Optimal Media Production

Optimal Media Production

Profile:
German full service media manufacturer. Operating under this name between October 1997 and September 2011.
Then renamed to Optimal Media GmbH.

Name variations as found on this profile:
- Optimal Media Production
- Optimal Mediaproduction GmbH

Matrix scheme:

XY#####-ZZ (e.g. B847793-01)
(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

Y is the manufacture year identifier.
For releases manufactured between 1997 and 2009 it is a single number (0 to 9).
For releases manufactured since 2010 it is a single letter (A to Z).
The numbers 7, 8 and 9 are ambiguous and can mean either year:
7 = 1997 or 2007
8 = 1998 or 2008
9 = 1999 or 2009
0 = 2000
1 = 2001
2 = 2002

A = 2010
B = 2011

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: A785283-01 manufactured by optimal media production
DVD: DA98810-01 manufactured by optimal media production
Vinyl: B847793-01 A1

Notes on CDs/DVDs:
• CD and DVD releases additionally carry a "manufactured by optimal media production" 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 were: ifpi/IFPI L571, L572, L573, L574

Notes on Vinyl records:
• The matrix number can be either machine stamped or hand etched.
• Sometimes you'll also find the initials of a mastering engineer next to the matrix number (see the list below).
• In that case the record was also cut at Optimal Media Production.
• If there are no engineer initials present, the record was cut externally.
• Due to the nature of the hand etching, the B (format identifier) might be mistaken for a 3, an 8 or a D.
• Vinyl releases additionally carry the side positions along with an additional digit, next to the matrix number (see the example below).

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 the following year (e.g. manufactured in Dec. and released in Jan.)
• The release date cannot be earlier than the year it was manufactured though (there can be certain exceptions though).

Notes on entering the matrix number in the LCCN fields (for Vinyl = Pressed By):
• 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.

Attention: Do not confuse the Universal Records catalog number scheme with the vinyl matrix scheme of Optimal Media!
Universal Records catalog numbers can be easily distinguished by the zeros after the B:
• Releases until roughly mid 2007: B000####-XX (B followed by three zeroes, followed by 4 digits)
• Releases since 2007: B00#####-XX (B followed by two zeroes, followed by 5 digits)
(-XX is the release format, e.g. "01" for an LP, "02" for a CD, "11" for a 12" vinyl single).

Mastering/cutting engineers employed at Optimal Media Production:
BK (14)
HL (2) (Heino Leja)
KL (5)
KR (3)
MK (11)
TW (5) (Thorsten Wyk)

