Well, Bob, he is the customer and the customer is always right. You like the rest of us are audio prostitutes if we are in business. And right he should be listening to things flat. WTF with you? On his home rig and in his car, are very important places to be monitoring the product. And you should know that already. How do you know he wants your name on his product? He came to you via referral? Or because you were cheap? And if you are a professional recording engineer you do with the producer wants good or bad. It's not for you to say. You might suggest. You might voice your opinions. In the end, it's your client's decision to make not yours. So do it his way and then do it your way and present it to him after you do it his way. And if he's happy with his way, you're done. It's what he wants. The customer is always right even when they are terribly wrong. But I don't think he is wrong in the way he's monitoring. You are! It's the way I monitor everything and have been for over 40 years. What's that tell ya? We record and mix in the control room. We all run out to our cars and pop it in the cars, all of the cars. And then we take it home and play it on my home system, flat, just as we played it in our cars. You're the one doing it the wrong way most definitely. And your client is trying to help you understand that. You don't. You don't want to. You think you're right. You're not. You're dead wrong. You'll be out of business soon if you keep that attitude. That's not what professionals do.
And who the hell told you you're supposed to turn up the bass and treble on everything when you monitor? Are you out of your mind? Are you on drugs (like I am)? I this stuff so I don't argue with the producer LOL. And it's not cigarettes. Everybody doesn't turn up their bass and treble on their listening systems. I sure as hell don't. Never have. Never will. Don't like it that way. Neither should you.
Come on Bob you're better than this.
Mx. Remy Ann David