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

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