Relevant history and production starting dates:
01 October 1997: Renamed to Optimal Media Production GmbH (from "optimal" Tonträger Produktionsgesellschaft mbH, founded in December 1990).
1998: Start of the Printing and Service Centre.
1999: Production start of DVDs.
2000: Start of the DVD Authoring studio.
September 2007: Production start of the VinylDisc.
01 October 2011: New company name: Optimal Media GmbH.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Optimal Media Production GmbH
Glienholzweg 7
17207 Röbel / Müritz
Germany
info@optimal-media.com
Sites:
[l129094]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Various Immergutrocken 6(Cass, Comp, Whi) Immergutrocken e.V. Germany 2005 Sell This Version
000 Bläserkollegium Dresden E.V. (BKD) Dto.(CD, Comp) Optimal Media Production 000 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
01 Various Heavy. - DVD 01(DVD-V, Comp, Promo, PAL) Heavy. 01 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
3P 210 Chima Im Rahmen Der Möglichkeiten(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Pelham Power Productions, Pelham Power Productions 3P 210 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
3P 220 Unterwortverdacht Aufstand Der Aufrechten(CD, Promo, Smplr) Pelham Power Productions 3P 220 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
3P221-5 Unterwortverdacht Der Schein Trügt - Teil Eins & Zwei(CD, Maxi, Enh) Pelham Power Productions 3P221-5 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
12x33-4 Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop The Antique Anthem(12") Milk Crate Records 12x33-4 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
0000015 MSP Marco* feat. Jesse Brade Marco* feat. Jesse Brade - I Like Chopin(CD, Maxi) Media Spirit 0000015 MSP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
0062-2 Wenzel* & Mensching* Wenzel* & Mensching* - Armer Kleiner Händimann(CD, Album) BuschFunk 0062-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
109 Suck (4) Time To Suck(CD, Album, RE) Shadoks Music 109 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
02/96 Various New Voices Vol. 4(CD, Comp) Rolling Stone (Germany) 02/96 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
00364 Gerhard Schöne Das Leben Der Dinge(Cass, Album) BuschFunk 00364 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
03/97 Various New Voices Vol. 10(CD, Comp) Rolling Stone (Germany) 03/97 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
05/00 Various New Voices Vol. 35(CD, Comp) Rolling Stone (Germany) 05/00 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
5-98 Underdog Cru Maximum(LP, Album) P.O.sin-music 5-98 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
00692 Gundermann* Krams - Das Letzte Konzert(2xCD, Album) BuschFunk 00692 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
06/96 Various New Voices Vol. 6(CD, Comp) Rolling Stone 06/96 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0000732CCC Carl Millöcker, Ralph Benatzky Carl Millöcker, Ralph Benatzky - Millöcker: Der Bettelstudent. Benatzky: Im Weißen Rößl. Highlights (Comp) 0000732CCC Germany 1997 Sell This Version
0732 NTSC Uriah Heep Sailing The Sea Of Light(DVD, NTSC + CD + Box, Dlx, Ltd, Num, DVD) Classic Rock Legends 0732 NTSC Germany 2001 Sell This Version
0000872CCC Thomanerchor Leipzig*, Dresdner Kreuzchor Thomanerchor Leipzig*, Dresdner Kreuzchor - Christmas Choruses(CD, Comp, RM) Corona Classic Collection 0000872CCC Europe 1995 Sell This Version
08/96 Various New Voices Vol. 8(CD, Comp) Rolling Stone (Germany) 08/96 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
09/96 Various New Voices Vol. 7(CD, Comp) Rolling Stone (Germany) 09/96 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0001012CCC Bartók* / Britten* / Strawinsky* Bartók* / Britten* / Strawinsky* - Divertimento / Simple Symphony / Suite No.1 & 2(CD, Comp, RM) Corona Classic Collection, Corona Classic Collection 0001012CCC Germany 1996 Sell This Version
1047 Luther Allison Hand Me Down My Moonshine(CD, RE) Ruf Records, Ruf 1047 1998 Sell This Version
