Sonopress USA

Sonopress USA

Profile:
American company which operated a Tape duplication / CDr duplication/ CD / DVD / CD-ROM glass-mastering and replicating / pressing facility in the United States as part of the international Bertelsmann AG group.
Originally opened as a tape duplication facility in October 1984 by RCA and subsequently know as "QTI" (Quality Tapes Incorporated) since 1985.
Incorporated as Sonopress, Inc. Feb. 1990.
Began making Optical discs as Sonopress in 1991 and entered full production Dec 1,1992 continuing through June 30, 2004 after which it changed it's name to Sonopress Arvato. (See Note 4 below)

Cassettes Tape identification:
Variant 1. A statement on the J-Card stating "Duplication By Sonopress" with the USA address eg: Here
Variant 2. Having a Pressing Plant ID on the shell label which is a stylized sideways S and a reference on the release to being made or manufactured in U.S.A. eg [Sonopress S Pressing Plant ID 1] , [Sonopress S Pressing Plant ID 2]
Please enter the Pressing Plant ID in the BAOI of the release.

CD / DVD and CD-Rom Identification

First Generation discs:
Matrix patterns
Variant 1. [SONOPRESS USA logotype] ccc 0 z Example
Variant 2. [SONOPRESS USA logotype] ccc 0z Example

Please Do Not enter the [ccc] as the catalogue number.

― "ccc" is a place holder of varying length and format for the client's reference number for the release.
― "0z" is a Letter and sometimes a second number which may or may not be separated by a space.

Second Generation discs:
Matrix Patterns
Variant 1. [SONOPRESS USA logotype] ccc 0z# + + Example
Variant 2. [SONOPRESS USA logotype] ccc 0z# + + yxxxx Example

Please enter this 5 digit number yxxxx as the Sonopress USA Catalogue Number.

― "ccc" is a place holder of varying length and format for the client's reference number for the release.
― "0z#" is a two digit number, often "01" or "02"followed by #, representing the number of the master.
― "yxxxx" is a five digit number assigned by Sonopress USA.
"y" represents the year the glass master was created. See Note 1 below.
SID Codes:
There may or may not be SID codes present on these releases. There are often only Mould codes IFPI 10xx.

Third Generation discs:
Matrix patterns
Variant 1. [SONOPRESS USA logotype] ccc + + yxxxx-0z Example
Variant 2. [SONOPRESS USA logotype] ccc + + [???] yxxxx-0z Example
Variant 3. ccc + + yxxxx-0z

Please enter the 7 digit yxxxx-0z code as the Sonopress USA Catalogue Number.

― "ccc" is a place holder of varying length and format for the client's reference number for the release.
― "???" is a three digit code often beginning with A or 1.
― "yxxxx-0z" is a seven digit code assigned by Sonopress USA
― "0z" is often "01" or "02", representing the number of the master..
"y" represents the year the glass master was created. See Note 1 below.
SID Codes associated with these discs:
Mastering SID codes: IFPI L027, IFPI L028, IFPI LB41, IFPI LB48.
Mould SID codes: IFPI 10xx

Fourth Generation discs
These discs can be identified by the following matrix patterns which include the distinctive + + in conjunction with the Mastering SID codes: IFPI L027, IFPI L028, IFPI LB41, IFPI LB48 and Mould SID codes: IFPI 10xx and reference to made or manufactured in USA on the release. See Note 3 below.
Matrix patterns:
Variant 1. ccc [Sono press logo] + + yxxxx-0z Example
Variant 2. ccc [Sono press logo] + + yxxxx0z Example
Variant 3. ccc [Sono press logo] + + [???] yxxxx0z Example
Variant 4. ccc + + yxxxx0z Example
Variant 5. NNN ccc + + yxxxx0z Example See Note 2 Below

Please enter the seven digit code yxxxx-0z or yxxxxxx as the Sonopress USA catalogue number.

― "ccc" is a place holder of varying length and format for the client's reference number for the release.
― "???" is a three digit code often beginning with A or 1.
― "yxxxx-0z" or "yxxxxx0z" is a seven digit code assigned by Sonopress USA. See Notes 1 and 4. Below
― "0z" is often "01" or "02", representing the number of the master.
― "NNN" is a client name (logotype) See Note 2 Below
"y" represents the year the glass master was created. See Note 1 below.
SID Codes associated with these discs:
Mastering SID codes: IFPI L027, IFPI L028, IFPI LB41, IFPI LB48.
Mould SID codes: IFPI 10xx

Notes:

