Ian Cooper

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Mastering Engineer

Ian Cooper has been at the forefront of audio mastering engineering for several decades, and was much sought after. He retired at the end of 2013.
Awards and Nominations
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Grammy Award 2010
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Latin Grammy 2011
Ian’s career began at Pye recording studios in the 70s, and he secured his first audio mastering post at Utopia. Whilst there, he worked on legendary tracks ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie and ‘Lust for Life’ by Iggy Pop. The Boomtown Rats and Heatwave were also regular clients during this time. He moved to the newly established Townhouse Studios where he mastered classic albums such as ‘Dare’ by Human League, ‘Face Value’ by Phil Collins, ‘Hounds of Love’ by Kate Bush and ‘So’ by Peter Gabriel.

Moving to Metropolis Mastering in the early 90s, Ian went on to work with Oasis, The Verve, Sting, The Fratellis and Tina Turner. Widely regarded as one of the world’s best audio mastering engineers resulting in being awarded a Grammy Award in 2010 for “Take Your Pick” by Larry Carlton & Tak Mat Sum Oto (best pop instrumental album) and a Latin Grammy in 2011 for “La Orilla De Mi Pelo” by Nina Pastori (best Flamenco album!).

  • Joko (From Town To Village)
    Youssou N’Dour
    Nonesuch
  • 19901108
    Complex
    EMI Japan
  • Stereo Typical
    Rizzle Kicks
  • Take A Picture Against The Light
    Mari Iijima
    Marimusic
  • It's Too Late To Stop Now
    Van Morrison
    Polydor
  • So
    Peter Gabriel
    Geffen
  • Bloodflowers
    The Cure
    Elektra / Wea
  • At The Speed Of Sound
    Wings
    EMI
  • Solo In Soho
    Phil Lynott
  • Heroes
    David Bowie
    Virgin
  • A Single Man
    Elton John
    MCA
  • Messina
    Damien Saez
    Sarl 16 Art
  • INSIDE
    Nemoh
    SARL Edile
  • Emotion Is Commotion
    Jeff Beck
    Rhino
  • Hello I Must Be Going
    Phil Collins
    Atlantic
  • Sessiz Sinema
    Funda Arar
    Bomonti Müzik
  • The Red Shoes
    Kate Bush
    EMI
  • A Lovers Prayer
    Yellow Tricycle
  • Come Rain Or Shine
    Tomoyasu Hotei
    EMI Japan
  • Precious Time
    Van Morrison
    Polydor
  • Welcome To The Pleasure Dome
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood
    ZTT (UK), Island (US)
  • Dare!
    Human League
    101 Distribution
  • Us
    Peter Gabriel
    Real World
  • Forth
    The Verve
    Mri Associated
  • Moving In The Dark
    Dizraeli And The Small Gods
  • High Flying Birds
    Noel Gallagher
    Sour Mash
  • Hounds Of Love
    Kate Bush
    EMI
  • Ambush
    The Tygers of Pantang
    Retroactive UK
  • Rerazas
    Héroes Del Silencio
    HMV Label
  • Dig Out Your Soul
    Oasis
    Sony BMG
  • Aşkın Masum Çocukları
    Funda Arar
    Bomonti Müzik
  • Miami
    Damien Saez
    Sarl 16 Art
  • Exodus
    Bob Marley
    Island Records
  • Loose Screw
    The Pretenders
    Artemis Records
  • Lust For Life
    Iggy Pop
    RCA/Victor
  • Lexicon Of Love
    ABC
    Island
  • Ma Déclaration
    Jenifer
    Universal Music France
  • Black Market Music
    Placebo
    Virgin
  • Quatermass
    Quatermass
  • Arielle Dombasle
    Era
    Mercury France
  • Wildest Dreams
    Tina Turner
    Virgin
  • Live & Dangerous
    Thin Lizzy
    Warner Bros
  • Tubular Bells
    Mike Oldfield
    Mercury
  • Slave To The Rhythm
    Grace Jones
    Island
  • Recital
    Nigel Kennedy
  • The Sensual World
    Kate Bush
    EMI
  • Messina
    Saez
  • Can't Get There Without You
    The Osmonds
    101 Distribution
  • Hello
    Cho Yong Pil
    Universal Music Korea
  • La Orilla de mi Pelo
    Niña Pastori
  • Y.
    BEBE
    EMI Spain

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