CDs manufactured by Nimbus (US) (my collection only)
updated about 1 month ago
When entering the matrix data, I try to all of the "Nimbus dots" exactly right. The dots after the main matrix number indicate the cut number, i.e. instead of the traditional "01" they use "·". The dots around the MASTERED BY NIMBUS supposedly indicate mastering eras, but I am finding a lot of inconsistency, so I am skeptical of that theory. It's annoying that some people choose to use the fatter bullet character • instead of · for the dot representing cut number 1. I want to fix them, but I just leave them alone for now unless I have more things to edit in the matrix.
Matrix formats seen so far:
• 1987–1994: (V) after the catalog number, before the cut# dots, like this: 76543-2 (V) ·
• 1994–1998: catalog number surrounded by blocks, then the cut# dots, like this: ▒▒▒ 76543-2 ▒▒▒ ·
• 1998–?: 5-character sequential code surrounded by blocks, then the cat# and cut# dots, like this: ▒▒▒ A1234 ▒▒▒ 76543-2 ·
The ones that say (V), we file under Nimbus, Virginia.
The ones with the blocks, for now we file under Nimbus, same as the UK pressings.
This plant also did contract pressings for Rainbo in the mid-'90s; see my Rainbo list for those.
Mastering SIDs seen so far (starting 1995): IFPI L121 / L124 / L125
Mould SIDs seen so far (starting 1997): IFPI 2402 / 2403 / 240A / 2431