The school’s diploma became so popular with students that it needed to expand its facilities
UK - Abbey Road Institute is a specialist music production school and the training ground for the next generation of music producers and sound engineers. Its foundations are the expertise and innovation created at Abbey Road Studios.
Originally based in St Johns Wood as part of the famous studio’s complex, the school’s diploma became so popular with students that it needed to expand its facilities to accommodate the growing demand. During the summer of 2021, the Institute moved into and revived the historic Angel Recording Studios in Islington, near Kings Cross. VDC provided the Institute with a variety of Van Damme cabling as the foundation for the refurbishment; from custom manufactured D25 assemblies on 8 pair Studio Blue to microphone, speaker and console cabling.
The Institute opened the doors to its new home in June 2021. Building on the success of the existing professional one-year Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering, the move has included the launch of a new five-month Advanced Diploma in Audio Post Production for Film and TV to meet the needs of students and the industry.
Alex Watson, technical services manager at Abbey Road Institute, says: “Abbey Road Institute is an amazing school that benefits from the knowledge of creative cutting-edge producers, technical experts, business professionals and established names across the music industry. We’ve seen demand grow rapidly over the years, and it’s been a privilege to be able to reopen Angel Studios and offer the space again to the future of the music and recording industry.
“Van Damme was the core cable at Angel Studios before it closed, so it was a no-brainer to call on VDC and use the same trusted brand throughout the rebuild of the eight key rooms. Everything went as planned and we are delighted with our new space. A love of music and a passion to create unites our students, team and the guys at VDC.”
Zach Stone, relationship development manager at VDC, comments: “Choosing to study at Abbey Road Institute is a life-changing decision and a once in a lifetime experience. It’s been a pleasure to support Alex and the team, and to make sure Angel Studios gets a new lease of life in this project.”

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