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!

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

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