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!

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

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