Record Technology Incorporated

Record Technology Incorporated

Profile:
American record plating and pressing plant established in 1974. From 1995 to 2010 RTI operated the joint venture disc cutting studio AcousTech Mastering at the same location.

It is sometimes listed as "RTI Record Technology Inc." on older test pressings and just "RTI" or "Record Technology Inc" in the regular print of some releases.

Matrix number scheme used for the processing:
Side A: xxxxx (2) or (3)
Side B: xxxxx (2) or (3)

Later adjusted to include the side identifiers:
Side A: xxxxx.1 (1) or (2) or (3)
Side B: xxxxx.2 (1) or (2) or (3)

Only the sequential numbers should be added for the role Mastered At. See Directions In Music for an example.
Note: a new sequential number counting started in September 1995.

(1), (2) and (3) indicate the matrix process used:
The 3-step process means that the master lacquer disc is used to make negative fathers, positive mothers, and finally stampers.
The 2-step means that the master lacquer disc is used to make a negative father, a mother and then convert the father into a stamper. This is used for small runs and in the case that extra stampers a required, the mother is used to produce those stampers.
The newer 1-step process (often found on MOFI UltraDisc One-Step records) means that the master lacquer disc is used to make a negative convert which is used to produce directly the vinyl (w/o using father, mother and stamper). The removal of two steps in plating process improves the sound quality.
As already mentioned above the side identifiers .1 and .2 are not always included in the matrix scheme.

Other stamper identifiers are one or two dotted crosses ( ꔰ [unicode symbol], + or ++), indicating a pressing by RTI.

