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!

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

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