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 
KS 522 Le Cid - Ballet Music, Scènes Pittoresques, The Last Sleep Of The Virgin  album cover Massenet* - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Fremaux* Massenet* - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Fremaux* - Le Cid - Ballet Music, Scènes Pittoresques, The Last Sleep Of The Virgin KS 522 US 1973 Sell This Version
SMJ-6053M Thelonious Himself  album cover Thelonious Monk Thelonious Himself(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Riverside Records, Milestone (4) SMJ-6053M Japan 1974 Sell This Version
21354 Fresh Aire  album cover Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire(LP, Album) American Gramaphone Records 21354 US 1975 Sell This Version
SP-4516 Far Beyond These Castle Walls  album cover Chris de Burgh Far Beyond These Castle Walls(LP, Album, Promo, Mon) A&M Records SP-4516 US 1975 Sell This Version
10014 Direct To Disc  album cover Joe Marcinkiewicz And Blu (9) Joe Marcinkiewicz And Blu (9) - Direct To Disc(12", Album) M & K Sound 10014 US 1976 Sell This Version
10015 Jam Session  album cover Joe Marcinkiewicz And Blu (9) Joe Marcinkiewicz And Blu (9) - Jam Session (Album) 10015 US 1976 Sell This Version
RGP-1168 Tijuana Moods  album cover Charlie Mingus* Tijuana Moods(LP, Album, RE) RCA Camden RGP-1168 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
14472 It Takes A Year  album cover William Ackerman It Takes A Year (Album) 14472 US 1977 Sell This Version
70301 Sweet & Hot  album cover Sweet & Hot Sweet & Hot(12") Ambiance Recordings 70301 US 1977 Sell This Version
RPS-107701 Window Panes  album cover Karen Gibbs (2) Window Panes(LP, Album) Romar (5) RPS-107701 US 1977 Sell This Version
SFX-10548(M) At Basin Street  album cover Clifford Brown And Max Roach At Basin Street(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Mercury, EmArcy SFX-10548(M) Japan 1977 Sell This Version
SSR-0005 Song In The Air  album cover Phil Keaggy With Glass Harp Phil Keaggy With Glass Harp - Song In The Air (Comp) SSR-0005 US 1977 Sell This Version
WHS C-1001 The Search For The Turtle's Navel - Guitar Solos  album cover William Ackerman The Search For The Turtle's Navel - Guitar Solos(LP, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records WHS C-1001 US 1977 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
1341 Turning: Turning Back (A Great Guitarrist)  album cover Alex De Grassi Turning: Turning Back (A Great Guitarrist) (Album) 1341 US 1978 Sell This Version
3538 Death To The Sickoids  album cover The Subhumans Death To The Sickoids(7", Single) Not On Label, Not On Label 3538 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
4014 Symphony No. 38  album cover Alan Hovhaness Symphony No. 38(LP) Pandora Records (4) 4014 US 1978 Sell This Version
18098 Turning: Turning Back  album cover Alex DeGrassi* Turning: Turning Back (Album) 18098 US 1978 Sell This Version
18971 The Production Source: Thematic Sets Disc 1  album cover Unknown Artist The Production Source: Thematic Sets Disc 1(LP) TM Communications, Inc. 18971 US 1978 Sell This Version
R-1001 Easy Hard Times  album cover Ride (9) Easy Hard Times(LP, TP) Not On Label R-1001 1978 Sell This Version
RJ-7541 Dire Straits  album cover Dire Straits Dire Straits(LP, Album) Vertigo RJ-7541 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
WHS C-1004 Turning: Turning Back  album cover Alex De Grassi Turning: Turning Back(LP, Album, RM, RP, RTI) Windham Hill Records WHS C-1004 US 1978 Sell This Version
4397 Childhood And Memory (Pieces For Guitar)  album cover William Ackerman Childhood And Memory (Pieces For Guitar)(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 4397 US 1979 Sell This Version
4914 The Fragility Cycles  album cover Ingram Marshall The Fragility Cycles(LP, Album) IBU Records 4914 US 1979 Sell This Version
