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VDC Trading celebrates 36th anniversary
18th Oct 2023

VDC Trading celebrates 36th anniversary

VDC Trading proudly announces the celebration of its 36th anniversary as an internationally-renowned provider of tour-grade cabling solutions to professional and domestic users.
Mañana - The Ultimate Party Catamaran
4th Jun 2024

Mañana - The Ultimate Party Catamaran

MAÑANA is a luxurious vessel perfect for hosting large celebrations such as birthdays, weddings, and events. It is known as the ultimate floating beach club in Saint-Tropez, ideal for those who love to party in style!
Gear Up for Festival Season with our Top Recommendations from the Van Damme Range.
22nd Apr 2024

Gear Up for Festival Season with our Top Recommendations from the Van Damme Range.

As the summer festival season rapidly approaches, here are our top recommendations from our Van Damme range.
Now Available: Van Damme Tourlight Low OD Fibreco Junior and Fibreco Senior Cable Assemblies
17th Apr 2024

Now Available: Van Damme Tourlight Low OD Fibreco Junior and Fibreco Senior Cable Assemblies

VDC has added six new products to its Fibreco range, expanding a portfolio that is already proven in the broadcast and touring markets.
VDC Powers The Victoria & Albert Museum's Lecture Theatre Upgrade
25th Mar 2024

VDC Powers The Victoria & Albert Museum's Lecture Theatre Upgrade

We are thrilled to announce that the prestigious Victoria and Albert South Kensington has chosen our Van Damme cables for the upgrade of their Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre.
Introducing Van Damme Digitour AES/EBU & DMX 16 Pair Multicore: Enhancing Audio and Lighting Solutions
13th Dec 2023

Introducing Van Damme Digitour AES/EBU & DMX 16 Pair Multicore: Enhancing Audio and Lighting Solutions

We are excited to announce the addition of the Van Damme Digitour AES/EBU & DMX 16 pair multicore, part number 268-482-016, to our renowned Digi-Tour AES/DMX Multicore Range. This new addition comes in response to numerous customer requests and offers enhanced capabilities for transmitting analogue audio, AES digital audio, and DMX signals.
Ocean Colour Scene Embarks on UK Tour with Van Damme Cable
10th Dec 2023

Ocean Colour Scene Embarks on UK Tour with Van Damme Cable

Ocean Colour Scene, the renowned British rock band has hit the road once again with an audio package from Ibex Touring for their latest UK tour. Van Damme Cable, known for its exceptional performance, has been seamlessly incorporated into the tour's audio setup.
Meet Our New CRE Supervisor: Strengthening VDC's Customer Services Team
15th Nov 2023

Meet Our New CRE Supervisor: Strengthening VDC's Customer Services Team

We are pleased to announce the recent promotion of Josh Montgomery to the position of CRE Supervisor. With a background in retail and a passion for sound engineering, Josh has proven to be an invaluable asset to VDC and will play a pivotal role in leading the customer service department. Read on to find out Josh's reaction.
New appointment bolsters VDC Trading customer service team
26th Oct 2023

New appointment bolsters VDC Trading customer service team

VDC Trading, today announced that it has hired Jack Harwood as a new client executive, responsible for being a key contact for customers and helping VDC maintain effective workflow in the business.
VDC Autumn Newsletter 2023
21st Sep 2023

VDC Autumn Newsletter 2023

Welcome to our autumn 2023 newsletter. Hope you all had a great summer; I can’t believe it’s already mid-September! We’ve had a very busy, productive and enjoyable summer - despite the weather!
JustLite calls on Van Damme cables to ensure a successful summer of festivals
6th Sep 2023

JustLite calls on Van Damme cables to ensure a successful summer of festivals

From Electric Picnic to Longitude, there were plenty of festivals this year to keep music lovers busy across Ireland – and Van Damme was an important part of the infrastructure to ensure the shows happen without a hitch.
Entec says partnering with VDC is an obvious choice
21st Aug 2023