1. "y" represents the year the glass master was created. 3 = 1993, 4 = 1994, 5 = 1995, 6 = 1996, 7 = 1997, 8 = 1998, 9 = 1999, 0 = 2000, A = 2001, B = 2002, C = 2003, D = 2004. These years do not represent the release year, which can not be determined by the matrix data alone. The glass mastering date is the earliest year the disc could have been pressed, but it could have been pressed from the same master in a subsequent year. It is not unusual to find glass mastering dates later than initial pressing release date as new glass masters are made to replace old ones or to supplement extra production.
2. On releases having the client name appear as the "NNN" part of the matrix the Pressed By credit should be given to Sonopress USA.
3. Mould SID code 4Wxx is said to be associated with the Duncan NC plant, but has not yet been verified.
4. The change of name to Sonopress Arvato officially took place on July 1, 2004, however the timing of change to the new name on the discs produced was gradual and varies by Laser Beam Recorded. Earliest verifiable appearances of the Sonopress Arvato (USA) name in the database as of time of writing are L028 Cat. No. D891802, LB41 Cat. No. D832001, LB48 Cat. No. DA798201, L027 Cat No. ?.

History:
Sonopress USA began in 1984 as "QTI" Quality Tape Incorporated, owned by RCA / Ariola The new plant in Weaverville NC was built to replace cassette production at the RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis . In 1985 QTI, along with RCA / Ariola, was bought by Bertelsmann AG. Sonopress Inc. was formed in 1990, continuing to make cassettes and began making Optical discs as Sonopress USA in 1991 and entered full production Dec. 1,1992 . Avarto Storage Media GMBH became involved in Sept. 1996. The Name was changed from Sonopress to Sonopress Arvat in 2004 and Arvato Digital Services LLC was formed in April 2008 operating as Arvato Digital Services Bertelsmann, USA, and later as Arvato, USA . The firm shut down CD DVD production in April 2016 but continued other avenues of business
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Contact Info:
Headquarter:
Sonopress USA
109 Monticello Rd.
Weaverville, North Carolina 28787-9442
Tel: (828) 658-2000
Fax: (828) 658-2008