6248 Slow Circle  album cover Alex deGrassi* Slow Circle(LP, Album, RP, RTI) Windham Hill Records 6248 US 1979 Sell This Version
6693 If Looks Could Kill  album cover Jim French With Diamánda Galás* And Henry Kaiser Jim French With Diamánda Galás* And Henry Kaiser - If Looks Could Kill(LP, Album) Metalanguage 6693 US 1979 Sell This Version
6716 Organizacion De Los Estados Americanos  album cover Orquesta Nacional De España, Antoni Ros-Marbà, Angeles Chamorro* Orquesta Nacional De España, Antoni Ros-Marbà, Angeles Chamorro* - Organizacion De Los Estados Americanos(LP) Ediciones Interamericanas De Musica 6716 US 1979 Sell This Version
6790 Art Of The Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12  album cover Robbie Basho Art Of The Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 6790 US 1979 Sell This Version
7063 Talas  album cover Talas Talas(LP, Album) Evenfall Records 7063 US 1979 Sell This Version
7598 Let Light Stream Forth  album cover John And Kathleen Kingslight Let Light Stream Forth(LP) Not On Label 7598 US 1979 Sell This Version
13750 Childhood And Memory (Pieces For Guitar)  album cover William Ackerman Childhood And Memory (Pieces For Guitar)(LP, Album, RM, RP) Windham Hill Records 13750 US 1979 Sell This Version
14449 Slow Circle  album cover Alex deGrassi* Slow Circle (Album) 14449 US 1979 Sell This Version
B-14116 Bop Till You Drop  album cover Ry Cooder Bop Till You Drop(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records B-14116 US 1979 Sell This Version
JM-1 Pillars  album cover Peter Apfelbaum With Berkeley Arts Company & The Hieroglyphics Ensemble* Pillars(LP, Album) Jewish Matador JM-1 US 1979 Sell This Version
KP-40 789 Organ Music From The Cleveland Museum Of Art  album cover Karel Paukert Organ Music From The Cleveland Museum Of Art(LP) Halcyon Records (10) KP-40 789 US 1979 Sell This Version
Metalanguage 102 Protocol  album cover Henry Kaiser / Andrea Centazzo / Toshinori Kondo Henry Kaiser / Andrea Centazzo / Toshinori Kondo - Protocol(LP, Album) Metalanguage Metalanguage 102 US 1979 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-006 Touch  album cover John Klemmer Touch(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MCA Records MFSL 1-006 US 1979 Sell This Version
ML 107 With Friends Like These  album cover Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser - With Friends Like These(LP, Album) Metalanguage, Metalanguage ML 107 US 1979 Sell This Version
PACR7-110 Tibetan Bells II  album cover Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Tibetan Bells II(LP, Album, RTI) Pacific Arts PACR7-110 US 1979 Sell This Version
WH-1009 Slow Circle  album cover Alex deGrassi* Slow Circle(LP, Album, RTI) Windham Hill Records WH-1009 US 1979 Sell This Version
6805 The Saskatchewan Story  album cover Stan Sparling The Saskatchewan Story(LP, Album) Heritage Productions (3), Heritage Productions (3) 6805 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
7366 The Subhumans  album cover The Subhumans The Subhumans(12", EP) Quintessence Records 7366 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
7536 Outside Pleasure  album cover Henry Kaiser Outside Pleasure(LP) Metalanguage 7536 US 1980 Sell This Version
7684 Made In Canada  album cover The Dils Made In Canada(2x7", Single) Rogelletti Records 7684 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
7914 Some Attributes Of A Living System  album cover Mnemonists Some Attributes Of A Living System(LP) Dys 7914 US 1980 Sell This Version
8616 Paul Gray's Jazz Place Proudly Presents The Gaslight Gang  album cover The Gaslite Gang Paul Gray's Jazz Place Proudly Presents The Gaslight Gang(LP, Ltd) Not on Label 8616 US 1980 Sell This Version
9501 She's Lost Control / Atmosphere  album cover Joy Division She's Lost Control / Atmosphere(12", Single) Factory (US), Factory (US) 9501 US 1980 Sell This Version
