Disctronics B

Disctronics B

Profile:
Australia's first CD manufacturing plant operated by Disctronics Limited went online in March 1987. The facility was located at Braeside, Victoria.
Most discs pressed at this plant during Disctronics ownership will usually contain the matrix "MADE BY DISCTRONICS B.......". The 'B' referring to location of the plant as with other Disctronics pressings such as (Disctronics A, Disctronics H, Disctronics S).

In early February 1986, Kevin Donovan and Peter Massey formed Disctronics, Ltd. to manufacture compact audio discs. Construction was started on a plant near Moorabbin Airport to service the Australia and New Zealand market.

Matrices of releases pressed here generally looked like this: MADE BY DISCTRONICS B ** (Catalogue number) ** #(Pressing number).
Alternatively, the pressing number could be replaced by a 3 digit number, not preceded by a hash (eg. 201, 601).
There are some pressings which have also been recorded containing "Disctronics Australia" in the matrix as opposed to "MADE BY DISCTRONICS B" however these are scarce.

In the mid-1990s, the plant was taken over by PMI. PMI were merged with SSD in August 2000, who operated the plant until SSD's takeover by Technicolor, Australia on 31 March 2002.

For a brief period after the introduction of SID codes but before the plant was taken over by PMI, it was assigned the mould code IFPI 46xx.
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Contact Info:
(obsolete, for reference only)
Disctronics, Ltd.
9 De Havilland Road
Braeside, Victoria, 3195
Australia

