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 known 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 its 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 ccc 0 z Example
Variant 2. SONOPRESS USA 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 ccc 0z# + + Example
Variant 2. SONOPRESS USA 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 ccc + + yxxxx-0z Example
Variant 2. SONOPRESS USA 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' logotype] + + yxxxx-0z Example
Variant 2. ccc ['Sono press' logotype] + + yxxxx0z Example
Variant 3. ccc ['Sono press' logotype] + + [???] yxxxx0z Example
Variant 4. ccc ['Sono press' logotype] + [???] + yxxxx0z Example
Variant 5. ccc + + yxxxx0z Example
Variant 6. NNN ccc + + yxxxx0z Example See Note 2 Below

Please enter the seven digit code yxxxx-0z or yxxxx0z 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. D770601, 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 . Arvato Storage Media GMBH became involved in Sept. 1996. The name was changed from Sonopress to Sonopress Arvato, USA 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
2401 Justified & Ancient  album cover The KLF Justified & Ancient(Cass, Single, Car) Arista, KLF Communications 2401 US 1992 Sell This Version
4174-2 Comin' Up Outta This Bitch  album cover Audio Assault Squad Comin' Up Outta This Bitch(CD, Album) TED 4174-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
6492 Blue Hawaii  album cover Elvis* Blue Hawaii(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA 6492 US Unknown Sell This Version
1169-4-JS Jack Of Spades / I'm Still #1  album cover Boogie Down Productions Jack Of Spades / I'm Still #1(Cass, Single, Whi) Jive 1169-4-JS US 1988 Sell This Version
1178-4-JS Self-Destruction  album cover The Stop The Violence Movement Self-Destruction(Cass, Single, Son) Jive, RCA 1178-4-JS US 1989 Sell This Version
1185-4-JS Jive Presents "In House" Volume 1 (Full Length Extended Remixes)  album cover Various Jive Presents "In House" Volume 1 (Full Length Extended Remixes)(Cass, Comp, Son) Jive, RCA 1185-4-JS US 1989 Sell This Version
1187-4-J Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop  album cover Boogie Down Productions Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop(Cass, Album, Son) RCA, Jive 1187-4-J US 1989 Sell This Version
1192-4-JS I Only Wanna Be With You  album cover Samantha Fox I Only Wanna Be With You(Cass, Single, Son) Jive 1192-4-JS US 1989 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
1399-4-JD One Love  album cover The Stone Roses One Love(Cass, Single, Dol) Silvertone Records, RCA Victor 1399-4-JD US 1990 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
00207-01 Fire & Rain  album cover CommonGround Fire & Rain(CD, Album) North Star Music 00207-01 US 1996 Sell This Version
2228-2-RL Amor Libre-12 Grandes Exitos  album cover Camilo Sesto Amor Libre-12 Grandes Exitos(CD, Album, Comp) Ariola 2228-2-RL US 1990 Sell This Version
2261-4-R Songs From Another Season  album cover David J Songs From Another Season(Cass, Album, Son) Beggars Banquet, RCA 2261-4-R US 1990 Sell This Version
2411-4-H Some Friendly  album cover The Charlatans UK* Some Friendly(Cass, Album, Red) RCA, Beggars Banquet 2411-4-H US 1990 Sell This Version
25651-2 "P" Is The Funk  album cover Various "P" Is The Funk(CD, Comp) AEM Record Group 25651-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
2690-4-HD The Only One I Know  album cover The Charlatans UK* The Only One I Know(Cass, Single, Son) RCA, Beggars Banquet 2690-4-HD US 1990 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
3013-4-R Struck By Lightning  album cover Graham Parker Struck By Lightning(Cass, Album, Son) RCA 3013-4-R US 1991 Sell This Version
3029-4-H All That Noise  album cover The Darkside All That Noise(Cass, Album, Son) RCA, Beggars Banquet 3029-4-H US 1991 Sell This Version
3047-4-R Recurring  album cover Spacemen 3 Recurring (Album) 3047-4-R US 1990 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
30601 Had It, Done It, Been There, Did That  album cover Mike Walsh Had It, Done It, Been There, Did That(CD, Single) ä 30601 US 1993 Sell This Version
30615 Silver Or Lead  album cover Optimum Wound Profile Silver Or Lead(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 30615 US 1993 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
30624 In Dreams  album cover John Waite In Dreams(CD, Maxi) Imago (3) 30624 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
30646 George Clinton Family Series Volume 3 - Plush Funk  album cover Various George Clinton Family Series Volume 3 - Plush Funk(CD, Comp) AEM Record Group 30646 US 1993 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's Eye 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
3091-4-N The Gods Must Be Crazy II (The Original Music From The Motion Picture)  album cover Charles Fox The Gods Must Be Crazy II (The Original Music From The Motion Picture)(Cass, Album, Son) RCA, Novus 3091-4-N US 1990 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
30960 The Day The Earth Stood Still  album cover Bernard Herrmann The Day The Earth Stood Still(CD, Album) 20th Century Fox Film Scores 30960 US 1993 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