10/95 Various New Voices Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Rolling Stone (Germany) 10/95 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
11/95 Various New Voices Vol. 3(CD, Comp) Rolling Stone (Germany) 11/95 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
12/08 Various Rare Trax DVD - Highlights Aus Dem Beat-Club 1967 Bis 1972(DVD-V, Comp, Car) Rolling Stone (Germany) 12/08 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
0001722BF Uwe Steimle E.H. "Die Grossen Erfolge"(CD, Album, Enc) BuschFunk 0001722BF Germany 1995 Sell This Version
2010 Früchte des Zorns Unter Unserer Haut(2x10", Album) Erode Releases, ab dafür! records 2010 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
2274-2 Bucwheed* The Rethuglican(CD, Album) Indigo (2), Delicious Vinyl 2274-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
002292 - BF Various Elektroakustische Musik Aus Dem Studio Der Akademie Der Künste Zu Berlin(CD, Album) BuschFunk, BuschFunk, DecimE, DecimE 002292 - BF Germany 1992 Sell This Version
0002392CCC J. S. Bach*, Mathis*, Watkinson*, Hamari*, Schreier*, Lorenz*, Berliner Solisten, Kammerorchester Berlin J. S. Bach*, Mathis*, Watkinson*, Hamari*, Schreier*, Lorenz*, Berliner Solisten, Kammerorchester Berlin - Cantatas(CD, Comp) Edel Classics 0002392CCC Germany 2001 Sell This Version
5118-1 Craig David Walking Away(CD, Single, Car) Wildstar Records, Edel 5118-1 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
5152-2 Funkstar De Luxe Keep On Moving (It's Too Funky In Here)(2xCD-ROM, Album) Club Tools, Edel 5152-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
07184 ABBA Super Trouper(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Polar, Polar 07184 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
008340-5 J.U.S.T. (2) Lovely Summerday(CD, Maxi) UCR Records, UCR Records 008340-5 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
0010312MIN Goleo VI Presents His 2006 FIFA World Cup Hits(CD, Comp, Enh) Ministry Of Sound Recordings 0010312MIN Europe 2006 Sell This Version
0011342BC Bartók*Thomas Zehetmair, Budapest Festival OrchestraIván Fischer* Bartók*Thomas Zehetmair, Budapest Festival OrchestraIván Fischer* - Violin Concertos №S 1 & 2(CD) Berlin Classics 0011342BC Europe 1995 Sell This Version
0011622BC Bruckner*, Staatskapelle Berlin, Otmar Suitner Bruckner*, Staatskapelle Berlin, Otmar Suitner - Symphony No. 5(CD, Album) Berlin Classics 0011622BC Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0011752BC Johann Sebastian Bach / Max Reger - Jan Vogler Johann Sebastian Bach / Max Reger - Jan Vogler - Cello Suites Nos. 1 & 2(CD, Album) Berlin Classics 0011752BC Germany 1997 Sell This Version
001.2001-2 Et Cetera (2) Feat. Allan Clarke Et Cetera (2) Feat. Allan Clarke - He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother(CD, Maxi) Optimal Media Production 001.2001-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
0012162KAI Giacinto Scelsi - Klangforum Wien, Hans Zender Giacinto Scelsi - Klangforum Wien, Hans Zender - Streichquartett Nr. 4 / Elohim / Duo / Anagamin / Maknongan / Natura Renovatur(CD, Album, Sma) Kairos 0012162KAI Europe 2001 Sell This Version
0012252KAI Gérard Grisey - Catherine Dubosc / Klangforum Wien / Sylvain Cambreling Gérard Grisey - Catherine Dubosc / Klangforum Wien / Sylvain Cambreling - Quatre Chants Pour Franchir Le Seuil(CD, Album) KAIROS, edel CLASSICS 0012252KAI Austria 2001 Sell This Version
0012282KAI Helmut Lachenmann Das Mädchen Mit Den Schwefelhölzern(2xCD, Album) Kairos 0012282KAI Austria 2002 Sell This Version
0012332KAI Georg Friedrich Haas - Klangforum Wien, Sylvain Cambreling Georg Friedrich Haas - Klangforum Wien, Sylvain Cambreling - In Vain(CD) Kairos 0012332KAI Austria 2003 Sell This Version
0012452BC Christoph Genz, Michael Freimuth Christoph Genz, Michael Freimuth - Music For A While: Lute Songs From The 17th Century(CD, Album, RE) Berlin Classics 0012452BC Germany 2005 Sell This Version