Entec says partnering with VDC is an obvious choice

Entec, the UK’s longest running live sound and light production company, relies on Van Damme cables when it brings events to life for its clients.  With just 11 full-time staff – five of which work in the audio department – it is crucial that all systems work perfectly and the music continues to play on stage. 
Home to a Grammy-award-winning sound engineer and producer is built on Van Damme cable foundations
16th Aug 2023

Home to a Grammy-award-winning sound engineer and producer is built on Van Damme cable foundations

Arda Recorders, Portugal’s premier recording studios, was designed and built to provide artists with the best possible environment for creating and recording their productions. Located in the heart of Porto, it features five independent spaces – Van Damme cable is at the heart of the complex to allow it to breathe music day in and day out.
VDC Trading works closely with Designacable to provide high-profile musicians with first-rate sound
18th Jul 2023

VDC Trading works closely with Designacable to provide high-profile musicians with first-rate sound

The two businesses have recently provided Van Damme products for Pink’s current tour and a revolutionary new type of electric guitar
VDC Trading promotes internally to create new technical consultation department
3rd Jul 2023

VDC Trading promotes internally to create new technical consultation department

VDC Trading today announced that it has promoted two employees to head up a new technical team, officially formalising its technical consultation service offering to customers.
VDC Summer Newsletter 2023
26th May 2023

VDC Summer Newsletter 2023

Welcome to our Spring / Summer 2023 newsletter. The weather is finally on the mend and we’re up to our necks preparing for this year’s festivals and touring season!
Now available: Van Damme Smart Control Automation Grade Lo OD Cables
23rd May 2023

Now available: Van Damme Smart Control Automation Grade Lo OD Cables

Van Damme today announced that it has added two new cable to its Smart Control range – the Smart Control Automation Grade Lo OD cable LSZH and the Smart Control Automation Grade Lo OD cable PVC, ideal for both professional audio installations and residential use.
VDC Trading strengthens customer-facing team
17th May 2023

VDC Trading strengthens customer-facing team

VDC Trading today announced that Sweata Dutta has joined the company as a new customer relations executive, bolstering its customer-services team.
Van Damme introduces new Ambicore hybrid cable
9th May 2023

Van Damme introduces new Ambicore hybrid cable

Van Damme Ambicore 3 x 1.5mm Power & 2 x Signal Multicore - Van Damme today announced that it has added a new cable to its Ambicore hybrid range, ideal for audio, lighting control and presentation use.
VDC Trading appoints UK sales manager
24th Apr 2023

VDC Trading appoints UK sales manager

VDC Trading today announced the appointment of Jason Shaw as UK sales manager.
VDC Trading moves into new HQ
19th Apr 2023

VDC Trading moves into new HQ

VDC Trading today announced it has moved to a freshly renovated warehouse, five minutes’ walk from Tufnell Park station in North London.
Why Steve Kitch became a die-hard Van Damme cable fan
2nd Mar 2023

Why Steve Kitch became a die-hard Van Damme cable fan

Steve Kitch has been a mastering engineer for more than 20 years and his passion for audio runs deep
VDC Trading helps dbnAudile provide infrastructure at high-profile event venues and festivals across the UK
20th Feb 2023

VDC Trading helps dbnAudile provide infrastructure at high-profile event venues and festivals across the UK

The two businesses have worked together on The Printworks, The Beams, The Warehouse Project, the Parklife Festival and Kendal Calling
Van Damme’s speed and quality make it a ‘must-have’ cable for STS Touring
23rd Jan 2023

Van Damme’s speed and quality make it a ‘must-have’ cable for STS Touring

STS Touring Productions, a well-established audio visual equipment hire business, has chosen Van Damme as a key partner to help deliver the many live music and sporting events it has become known for.
Van Damme brings sound to the motorsport industry
15th Dec 2022

