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
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 California Smoker D2D Chapter 1(LP, Album, TP) 2000 B.C. 001 US 1978 Sell This Version
1-AQM-1012 Bruce Katz Band Crescent Crawl (Album) 1-AQM-1012 US 2019 Sell This Version
2 LP 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 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 Skratchy Seal Super Seal In The 4th Dimension(2xLP, Ltd, RP, Whi) Thud Rumble 4D001 US 2015 Sell This Version
4m702 Max Romeo & The Upsetters Max Romeo & The Upsetters - War Ina Babylon(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) 4 Men With Beards, Universal Music Special Markets 4m702 US 2021 Sell This Version
5E-559 Lucifer's Friend Mean Machine(LP, Album, Promo, All) Elektra 5E-559 US 1981 Sell This Version
7E-1052 Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975(LP, Album, Comp, RE, RM, 180) Rhino Records (2) 7E-1052 US 2011 Sell This Version
7E-2008 Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Asylum Records, Rhino Vinyl 7E-2008 US 2010 Sell This Version
9 Greyboy Land Of The Lost(LP, TP) Ubiquity 9 US 1995 Sell This Version
13-8 Various Series 13 Issue 8(12", Comp, TP) Hot Tracks 13-8 US 1994 Sell This Version
0.14MG Krösus (3) Krösus 0.14MG UK 2019 Sell This Version
15 Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Relaxes(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180) Analogue Productions, Analogue Productions, Moodsville, Prestige 15 US 2005 Sell This Version
32 Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Thrill Jockey 32 US 2016 Sell This Version
37 For Every River Buried For Every River Buried 37 US 1995 Sell This Version
39 Smog Forgotten Foundation(LP, Album, RE) Drag City 39 US 1996 Sell This Version
40 Henry's Dress Bust 'em Green(LP, Album) Slumberland Records 40 US 1996 Sell This Version
41 Mr. Hageman* Twin Smooth Snouts(LP, Album) Starlight Furniture Co. 41 US 1995 Sell This Version
45 Various Explorations Into Dancefloor Jazz 3(LP, Comp, TP) Ubiquity 45 US 1995 Sell This Version
50MOER 5 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 Eric's Trip Purple Blue(LP, Album) Sub Pop 60 US 1996 Sell This Version
62 Smog Sewn To The Sky(LP, Album, RE) Drag City 62 US 1996 Sell This Version
69 Lagwagon Hoss (Album) 69 US 1995 Sell This Version
73 Monoshock Walk To The Fire(2xLP) Blackjack Records 73 US 1996 Sell This Version
78P-001 Various The 78 Project: Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono) The 78 Project 78P-001 US 2014 Sell This Version
126 Beastie Boys Aglio E Olio(12", EP) Grand Royal, Grand Royal 126 US 1995 Sell This Version
131 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 The Double U Absurd Fjord(LP, Album) Communion Label 134 US 1996 Sell This Version
138 UI Sidelong (Album) 138 US 1995 Sell This Version
148 Combustible Edison Schizophonic!(LP, Album) Sub Pop 148 US 1996 Sell This Version
159 Noise Addict Meet The Real You(LP) Grand Royal 159 US 1995 Sell This Version
168 Archers Of Loaf The Speed Of Cattle(2xLP, Comp) Alias 168 1996 Sell This Version
2/12 Scritti Politti The "Sweetest Girl"(12", TP) Rough Trade 2/12 US 1981 Sell This Version
212 godheadSilo Skyward In Triumph(LP, Album) Sub Pop 212 US 1996 Sell This Version
241 Sleater-Kinney Call The Doctor(LP, Album) Chainsaw 241 US 1996 Sell This Version
242 Superconductor Bastardsong(2xLP, Album) Boner Records 242 US 1996 Sell This Version
245 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
270 Kaia Kaia(LP, Album) Chainsaw, Candy-Ass Records 270 US 1996 Sell This Version
272 Nels Cline Trio Chest(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Little Brother Records 272 US 1996 Sell This Version
286 The Bottom Feeders (2) Big Six(LP, Album) Scooch Pooch, Scooch Pooch 286 US 1996 Sell This Version
287 Palace Music* Arise Therefore (Album) 287 US 1996 Sell This Version
299 The Jesus Lizard Shot(LP, Album, Ltd, Red) The Billions Corporation 299 US 1996 Sell This Version
301 Man Or Astro-Man? Experiment Zero (Album) 301 US 1996 Sell This Version
305 3RA1N1AC* Hissing Prigs In Static Couture (Album) 305 US Unknown Sell This Version
314 Grand Funk* We're An American Band(LP, Album, Ltd, RM, Yel) Capitol Records 314 US 1999 Sell This Version
322 J. Rough Bring It On(12") Hymn Time Records 322 US 1996 Sell This Version
328 Jale So Wound(LP, Album) Sub Pop 328 US 1996 Sell This Version
334 Various Harmony Of The Spheres(3xLP + Box, Comp) Drunken Fish Records 334 US 1996 Sell This Version
341 Propagandhi Less Talk, More Rock (Album) 341 US 1996 Sell This Version
342 Hubcap Those Kids Are Wierd(LP) ActionBoy 300 Records 342 US 1996 Sell This Version
366 Shellac Futurist(LP) Not On Label (Shellac Self-released) 366 US 1997 Sell This Version
380 Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk Vol. 1(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Analogue Productions, Contemporary Records 380 US 1996 Sell This Version