9503 Wanna Buy A Bridge? (A Rough Trade Compilation Of Singles)  album cover Various Wanna Buy A Bridge? (A Rough Trade Compilation Of Singles) (Comp) 9503 US 1980 Sell This Version
9505 The Art Of Walking  album cover Pere Ubu The Art Of Walking(LP, Album, MP) Rough Trade, Rough Trade 9505 UK & US 1980 Sell This Version
9776 Wheatfield  album cover Wheatfield Wheatfield (Album) 9776 US 1980 Sell This Version
9838 Unknown Pleasures  album cover Joy Division Unknown Pleasures (Album) 9838 US 1980 Sell This Version
9840 For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?  album cover The Pop Group For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?(LP, Album) Rough Trade, Y Records 9840 US 1980 Sell This Version
9851 Live West Runton Pavilion 6 / 3 / 79  album cover Robert Rental & The Normal Robert Rental & The Normal - Live West Runton Pavilion 6 / 3 / 79(LP, S/Sided) Rough Trade 9851 US 1980 Sell This Version
9852 Inflammable Material  album cover Stiff Little Fingers Inflammable Material(LP, Album) Rough Trade 9852 US 1980 Sell This Version
10043 Welcome Back Geronimo Black  album cover Geronimo Black Welcome Back Geronimo Black(LP, Album) Helios Records (2) 10043 US 1980 Sell This Version
10151 Lady Love  album cover Weslia Whitfield Lady Love(LP, Album) Myoho 10151 US 1980 Sell This Version
17847 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records 17847 US 1980 Sell This Version
AMLK 63715 Fun And Games  album cover Chuck Mangione Fun And Games (Album) AMLK 63715 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
CCS-7010 Sonic Fireworks Volume I  album cover Richard Morris (9) / Atlanta Brass Ensemble Richard Morris (9) / Atlanta Brass Ensemble - Sonic Fireworks Volume I(LP, Album, TP, DBX) Crystal Clear Records CCS-7010 US 1980 Sell This Version
CCS-7011 Sonic Fireworks Volume II  album cover Richard Morris (9), Atlanta Brass Ensemble Richard Morris (9), Atlanta Brass Ensemble - Sonic Fireworks Volume II(LP, Album, TP, DBX) Crystal Clear Records CCS-7011 US 1980 Sell This Version
DB-79003 Silverlake (A Winter's Tale)  album cover Kurt Weill - New York City Opera Kurt Weill - New York City Opera - Silverlake (A Winter's Tale)(2xLP, Album) Nonesuch DB-79003 US 1980 Sell This Version
HB 1002 Ancient Of Days, Light Of Glory  album cover Henry Kuntz Ancient Of Days, Light Of Glory(LP, Ltd, W/Lbl) Humming Bird Records HB 1002 US 1980 Sell This Version
KM 312 The Enchanted Garden  album cover John Renbourn Group* The Enchanted Garden (Album) KM 312 US 1980 Sell This Version
NS 579 At The Crossroads  album cover Horace Tapscott, Everett Brown Jr. Horace Tapscott, Everett Brown Jr. - At The Crossroads(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records NS 579 US 1980 Sell This Version
PRO-A-857 Troublemakers  album cover Various Troublemakers(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-857 US 1980 Sell This Version
SP 4822 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours (Album) SP 4822 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
UG-4003 Live & Direct  album cover Taj Mahal And The International Rhythm Band Taj Mahal And The International Rhythm Band - Live & Direct(LP, TP, dbx) Ultragroove UG-4003 US 1980 Sell This Version
WH-1011 Soliloquy  album cover David Qualey Soliloquy(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WH-1011 US 1980 Sell This Version
WH-1012 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn (Album) WH-1012 US 1980 Sell This Version
WHS C-1011 Soliloquy  album cover David Qualey Soliloquy (Album) WHS C-1011 US 1980 Sell This Version
WHS C-1012 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records WHS C-1012 US 1980 Sell This Version
WHS C-1013 Willow  album cover Daniel Hecht Willow(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHS C-1013 US 1980 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