Phone: +61 (3) 587 2633
Fax: +61 (3) 614 3711

Registered address:
Level 17, 500 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Australia
[l279428]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 In Touch With Light  album cover Serge Douw In Touch With Light (Album) 001 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
001 Round Square  album cover Voiteck Round Square(CD, Album) Seraphic 001 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
1M1CD1002 Sky Pirates (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Brian May (2) Sky Pirates (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) 1M1 Records 1M1CD1002 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
0002 Sex  album cover The Necks Sex(CD, Album) Spiral Scratch (2) 0002 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
#02 Pray  album cover Take That Pray(CD, Single, Ltd) RCA, BMG #02 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
1.2 88 The Winners  album cover Various 88 The Winners(CD, Comp) WEA 1.2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
32XA-141 BGM  album cover YMO* BGM(CD, Album) Interfusion, Interfusion, Alfa 32XA-141 Australia & New Zealand 1991 Sell This Version
52CD026/NU#5 Nu-Music Sampler Series 5  album cover Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 5(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD026/NU#5 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
52CD029 The Social Moors  album cover The Social Moors The Social Moors(CD, Single) Studio 52 Records 52CD029 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD030/NU#6 Nu-Music Sampler Series 6  album cover Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 6(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD030/NU#6 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD087 Various Talking Cardiology(CD, Comp, Promo) Marion Merrell Dow, ICI Pharmaceuticals Division 52CD087 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
52CD076#9 Nu-Music Sampler Series 9  album cover Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 9(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD076#9 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
52CD100#10 Nu-Music Sampler Series 10  album cover Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 10(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD100#10 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
90-2 Let's Do It 2  album cover Various Let's Do It 2(CD, Comp) WEA, WEA 90-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
001013 3 Live At Yankee Stadium  album cover Billy Joel Live At Yankee Stadium(CD, Promo) CBS 001013 3 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
001013 5 Live At Yankee Stadium  album cover Billy Joel Live At Yankee Stadium(Cass, Promo) CBS 001013 5 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
001013 8 Interview With Billy Joel  album cover Billy Joel Interview With Billy Joel(CD, Promo) CBS 001013 8 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
1991-2 Do It Now!  album cover Various Do It Now!(CD, Comp) Warner Special Products 1991-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
2688-2 Love You Right  album cover Euphoria (4) Love You Right(CD, Maxi) ESP (8) 2688-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
11523 Breakadawn / En Focus  album cover De La Soul Breakadawn / En Focus(CD, Single) Tommy Boy, Liberation Records 11523 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
1184-2-J The Stone Roses  album cover The Stone Roses The Stone Roses(CD, Album) Silvertone Records 1184-2-J Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
1184-2-JX The Stone Roses  album cover The Stone Roses The Stone Roses(CD, Album) Silvertone Records 1184-2-JX Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
1188-2-J And In This Corner...  album cover DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince And In This Corner...(CD, Album) Jive 1188-2-J Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
1392-2-J Homebase  album cover DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Homebase(CD, Album) Jive 1392-2-J Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
2041-2-R A Night On The Town  album cover Bruce Hornsby & The Range* A Night On The Town(CD, Album) RCA 2041-2-R Australia 1990 Sell This Version
2048-2-P The Golden Wire  album cover Andy Summers The Golden Wire(CD, Album) Private Music 2048-2-P Australia 1989 Sell This Version
2058-2-R The Caution Horses  album cover Cowboy Junkies The Caution Horses(CD, Album) RCA 2058-2-R Australia 1990 Sell This Version
25007-2 One Word  album cover Baby Animals One Word(CD, Single) Imago (3) 25007-2 Australia & New Zealand 1991 Sell This Version
2652 - 2 It's Only Natural  album cover Crowded House It's Only Natural(CD, Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 2652 - 2 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
26832 Wonderful Things  album cover Sea Stories Wonderful Things(CD, Single) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 26832 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
32632 Amazing Grace  album cover Marion Martin (3) Amazing Grace(CD, Comp) Pickwick Australia P/L 32632 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
42147-2 Monsoon  album cover Little River Band Monsoon(CD, Album) MCA Records 42147-2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
61489-2 Hi-Fi Sci-Fi  album cover Dramarama Hi-Fi Sci-Fi(CD, Album) Chameleon Records (2), Festival Records 61489-2 Australia & New Zealand 1993 Sell This Version
6382-2-R The Number One Hits  album cover Elvis Presley The Number One Hits(CD, Comp, Club) RCA Victor 6382-2-R Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
0064704 All Time Greatest Hits  album cover The Mamas And The Papas* All Time Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) MCA Records 0064704 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
66364-2 Reality Bites: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  album cover Various Reality Bites: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD, Comp) RCA, BMG, RCA, BMG 66364-2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
69005 1 Distant Thunder  album cover Richard Clapton Distant Thunder(CD, Single) Columbia 69005 1 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
79049 2 Fit For A King (L.A. Blues Authority Volume IV)  album cover Various Fit For A King (L.A. Blues Authority Volume IV)(CD, Album) Blues Bureau International, Roadrunner Records 79049 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
88515 Clarinet Quintet Op. 115  album cover Brahms*, Steven Kanoff, Gabrieli String Quartet* Brahms*, Steven Kanoff, Gabrieli String Quartet* - Clarinet Quintet Op. 115(CD, Album) Xenophone 88515 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
88516 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Symphony Nos. 39 & 40  album cover Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nurenburg National Symphonia*, Wilhelm Kuen Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nurenburg National Symphonia*, Wilhelm Kuen - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Symphony Nos. 39 & 40(CD) Xenophone 88516 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
88521 Haydn 'La Poule' Arranged For Quintet / Schubert String Quartet In B Flat  album cover Raphael Quartet Haydn 'La Poule' Arranged For Quintet / Schubert String Quartet In B Flat(CD) Xenophone 88521 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
105195-2 Mosquitos  album cover Stan Ridgway Mosquitos(CD, Album) Liberation Records 105195-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105203-2 Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!  album cover The Sugarcubes Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!(CD, Album) Liberation Records 105203-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105205-2 One Night Of Sin  album cover Joe Cocker One Night Of Sin(CD, Album) Liberation Records, Capitol Records 105205-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105206-2 3 Feet High And Rising  album cover De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising(CD, Album) Liberation Records, Liberation Records, Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy 105206-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
105210-2 D*A*D* No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims(CD, Album) Festival Records, Liberation Records 105210-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
105214-2 11  album cover The Smithereens 11(CD, Album) Liberation Records 105214-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
