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!

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

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