Roswell, NM (January 9, 2017)—Eighties Christian metal band Stryper recently played The Liberty in Roswell, NM with audio provided by local sound company Total Productions. Owner John Pennell fielded a complete front-of-house rig, including a FBT Mitus 206 line array and four Mitus 218A subs.
The Liberty has its own Mitus 206 line array, but Pennell supplements with additional boxes, as needed. “When Josh Ragsdale, the owner of the Liberty, approached me for a line array,” said Pennell, “I suggested FBT for a variety of reasons. You get a high quality sound for a mid-point price range that other brands just can’t compete with. And the sound is so strong, so clear, that when incoming bands send their riders in before a show, the sound techs look at the house’s equipment online and are impressed enough to say they’re just fine with the rig.”
Total Productions was established 12 years ago, though Pennell has worked in sound and production for over 33 years. Having worked with Garth Brooks and Shenandoah in the past, now he does it all, including installations, lighting and rigging, sound engineering and production management. The full-service production company provides a variety of services for anything from large conferences and music festivals to dinner theater or big-name concerts.
The concert went well and the owner of The Liberty has plans to supplement its FBT line array as a result of the experience. Pennell, meanwhile, is currently in negotiations with the venue to supply additional boxes for its house rig.