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 or Blu-Ray Discs
"E" = Blu-ray Discs

Y is the manufacturing year identifier, since 2010 a single letter (A to Z):
(before 2010 see Optimal Media Production listings)

A = 2010
B = 2011
C = 2012
D = 2013
E = 2014
F = 2015
G = 2016
H = 2017

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, L575, 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. The number 1 is often mistaken for a 7.
• 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:
AM (23)
HL (2) (Heino Leja)
JP (48)
KL (5)
KR (3)
MK (11)
SJ (13)
Sublabel
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
Asia Minor Between Flesh And Divine(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Rainbow45 Records Turkey 2016 Sell This Version
003LP Misses Next Match Für Leute Die Schon Alles Haben(LP, Album, RP) Broken Silence Records 003LP Germany 2016 Sell This Version
7TH 12013 Equinox (3) Let's Go Back / Rollin' Out 7TH 12013 UK 2017 Sell This Version
7TH 12014 Coco Bryce Raid / JBB 7TH 12014 UK 2017 Sell This Version
7TH 12015 FFF & Coco Bryce FFF & Coco Bryce - Double Dragon EP (EP) 7TH 12015 UK 2017 Sell This Version
017 Nils Wogram, Root 70 Nils Wogram, Root 70 - Luxury Habits(CD, Album) Nwog Records 017 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
17 Martin Wind, Ulf Meyer Martin Wind, Ulf Meyer - Fuglsang(LP, Ltd) Edition Longplay 17 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
0006-2KHA Joo Kraus Until Now...(2xCD, Comp) Künstlerhafen 0006-2KHA Germany 2016 Sell This Version
# 120 Ultha Converging Sins(2xLP, Album, Cle) Vendetta Records (3) # 120 Germany 2016 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
5521-1 Cathedral The Carnival Bizarre(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Earache 5521-1 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(2xLP, Album, RE) Earache 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
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
9037-1 Youn Sun Nah She Moves On(LP, Album, 180) ACT (4) 9037-1 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
9833-2 David Helbock Trio, Raphael Preuschl, Reinhold Schmölzer David Helbock Trio, Raphael Preuschl, Reinhold Schmölzer - Into the Mystic(CD, Album) ACT (4) 9833-2 Germany 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
0013312KAI Beat FurrerKlangforum WienTrio CatchTora AugestadSébastien BrohierMikhail Dubov*Hélène FauchèreEva FurrerUli FusseneggerVladislav Pesin* Beat FurrerKlangforum WienTrio CatchTora AugestadSébastien BrohierMikhail Dubov*Hélène FauchèreEva FurrerUli FusseneggerVladislav Pesin* - Wüstenbuch • Ira-arca • Lied • Aer(2xCD, Album) Kairos 0013312KAI Austria 2014 Sell This Version
40833 L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar - Orfeo Chamán(CD, Album + DVD-V) Erato, Warner Classics 40833 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
51644 Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn Of Events(2xLP, Album, 180) Roadrunner Records 51644 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
58030-1 Boshi San Reicher Mann(2xLP, Album) 58Beats 58030-1 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
58030-2 Boshi San Reicher Mann(CD, Album) 58Beats 58030-2 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
65 983 Acid (4) Acid(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Schallter, CBS 65 983 Austria 2014 Sell This Version
0086732 FAC Cobalt 60 Elemental(CD, Album, Promo) Facedown 0086732 FAC Germany 1996 Sell This Version
101 741 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Sängerhalle Untertürkheim July 15, 1978(2xLP, Album, RM, 180) Jazzhaus, SWR Music 101 741 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0120292HWR Luis Bacalov The Postman (Il Postino)(CD, Comp) Edel, Hollywood Records, Miramax Records 0120292HWR Europe 1995 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
0207443ERE Status Quo Quid Pro Quo(2xLP, Album) Ear Music 0207443ERE Germany 2011 Sell This Version
0207553ERE Unisonic Ignition(CD, EP) Ear Music 0207553ERE 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
0208247CTT Omega (5) Greatest Performances(2xDVD) Edel : Content 0208247CTT Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208332ERE Deep Purple Live in Paris 1975(2xCD, Album, RM) Ear Music 0208332ERE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208369ERE Deep Purple Copenhagen 1972(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Ear Music 0208369ERE Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0208382CTT Joe Sample & NDR Bigband* Joe Sample & NDR Bigband* - Children Of The Sun(CD, Album) Edel : Content, P.R.A. Records 0208382CTT Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208394CTT Leon Russell The Montreux Session(LP, Album) Edel : Content 0208394CTT Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208426EME The Ten Tenors Double Platinum. Special Edition(2xCD) Edel:Records 0208426EME Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208485ERE Matt Bianco Hideaway(CD, Album) Ear Music 0208485ERE Germany 2012 Sell This Version