Other locations:
29011 Commerce Center Drive
Valencia, CA 91355

11500 80th Ave
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

4600 Commerce Crossings Drive
Louisville, KY 40229

120 Hidden Lake Circle
Duncan, SC 29334
[closed June 2014)

110 E, Old Settlers Blvd.
Ste. 100
Round Rock, TX 78664
[l299089]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2609 Please Don't Go (The Remixes)  album cover No Mercy Please Don't Go (The Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Arista, BMG, MCI 2609 US 1997 Sell This Version
6492 Blue Hawaii  album cover Elvis* Blue Hawaii(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA 6492 US Unknown Sell This Version
06970 Live From The Sun  album cover Dokken Live From The Sun(CD, Album) CMC International Records 06970 US 2000 Sell This Version
08942 Count Me In  album cover Justo Almario Count Me In(CD, Album, Club) Integrity Music 08942 US 1995 Sell This Version
1102-2-RG Hildegarde Neff*, Don Ameche, Cole Porter Hildegarde Neff*, Don Ameche, Cole Porter - Silk Stockings(CD) RCA Victor 1102-2-RG Unknown Sell This Version
1388-4-JA Funke Funke Wisdom  album cover Kool Moe Dee Funke Funke Wisdom(Cass, Album, Promo) Jive 1388-4-JA US 1991 Sell This Version
00150-01 One For Sorrow  album cover Steps One For Sorrow(CD, Single, Promo, Dig) Jive, Ebul 00150-01 US 1999 Sell This Version
00165-02 Hardknox  album cover Hardknox Hardknox(CD, Album, Promo) Jive Electro 00165-02 US 1999 Sell This Version
00180-01 So Why Aren't You Happy  album cover Face To Face So Why Aren't You Happy(CD, EP) Lady Luck (2), Beyond (3) 00180-01 US 1999 Sell This Version
00273-01 Edge Of Forever  album cover Lynyrd Skynyrd Edge Of Forever (Album) 00273-01 US 1999 Sell This Version
00290-01 The Definitive Collection  album cover Air Supply The Definitive Collection(CD, Comp, RM) Arista 00290-01 US 1999 Sell This Version
3004-4-RA Free  album cover Rick Astley Free(Cass, Album, Promo) RCA 3004-4-RA US 1991 Sell This Version
30155 I'll Be There For You  album cover M.L. I'll Be There For You(CD, Album) Kik-Azz Records 30155 US 1993 Sell This Version
30471 Calo 93  album cover Calo Calo 93(CD, Album) Philips, Philips 30471 Mexico 1993 Sell This Version
30493 Focus  album cover Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 30493 USA & Canada 1993 Sell This Version
30507 Music From And Inspired By The Film Short Cuts  album cover Various Music From And Inspired By The Film Short Cuts(CD, Comp) Imago (3) 30507 US 1993 Sell This Version
30516 Fishy Pants  album cover Muzza Chunka Fishy Pants(CD, Album) Rowdy Records 30516 US 1993 Sell This Version
3052-4-RA Altitude (3) Private Parts(Cass, Album, Promo) RCA 3052-4-RA US 1991 Sell This Version
30621 From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential 60's Masters I  album cover Elvis* From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential 60's Masters I(5xCD, Comp, Num, RM + Box) RCA 30621 US 1993 Sell This Version
30642 Victoria's Secret Classics By Request Volume 2  album cover The London Symphony Orchestra Victoria's Secret Classics By Request Volume 2(CD, Album) Victoria's Secret 30642 US 1989 Sell This Version
30645 Season For Love (Victoria's Secret Classics By Request Volume 3)  album cover The London Symphony Orchestra Season For Love (Victoria's Secret Classics By Request Volume 3)(CD, Album) Victoria's Secret 30645 US 1990 Sell This Version
30663 Tchaikovsky Discovers America (A Tale Of Courage And Adventure)  album cover Tchaikovsky* Tchaikovsky Discovers America (A Tale Of Courage And Adventure)(CD, Album) Classical Kids 30663 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
30731 Stillborn  album cover Malevolent Creation Stillborn(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records 30731 USA & Canada 1993 Sell This Version
30732 An Ambush Of Ghosts  album cover In The Nursery An Ambush Of Ghosts(CD, Album) Third Mind Records 30732 US 1993 Sell This Version
3078-4-RA Faze (2) Love Games(Cass, Album, Promo) Bahia Entertainment, RCA 3078-4-RA US 1991 Sell This Version
30799 Pablo Honey  album cover Radiohead Pablo Honey(CD, Album, Club) Capitol Records 30799 US 1993 Sell This Version
3083-4-R Decoded And Danced Up Rhythms Of De-Construction  album cover Various Decoded And Danced Up Rhythms Of De-Construction(Cass, Comp, Son) RCA Victor 3083-4-R US 1990 Sell This Version
30842 River Runs Red  album cover Life Of Agony River Runs Red(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 30842 US 1993 Sell This Version
30894 Enchantment  album cover Chris Spheeris • Paul Voudouris Enchantment(CD, Album) Essence Records (2) 30894 US 1996 Sell This Version
30930 Culture  album cover Chris Spheeris Culture(CD, Album, Dig) Essence Records (2) 30930 US 1993 Sell This Version
30938 On The Road  album cover Lee Roy Parnell On The Road(CD, Album) Arista 30938 US 1993 Sell This Version
3094-4-RA Big House  album cover Big House (4) Big House(Cass, Album) RCA 3094-4-RA US 1991 Sell This Version