381 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 Strung Out Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues(LP, Album) Fat Wreck Chords 393 US 1996 Sell This Version
394 Gastr Del Sol Upgrade & Afterlife(12" + LP + Album) Drag City 394 US 1996 Sell This Version
404 Earth (2) Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons(LP, Album) Sub Pop 404 US 1996 Sell This Version
413 The Secret Stars TSS(LP, Album) Shrimper 413 US 1996 Sell This Version
414 The Ah Club Kiss The Sky Goodbye(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Squealer, Shrimper 414 US 1997 Sell This Version
435 Art Pepper Intimate Art Pepper(LP, Ltd, RE) Analogue Productions 435 US 2000 Sell This Version
440 Jessamine The Long Arm Of Coincidence(2xLP, Album) Kranky 440 US 1996 Sell This Version
466 Amanda McBroom Dreaming(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Analogue Productions 466 US 1996 Sell This Version
468 Amanda McBroom Midnight Matinee(LP, Ltd, Num, RE) Analogue Productions 468 US 1996 Sell This Version
472 Jeremy Enigk Return Of The Frog Queen(LP, Album) Sub Pop 472 US 1996 Sell This Version
477 Elevator To Hell Part Three(12", MiniAlbum) Sub Pop 477 US 1996 Sell This Version
487 Fading Out Fading Out (Album) 487 US 1995 Sell This Version
501 Plainfield She's Not My Daughter, She's My Wife!(LP) Crippled Dick Hot Wax! 501 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
523 Zeke Super Sound Racing(LP, Album, RE) Scooch Pooch 523 US 1996 Sell This Version
574 Exhalera Deck / Urbandesign Exhalera Deck / Urbandesign - Split 12"(12", EP) Blackbean And Placenta Tape Club 574 US 1998 Sell This Version
580 Tito Puente & His Orchestra* Vaya Puente(LP, Album, RE) Tico Records, Tico Records 580 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
595 Good Riddance A Comprehensive Guide To Moderne Rebellion (Album) 595 US 1996 Sell This Version
604 Sebadoh Harmacy(LP, Album) Domino 604 UK 1996 Sell This Version
612 Squirrel Bait Squirrel Bait(12", EP, RE) Drag City, Dexter's Cigar 612 US 1997 Sell This Version
622 Q-Burns Abstract Message Pools In Eyes(12") Sunburn Records 622 US 1996 Sell This Version
658 Zumpano Goin' Through Changes(LP, Album) Sub Pop 658 US 1996 Sell This Version
660 Four Tops Reach Out(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM) Motown, Motown, UMe, Motown 660 US 2019 Sell This Version
664 Evergreen (5) Evergreen(LP, Album) Hi-Ball Records 664 US 1996 Sell This Version
673 Albert King I'll Play The Blues For You(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP) Analogue Productions 673 US 1996 Sell This Version
688 Buffalo Daughter Captain Vapour Athletes(LP, Album) Grand Royal 688 US 1996 Sell This Version
689 Various Issue #24 (Comp) 689 US 1998 Sell This Version
691 Swingin' Utters A Juvenile Product Of The Working Class (Album) 691 US 1996 Sell This Version
701 Zeke Flat Tracker (Album) 701 US 1996 Sell This Version
712 The Mono Men 10 Cool Ones(LP, Album) Scat Records (2) 712 US 1996 Sell This Version
716 Hood Silent '88(LP, Album + 7") Slumberland Records, Slumberland Records 716 US 1996 Sell This Version
718 The American Analog Set The Fun Of Watching Fireworks(LP, Album) Emperor Jones 718 US 1996 Sell This Version
752 Tortoise Galapagos 1 / Reference Resistance Gate(12", Single) Thrill Jockey 752 US 1996 Sell This Version
753 Directions Directions In Music (Album) 753 US 1996 Sell This Version
771 Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Airᵉ(LP, Album) American Gramaphone Records 771 US Unknown Sell This Version
785 Various Trippin' (The Groove Merchant Compilation)(LP, Comp) Luv N' Haight 785 US 1996 Sell This Version
819 Tony Conrad Four Violins (1964)(LP) Table Of The Elements 819 US 1996 Sell This Version
822 The Lumpheads* Disco Recovery 822 US 1997 Sell This Version
848 Thee Sspeaking Canariess* The Opponents EP(12", EP, Ltd, Num) Scat Records (2), Scat Records (2) 848 US 1996 Sell This Version
855 Screeching Weasel Bark Like A Dog(LP, Album) Fat Wreck Chords 855 US 1996 Sell This Version
869 A Minor Forest Flemish Altruism (Constituent Parts 1993-1996)(2xLP, Album) Thrill Jockey 869 US 1996 Sell This Version
870 The Folk Implosion Dare To Be Surprised (Album) 870 US 1997 Sell This Version
892 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus (Album) 892 US 2019 Sell This Version
899 Luscious Jackson Fever In Fever Out(LP, Album) Grand Royal 899 US 1996 Sell This Version
905 Damien Jurado Waters Ave S(LP, Album) Sub Pop 905 US 1997 Sell This Version
921 John Davis (2) Blue Mountains(LP, Album) Shrimper 921 US 1997 Sell This Version

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JazzLoser

JazzLoser

June 2, 2021
I for one have not had anything but a great experience with these guys from the Blue Note Tone Poet series
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.
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.