Twelve FBT Muse 210LA’s were used to pump out the message and trademark music of presidential candidate Donald Trump on his campaign trail.
Mike Brown, president and CEO of M & M Productions USA, took on the job of producing the Trump rally and on November 16th, 10,000 attendees packed themselves into the exhibit hall of the Knoxville Convention Centre in Tennessee – a 120,000 square foot space – and listened while the businessman-turned-politician, who was ‘notably impressed’ with the sound system, fired up the crowd.
“Setting up sound in a ballroom of that size, for a stage in the round, presents some challenging issues,” said Brown. “We shot over to the sides with six Muse 210LA’s on each side, and filled behind and to the front of the stage with a few smaller point-and-shoot boxes just to warm those areas. The FBTs did all of the heavy lifting, though, and they really rocked the event.”
Brown elaborated on why FBT was chosen for the rally: “Mr. Trump has his own playlist on a personal iPad that he wants played at his rallies. And he wants it loud. I’m talking everything from Phantom of the Opera to Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and Adele,” he said. “FBT gives you a full-range response, and that’s what’s so amazing about them, even to our own engineers that use them pretty regularly. For the rally, we flew them in full range mode without a single subwoofer, and the low end that came out of them was just incredible.”
“Meanwhile, when the music was over and we got down to just his voice, the sound was clean and totally natural, all while throwing out about 215 feet in each direction,” he added. “They’re great for anything you use them for, which is why I wasn’t going to consider using anything else at this rally.”
According to Brown, a 'visibly impressed' Trump approached him right after the rally, and said: “The sound was amazing today. Just great. Incredible job.”
Further discussions with his campaign staff indicated that they felt the sound quality was far superior to other venues on their tour, according to FBT.