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!

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

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