Optimal Media GmbH

Optimal Media GmbH

Profile:
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
"E" = Blue Ray DVDs

Y is the manufacturing year identifier, since 2010 a single letter (A to Z):
A = 2010
B = 2011

F = 2015

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: BC781001-01 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, L622

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 mastering was also done at 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.
• 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 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).

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:
HL (2) (Heino Leja)
KL (5)
KR (3)
MK (11)
JP (48)
AM (23)
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Optimal Media GmbH
Glienholzweg 7
17207 Röbel / Müritz
Germany
info@optimal-media.com
Sites:
[l313190]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Powel (2) Highway Love Ep(12") Egoplanet 001 France 2014 Sell This Version
11 Various The Roots Of AC/DC(CD, Comp, Promo) Rock Classics 11 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2014 Sell This Version
12MUTE542 New Order Tutti Frutti(12", Single, Ltd, Yel) Mute 12MUTE542 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
СНГ 060 Мегаполис Из Жизни Планет. Музыкальное Посвящение Неснятым Фильмам(2xLP, Album) Снегири СНГ 060 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
115 S Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson The Bottle(7", Ltd, Gre) Charly Records 115 S UK 2013 Sell This Version
В 403 фАУ* Праздник Непослушания Или Последний День Помпея(LP, Album, RM) Отделение ВЫХОД В 403 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
В 404 Хвост* И Аукцыон Хвост* И Аукцыон - Жилец Вершин(LP, Album, RM) Ulitka Records, Отделение ВЫХОД В 404 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
00732 Cesair Dies, Nox et Omnia - Sine Fine(CD, Album, RM) Banshee Records 00732 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
5519 Carnage (4) Dark Recollections(LP, Album, RE + 12", RM) Earache 5519 US 2014 Sell This Version
5520-1 Nocturnus The Key (Album) 5520-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
5521-1 Cathedral The Carnival Bizarre(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Earache 5521-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
5522-1 Bolt Thrower Who Dares Wins(LP, Comp, RE) Earache 5522-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
5523-1 Morbid Angel Gateways To Annihilation(LP, Album, RE) Earache 5523-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
5524-1 Massacre From Beyond(LP, Album + 12", EP + Ltd, RE, 180) Earache 5524-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
5526-1 Hate Eternal Conquering The Throne(LP, Album) Earache 5526-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
5528-1 Cathedral Supernatural Birth Machine (Album) 5528-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
5532-1 Cathedral Forest Of Equilibrium 5532-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
5534-1 Confessor Condemned(LP, Album, RE, Ora) Earache 5534-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
5548-1 Morbid Angel Altars Of Madness (Album) 5548-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
06025 SGL-CD Schiller Mit Hen Ree Schiller Mit Hen Ree - I Will Follow You(CDr, Single, Promo) Island Records 06025 SGL-CD Germany 2010 Sell This Version
9308-1 The Shrine Rare Breed(LP, Album, Ltd, Age + CD, Album) Century Media 9308-1 US 2016 Sell This Version
9401 Feldman* - Marco Simonacci, Giancarlo Simonacci, Fabio Frapparelli, Paola Ronchetti, Ilaria Severo Feldman* - Marco Simonacci, Giancarlo Simonacci, Fabio Frapparelli, Paola Ronchetti, Ilaria Severo - Patterns In A Chromatic Field - Music For Cello(2xCD) Brilliant Classics 9401 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
12274 Boofy The Boofy EP(12", EP, Ltd, Num) Bandulu Records 12274 UK 2016 Sell This Version
0013212KAI Salvatore Sciarrino, Quartetto Prometeo Salvatore Sciarrino, Quartetto Prometeo - Quartetto N.7 · Quartetto N.8 · Sei Quartetti Brevi(CD, Album) Kairos 0013212KAI Austria 2012 Sell This Version
0013242KAI 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 Sell This Version
13444 On 1 Crew On1 Crew E.P.(12", EP, Ltd, RM) Keeping Vinyl Alive, Parallax Recordings 13444 UK 2016 Sell This Version
020744EME The Ten Tenors Double Platinum(2xCD) Edel:Records 020744EME Europe 2011 Sell This Version
22439 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(2xLP, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records, Cargo Records 22439 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
028434EME Marianne Rosenberg Single Collection 1970-2011(2xCD, Comp, RM) Edel Records 028434EME Germany 2012 Sell This Version
30675 Arctic Monkeys Suck It And See(LP, Album) Domino 30675 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
36370 TransAtlantic (2) Kaleidoscope (Album) 36370 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