A record processed by RTI doesn't necessarily mean the company also pressed it. Please only use the Mastered At role in LCCN field when the scheme appears.
Please use Pressed By only when it's credited on release and/or the information is taken from a reliable source.
Sublabel
Contact Info:
Record Technology, Inc.
486 Dawson Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93012-8090
USA
Sites:
[l66254]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Shake Your Money Maker   album cover The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker (LP + LP + 2xLP + Box, Album, Dlx, RM, 30t) Universal Music Enterprises USA & Canada 2021 Sell This Version
001 D2D Chapter 1  album cover California Smoker D2D Chapter 1(LP, Album, TP) 2000 B.C. 001 US 1978 Sell This Version
1-AQM-1012 Crescent Crawl   album cover Bruce Katz Band Crescent Crawl (Album) 1-AQM-1012 US 2019 Sell This Version
2 LP Variations On A Theme  album cover David Thomas And The Pedestrians with Richard Thompson David Thomas And The Pedestrians with Richard Thompson - Variations On A Theme(LP, Album, TP) Sixth International 2 LP US 1983 Sell This Version
2 SR 1035 Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall  album cover Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall(2xLP, Album, Comp, RE, RM, 180) Vee Jay Records, Analogue Productions 2 SR 1035 US 2004 Sell This Version
2-VWH-21003 William Ackerman Passage(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 2-VWH-21003 US Unknown Sell This Version
4D001 Super Seal In The 4th Dimension  album cover Skratchy Seal Super Seal In The 4th Dimension(2xLP, Ltd, RP, Whi) Thud Rumble 4D001 US 2015 Sell This Version
5E-559 Mean Machine  album cover Lucifer's Friend Mean Machine(LP, Album, Promo, All) Elektra 5E-559 US 1981 Sell This Version
7E-1052 Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975  album cover Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975(LP, Album, Comp, RE, RM, 180) Rhino Records (2) 7E-1052 US 2011 Sell This Version
7E-2008 Nighthawks At The Diner  album cover Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Asylum Records, Rhino Vinyl 7E-2008 US 2010 Sell This Version
9 Land Of The Lost  album cover Greyboy Land Of The Lost(LP, TP) Ubiquity 9 US 1995 Sell This Version
13-8 Series 13 Issue 8  album cover Various Series 13 Issue 8(12", Comp, TP) Hot Tracks 13-8 US 1994 Sell This Version
0.14MG Krösus  album cover Krösus (3) Krösus 0.14MG UK 2019 Sell This Version
15 The Hawk Relaxes  album cover Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Relaxes(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180) Analogue Productions, Analogue Productions, Moodsville, Prestige 15 US 2005 Sell This Version
37 For Every River Buried  album cover For Every River Buried For Every River Buried 37 US 1995 Sell This Version
39 Forgotten Foundation  album cover Smog Forgotten Foundation(LP, Album, RE) Drag City 39 US 1996 Sell This Version
40 Bust 'em Green  album cover Henry's Dress Bust 'em Green(LP, Album) Slumberland Records 40 US 1996 Sell This Version
41 Twin Smooth Snouts  album cover Mr. Hageman* Twin Smooth Snouts(LP, Album) Starlight Furniture Co. 41 US 1995 Sell This Version
45 Explorations Into Dancefloor Jazz 3  album cover Various Explorations Into Dancefloor Jazz 3(LP, Comp, TP) Ubiquity 45 US 1995 Sell This Version
50MOER 5 You Got To Move: Live Recordings, Vol.1  album cover Rev. Charlie Jackson* You Got To Move: Live Recordings, Vol.1(LP, Comp) 50 Miles Of Elbow Room 50MOER 5 US 2011 Sell This Version
60 Purple Blue  album cover Eric's Trip Purple Blue(LP, Album) Sub Pop 60 US 1996 Sell This Version
62 Sewn To The Sky  album cover Smog Sewn To The Sky(LP, Album, RE) Drag City 62 US 1996 Sell This Version
69 Hoss  album cover Lagwagon Hoss (Album) 69 US 1995 Sell This Version
73 Walk To The Fire  album cover Monoshock Walk To The Fire(2xLP) Blackjack Records 73 US 1996 Sell This Version
78P-001 The 78 Project: Volume 1  album cover Various The 78 Project: Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono) The 78 Project 78P-001 US 2014 Sell This Version
126 Aglio E Olio  album cover Beastie Boys Aglio E Olio(12", EP) Grand Royal, Grand Royal 126 US 1995 Sell This Version
131 Brown Acid: The Twelfth Trip (Heavy Rock from the Underground Comedown)  album cover Various Brown Acid: The Twelfth Trip (Heavy Rock from the Underground Comedown)(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num, TP) RidingEasy Records 131 US 2021 Sell This Version
134 Absurd Fjord  album cover The Double U Absurd Fjord(LP, Album) Communion Label 134 US 1996 Sell This Version
138 Sidelong  album cover UI Sidelong (Album) 138 US 1995 Sell This Version
159 Meet The Real You  album cover Noise Addict Meet The Real You(LP) Grand Royal 159 US 1995 Sell This Version
168 The Speed Of Cattle  album cover Archers Of Loaf The Speed Of Cattle(2xLP, Comp) Alias 168 1996 Sell This Version
2/12 The "Sweetest Girl"  album cover Scritti Politti The "Sweetest Girl"(12", TP) Rough Trade 2/12 US 1981 Sell This Version
212 Skyward In Triumph  album cover godheadSilo Skyward In Triumph(LP, Album) Sub Pop 212 US 1996 Sell This Version
241 Call The Doctor  album cover Sleater-Kinney Call The Doctor(LP, Album) Chainsaw 241 US 1996 Sell This Version
242 Bastardsong  album cover Superconductor Bastardsong(2xLP, Album) Boner Records 242 US 1996 Sell This Version
245 This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About  album cover Modest Mouse This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About(2xLP, Album) Up Records (5) 245 US 1996 Sell This Version
272 Chest  album cover Nels Cline Trio Chest(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Little Brother Records 272 US 1996 Sell This Version
286 Big Six  album cover The Bottom Feeders (2) Big Six(LP, Album) Scooch Pooch, Scooch Pooch 286 US 1996 Sell This Version
287 Arise Therefore  album cover Palace Music* Arise Therefore (Album) 287 US 1996 Sell This Version
299 Shot  album cover The Jesus Lizard Shot(LP, Album, Ltd, Red) The Billions Corporation 299 US 1996 Sell This Version
301 Experiment Zero  album cover Man Or Astro-Man? Experiment Zero (Album) 301 UK 1996 Sell This Version
305 Hissing Prigs In Static Couture  album cover 3RA1N1AC* Hissing Prigs In Static Couture (Album) 305 US Unknown Sell This Version
314 We're An American Band  album cover Grand Funk* We're An American Band(LP, Album, Ltd, RM, Yel) Capitol Records 314 US 1999 Sell This Version
322 Bring It On  album cover J. Rough Bring It On(12") Hymn Time Records 322 US 1996 Sell This Version
328 So Wound  album cover Jale So Wound(LP, Album) Sub Pop 328 US 1996 Sell This Version
334 Harmony Of The Spheres  album cover Various Harmony Of The Spheres(3xLP + Box, Comp) Drunken Fish Records 334 US 1996 Sell This Version
341 Less Talk, More Rock  album cover Propagandhi Less Talk, More Rock(LP, Album, RP) Fat Wreck Chords 341 US 2001 Sell This Version
342 Those Kids Are Wierd  album cover Hubcap Those Kids Are Wierd(LP) ActionBoy 300 Records 342 US 1996 Sell This Version
366 Futurist  album cover Shellac Futurist(LP) Not On Label 366 US 1997 Sell This Version
