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!

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

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