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!

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

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