The live production of the final Oprah Winfrey Show – which was recorded on 17 May – featured the largest Martin Audio MLA (Multi-Cellular Loudspeaker Array) system ever flown.
System providers for the Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular show at Chicago’s United Center were Special Event Services (SES) and On Stage Audio (OSA).
“Knowing the high level of audio quality we need to provide for an event of this magnitude, MLA was the obvious choice,” said Jim Brammer, SES President. “As the launch customer for MLA in North America, we’re pleased to have a high-calibre company like OSA join the growing MLA network, and we look forward to partnering with them on this event.”
Yesterday’s event encompassed both the taping of the final Oprah Winfrey Show – scheduled for broadcast on 25 May – and a star-studded live concert.
“We are proud to be partnering with SES as MLA system providers for this event, the largest-scale production ever at the United Center,” said Jim Risgin, OSA vice-president. “And it’s a pleasure to work with Harpo Productions as they realise the benefits MLA’s technology will bring to this history-making production.”