381 Blues, Ballads, And Jumpin' Jazz Vol. 2  album cover Lonnie Johnson (2), Elmer Snowden Lonnie Johnson (2), Elmer Snowden - Blues, Ballads, And Jumpin' Jazz Vol. 2(LP, Album, Ltd) Analogue Productions 381 US 1993 Sell This Version
393 Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues  album cover Strung Out Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues(LP, Album) Fat Wreck Chords 393 US 1996 Sell This Version
394 Upgrade & Afterlife  album cover Gastr Del Sol Upgrade & Afterlife(12" + LP + Album) Drag City 394 US 1996 Sell This Version
404 Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons  album cover Earth (2) Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons(LP, Album) Sub Pop 404 US 1996 Sell This Version
413 TSS  album cover The Secret Stars TSS(LP, Album) Shrimper 413 US 1996 Sell This Version
414 Kiss The Sky Goodbye  album cover The Ah Club Kiss The Sky Goodbye(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Squealer, Shrimper 414 US 1997 Sell This Version
435 Intimate Art Pepper  album cover Art Pepper Intimate Art Pepper(LP, Ltd, RE) Analogue Productions 435 US 2000 Sell This Version
440 The Long Arm Of Coincidence  album cover Jessamine The Long Arm Of Coincidence(2xLP, Album) Kranky 440 US 1996 Sell This Version
466 Dreaming  album cover Amanda McBroom Dreaming(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Analogue Productions 466 US 1996 Sell This Version
468 Midnight Matinee  album cover Amanda McBroom Midnight Matinee(LP, Ltd, Num, RE) Analogue Productions 468 US 1996 Sell This Version
472 Return Of The Frog Queen  album cover Jeremy Enigk Return Of The Frog Queen(LP, Album) Sub Pop 472 US 1996 Sell This Version
477 Part Three  album cover Elevator To Hell Part Three(12", MiniAlbum) Sub Pop 477 US 1996 Sell This Version
487 Fading Out  album cover Fading Out Fading Out (Album) 487 US 1995 Sell This Version
501 She's Not My Daughter, She's My Wife!  album cover Plainfield She's Not My Daughter, She's My Wife!(LP) Crippled Dick Hot Wax! 501 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
523 Super Sound Racing  album cover Zeke Super Sound Racing(LP, Album) Scooch Pooch 523 US 1996 Sell This Version
574 Split 12"  album cover Exhalera Deck / Urbandesign Exhalera Deck / Urbandesign - Split 12"(12", EP) Blackbean And Placenta Tape Club 574 US 1998 Sell This Version
580 Vaya Puente  album cover Tito Puente & His Orchestra* Vaya Puente(LP, Album, RE) Tico Records, Tico Records 580 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
595 A Comprehensive Guide To Moderne Rebellion  album cover Good Riddance A Comprehensive Guide To Moderne Rebellion (Album) 595 US 1996 Sell This Version
604 Harmacy  album cover Sebadoh Harmacy(LP, Album) Domino 604 UK 1996 Sell This Version
612 Squirrel Bait  album cover Squirrel Bait Squirrel Bait(12", EP, RE) Drag City, Dexter's Cigar 612 US 1997 Sell This Version
622 Pools In Eyes  album cover Q-Burns Abstract Message Pools In Eyes(12") Sunburn Records 622 US 1996 Sell This Version
658 Goin' Through Changes  album cover Zumpano Goin' Through Changes(LP, Album) Sub Pop 658 US 1996 Sell This Version
660 Reach Out  album cover Four Tops Reach Out(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM) Motown, Motown, UMe, Motown 660 US 2019 Sell This Version
664 Evergreen  album cover Evergreen (5) Evergreen(LP, Album) Hi-Ball Records 664 US 1996 Sell This Version
673 I'll Play The Blues For You  album cover Albert King I'll Play The Blues For You(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP) Analogue Productions 673 US 1996 Sell This Version
688 Captain Vapour Athletes  album cover Buffalo Daughter Captain Vapour Athletes(LP, Album) Grand Royal 688 US 1996 Sell This Version
689 Issue #24  album cover Various Issue #24 (Comp) 689 US 1998 Sell This Version
701 Flat Tracker  album cover Zeke Flat Tracker (Album) 701 US 1996 Sell This Version
712 10 Cool Ones  album cover The Mono Men 10 Cool Ones(LP, Album) Scat Records (2) 712 US 1996 Sell This Version
716 Silent '88  album cover Hood Silent '88(LP, Album + 7") Slumberland Records, Slumberland Records 716 US 1996 Sell This Version
718 The Fun Of Watching Fireworks  album cover The American Analog Set The Fun Of Watching Fireworks(LP, Album) Emperor Jones 718 US 1996 Sell This Version
752 Galapagos 1 / Reference Resistance Gate  album cover Tortoise Galapagos 1 / Reference Resistance Gate(12", Single) Thrill Jockey 752 US 1996 Sell This Version
753 Directions In Music  album cover Directions Directions In Music (Album) 753 US 1996 Sell This Version
771 Fresh Airᵉ  album cover Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Airᵉ(LP, Album) American Gramaphone Records 771 US Unknown Sell This Version
785 Trippin' (The Groove Merchant Compilation)  album cover Various Trippin' (The Groove Merchant Compilation)(LP, Comp) Luv N' Haight 785 US 1996 Sell This Version
822 Disco Recovery  album cover The Lumpheads* Disco Recovery 822 US 1997 Sell This Version
848 The Opponents EP  album cover Thee Sspeaking Canariess* The Opponents EP(12", EP, Ltd, Num) Scat Records (2), Scat Records (2) 848 US 1996 Sell This Version
855 Bark Like A Dog  album cover Screeching Weasel Bark Like A Dog(LP, Album) Fat Wreck Chords 855 US 1996 Sell This Version
869 Flemish Altruism (Constituent Parts 1993-1996)  album cover A Minor Forest Flemish Altruism (Constituent Parts 1993-1996)(2xLP, Album) Thrill Jockey 869 US 1996 Sell This Version
870 Dare To Be Surprised  album cover The Folk Implosion Dare To Be Surprised (Album) 870 US 1997 Sell This Version
892 Saxophone Colossus  album cover Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus (Album) 892 US 2019 Sell This Version
899 Fever In Fever Out  album cover Luscious Jackson Fever In Fever Out(LP, Album) Grand Royal 899 US 1996 Sell This Version
905 Waters Ave S  album cover Damien Jurado Waters Ave S(LP, Album) Sub Pop 905 US 1997 Sell This Version
921 Blue Mountains  album cover John Davis (2) Blue Mountains(LP, Album) Shrimper 921 US 1997 Sell This Version
941 There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight  album cover Red Red Meat There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight(LP, Album) Sub Pop 941 US 1997 Sell This Version
943 Goodbye / And Goodbye / The Whole Day  album cover Flying Saucer Attack * Roy Montgomery Flying Saucer Attack * Roy Montgomery - Goodbye / And Goodbye / The Whole Day(12", EP, Red) VHF Records, VHF Records, VHF Records 943 USA & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
944 Not Your Business E.P.  album cover Atari Teenage Riot Not Your Business E.P.(12", EP) Grand Royal, Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) 944 US 1996 Sell This Version
955 Street Tracks 29  album cover Various Street Tracks 29(3x12", Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks 955 US 1996 Sell This Version
1021 Bone Dry  album cover Dub Narcotic Sound System Bone Dry(12", EP) K 1021 US 1997 Sell This Version
1022 Sierra Nevada  album cover Bingo Trappers Sierra Nevada(LP) Shrimper, Sing, Eunuchs!, Sing, Eunuchs! 1022 US 1997 Sell This Version
1023 Songs For The New Year  album cover Simon Joyner Songs For The New Year(LP, Album) Sing, Eunuchs!, Shrimper 1023 US 1997 Sell This Version

