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!

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

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