0208527EREP Mike Oldfield Tubular Beats(CD, Album, Promo) Ear Music 0208527EREP Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208733ERE Status Quo Bula Quo!(2xCD, Album, Jew) Ear Music, Fourth Chord Records 0208733ERE Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0208921CTT DePhazz* Naive (Acoustic Flavoured)(2xLP, Album, 180) Edel : Content 0208921CTT 2013 Sell This Version
0208922EME Various Back To Eurodance(2xCD, Comp) Edel Records 0208922EME Germany 2013 Sell This Version
0209370ERE Gamma Ray Empire Of The Undead(CD, Album + DVD-V + Dlx, Dig) Ear Music 0209370ERE Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209396BHP The Australian Pink Floyd Show Live At The Hammersmith Apollo 2011(2xLP, Album, 180) Black Hill Pictures 0209396BHP Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209437ERE Incognito Amplified Soul(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Ear Music 0209437ERE Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0209458ERE Saga (3) Sagacity(2xLP, Album, 180) Ear Music 0209458ERE Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209465ERE Joe Henry Invisible Hour(CD, Album, Dig) Ear Music 0209465ERE Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0209466CTT Meret Becker Deins & Done(Box, Dlx, Ltd + CD, Album + 7", Single, Cle) Edel : Content, Edel : Content 0209466CTT Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209480EREP Neopera Destined Ways(CD, Album, Promo) Ear Music 0209480EREP Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0209559ERE The Orion Orchestra Celebrating Jon Lord The Composer(CD, Album) Ear Music 0209559ERE Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0209635ERE Mike Oldfield Tubular Beats(2xLP, Album) Ear Music 0209635ERE Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209691ERE Palast Orchester Mit Seinem Sänger Max Raabe Das Beste Vom Palast Orchester Mit Seinem Sänger Max Raabe Vol. 3 "In English Please"(2xLP, Comp) Edel Records 0209691ERE 2014 Sell This Version
0209722MSW Lionel Hampton With Milt Buckner Lionel Hampton With Milt Buckner - Alive & Jumping(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209722MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209725MSW Stephane Grappelli* & The Diz Disley Trio* Stephane Grappelli* & The Diz Disley Trio* - Violinspiration(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209725MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209726MSW Patrick Williams Come On And Shine(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209726MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209728MSW Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass* Present Perfect(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209728MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209729MSW Volker Kriegel House-Boat(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209729MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209730NSW Jim Hall It's Nice To Be With You (Jim Hall In Berlin)(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209730NSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209731MSW Hank Jones Trio Have You Met This Jones?(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209731MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209732MSW Albert Golowin, Friedrich Gulda Albert Golowin, Friedrich Gulda - Donau So Blue(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209732MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209733MSW George Shearing Light-Airy & Swinging(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209733MSW Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0209734MSW Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Billy Higgins Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Billy Higgins - Mirror Mirror(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209734MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209735MSW Jonny Teupen Harpadelic(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209735MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209736MSW Michael Naura Quartett* Call(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209736MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209737MSW Monty Alexander Featuring Ernest Ranglin Monty Alexander Featuring Ernest Ranglin - Rass!