30951 Legend  album cover Clannad Legend(CD, Album, RE) RCA, RCA, RCA, BMG, BMG, BMG 30951 US Unknown Sell This Version
30962 The First Decade 1983 ~ 1993  album cover Michael W. Smith The First Decade 1983 ~ 1993(CD, Album, Comp) RCA Records Label 30962 US 1993 Sell This Version
31014 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Danny Elfman Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Walt Disney Records, Walt Disney Records 31014 US 1993 Sell This Version
31020 Blind Melon  album cover Blind Melon Blind Melon(CD, Album, Club, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 31020 US Unknown Sell This Version
31024 Victoria's Secret Classics By Request Volume 1  album cover The London Symphony Orchestra Victoria's Secret Classics By Request Volume 1(CD, Album) Victoria's Secret 31024 US 1988 Sell This Version
31038 Star Wars Trilogy (The Original Soundtrack Anthology)  album cover John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars Trilogy (The Original Soundtrack Anthology)(Box, Comp + 4xCD, RM) Twentieth Century Fox Film Scores 31038 US 1993 Sell This Version
31044 Before & After  album cover Tim Finn Before & After(CD, Album, Club) Capitol Records 31044 US 1993 Sell This Version
31050 Nuff Ruffness  album cover Nuff Ruffness Nuff Ruffness (Album) 31050 US 1993 Sell This Version
31069 Tramaine (2) Crazy 'Bout Your Love(CD, Single) AEM Record Group 31069 US 1993 Sell This Version
31077 God Shuffled His Feet  album cover Crash Test Dummies God Shuffled His Feet (Album) 31077 US 1993 Sell This Version
31094A Magical Ring  album cover Clannad Magical Ring(CD, Album, RE) RCA, BMG 31094A US 1993 Sell This Version
31116 Blood Music  album cover Chapterhouse Blood Music(2xCD, Album) Dedicated, Arista 31116 US 1993 Sell This Version
31193 Ben Kingsley, Lyle Mays Ben Kingsley, Lyle Mays - Moses The Lawgiver(CD) Rabbit Ears Music, BMG Kidz 31193 US 1993 Sell This Version
31242 All I Want  album cover Captain Hollywood Project All I Want(CD, Maxi) ä 31242 US 1993 Sell This Version
31342 Midnight Marauders  album cover A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders (Album) 31342 US 1993 Sell This Version
31360 Pura Sangre  album cover Bronco (10) Pura Sangre(CD, Album) Ariola 31360 Mexico 1993 Sell This Version
31384 Traffic From Paradise  album cover Rickie Lee Jones Traffic From Paradise(CD, Album, Club) Geffen Records 31384 US 1993 Sell This Version
31413 Stupid Thing  album cover Aimee Mann Stupid Thing(CD, Single) Imago (3) 31413 US 1993 Sell This Version
31489 Live Greatest Hits 1972-1993  album cover Parliament - Funkadelic, George Clinton & P-Funk All Stars Parliament - Funkadelic, George Clinton & P-Funk All Stars - Live Greatest Hits 1972-1993(4xCD, Comp, Ltd) AEM Record Group 31489 US 1993 Sell This Version
31497 Lost Our Minds  album cover Concrete Minds Lost Our Minds(CD, Album) CUSH Records 31497 US 1993 Sell This Version
31502 If But For One  album cover Detritus (2) If But For One(CD, Album) R.E.X. Music 31502 US 1993 Sell This Version
31562 Ode To Life  album cover Don Pullen & The African-Brazilian Connection Ode To Life(CD, Album, Club) Blue Note, Blue Note 31562 US 1993 Sell This Version
31565 BlackHawk  album cover BlackHawk BlackHawk(CD, Album, Club) Arista, Arista Nashville 31565 US 1994 Sell This Version
31596 No Alternative  album cover Various No Alternative(CD, Album, Comp, Gir) Arista 31596 US 1993 Sell This Version
31613 The Sign  album cover Ace Of Base The Sign (Album) 31613 US 1993 Sell This Version
31728 Christian Woman  album cover Type O Negative Christian Woman(CD, Maxi, Promo) Roadrunner Records 31728 US 1993 Sell This Version
31741 The Rodgers And Hammerstein Collection  album cover Various The Rodgers And Hammerstein Collection(CD, Album, Comp, Club, RP, Dig) MCA Classics 31741 US Unknown Sell This Version
31773 Twelve Moons  album cover Jan Garbarek Group Twelve Moons (Album) 31773 US 1993 Sell This Version
31897 Soon  album cover Tanya Tucker Soon(CD, Album, Club) Liberty 31897 US 1993 Sell This Version
31900 Music From Big Pink  album cover The Band Music From Big Pink(CD, Album, Club, RE) Capitol Records 31900 US Unknown Sell This Version
32052 Ace Story Vol. 1  album cover Various Ace Story Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Ace Records (3) 32052 US 1994 Sell This Version
32113 Bad Attitude  album cover Meat Loaf Bad Attitude(CD, Album) RCA 32113 US 1993 Sell This Version
32149 Fumbling Towards Ecstasy  album cover Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (Album) 32149 US 1993 Sell This Version
32152 Hounds Of Love  album cover Kate Bush Hounds Of Love(CD, Album, Club, RE) EMI-Manhattan Records 32152 US Unknown Sell This Version
32217 Saturation  album cover Urge Overkill Saturation(CD, Album, Club) Geffen Records 32217 US 1993 Sell This Version
32229 Jackyl  album cover Jackyl Jackyl(CD, Album, Club) Geffen Records 32229 US 1993 Sell This Version
32240 Winds Of Heaven, Stuff Of Earth.  album cover Rich Mullins Winds Of Heaven, Stuff Of Earth.(CD, Album) Reunion Records 32240 USA, Canada & UK Unknown Sell This Version