30964 Laura / Jane Eyre  album cover David Raksin, Bernard Herrmann David Raksin, Bernard Herrmann - Laura / Jane Eyre(CD, Album, Comp) 20th Century Fox Film Scores 30964 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 (Album) 31020 US 1993 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
31039 Haircut  album cover George Thorogood & The Destroyers Haircut(CD, Album, Club) EMI Records USA 31039 US 1993 Sell This Version
31044 Before & After  album cover Tim Finn Before & After (Album) 31044 US 1993 Sell This Version
31050 Nuff Ruffness  album cover Nuff Ruffness Nuff Ruffness (Album) 31050 US 1993 Sell This Version
31055 I'll Be There For You  album cover M.L. I'll Be There For You(CD, Album) Kik-Azz Records 31055 US 1993 Sell This Version
31064 Jazz Wolf  album cover Chuck Lange Jazz Wolf(CD, Album) NorthSound 31064 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
31069 Crazy 'Bout Your Love  album cover 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
31103 Battle Of The Atlantic Suite  album cover Dave Roylance And Bob Galvin, Lesley Garrett, Trumpeters Of The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines*, The Hallé Orchestra* And Choir*, Bill Connor Dave Roylance And Bob Galvin, Lesley Garrett, Trumpeters Of The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines*, The Hallé Orchestra* And Choir*, Bill Connor - Battle Of The Atlantic Suite(CD, Album) Conifer Classics, BMG Classics 31103 US 1993 Sell This Version
3110-4-N Sarah - Dedicated To You  album cover Carmen McRae Sarah - Dedicated To You(Cass, Album, Son) Novus, RCA 3110-4-N US 1991 Sell This Version
31116 Blood Music  album cover Chapterhouse Blood Music(2xCD, Album) Dedicated, Arista 31116 US 1993 Sell This Version
31145 Stoopid  album cover Baby Animals Stoopid(CD, Promo) Imago (3) 31145 US 1993 Sell This Version
31149 The Last Great Concert - My Favourite Songs Vol. 1 & 2  album cover Chet Baker The Last Great Concert - My Favourite Songs Vol. 1 & 2(2xCD, Album) Enja Brasil 31149 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
31153 Shaquille O'Neal Shaq Diesel(CD, Album) Jive 31153 US 1993 Sell This Version
31193 Moses The Lawgiver  album cover Ben Kingsley, Lyle Mays Ben Kingsley, Lyle Mays - Moses The Lawgiver(CD) Rabbit Ears Music, BMG Kidz 31193 US 1993 Sell This Version
3120-4-NA For The First Time  album cover Antonio Hart For The First Time(Cass, Album, Promo) Novus, RCA 3120-4-NA US 1991 Sell This Version
31225 No Alternative  album cover Various No Alternative (Album, Comp) 31225 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
31333 The Robe  album cover Alfred Newman The Robe(CD, Album) 20th Century Fox Film Scores 31333 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
31382 In Utero  album cover Nirvana In Utero(CD, Album, Club) DGC, Sub Pop 31382 US 1993 Sell This Version
31384 Traffic From Paradise  album cover Rickie Lee Jones Traffic From Paradise (Album) 31384 US 1993 Sell This Version
31389 De La Luz  album cover Orquesta De La Luz De La Luz(CD, Album) Ariola, BMG International U.S. Latin 31389 US 1990 Sell This Version
31411 Klavaierkonzert Nr. 1 • Zwei Lieder, Op. 91 / Piano Concerto No. 1 • Two Songs, Op. 91  album cover Brahms*Stephen Kovacevich*Ann MurrayNobuko ImaiThe London Philharmonic*, Wolfgang Sawallisch Brahms*Stephen Kovacevich*Ann MurrayNobuko ImaiThe London Philharmonic*, Wolfgang Sawallisch - Klavaierkonzert Nr. 1 • Zwei Lieder, Op. 91 / Piano Concerto No. 1 • Two Songs, Op. 91(CD, Album, Club) EMI Classics, EMI Records Ltd. 31411 US 1992 Sell This Version
31413 Stupid Thing  album cover Aimee Mann Stupid Thing(CD, Single) Imago (3) 31413 US 1993 Sell This Version
31467 Live 1983 - 1989  album cover Eurythmics Live 1983 - 1989(2xCD, Album) Arista 31467 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
31567 Dreams Beyond Control  album cover Spyro Gyra Dreams Beyond Control(CD, Album, Club) GRP 31567 US 1993 Sell This Version
31581 Star!  album cover Julie Andrews Star!(CD, Album, RE, RM) 20th Century Fox Film Scores 31581 US 1993 Sell This Version
31585 Breathe Again  album cover Toni Braxton Breathe Again(CD, Maxi) LaFace Records 31585 US 1993 Sell This Version
31586 Body & Soul  album cover Rick Astley Body & Soul(CD, Album, Club) RCA 31586 US 1993 Sell This Version
31596 No Alternative  album cover Various No Alternative (Album, Comp) 31596 US 1993 Sell This Version
31613 The Sign  album cover Ace Of Base The Sign (Album) 31613 US 1993 Sell This Version
3161-4-R From Pyramids To Projects  album cover Two Kings In A Cipher From Pyramids To Projects(Cass, Album, Whi) Bahia Entertainment 3161-4-R US 1991 Sell This Version
31662 The Beavis And Butt-Head Experience  album cover Various The Beavis And Butt-Head Experience(CD, Album, Comp) Geffen Records 31662 Mexico 1993 Sell This Version
31672 Haddaway  album cover Haddaway Haddaway(CD, Album, Club, BMG) Arista 31672 US 1993 Sell This Version
31687 Life's A Beat  album cover Plan B (2) Life's A Beat(CD, Single) ä 31687 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
31736 Believe In Me  album cover Duff McKagan Believe In Me(CD, Album, Club) Geffen Records 31736 US 1993 Sell This Version