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!

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

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