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!

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

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