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!

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

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