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!

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

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