(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209737MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209738NSW Pedro Iturralde Quintet, Paco De Lucía Pedro Iturralde Quintet, Paco De Lucía - Flamenco-Jazz(CD, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209738NSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209740MSW Ira Kris Jazzanova(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209740MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209741MSW Orchester Roland Kovac Trip To The Mars(CD, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209741MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209742MSW Billy Taylor Trio Sleeping Bee(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209742MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209746MSW The Singers Unlimited, Art Van Damme The Singers Unlimited, Art Van Damme - Invitation(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel 0209746MSW Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0209789CTT Meret Becker Deins & Done(LP, Album, Ltd) Edel : Content 0209789CTT Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0210097MS1 KhaliféSchumacherTristano Afrodiziak(CD, Album) MPS Records, Edel 0210097MS1 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0210159MS1 KhaliféSchumacherTristano Afrodiziak(2xLP, Album) MPS Records, Edel 0210159MS1 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0210176EMU Thunder (3) Killer(CD, EP, Dig) Ear Music 0210176EMU UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0210370CTT Dephazz* Garage Pompeuse (The Berlin Session)(LP, Album) Edel : Content 0210370CTT Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0210396EMU Ash Kablammo!(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Ear Music, Atomic Heart Records 0210396EMU UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0210424EMU Ash Kablammo!(LP, Album) Ear Music, Atomic Heart Records 0210424EMU UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0210507EMU Ace Of Base Hidden Gems(CD, Album) Ear Music, Playground Music Scandinavia 0210507EMU Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2015 Sell This Version
0210511MS1 Malakoff Kowalski I Love You(CD, Album) MPS Records 0210511MS1 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
0210518EMU Ash Machinery / Cocoon(7", Single) Ear Music 0210518EMU Germany 2016 Sell This Version
0210652EMU AndersonPonty Band Better Late Than Never(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + Dlx) Ear Music 0210652EMU Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0210806CTT DePhazz* Private(CD, Album) Edel : Content 0210806CTT Europe 2016 Sell This Version
0210819EMU The Winery Dogs The Winery Dogs(CD, Album) THREE DOG records, Loud & Proud Records, Ear Music 0210819EMU Germany 2016 Sell This Version
0210827EMU Van Canto Voices Of Fire (CD, Album, Dig) Ear Music 0210827EMU Europe 2016 Sell This Version
0210885EMU Thunder (3) Live At RAK Studio 1(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num) Ear Music 0210885EMU Europe 2016 Sell This Version
0210899CTT Reinhardt Repke, Club Der Toten Dichter Reinhardt Repke, Club Der Toten Dichter - Charles Bukowski - Gedichte Neu Vertont(LP, Album) ZuG-Records 0210899CTT Germany 2016 Sell This Version
0210998MSW Joe Henderson Mirror, Mirror(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) MPS Records 0210998MSW Germany 2016 Sell This Version
0211347MSW Joe Henderson Mirror, Mirror(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel Germany GmbH 0211347MSW Germany 2016 Sell This Version
0211531MSW Clark Terry Clark After Dark, The Ballad Artistry Of Clark Terry(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) MPS Records 0211531MSW Germany 2016 Sell This Version
0211548MSW Bill Evans Symbiosis(CD, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records, Edel Germany GmbH 0211548MSW Germany 2016 Sell This Version
0211702EMU Tarja Turunen With Alissa White-Gluz Tarja Turunen With Alissa White-Gluz - Demons In You(CD, Single) Ear Music 0211702EMU Europe 2016 Sell This Version
0211735MS1 China Moses* nightingales(LP, Album, 180) MPS Records 0211735MS1 2017 Sell This Version
0211842EMU Thunder (3) Broken Mirror(CD, EP) Ear Music 0211842EMU Europe 2017 Sell This Version
0211850EMU Deep Purple Infinite(2x12", Album, 180 + DVD-V) Ear Music 0211850EMU Europe 2017 Sell This Version
0211866EMU Deacon Blue Live At The Glasgow Barrowlands(2xCD, Album + DVD, Album, NTSC + Ltd) Ear Music 0211866EMU UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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mtngchi

mtngchi

January 3, 2017
I have only a handful of record pressed by Optimal, but they sound pretty good so far, except for Kid A reissue which had some amount of surface noise, but much better than some other plants out there
nick73

nick73

August 19, 2016
"Optimal Media" what a joke... Mastering often too quiet. Quality control seems terrible.