32250 Passafist  album cover Passafist Passafist(CD, Album, Bla) R.E.X. Music 32250 US 1994 Sell This Version
32263 Michael W. Smith Change Your World(CD, Album, RP) Reunion Records, Reunion Records 32263 US Unknown Sell This Version
32265 Tabula Rasa  album cover Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records 32265 US Unknown Sell This Version
32270 Offramp  album cover Pat Metheny Group Offramp (Album) 32270 US 1993 Sell This Version
32276 Passio  album cover Arvo Pärt - The Hilliard Ensemble Arvo Pärt - The Hilliard Ensemble - Passio(CD, RE) ECM New Series, ECM New Series, ECM Records, ECM Records 32276 US Unknown Sell This Version
32279 As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls  album cover Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records, BMG Classics 32279 US Unknown Sell This Version
32292 Arbos  album cover Arvo Pärt - The Hilliard Ensemble - Gidon Kremer, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Thomas Demenga - Brass Ensemble Staatsorchester Stuttgart*, Dennis Russell Davies Arvo Pärt - The Hilliard Ensemble - Gidon Kremer, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Thomas Demenga - Brass Ensemble Staatsorchester Stuttgart*, Dennis Russell Davies - Arbos(CD, Album, RP) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM New Series, ECM New Series 32292 US Unknown Sell This Version
32305 Vienna Concert  album cover Keith Jarrett Vienna Concert(CD, Album, RP) ECM Records, ECM Records 32305 US Unknown Sell This Version
32343 Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm  album cover Crash Test Dummies Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm(CD, Maxi) Arista 32343 USA & Canada 1993 Sell This Version
32392 The Lenny Bruce Originals Volume 1  album cover Lenny Bruce The Lenny Bruce Originals Volume 1(CD, Comp, Club) Fantasy, Fantasy 32392 US Unknown Sell This Version
32394 Nice 'N' Easy  album cover Frank Sinatra Nice 'N' Easy(CD, Album, Club, RP) Capitol Records 32394 US Unknown Sell This Version
32395 #1 Record / Radio City  album cover Big Star #1 Record / Radio City (Comp) 32395 US 1992 Sell This Version
3304-2RLDJ La Cuba Mia  album cover Celia Cruz, Miliki Y Willy Chirino Celia Cruz, Miliki Y Willy Chirino - La Cuba Mia(CD, Single, Promo) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola 3304-2RLDJ US 2002 Sell This Version
3381-2-RL El Silencio  album cover Caifanes El Silencio(CD, Album) RCA, BMG International US Latin 3381-2-RL US 1992 Sell This Version
00367-01 World Coming Down  album cover Type O Negative World Coming Down(CD, Album, Promo) Roadrunner Records 00367-01 US 1999 Sell This Version
40002 The Lenny Bruce Originals Volume 2  album cover Lenny Bruce The Lenny Bruce Originals Volume 2(CD, Comp, Club) Fantasy, Fantasy 40002 US Unknown Sell This Version
40003 Live At Brixton  album cover Motörhead Live At Brixton(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 40003 US 1994 Sell This Version
40008 The Fall Of Us All  album cover Steve Tibbetts The Fall Of Us All(CD, Album) ECM Records, BMG 40008 US 1994 Sell This Version
40012 Good Times  album cover Elvis Presley Good Times(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA 40012 US 1994 Sell This Version
40022 The Köln Concert  album cover Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert (Album) 40022 US 1994 Sell This Version
40025 Through And Through  album cover Life Of Agony Through And Through(CD, Promo) Roadrunner Records 40025 US 1994 Sell This Version
40041 Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis  album cover Elvis Presley Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis(CD, Album, RM) RCA, RCA 40041 US 1994 Sell This Version
40046 Songs For Swingin' Lovers!  album cover Frank Sinatra Songs For Swingin' Lovers!(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Capitol Records 40046 US Unknown Sell This Version
40075 Closer To The Fire  album cover Michael James (8) Closer To The Fire(CD, Album) Reunion Records 40075 US 1994 Sell This Version
40079 Dolmen Music  album cover Meredith Monk Dolmen Music(CD, Album, RE) BMG Classics, ECM New Series, ECM Records 40079 US 1994 Sell This Version
40082 Works  album cover Ralph Towner Works(CD, Comp) ECM Records, BMG Classics 40082 US 1994 Sell This Version
40093 Works  album cover Bill Frisell Works(CD, Comp) ECM Records 40093 US 1994 Sell This Version
40096 Goldberg Variations  album cover J. S. Bach* / Keith Jarrett J. S. Bach* / Keith Jarrett - Goldberg Variations(CD, Album) ECM Records, BMG Classics 40096 US 1989 Sell This Version
40138 Cello  album cover David Darling Cello(CD, Album) ECM Records, BMG Classics 40138 US 1992 Sell This Version
40139 Fish Out Of Water  album cover Charles Lloyd Quartet* Fish Out Of Water(CD, Album) ECM Records, BMG Classics 40139 US 1990 Sell This Version
40145 Return To Forever  album cover Chick Corea Return To Forever(CD, Album, Club) ECM Records, BMG Classics 40145 US Unknown Sell This Version