Van Damme brings sound to the motorsport industry

Van Damme brings sound to the motorsport industry, teaming up with Audiosteps to supply cables to automotive driving simulators
Sterling Event Group chooses Van Damme cables for reliability and durability
15th Nov 2022

Sterling Event Group chooses Van Damme cables for reliability and durability

Sterling Event Group, one of the UK's leading technical event production and hire companies, uses Van Damme TourCat cables as part of its infrastructure to deliver live events for clients on a daily basis.
VDC Trading launches the new Van Damme Purple Patch D25
7th Nov 2022

VDC Trading launches the new Van Damme Purple Patch D25

VDC announced today that it has extended its popular Purple Patch range with a D25 version. 
Abbey Road Studios installs 21 Van Damme Purple Patchbays in Studio Three
26th Oct 2022

Abbey Road Studios installs 21 Van Damme Purple Patchbays in Studio Three

Abbey Road’s Studio Three, which has been home to artists such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean, Florence + The Machine, Brockhampton and Amy Winehouse, has installed 21 Van Damme Purple Patches as part of an extensive revamp.
VDC launches tailored training programme to harness incoming wiring talent
19th Oct 2022

VDC launches tailored training programme to harness incoming wiring talent

VDC Trading, the leading supplier of analogue and digital audio, video and fibre cables and assemblies to the professional and domestic user, today announced that it has launched a bespoke training programme as part of its ongoing recruitment drive in its wiring department.
Meet the VDC Team - Helton Brown
21st Sep 2022

Meet the VDC Team - Helton Brown

Introducing Helton Brown, VDC Trading’s warehouse assistant. Read on to find out what attracted him to VDC and what he would do if he won the lottery…
Closed on Monday 19th September to commemorate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)
14th Sep 2022

Closed on Monday 19th September to commemorate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)

We join the nation in mourning the loss of the country’s longest-serving and much-loved monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.  
Meet the VDC Team - Alex Grigore
19th Aug 2022

Meet the VDC Team - Alex Grigore

Introducing Alex Grigore, VDC Trading’s business development manager.  Read on to find out how he is helping customers and what his first job ever was…
VDC Summer Newsletter
17th Aug 2022

VDC Summer Newsletter

Welcome to the VDC summer update. The last couple of months have passed so quickly and we’re nearly at the end of the 2022 festival season.
Meet the VDC Team - Jim Bulbeck
23rd Jul 2022

Meet the VDC Team - Jim Bulbeck

Introducing Jim Bulbeck, VDC Trading’s technical support. Read on to find out what attracted him to VDC and what his first job was…
Van Damme cables provide strong foundations for South Korean record studio
19th Jul 2022

Van Damme cables provide strong foundations for South Korean record studio

An innovative mixing studio based in the Republic of Korea has chosen Van Damme as its cable of choice.
Bizzy Studios gives Van Damme the thumbs up!
5th Jul 2022

Bizzy Studios gives Van Damme the thumbs up!

Bizzy Studios in Cologne is one of the most popular recording studios in Germany. Specialising in recording and mixing rap and pop music, hits are produced weekly in the five fully kitted-out studio rooms.
Grammy award winning record producer uses Van Damme cables in new ‘dream’ studio in Memphis
14th Jun 2022

Grammy award winning record producer uses Van Damme cables in new ‘dream’ studio in Memphis

Matt Ross-Spang uses 30,000ft of Van Damme cable in custom-designed music recording studio build.
Meet the VDC team - Shane Martin
7th Jun 2022

Meet the VDC team - Shane Martin

Introducing Shane Martin, VDC Trading’s assistant manager.  Read on to find out what attracted him to VDC and what he would do if he won the lottery…
My journey – by Herpreet Kaur Singh
30th May 2022

My journey – by Herpreet Kaur Singh

Recently Herpreet Kaur Singh, commercial director at VDC Trading, visited the Integrated Systems Europe show in Barcelona. It was a great event, and the one thing that really stood out for her was the session that the Women in Live Music (WILM) community hosted, an initiative designed to encourage more women to visit the show and to join the AV industry.
VDC ensures confidence for all of Magic Kite’s events
11th May 2022

