Fred Mollin has been listening to his productions through LYD 48 threeway speakers along with an 18S sub for years. While this monitoring setup has served him well, he felt the time was right to up the ante with a Core 59 system in his Nashville studio.
Mollin has been writing and producing music for records, as well as for film and TV, for more than five decades. He’s produced artists including Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Webb, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Wilson, Kristin Chenoweth, JD southern and America, as well as producing duets with iconic performers such as Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Gloria Estefan, Miley Cyrus, Gregory Porter and more.
Basically, LYD 48 has everything that Core 59 has, but Core 59 has more warmth, more clarity and detail, more depth of field, and obviously they are bigger and work better when louder monitoring is needed. I also find that there’s even less fatigue if we work at a moderate level all day with the Core 59s. And when we use our sub, everything becomes completely multi-dimensional. There’s a sort of cinematic sound to the Core 59s coupled with a sub, Mollin says.
Since 2018, Fred has regularly been bringing along his LYD 48s to other studios when he was tracking outside of his own facility, and that’s still the case: “We’ll bring the LYDs to different studios as our nearfield monitors. I know them and trust what I hear. And when I bring the stems home for mixing, we have the Core system, which I have come to rely on more than any other monitoring system I’ve ever used”.