39098 Pantera Far Beyond Driven(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) EastWest, EastWest, Rhino Records (2), Rhino Records (2) 39098 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
39260 Adna* Night(CD, Album) Despotz Records 39260 Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
0042160 CON Undercover Bring Back Your Love(12") Control 0042160 CON Germany 1996 Sell This Version
49494 Pink Floyd The Division Bell(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Parlophone 49494 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
51643 Opeth Heritage(2xLP, Album, 180) Roadrunner Records 51643 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
64411 Hongo (4) ...Y Sembrarán Los Campos De Odio(LP) La Humanidad Es La Plaga, Contraszt! Records 64411 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
65 983 Acid (4) Acid(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Schallter, CBS 65 983 Austria 2014 Sell This Version
66606 Various AUDIOphile Pearls Volume 10(CD, Comp, Promo) Motor Presse Stuttgart GmbH & Co.KG. 66606 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
73576 Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase. (Album) 73576 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
74020 Jansen / Barbieri Lumen(LP, Album, 180) Kscope 74020 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
74732 Adna Kadic Adna(CD, EP) Despotz Records 74732 Sweden 2012 Sell This Version
75467 Tomorrow (2) Featuring Keith West Tomorrow (2) Featuring Keith West - Tomorrow(LP, Album, Ltd, Mono, Mul) Parlophone 75467 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
76100 Kahn (5) & Neek Kahn (5) & Neek - Percy / Fierce 76100 UK 2012 Sell This Version
78806 Lonely Robot Please Come Home(2xLP, Album + CD, Album) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music 78806 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
78880 Mark Ronson Feat: Bruno Mars Mark Ronson Feat: Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk!(12", Single) Columbia, Sony Music 78880 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
79221 (LP) The Neal Morse Band* The Grand Experiment(LP, Album + 2xCD) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music 79221 (LP) Europe 2015 Sell This Version
80892 Kreator / Sodom / Destruction / Tankard Kreator / Sodom / Destruction / Tankard - The Big Teutonic 4 - Part II(CD, EP) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 80892 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
81332 Adna* Run, Lucifer(CD, Album) Despotz Records 81332 Sweden 2015 Sell This Version
83808 C Duncan Architect(LP, Album) FatCat Records 83808 UK 2015 Sell This Version
85290 Joy Orbison & Boddika Joy Orbison & Boddika - TMTT(10", S/Sided) Not On Label 85290 UK 2015 Sell This Version
89642 BCee Come And Join Us(2x12", Album, Whi + CD, Album) Spearhead Records, Spearhead Records 89642 UK 2015 Sell This Version
90689 Falkenbach ...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...(CD, Album) Napalm Records 90689 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
94775 Arvo Pärt / Jeroen van Veen (2) Arvo Pärt / Jeroen van Veen (2) - Für Anna Maria (Complete Piano Music)(2xCD) Brilliant Classics 94775 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
96369-2 Adam Arcuragi Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It...(CD, Album, Promo) DevilDuck Records 96369-2 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
99509 Gram Parsons GP(LP, Album, RM, 180) Rhino Records (2), Rhino Records (2) 99509 UK, Europe & US 2014 Sell This Version
99510 Gram Parsons Grievous Angel(LP, Album, RM, 180) Reprise Records, Rhino Records (2), Rhino Records (2) 99510 UK, Europe & US 2014 Sell This Version
1058-50 Jens Goldhardt + Ralf Benschu Jens Goldhardt + Ralf Benschu - Augen Blicke (Orgel & Saxophon)(CD, Album) Töne 1058-50 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
107179N Orchid (6) Wizard Of War(10", EP, Ltd, Gre) Nuclear Blast 107179N Germany 2013 Sell This Version
114702 Diary Of Dreams Grau Im Licht(CD, Album, Unofficial) Accession Records (2) 114702 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
129903 David Helbock Trio David Helbok Trio(CD) Optimal Media GmbH 129903 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
1301-01 Christoph Bouet* Stockroom Recordings(12", Maxi, Ltd, 180) 1301 Media 1301-01 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
131472E1 The Chemical Brothers Born In The Echoes(3xLP, Album + Box, Ltd, Num) Virgin EMI Records 131472E1 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0200004ERE Savatage The Wake Of Magellan(2xLP, Album) Ear Music 0200004ERE Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0204022ERE Savatage Power Of The Night(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Ear Music 0204022ERE Europe 2011 Sell This Version