VDC ensures confidence for all of Magic Kite’s events

Magic Kite, one of Ireland’s leading production companies calls on VDC for extensive projects as it gears up for its biggest summer yet
Atrax Studios chooses Van Damme Cables to play key role in rebuild
26th Apr 2022

Atrax Studios chooses Van Damme Cables to play key role in rebuild

Atrax, a premium mixing and mastering studio specialising in hip-hop and urban pop music, has been totally rebuilt this year using Van Damme Blue Series 8 core cables.
Van Damme hits a Purple Patch with the all new PPE56 patchbay
4th Apr 2022

Van Damme hits a Purple Patch with the all new PPE56 patchbay

Van Damme’s innovations in audio infrastructure continue to accelerate as it launches Purple Patch PPE56, a 2 x 48 jack, 6 x EDAC56 bantam patchbay that delivers the robust dependability and superior audio quality commonly expected of Van Damme products.
Van Damme Cables helps power K-pop studio
30th Mar 2022

Van Damme Cables helps power K-pop studio

JYP Entertainment, one of the biggest record labels and music production businesses in South Korea, has discovered and produced some of the most popular and successful K-pop artists such as Stray Kids, ITZY, TWICE and NiziU.  
VDC Spring Newsletter - March 2022
30th Mar 2022

VDC Spring Newsletter - March 2022

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2022. It comes to you at the beginning of spring and as we hopefully prepare for many large scale concerts, festivals and events this summer.
VDC Trading Appoints New Commercial Director
1st Mar 2022

VDC Trading Appoints New Commercial Director

VDC Trading today announced that it has promoted Herpreet Kaur Singh to the role of commercial director.
VDC Trading launches new Van Damme 12G coax cables
17th Feb 2022

VDC Trading launches new Van Damme 12G coax cables

VDC announced today that it has created two new 12G coax cables in response to customer demand.
New electronic music room in Beijing opens with the help of Van Damme Cables
14th Feb 2022

New electronic music room in Beijing opens with the help of Van Damme Cables

DJ WENGWENG, Beijing's most well-known electronic musician, the main founder of Acupuncture Records and the world-famous Lantern Club, has recently opened up SOLO, a new electronic music room in Bejing, with the help of Van Damme Cable.
VDC designs custom stagebox for Murt Whelan Sound
31st Jan 2022

VDC designs custom stagebox for Murt Whelan Sound

In late 2021, VDC was approached by Murt Whelan Sound to create a 48-channel stagebox which will be core to much of the company's work in 2022.
VDC helps make the magic of Abbey Road Institute more accessible to a new generation of artists
25th Jan 2022

VDC helps make the magic of Abbey Road Institute more accessible to a new generation of artists

Abbey Road Institute supported by VDC in major move to Angel Studios
VDC totally revamps website and overhauls content to provide a more intuitive experience for customers
8th Dec 2021

VDC totally revamps website and overhauls content to provide a more intuitive experience for customers

VDC today announced that it has greatly enhanced its website to provide customers and distributors alike with a faster, more intuitive and more user-friendly experience.
VDC announces new appointments
24th Nov 2021

VDC announces new appointments

VDC Trading, today announced that it has hired two new executives to its team – Ade Biodun-Bello, as its new logistics / administrative co-ordinator and Laura Garcia Carrasco who has joined as customer relations executive. 
Peninsula London Hotel, Hyde Park uses 30kms of Van Damme cable
30th Sep 2021

Peninsula London Hotel, Hyde Park uses 30kms of Van Damme cable

Peninsula Hotel group's first development in the UK chose VDC and Van Damme for optimising their world class AV/IT system
Van Damme to go on Tour with Jamie XX
20th Sep 2021

