Tony Cousins

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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!

  • Statues
    Moloko
    Echo
  • Wrong Way Up
    Brian Eno
    Warner Bors
  • Sing
    Gary Barlow
    Universal
  • Toxu
    Wasis Diop
    Mercury
  • Paradiso
    Hayley Westenra
    Decca
  • Long Way Down
    Tom Odell
  • Curtains
    Tindersticks
    Tippy Toe Records
  • Quelqu'un M'a Dit
    Carla Bruni
    Naïve
  • Adiemus Colores
    Karl Jenkins
    Decca (UMO)
  • Bare
    Annie Lennox
    RCA
  • Sing When You're Winning
    Robbie Williams
    EMI
  • Trick of the Tail
    Genesis
    Charisma
  • Live From Madison Square Gardens
    Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood
    Reprise
  • Here's to the Heroes
    The Ten Tenors
    Warner
  • Alfie
    Alfie Boe
    Decca
  • Spirit In The Room
    Tom Jones
    Universal / Island
  • The Smiths
    The Smiths
    Rough Trade
  • 1 Giant Leap
    1 Giant Leap
    Palm Pictures
  • Night Song
    Nusrat Fateh ali Khan
    Real World
  • Two Suns
    Bat For Lashes
    Astralwerks
  • Shallow Bed
    Dry The River
    RCA
  • Blame It On The Night
    Kevin Coyne
    Turpentine
  • Champagne for Gypsies
    Goran Bregovic
    Universal
  • Regardless
    Thea Gilmore
    Full Fill
  • Be My Monster Love
    David Murray Infinity Quartet
    3D Family Production
  • Song Book 1985-2010
    Simply Red
    Rhino
  • Up
    Peter Gabriel
    Virgin
  • 19
    Adele
    XL, Allido, Columbia
  • Fundamental
    Pet Shop Boys
    EMI
  • Patience
    George Michael
    Sony BMG
  • Since I Saw You Last
    Gary Barlow
    Polydor
  • No Security
    Rolling Stones
    Virgin
  • Through The Night
    Ren Harvieu
    Universal / Island
  • A Creature I Don't Know
    Laura Marling
    Ribbon Records
  • Be My Monster, Love
    David Murray
    EMI
  • Glorious
    Foxes
    Sign Of The Times
  • Mon pays c'est la terre
    Helene Segara
    Mercury
  • Rejoice
    Katherine Jenkins
    Decca (UMO)
  • Captain Fantastic
    Elton John
    Mercury
  • Gone to Earth
    David Sylvian
    Virgin
  • Patience
    Peter Gabriel
    Real World Productions
  • Memory & Desire
    Stephen Duffy
    Commercial Marketing
  • Ladies and Gentlemen
    George Michael
    Sony Music CMG
  • Penguin Cafe Orchestra
    EMI
  • Both Sides Now
    Michael Ball
    Universal
  • Wonderful World
    Jack Topping
    Decca
  • Days Of Speed
    Paul Weller
    Independiente
  • Urban Hymns
    The Verve
    Hut, Virgin, EMI
  • The Killing - Soundtrack
    Mercury Classics
  • Magnetized
    Johnny Hates Jazz
  • Alone With Everybody
    Richard Ashcroft
    EMI
  • Dead & Born & Grown
    The Staves
    Atlantic
  • Greatest Hits
    Robbie Williams
    Chrysalis
  • Voices
    Various Artists
    Decca
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Elton John
    Mercury
  • Swings Both Ways
    Robbie Williams
    Universal / Island
  • This Is Pil
    PIL
  • In The Red
    Tina Deco
    Finest Gramophone
  • Blue Lines
    Massive Attack
    Virgin
  • Let It All In
    I Am Kloot
    Shepherd Moon
  • Crown and Treaty
    Sweet Billy Pilgrim
    Luxor Purchase
  • Abacab
    Genesis
    Charisma

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