0206389ERE Glenn Hughes Live In Wolverhampton(2xCD, Album) Ear Music 0206389ERE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0207279ERE Gavin Rossdale Wanderlust(CD, Album, RE, RM) Ear Music, Zuma Rock Records 0207279ERE Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0207296ERE Savatage Poets And Madmen(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Ear Music 0207296ERE Germany 2011 Sell This Version
0207298ERE Angels & Airwaves Love Album Parts One & Two(2xCD, Album) Ear Music 0207298ERE Europe 2011 Sell This Version
0207443ERE Status Quo Quid Pro Quo(2xLP, Album) Ear Music 0207443ERE Germany 2011 Sell This Version
0207452EME Raphaël Marionneau N-JOY Abstrait Volume 1(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Abstrait, Edel Records 0207452EME Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0207551ERE Stratovarius Under Flaming Winter Skies (Live In Tampere - The Jörg Michael Farewell Tour)(2xCD, Album) Ear Music 0207551ERE Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0207592ERE Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi - WhoCares(2xCD, Comp, RM) Ear Music 0207592ERE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0207603ERE DeeExpus King Of Number 33(CD, Album, Dig) Ear Music 0207603ERE Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0207670ERE The Stranglers Giants(CD, Album) Ear Music 0207670ERE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0207758CTT Joo Kraus & Tales In Tones Trio Joo Kraus & Tales In Tones Trio - Captured For Good(LP) Edel : Content 0207758CTT Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208065KID Thomas Karallus Mia And Me - 1 - Ankunft In Centopia(CD) Edel Kids 0208065KID Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208066KID Thomas Karallus Mia And Me - 2 - Ein Seltsames Orakel(CD) Edel Kids 0208066KID Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208169ERE Marillion Sounds That Can't Be Made(CD, Album) Ear Music 0208169ERE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208247CTT Omega (5) Greatest Performances(2xDVD) Edel : Content 0208247CTT Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208260KID Thomas Karallus Mia And Me - 3 - Das Goldene Einhorn(CD) Edel Kids 0208260KID Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208261KID Thomas Karallus Mia And Me - 4 - Beeren Für Phuddle(CD) Edel Kids 0208261KID Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208338SAE Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, Thomas Meehan Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, Thomas Meehan - Rocky - Das Musical (Fight From The Heart)(CD, Album) Stage Entertainment 0208338SAE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208362ERE Coma (11) Don’t Set Your Dogs On Me (CD, Album, Dig) Ear Music 0208362ERE Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208369ERE Deep Purple Copenhagen 1972(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Ear Music 0208369ERE Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0208370ERE Swing Out Sister Private View + Tokyo Stories(CD, Album + DVD-V) Ear Music 0208370ERE Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0208371ERE Chickenfoot I+III+LV(Box, Comp, Ltd + 3xCD, Album + DVD) Ear Music 0208371ERE Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0208394CTT Leon Russell The Montreux Session(LP, Album) Edel : Content 0208394CTT Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208405KID Thomas Karallus Mia And Me - 5 - Kleiner Drache Baby Blue(CD) Edel Kids 0208405KID Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208406KID Thomas Karallus Mia And Me - 6 - Phuddles Große Stunde(CD) Edel Kids 0208406KID Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208419EME Various Schlagerfeuerwerk 2013(2xCD, Comp) Edel Records 0208419EME Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2012 Sell This Version
0208426EME The Ten Tenors Double Platinum. Special Edition(2xCD) Edel:Records 0208426EME Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208437ERE Chickenfoot LV(CD, Album, Ltd) ear Music 0208437ERE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208438ERE Incognito The New Millennium Collection(2xCD, Comp) Ear Music 0208438ERE Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0208447ERE Keith Emerson The Christmas Album(CD, Album, RE, RM) Ear Music 0208447ERE Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0208472KID Thomas Karallus Mia And Me - 7 - Das Feuer-Einhorn(CD) Edel Kids 0208472KID Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208473KID Thomas Karallus Mia And Me - 8 - Die Geheimnisvolle Laterne(CD) Edel Kids 0208473KID Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208474KID Thomas Karallus Mia And Me - 9 - Die Blütenfest-Prinzessin(CD) Edel Kids 0208474KID Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208475KID Thomas Karallus Mia And Me - 10 - Die Höhle Der Wahrheit(CD) Edel Kids 0208475KID Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208478EREP The Resistance (9) Scars(CD, Album, Promo) Ear Music 0208478EREP Germany 2013 Sell This Version