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!

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

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