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!

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

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