Van Damme to go on Tour with Jamie XX

VDC have been asked to provide a whole range of touring cables, including audio, video and data for the 2021-22 Tour for Mercury prize winner and Grammy nominated artist Jamie XX.
VDC supplies the return of Festivals at Reading and Leeds
1st Sep 2021

VDC supplies the return of Festivals at Reading and Leeds

VDC is delighted to have continued its longstanding partnership with the BBC, providing essential cables that are to be used for Reading and Leeds Festival 2021. The sold out twin festivals are the first major ones to go ahead since the pandemic and they boast star-studded line ups.
Spotify, the market leader in music streaming, uses VDC hand-made looms
17th Aug 2021

Spotify, the market leader in music streaming, uses VDC hand-made looms

In 2020 Spotify, the market leader in music streaming, opened the doors of its new London HQ inside the Adelphi Building, just off the Strand in London’s West End. Expanding since, they have chosen VDC looms for ease and quality
The Hundred and AB Acoustics choose VDC for the cricket series PA systems
14th Aug 2021

The Hundred and AB Acoustics choose VDC for the cricket series PA systems

VDC worked exclusively with AB Acoustics to supply the necessary cable, manufactured leads, break-out boxes, metalwork and connectors to power the PA systems at many grounds for The Hundred
The Kingshakes kick off post-pandemic gig calendar, ably supported by VDC and Van Damme cables
15th Jul 2021

The Kingshakes kick off post-pandemic gig calendar, ably supported by VDC and Van Damme cables

The Kingshakes, a hard-hitting old-school neo rockabilly band based in the UK, has now kicked off its post-pandemic gig calendar.  VDC-supplied Van Damme cables have been at the core of every performance, most recently at the Hot Rod and Custom Car Show in Peterborough.
VDC plays a key part in the refurbishment of Regal Theatre, Stowmarket
1st Jul 2021

VDC plays a key part in the refurbishment of Regal Theatre, Stowmarket

Van Damme loudspeaker cable was chosen from VDC stock to be used throughout the historic and sensitively refurbished Regal Theatre
VDC supports 3T (Tour Tech Training) Programme to help talented black women break into music and production sector
27th Jun 2021

VDC supports 3T (Tour Tech Training) Programme to help talented black women break into music and production sector

In the summer of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a live music training initiative was launched, designed to provide a broad set of technical skills to Black women who wanted to break into the industry.
VDC brings a smile to Grinning Dog Record's face
17th Jun 2021

VDC brings a smile to Grinning Dog Record's face

Grinning Dog Records is a family-run record label based in Dorchester, Dorset.  Launched early in 2020, just before the pandemic started, the label has just finished building a custom-made commercial recording studio on its land.
VDC Trading wires up exceptional barn recording studio on family farm
24th May 2021

VDC Trading wires up exceptional barn recording studio on family farm

Creation X Recording, a music production business, enables full bands and individuals alike to produce songs and bring their projects to life.  At the beginning March 2020, coinciding with the first UK COVID-19 lockdown, the owner Nikki McGuinness started building a hybrid recording studio from scratch for the business.  She approached VDC Trading to supply custom-manufactured cabling for the build.
Van Damme Specified in Google Builds Throughout Europe
15th Mar 2021

Van Damme Specified in Google Builds Throughout Europe

Google are planning to expand and revamp its European R&D facility in Krakow, Poland and the contractor has followed in the vein of the Dublin, London and Tel Aviv Google branches in specifying Van Damme Audio cables to be used in the vast space.
BAFTA chooses VDC for its redevelopment
1st Jan 2021

BAFTA chooses VDC for its redevelopment

The BAFTA’s massive redesign programme installs state-of-the-art technology throughout, including over £40K of VDC cable to facilitate the redevelopment.
The 8-screen Arc Cinema in Beeston chooses VDC and Van Damme
29th Dec 2020

The 8-screen Arc Cinema in Beeston chooses VDC and Van Damme

Long-term plans to boost Beeston town centre in Nottingham have finally become a reality with the opening of an eight screen cinema after an absence of more than 50 years. 
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