16252 ABBA The Visitors(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Polar 16252 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
0016502BC Tchaikovsky*, Klenke Quartett Tchaikovsky*, Klenke Quartett - String Quartets(2xCD, Album) Berlin Classics 0016502BC Germany 2010 Sell This Version
0017202BC Mahler* - Wiener Symphoniker, Hans Swarowsky Mahler* - Wiener Symphoniker, Hans Swarowsky - Symphony No. 5(CD) Berlin Classics 0017202BC Germany 2002 Sell This Version
0017292BC Alfred Schnittke - Ragna Schirmer Alfred Schnittke - Ragna Schirmer - Piano Sonatas(CD, Album, RE) Berlin Classics 0017292BC Germany 2006 Sell This Version
0017842BC Lautten Compagney Chirping Of The Nightingale: Mr. Playford's English Dancing Master(CD, Album) Berlin Classics 0017842BC Germany 2005 Sell This Version
018622BERE Jon Lord With The Hoochie Coochie Men (2) And Special Guest Jimmy Barnes Jon Lord With The Hoochie Coochie Men (2) And Special Guest Jimmy Barnes - Live At The Basement(DVD-V, Album, Enh, PAL, Reg + CD) Edel Records 018622BERE Germany 2007 Sell This Version
2004-2 SKP Fessler* Happy Morning(CD, Single) Skip Records (2) 2004-2 SKP Germany 2001 Sell This Version
20183-6 The Notwist Pilot(12") City Slang, Virgin, Labels 20183-6 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
0022412 MCM Trevor Jones / Randy Edelman Trevor Jones / Randy Edelman - The Last Of The Mohicans (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE, RP) Morgan Creek Records, Edel 0022412 MCM Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0022722CIN Various Television's Greatest Hits Volume 3 - 70's & 80's(CD, Comp) TVT Records 0022722CIN Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0022912CIN Alan Silvestri The Odd Couple II (Music From The Motion Picture)(HDCD, Album) Edel 0022912CIN Europe 1998 Sell This Version
0027292EDL Oliver Onions The Very Best Of(CD, Comp) Edelton 0027292EDL Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0027812EDL Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day - The Best Of Edwin Hawkin Singers(CD, Comp) Edelton 0027812EDL Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0028302EDL Oliver Onions Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Edelton 0028302EDL Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0028882 EDL Various Get It Vol 8(CD, Comp) Edelton 0028882 EDL Germany 1995 Sell This Version
0029422 EDL Various Get It Vol 9(CD, Comp) Edelton 0029422 EDL Germany 1995 Sell This Version
0030492BC Telemann* - Ludwig GüttlerTelemann-Kammerorchester*Eitelfriedrich Thom Telemann* - Ludwig GüttlerTelemann-Kammerorchester*Eitelfriedrich Thom - Admiralitätsmusik • Trumpet Concerto(CD) Berlin Classics, ETERNA 0030492BC Germany 1998 Sell This Version
0031082BC Beethoven*, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Franz Konwitschny Beethoven*, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Franz Konwitschny - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6 "Pastoral"(CD, RM) Berlin Classics, ETERNA 0031082BC Germany 1998 Sell This Version
0031342BC Beethoven*, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Franz Konwitschny Beethoven*, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Franz Konwitschny - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4(CD, RM) Berlin Classics, ETERNA 0031342BC Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0031392BC Frédéric Chopin, Andreas Pistorius Frédéric Chopin, Andreas Pistorius - Piano Works(CD, RE, RM) ETERNA, Edel Company, Berlin Classics 0031392BC Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0032682BC Mendelssohn* - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur Mendelssohn* - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur - Jugendsinfonien(CD, Album, RM) Berlin Classics, ETERNA 0032682BC Germany 2003 Sell This Version
0033211BC Ludwig Van Beethoven, Staatskapelle Dresden, Franz Konwitschny Ludwig Van Beethoven, Staatskapelle Dresden, Franz Konwitschny - Sinfonie Nr. 3 Es-dur Op. 55 "Eroica"(LP, Mono, RE) ETERNA, Berlin Classics 0033211BC Germany 2008 Sell This Version
