20, 1969 Plattencover Cannonball Adderley Quintet* Liederhalle Stuttgart March 20, 1969(LP, Album, RM, 180) Jazzhaus, SWR Music 101712 Germany 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
101 733 Städtische Festhalle Pirmasens November 13, 1959 - Liederhalle Stuttgart September 20, 1960 Plattencover Hans Koller & Friends Städtische Festhalle Pirmasens November 13, 1959 - Liederhalle Stuttgart September 20, 1960(CD, Album, RM) Jazzhaus, SWR Music, Arthaus Musik 101 733 Germany 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
101 741 Sängerhalle Untertürkheim July 15, 1978 Plattencover Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Sängerhalle Untertürkheim July 15, 1978(2xLP, Album, RM, 180) Jazzhaus, SWR Music 101 741 Germany 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
0103290BTN Wenn Der Beat Flippt Plattencover DJ Thomilla* Wenn Der Beat Flippt(12") Benztown Records 0103290BTN Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
109136 Slingshot Plattencover The Senior Service Slingshot(7", Single, Ltd) Damaged Goods 109136 UK 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
120-456B2DS Da Original Troopa EP / Lost In Queens EP Plattencover Jam DOT* / Da Ooh! Jam DOT* / Da Ooh! - Da Original Troopa EP / Lost In Queens EP(CD, Album, Comp, Ltd, RM, S/Edition) Back 2 Da Source Records 120-456B2DS Belgium 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
122-000B2DS-LP Liberal Art - 90´s Unreleased Plattencover Laster Liberal Art - 90´s Unreleased(LP, Album, Ltd) Back 2 Da Source Records 122-000B2DS-LP Belgium 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
124-000B2DS Down For My Crown / Your Hood Is My Hood Plattencover Pudgee* Down For My Crown / Your Hood Is My Hood(7", Ltd, Pic) Back 2 Da Source Records 124-000B2DS Belgium 2017 Diese Version verkaufen

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adammel

adammel

18. August 2020
No superior German engineering here. (Sub) Optimal did a cheap and nasty 2012 pressing of Madonna's classic Like A Prayer. Filthy, warped, scratched, and artwork that looks like it was done on a home printer. Why do they release this garbage and think people won't care?
Dr.Graham

Dr.Graham

18. März 2020
Most of their pressings/masters ive heard sounds horrible.. cant understand why so much labels pressed their records here.
DogsCollection

DogsCollection

22. Januar 2020
The worst Optimal pressings in my collection usually equals to the best URP/Rainbo pressings in my experience. They have their occasional slip in quality control from time to time but most of the time their pressings are excellent.
patientot

patientot

28. September 2019
Two things to be aware of with this plant:

1) The vinyl pressings range in quality from exemplary to awful. It's very much luck of the draw. Like the lower end U.S. plants, they still seem to have issues with getting records perfectly centered (watch for tonearm sway) and non-fill can be an issue. Pressing warps from sleeving the records before they are fully cooled also happen sometimes.

2) Their CD manufacturing processes are utter crap. If you buy a few discs from here you will encounter ones with loads of digital errors that refuse to produce a secure rip when using a program like EAC or dBpoweramp. Expect multiple tries or long ripping times with these programs. You can ignore the opinions of folks that use low-end non-secure ripping programs because they have no idea if their rips have errors or not.
mcalphax

mcalphax

5. September 2019
I really don't know why everyone is complaining about issues here. Of all 30 of my records that were pressed here only one had a real pressing defect and another one had the labels mixed up. Other than that these guys pressed some of the best-sounding records in my collection, including the Beatles in Mono reissues, the Loveless remaster, Plastic Beach, the Kraftwerk remasters and more. These would never have sounded as good if they were pressed by the likes of GZ Media, URP or Rainbo.
bruno8586

bruno8586

15. April 2019
The masters they seem to churn out sound fiarly good to my ears, unfortunately in the materials department their handling of the vinyl material itself they leave a lot to be desired with, it is unacceptable for first tier records to present printing defects, i can even understand/accept a relatively small amount of dust or debris that will not mean permanent damage to the tracks but other permanent defects that can be observed in these guys' pressings are not acceptable at all. Shame since at least one of the most recent pressings i own sounds really well mastered and i wanted to enjoy it a lot.
scullbox

scullbox

22. März 2019
Terrible quality pressings, low quality assurance standards. I guess the only "Optimal" thing in their service is the price.
JATPL

JATPL

20. Dezember 2018
geändert about 1 year ago
Sub Optimal would be a better description for this pressing plant. The quality control there vacillates wildly and frankly, for a company in a country famed for its manufacturing prowess, their inability to press records to a critical standard beggars belief. I place Optimal in exactly the same bracket as GZ. In the past year I have bought so many records by them, which are not pressed properly: Bowie's new Glastonbury 3 LP is a disaster area with creased inner sleeves, scratches and non-fill on the third disc, Paul Weller's new album was scratched and clicky, Angus & Julia Stone's Snow was another horror show with constant thuds on the lead outs of the sides of the first disc, Kate Bush's live LP released the year before-I am yet to hear a copy of that set, which does not have dents, non-fill and creases to the inner sleeves. There are others and I could go on but I won't-and everyone one of the LPs I mentioned I am basing on multiple, multiple copies bought and returned. They also frequently produce LPs with spindle holes which are really too large (Fleetwood Mac's The Dance being a recent example of this bizarre flaw.). I saw a brief video filmed at Optimal recently and watching the way they were handling the records coming off the presses made me shudder.
goldencalves

goldencalves

8. Dezember 2018
geändert 4 months ago
I probably own 40-45 or so records this plant has pressed, probably at least half (20 or so) of those I own have manufacturing defects, and probably a third of those (6 or 7) I've had multiple copies with similar pressing issues.

Primarily: non-fill/cold-fill/stitching (it doesn't seem like there is an industry-wide term for this, or there are technical differences that I don't understand). This looks like shiny, pearlescent dots or dashes in a groove, where there is no audio information. You sometimes need a very bright, directed light to see. It can sound like small ripping sounds, depending on the size and distribution, and probably accounts for a lot of "surface noise" on new records.

Secondarily: Scratches, usually messily ovular or circular, from vinyl fragments not properly removed from the edges of records or the spindle holes. A small bit will get stuck somewhere on the disc and shift around in shipping and handling to create audible scratches.

1 for 2 is, in my opinion, a poor score for quality control. I used to notice that it seemed to be relegated to smaller labels that have less sway than majors, including some of my favorite labels (On-U Sound, WRWTFWW, and I think that Modern Love and DDS I believe use Optimal but not certain) but I've noticed it touch their major releases as well (some of the newer Bowie pressings, Radiohead reissues, some of the "Abbey Road 1/2 Speed Master" pressings (most of the Brian Eno reissues), the Siouxsie reissues, and, infuriatingly, every record but one out of two Smiths 5xLP "Queen Is Dead" boxes).
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

18. Oktober 2018
I think Optimal's quality control has actually improved lately. I've heard two titles pressed by them released this month (Oct 2018) and I've been very impressed by both. Minimal noise floor, clean surfaces, very little in the way of noise. I've found their output to historically be VERY hit and miss, but maybe they're turning over a new leaf. Fingers crossed.