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bmeagan

bmeagan

April 11, 2021
Just bought Michigan by Sufjan Stevens "3 times" and had to send each copy back. Absolutely TERRIBLE pressing. Dirty, smudged, at times scratched. Pop, crackle, hiss, click. Really terrible quality control form this pressing plant.
ferevervinyl

ferevervinyl

April 7, 2021
mikeh69 All that for a record? Did you every think to just take it back to the store and get a refund?
speed808

speed808

December 20, 2020
What is the point of having the best mastering and cut if you can't press a clean and flat record? You guys need to get it together or take a break. GZ vinyl's quality control is now better than yours and this is no exaggeration.
MrShocktime

MrShocktime

April 27, 2020
Never ending dish warps coming from RTI these days (past few years, really). Where did the quality control go?
vinylfilmaholic

vinylfilmaholic

July 8, 2019
I’ve noticed their QC is lagging a little lately. Got a repress of Natalie Merchant “Tigerlily” releases by MoFi and it was off centered on one side. Not to mention some coming scuffed. Sad, considering they’re usually one of the best.
blueburrito7

blueburrito7

November 16, 2018
Does anyone have any experience with this press? Just got a test pressing back from them and it's one of the best sounding test pressings I've ever received. I'm not finding much other info about them online, but they seem solid. Want to learn more before placing any other orders with them.