Tony Cousins

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!

Selected Projects

I Am Kloot

Let It All In

Public Image Ltd.

This Is PiL

Bat For Lashes

The Bride

The Smiths

The Smiths

Adele

19

Simply Red

Song Book 1985 - 2010

Bat For Lashes

Two Suns

Elton John

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Peter Gabriel

New Blood

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

Live from Madison Square Garden

Michael Brook

RockPaperScissors

Paul Weller

Days Of Speed

2 Cellos

Score

Henri Salvador

Best of Henri Salvador

Carla Bruni

quelqu'un m'a dit

Collabro

Home

Ren Harvieu

Through the Night

Karl Jenkins

Adiemus Colores

Dalida

Comme si j'etais la

David Murray Infinity Quartet

Be My Monster Love

Robert Ziegler and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia

Hugues Aufray

Best of Hugues Aufray

Alfie Boe

Alfie

Amadou & Mariam

Dimanche A Bamako 

Annie Lennox

Bare

Stephen Duffy

Memory & Desire

Alexander Armstrong

A Year Of Songs

The Verve

A Storm in Heaven

Michael Brook and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Night Song

Massive Attack

Blue Lines

Brian Eno & John Cale

Wrong Way Up

Sweet Billy Pilgrim

Crown and Treaty

Tina Dico

In the Red

Dry The River

Shallow Bed

Moloko

Statues

Eleanor McEvoy

Naked Music

Elton John

Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Foxes

Glorious

Gary Barlow

Since I Saw You Last

Gary Barlow

Sing

Genesis

Abacab

George Michael

Patience

David Sylvian

Gone To Earth

The Ten Tenors

Here's to the Heroes

Giana Nannini

Lo e Te

Johnny Hates Jazz

Magnetised

Katherine Jenkins

Rejoice

Kevin Coyne

Blame It On The Night

Laura Marling

A Creature I Don't Know

Jack Topping

Wonderful World

Goran Bregović

Champagne For Gypsies

The Killing

Original Soundtrack

Pet Shop Boys

Fundamental

1 Giant Leap

1 Giant Leap

The Staves

Dead & Born & Grown

Genesis

A Trick of the Tail

Nathan Carter

Livin' The Dream

Hayley Westenra

Paradiso

Peter Gabriel

Back To Front

Peter Gabriel

Scratch My Back

Peter Gabriel

The Veil

Peter Gabriel

Up

Tindersticks

Curtains

Richard Ashcroft

Alone With Everybody

Robbie Williams

Sing When You're Winning

Robbie Williams

Swings Both Ways

Robbie Williams

Greatest Hits

Rumer

This Girl's In Love

Songhoy Blues

Music In Exile

Suede

Night Thoughts

Hélène Ségara

Mon pays c'est la terre

The Rolling Stones

No Security

Thea Gilmore

Regardless

This Heat

This Heat

Tom Jones

Spirit In The Room

This Heat

Deceit

This Heat

Health and Efficiency

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball

Together

Tom Odell

Long Way Down

Wasis Diop

Toxu

The Verve

Urban Hymes

Gianna Nannini

Hitstory

George Michael

The Best Of George Michael

Discography

Bat For Lashes / Robbie Williams / Seal / Suede / Adele / The Verve / Alfie Boe / Massive Attack / Peter Gabriel / Amadou & Mariam

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