Utter Associates takes KEXP to a new level with upgrades to their video production facilities.

 

KEXP, which got it's start as KCMU at the University of Washington, entered into a ten year partnership with Paul Allen's Experience Music Project in 2001. They have since evolved into one of the most influential listener supported radio stations in the world.

In 2015 the station was planning a move to a spacious 27,000 sq. ft  location in the heart of the historic Seattle Center and turned to Utter Associates provided design consultation for the technical requirements of the facility which would feature a state-of-the-art live performance studio, a public performance space, DJ booths, audio production suites, video editing suites, a central machine room and a video control room for live productions. 

Utter Associates recently completed the second phase of the project which focused on integration of two audio production suites and upgrading the video technology for the studio and public performance space.  The updated design for the video control room and performance spaces resulted in significant improvements in workflow for the video crew.  New technology includes hybrid routing to connect all spaces, 24p production switching and graphics, plus wireless production communications.

KEXP currently streams live events to facebook and has over 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube, where they host recordings of live studio performances.