Tony Cousins

Mastering Engineer

Tony Cousins started his career as a musician. He became a cutting engineer in 1980 at the Townhouse before becoming a fully-fledged audio mastering engineer when he, Ian and Tim started Metropolis Mastering.

Tony feels that the prime objective of audio mastering is to retain the integrity of the music, while enhancing it by some degree. Often the excitement and atmosphere created whilst mixing won’t travel to another location, and Mastering can help restore these elements (assuming they were there in the first place!)

This is why attended sessions are preferable, because working with the people originally involved can often help unravel any difficulties encountered.

Tony enjoys many different types of music. Just concentrating on one area would reduce the variety and richness of his work and would, in his own words, put him in a creative straitjacket!

Selected Projects

Bat For Lashes

The Bride

Adele

19

Seal

Standards

John Williams

A Life In Music

Alfie Boe

As Time Goes By

Amadou & Mariam

Dimanche A Bamako 

Buddy Holly With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

True Love Ways

Peter Gabriel

New Blood

Elton John

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

The Verve

Urban Hymes

Suede

Night Thoughts

The Kingdom Choir

Stand By Me

Gary Barlow

Since I Saw You Last

Bat For Lashes

Two Suns

Massive Attack

Blue Lines

Mo Kalamity meets Sly & Robbie

One Love Vibration

Robbie Williams

Swings Both Ways

Ella Fitzgerald

Someone To Watch Over Me

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

Live from Madison Square Garden

Paul Weller

Days Of Speed

Cilla Black

Cilla Black With The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Peter Gabriel

Scratch My Back

George Michael

Patience

Ren Harvieu

Through the Night

Henri Salvador

Best of Henri Salvador

2 Cellos

Score

OMD

Dazzle Ships Live at the Liverpool Museum

Karl Jenkins

Adiemus Colores

Collabro

Road To The Albert Hall

Songhoy Blues

Music In Exile

Levi Roots

Rise Above

David Sylvian

Plight & Premonition, Flux & Mutability

Simply Red

Song Book 1985 - 2010

Michael Brook

RockPaperScissors

Marianne Faithful

Negative Capability

Dalida

Comme si j'etais la

Billy Fury

Symphonic World Of Billy Fury

Bryn Terfel

Dreams and Songs

This Heat

This Heat

David Murray Infinity Quartet

Be My Monster Love

Carla Bruni

quelqu'un m'a dit

Michael Brook and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Night Song

Annie Lennox

Bare

Hugues Aufray

Best of Hugues Aufray

Ciaran Lavery

Sweet Decay

Alfie Boe

Alfie

Robert Ziegler and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia

The Verve

A Storm in Heaven

Alexander Armstrong

A Year Of Songs

Collabro

Home

Stephen Duffy

Memory & Desire

Public Image Ltd.

This Is PiL

Elton John

Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy

Keywest

Fairground

Robbie Williams

Sing When You're Winning

Sweet Billy Pilgrim

Crown and Treaty

Moloko

Statues

Laura Marling

A Creature I Don't Know

Dry The River

Shallow Bed

Tina Dico

In the Red

Eleanor McEvoy

Naked Music

Gary Barlow

Sing

Tom Odell

Long Way Down

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Jazztronik

Keystone

Keywest

Joyland

Estevao Queiroga

Dialogo Numero Um

The Staves

Dead & Born & Grown

David Sylvian

Gone To Earth

Genesis

Abacab

The Ten Tenors

Here's to the Heroes

Foxes

Glorious

Richard Ashcroft

Alone With Everybody

Rolando Villazon

Feliz Navidad

The Killing

Original Soundtrack

I Am Kloot

Let It All In

Katherine Jenkins

Rejoice

Pet Shop Boys

Fundamental

Kevin Coyne

Blame It On The Night

Johnny Hates Jazz

Magnetised

Giana Nannini

Lo e Te

Jack Topping

Wonderful World

1 Giant Leap

1 Giant Leap

Goran Bregović

Champagne For Gypsies

Genesis

A Trick of the Tail

Nathan Carter

Livin' The Dream

Peter Gabriel

Back To Front

George Michael

The Best Of George Michael

Hayley Westenra

Paradiso

Peter Gabriel

The Veil

Peter Gabriel

Up

Rumer

This Girl's In Love

The Rolling Stones

No Security

This Heat

Deceit

Hélène Ségara

Mon pays c'est la terre

Tom Jones

Spirit In The Room

This Heat

Health and Efficiency

Robbie Williams

Greatest Hits

Gianna Nannini

Hitstory

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball

Together

Wasis Diop

Toxu

Brian Eno & John Cale

Wrong Way Up

Thea Gilmore

Regardless

Discography

Bat For Lashes / Robbie Williams / Seal / Suede / Adele / The Verve / Alfie Boe / Massive Attack / Peter Gabriel / Amadou & Mariam

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