0033251BC Mozart* - Hermann Prey, Staatskapelle Dresden Dirigent Otmar Suitner Mozart* - Hermann Prey, Staatskapelle Dresden Dirigent Otmar Suitner - Berühmte Arien aus MOZART-Opern mit Hermann Prey(LP, Album, RE, 180) ETERNA, Edel Classics GmbH 0033251BC Germany 2008 Sell This Version
0037522EDL Village People Cruisin'(CD, Album) Edelton 0037522EDL Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0037645ERE Das Management Feat. Vicky (8) Das Management Feat. Vicky (8) - Ohne Dich(CD, Maxi) Edel Records 0037645ERE Germany 1998 Sell This Version
003771-0EDL Brooklyn Bounce The Real Bass (The Remixes)(12", Blu) Edel America Records 003771-0EDL US 1998 Sell This Version
0037802ERE Various World Of Harmony (Symphonic Dreams)(2xCD, Comp) Edel 0037802ERE Germany 1998 Sell This Version
0038542ERE Various Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten Vol. 16 - Die Doppel-Duft CD (Comp) 0038542ERE Germany 1998 Sell This Version
ΑΒ39118 The Boy (6) Ηλιοθεραπεία (Album) ΑΒ39118 Greece 2011 Sell This Version
0041405 CON Para Doxa We Are Ravin' Remixe(CD, Maxi) Control 0041405 CON Germany 1995 Sell This Version
004171-5REG Fun Factory Doh Wah Diddy(CD, Maxi) Regular Records 004171-5REG Germany 1995 Sell This Version
0041792 CON Various Hyper Rave 5(CD, Comp) Control 0041792 CON Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0041885REG Fun Factory Don't Go Away(CD, Maxi) Regular Records 0041885REG Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0042005REG Fun Factory I Love You(CD, Maxi) Regular Records 0042005REG Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0042105CON Aaron (22) Horizont(CD, Maxi) Control 0042105CON Europe 1996 Sell This Version
0042115 CON Suspicious Maid Of Orleans (Take My Hand)(CD, Maxi) Control 0042115 CON Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0042880CON Woody van Eyden Fiesta In Mallorca(12") Control, Control 0042880CON Germany 1998 Sell This Version
0042892 CON Blümchen Jasmin(CD, Album, Ltd) Control 0042892 CON Germany 1998 Sell This Version
0043210ERE Jennifer Paige Crush (The Remixes)(2x12", Blu) Edel Records, Edel Records 0043210ERE Germany 1998 Sell This Version
0043325ERE Man Doki With Steve Lukather & Bobby Kimball Man Doki With Steve Lukather & Bobby Kimball - I Lost My Heart In China(CD, Maxi) Edel Records 0043325ERE Germany 1998 Sell This Version
0043800CON Woody van Eyden Time Now(12") Control 0043800CON Germany 1998 Sell This Version
0044725ERE Layla Kaylif Shakespeare In Love(CD, Maxi) Good Groove (2), Edel Records 0044725ERE Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0047500CON 2 Eivissa Shattered Dreams(12") Control 0047500CON Germany 1999 Sell This Version
0047892ERE Leo Acosta Mambo! Mambo! Mambo!(CD, Album) Edel, Edel Records, peermusic 0047892ERE Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0052845 INC DJ Supreme Vs Rhythm Masters DJ Supreme Vs Rhythm Masters - Enter The Scene(CD, Maxi) 12INC, Edelpitch AB 0052845 INC Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
58014-2 Creme Fresh (2) Hast Du Feuer?!(CD, Album) 58Beats 58014-2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
58025-1 Akere Blue Sphinx (LP, Album + CD, Album) 58Beats 58025-1 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
58025-2 Akere Blue Sphinx (CD, Album) 58Beats 58025-2 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
0058102ERE Various Partyalarm(2xCD, Comp) Edel Records 0058102ERE Germany 1999 Sell This Version
0058606ERE Anika Paris It's About(CD, Single) Edel Records 0058606ERE Germany 1999 Sell This Version
0058636ERE Blümchen Unter'm Weihnachtsbaum(CD, Single) Edel Records 0058636ERE Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0059286ERE Marque One To Make Her Happy(CD, Single, Car) Edel Records 0059286ERE Europe 2000 Sell This Version
0060012DDE Pro-Pain Best Of(CD, Comp) High Gain Records, Digital Dimension 0060012DDE Germany 1998 Sell This Version
0060962CLU Scooter ...And The Beat Goes On!(CD, Album, RP) Club Tools, Club Tools 0060962CLU Europe Unknown Sell This Version