2/12 The "Sweetest Girl"  album cover Scritti Politti The "Sweetest Girl"(12", TP) Rough Trade 2/12 US 1981 Sell This Version
10273 Do The Du (Casse)  album cover A Certain Ratio Do The Du (Casse) 10273 US 1981 Sell This Version
10622 Trek W/ Quintronic  album cover Trek W/ Quintronic* Trek W/ Quintronic(LP, Album) Bi Plane Records 10622 US 1981 Sell This Version
10662 Songs For Swinging Larvae  album cover Renaldo & The Loaf Songs For Swinging Larvae (Album) 10662 US 1981 Sell This Version
10745 Desire  album cover Tuxedomoon Desire(LP, Album) Ralph Records 10745 US 1981 Sell This Version
10773 390 Degrees Of Simulated Stereo : Ubu Live Volume One  album cover Pere Ubu 390 Degrees Of Simulated Stereo : Ubu Live Volume One (Album) 10773 US 1981 Sell This Version
11060 An Old Viennese Schrammel Concert  album cover Unknown Artist An Old Viennese Schrammel Concert(LP) Sonic Arts 11060 US 1981 Sell This Version
11140 390 Degrees Of Simulated Stereo : Ubu Live Volume One  album cover Pere Ubu 390 Degrees Of Simulated Stereo : Ubu Live Volume One(LP) Rough Trade 11140 US 1981 Sell This Version
11142 Closer  album cover Joy Division Closer (Album) 11142 US 1981 Sell This Version
11378 Inside My Brain  album cover The Angry Samoans* Inside My Brain(12", RP) Bad Trip Records (2) 11378 US 1981 Sell This Version
11506 Ballads And Blues 1972  album cover George Winston Ballads And Blues 1972(LP, Album, RE) Lost Lake Arts, Windham Hill Records 11506 US 1981 Sell This Version
11616 Kangaroo?  album cover The Red Crayola* With Art & Language The Red Crayola* With Art & Language - Kangaroo?(LP, Album) Rough Trade 11616 US 1981 Sell This Version
11754 The Smashchords  album cover The Smashchords The Smashchords(LP, MiniAlbum) Smashtrade Records 11754 US 1981 Sell This Version
11776 Windham Hill Records Sampler '81  album cover Various Windham Hill Records Sampler '81(LP, Smplr, RTI) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records 11776 US 1981 Sell This Version
12013 Horde  album cover Mnemonists Horde(LP) Dys 12013 US 1981 Sell This Version
12113 Never Say Die  album cover Petra (9) Never Say Die (Album) 12113 US 1981 Sell This Version
12155 As Was  album cover Rova* As Was(LP, Album) Metalanguage 12155 US 1981 Sell This Version
12229 Bourgeois Magnetic  album cover Eugene Bowen Bourgeois Magnetic(12", MiniAlbum) Cantil 12229 US 1981 Sell This Version
12247 Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits (Entertainment Through Pain)  album cover Throbbing Gristle Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits (Entertainment Through Pain) (Comp) 12247 US 1981 Sell This Version
12356 The "Sweetest Girl"  album cover Scritti Politti The "Sweetest Girl"(12") Rough Trade 12356 US 1981 Sell This Version
12583 Dial 'B' For Barbra  album cover Horace Tapscott Sextet Dial 'B' For Barbra(LP, Album) Nimbus West Records, Nimbus West Records 12583 US 1981 Sell This Version
12587 Control  album cover Conrad Schnitzler Control(LP, Album, Ltd) Dys 12587 US 1981 Sell This Version
12588 Crazy Quilt  album cover Charquet & Co Crazy Quilt(LP, Album, Blu) Stomp Off Records, Stomp Off Records 12588 US 1981 Sell This Version
12719 Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field (Album) 12719 US 1981 Sell This Version
13071 Recorded Live...At Sandy's Jazz Revival  album cover Bob Connors' New Yankee Rhythm Kings Recorded Live...At Sandy's Jazz Revival(LP, Album, TP) Stomp Off Records 13071 US 1981 Sell This Version
13131 Close To You  album cover Kate Wolf Close To You(LP, Album, RTI) Kaleidoscope Records (2) 13131 US 1981 Sell This Version
13141 Behind The Magnolia Curtain  album cover Tav Falco's Panther Burns Behind The Magnolia Curtain (Album) 13141 US 1981 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.