In short, I have a small home studio that I have become quite comfortable with. I can obtain a reasonably good sound that many are happy with. My problem is, I am trying to record my cousin. He has an excellent voice, great song structure, and plays guitar very well. His goal is to have a complete CD to attempt to market or take parts and send out demos. A few of his songs sound great as is, but many do not. He wants a specific sound and doesn't want to alter it. The problem is, it just doesn't sound commercial. I know that music is art and I write it in my style when I write my own but I am not trying to be commercial when I write. Am I overstepping my role as the engineer/producer? I want his CD to be the best and gain the best chance for getting listened to. Please let me know your opinions in this situation. Should I make him understand or just buck up and let him have it the way he wants?