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!

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

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