105221-2 Spoken Words  album cover Indecent Obsession Spoken Words (Album) 105221-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105227-2 Wicked  album cover Sinitta Wicked(CD, Album) Liberation Records 105227-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105228-2 Stay Sick!  album cover The Cramps Stay Sick!(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Liberation Records 105228-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
171142-2 The Moon + You  album cover Paul Grabowsky The Moon + You(CD, Album) WEA 171142-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
252362-2 Radio Songs - A Best Of  album cover Cold Chisel Radio Songs - A Best Of(CD, Comp, RP) WEA 252362-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
254458-2 V.Spy V.Spy A.O. Mod. TV. Vers.(CD, Album, RP) WEA 254458-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
255411-2 Terra Incognita  album cover Gondwanaland* Terra Incognita(CD, Album) WEA, WEA 255411-2 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
255412-2 Let The Dog Out  album cover Gondwanaland* Let The Dog Out(CD, Album) WEA, WEA 255412-2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
255 802-2 Transvision Vamp Pop Art(CD, Album) MCA Records 255 802-2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
256 462-2 Shiver  album cover Jenny Morris Shiver(CD, Album) WEA 256 462-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
256582-2 The Best Years Of Our Lives  album cover Richard Clapton The Best Years Of Our Lives(CD, Album) WEA, WEA 256582-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
256796-2 The Big Don't Argue  album cover Weddings, Parties, Anything The Big Don't Argue(CD, Album) WEA 256796-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
256 896-2 The Hit Singles Collection  album cover Buddy Holly The Hit Singles Collection(CD, Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records 256 896-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
256920-2 Trash The Planet  album cover V. Spy V. Spy* Trash The Planet(CD, Album) WEA 256920-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
258-223 Electric  album cover The Cult Electric(CD, Album) Virgin, EMI Music, Beggars Banquet 258-223 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
259 979 All Or Nothing - The U.S. Remix Album  album cover Milli Vanilli All Or Nothing - The U.S. Remix Album(CD, Album) RCA Victor, Hansa 259 979 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
260.325 Mental Floss For The Globe  album cover Urban Dance Squad Mental Floss For The Globe(CD, Album) Ariola 260.325 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
260379 Affection  album cover Lisa Stansfield Affection(CD, Album) Arista 260379 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
260 682 World Power  album cover Snap! World Power(CD, Album) Logic Records, BMG, Ariola 260 682 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
261974 Jennifer Warnes The Hunter(CD, Album) Private Music 261974 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
30 72 05 Uluru  album cover Tony O'Connor (2) Uluru (Album) 30 72 05 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
30 72 06 Kakadu  album cover Tony O'Connor (2) Kakadu(CD, Album) Steve Parish 30 72 06 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
307210 Wilderness  album cover Tony O'Connor (2) Wilderness(CD, Album) Steve Parish 307210 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
30 72 11 Of Dreams And Discoveries  album cover Tony O'Connor (2) Of Dreams And Discoveries(CD, Album) Steve Parish 30 72 11 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
30 72 12 Mariner  album cover Tony O'Connor (2) Mariner (Album) 30 72 12 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
3 21870 2 Hepfidelity  album cover Diesel (3) Hepfidelity(CD, Album) Chrysalis, EMI 3 21870 2 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
361 004-2 Mo' Money - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  album cover Various Mo' Money - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD) Perspective Records, Polydor 361 004-2 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
390 548-2 Black Cat  album cover Janet Jackson Black Cat(CD, Single, Mixed) A&M Records 390 548-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
390 632-2 State Of The World  album cover Janet Jackson State Of The World(CD, Single, Car) A&M Records 390 632-2 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
390 670-2 Finally  album cover Ce Ce Peniston Finally(CD, Single, Car) A&M Records, A&M Records 390 670-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
390 689-2 Outshined  album cover Soundgarden Outshined(CD, Single, Car) A&M Records, Polydor 390 689-2 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
393 207-2 The Very Best Of Peter Allen  album cover Peter Allen The Very Best Of Peter Allen(CD, Comp) A&M Records, Polydor 393 207-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
393 730-2 Ghost In The Machine  album cover The Police Ghost In The Machine(CD, Album) A&M Records 393 730-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
393 750-2 The Dream Of The Blue Turtles  album cover Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles(CD, Album, RE, Gol) A&M Records 393 750-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
39 3912-2 ...Nothing Like The Sun  album cover Sting ...Nothing Like The Sun(CD, Album, Gol) A&M Records 39 3912-2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
393 920-2 Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814  album cover Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records 393 920-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
393 934-2 The Very Best Of Supertramp  album cover Supertramp The Very Best Of Supertramp(CD, Comp) A&M Records, Polydor 393 934-2 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
394 560-2 Crisis? What Crisis?  album cover Supertramp Crisis? What Crisis?(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records, A&M Records 394 560-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
394 634-2 Even In The Quietest Moments...  album cover Supertramp Even In The Quietest Moments...(CD, Album) A&M Records, Polydor 394 634-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
394 753-2 Outlandos D'Amour  album cover The Police Outlandos D'Amour(CD, Album, RE, RM) A&M Records 394 753-2 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
394 919-2 Cuts Like A Knife  album cover Bryan Adams Cuts Like A Knife(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records, Polydor 394 919-2 Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
395 293-2 Days Of Open Hand  album cover Suzanne Vega Days Of Open Hand(CD, Album) A&M Records, Polydor 395 293-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
395 310 2 Stolen Moments  album cover John Hiatt Stolen Moments(CD, Album) A&M Records 395 310 2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
395 312-2 Brother's Keeper  album cover The Neville Brothers Brother's Keeper(CD, Album) A&M Records 395 312-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
395 321-2 Heart In Motion  album cover Amy Grant Heart In Motion(CD, Album) A&M Records, Polydor 395 321-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
395 350-2 Temple Of The Dog  album cover Temple Of The Dog Temple Of The Dog (Album) 395 350-2 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
395 374-2 Badmotorfinger  album cover Soundgarden Badmotorfinger(CD, Album) A&M Records, Polydor 395 374-2 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
395 384-2 Family Groove  album cover The Neville Brothers Family Groove(CD, Album) A&M Records 395 384-2 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
396 405-2 The Soul Cages  album cover Sting The Soul Cages(CD, Album) A&M Records, Polydor 396 405-2 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
396 505-2 Frampton Comes Alive!  album cover Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive!(CD, Album) A&M Records 396 505-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
396 907-2 The Very Best  album cover Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66* The Very Best(CD, Comp) A&M Records 396 907-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
396 969-2 Good Morning, Vietnam - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  album cover Various Good Morning, Vietnam - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records, Polydor 396 969-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
397 010-2 Waking Hours  album cover Del Amitri Waking Hours(CD, Album) A&M Records 397 010-2 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version