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Another Garden Music Studio Delivered – Another VERY Satisfied Customer

Having recently completed a 5.5m x 3m garden music studio for Billy Cunningham of Sevenoaks Drum School, the team were absolutely thrilled to receive the following thank you letter: Dear Amadeus, Firstly a massive thank you for designing and building the new Sevenoaks Drum School studio. The results you achieved are simply incredible. I knew […]

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Opus Musician Posture Chairs to Carry actiposture™ Mark

Amadeus Performance Equipment are excited to announce that all Opus musician posture chairs and stools incorporating back rests now carry the actiposture™ mark. This brand is applied exclusively to advanced postural seating systems designed and developed by designers Professor Richard Snell and David Rowe and, in the case of the Opus Collection, in collaboration with […]

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Opus Family Receives Exciting Rebrand

We are thrilled to announce the rebranding of our Opus chairs after 20 years of successful design and development, and strong market place position. Although these humble little chairs may seem simple to the eye, their quality design amazes musicians from around the world. Get ready to meet the impressive family that is Opus… The […]

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M-Pod Testimonial Proves Our Modular Music Rooms Have Serious Sax Appeal

Here at Amadeus, we are always delighted to receive feedback from our customers and testimonials such as Tim’s below really make our day! M-Pod testimonial   Tim was looking for a way to practice his saxophone freely and without constraint – Amadeus Acoustic Solutions were more than happy to help…   “I have been looking for a solution […]

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Amadeus Tees Off Another Successful Golf Tournament at Society of Heads Annual Conference

At the beginning of the month, Amadeus once again enjoyed an incredibly successful attendance at the Society of Heads Annual Conference held, this year, at Forest Pines Hotel in Broughton, North Lincs. As well as catching up with old friends and making many new contacts, the company also sponsored the annual golf tournament for the […]

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BOXY Modular Studio Enjoys Successful Debut at BVE 2017

The Amadeus Acoustic Solutions sales team are still nursing their aching feet after an extremely successful three days demonstrating their BOXY modular studio at BVE 2017, which took place at the London ExCeL centre 28 Feb – 2 Mar. Although BOXY creators, B-BEng, have established a firm broadcasting pedigree in Europe, this is the first time […]

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Splendid Testimonials Received for Garden Music Studios (2)

Following an unprecedented surge in demand for our bespoke garden music studios, with back-to-back surveys and builds that kept us busy for many months, we were delighted to receive a raft of complimentary feedback and testimonials from musicians clearly impressed with their new studios. Subsequent to our previous blog, our next testimonial was received from […]

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Splendid Testimonials Received for Garden Music Studios (1)

During the second half of 2016, Amadeus Acoustic Solutions experienced an unprecedented surge in demand for bespoke garden music studios, with back-to-back surveys and builds that kept us busy for many months. Clients included music producers, composers and instrumentalists, all of whom were looking for their own music haven within which to practice, play, produce […]

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Amadeus Brings the Future of UK Studio Build to BVE 2017

Amadeus Acoustic Solutions, exclusive UK distributor of BOXY modular studios, has announced that it will be bringing this revolutionary turnkey construction system to UK broadcasting, editing and production industries, debuting at BVE 2017 at ExCeL, London (28 Feb – 2 Mar).  These beautifully designed, rapidly installed modular spaces are well recognised in Europe having been the studio […]

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AAS completes largest ever BOXY installation for RNCM, Manchester

Amadeus Acoustic Solutions, in partnership with Italian manufacturers BOXY, are proud to announce the completion of their largest ever modular studio installation at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. The £850,000 project saw theatre space previously used for small-scale productions and concerts converted into one overall enormous space 12m x 11m x 4m and […]

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Solving Noise Problems in Cafés, Bars and Restaurants

At some point in our evolution, dining out with your loved one or popping down the local for a cheeky pint ceased to be the cosy experience it used to be. Gone are the days of velour booth seats, flock wallpaper, tasseled lampshades and candles in Chianti bottles (complete with paleolithic layers of wax drip)…and […]

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Amadeus Bass Stool Receives Glowing Review

We had a lovely surprise at Amadeus the other day when our web analytics revealed steady traffic coming from music tuition website: discoverdoublebass.com. Curious, we investigated further and discovered that the traffic was coming from a bass stool review conducted by the site’s founder and principal tutor, Geoff Chalmers. Geoff had created a video reviewing three bass stools, including […]

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New Dual Layer Acoustic Shield Receives Glowing Feedback from Northern Ballet

Following an extensive trial of Amadeus’ new Dual Layer Acoustic Shields, Northern Ballet were so impressed with the product that they have procured a total of 14 shields, selecting a mix of both free-standing and Opus 1 chair variants. Barry Collarbone, Orchestra and Concerts Manager, explained the orchestra’s choice of shield: “Our decision to ‘upgrade’ our […]

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Royal Albert Hall Invests in Opus 1 Musicians’ Posture Chairs

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Albert Hall has joined our portfolio of highly prestigious UK concert hall clients following their purchase of 200 Opus 1 musicians’ posture chairs. The Opus 1 musicians’ posture chair was designed to offer maximum support to a wide range of musicians and has been recommended by Alexander […]

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Amazing Garden Music Studio Testimonial from Alpha Dog

We were absolutely made up with this wonderful testimonial from Ed White following our design and installation of his garden music studio.  Thanks Ed, you rock! “As a busy film and TV composer working from home and delivering to Hollywood film production companies, ad agencies and broadcasters like ITV, BBC, Discovery, History Channel, when it […]

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Happy customer demonstrates performance of his Amadeus garden music studio

How ‘soundproof’ is an Amadeus garden music studio? Happy customer, Sam Jackson, demonstrates…. Here at Amadeus, we love it when happy clients stay in touch with us and show us what they are up to, so we were particularly touched to receive a video from Sam Jackson the other day excitedly demonstrating the sound reduction […]

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Suite Complete Following BOXY Music Rooms Move

Following on from an earlier blog, we are pleased to report that the Royal College of Music’s Ziff Suite project is now complete following the demount and relocation of their BOXY music rooms, which had been sited temporarily in the College courtyard. We left this story with 8 modular B level BOXY music rooms housed within temporary […]

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New Territory for the Alpha Dog

Early in the year we took a call from well known composer for TV, film, advertising and video games – Ed White.  Ed asked for our guidance in designing and constructing a bespoke, cedar-clad studio at his home in London. Amadeus surveyed the proposed site in mid-February and work on Ed’s dream space began in […]

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Acoustic Shock – Minimise hearing damage

We have been working very hard to develop solutions to help performers minimise the risk to their hearing. Known as ‘Acoustic Shock’ this condition is very debilitating for the sufferer. The striking features of Acoustic Shock is that the symptoms are very similar to hearing loss without any physical damage to the ears being detected! […]

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Royal Northern College of Music Thinks Big…Very, Very Big!

On Tuesday 22 March, the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) proudly announced their plans to transform their former Studio Theatre into a state-of-the-art rehearsal and recording area. And how will they do this? With a BOXY modular room system of course! However, this is not any old BOXY suite………RNCM think big. Very, very big. So big […]

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WE HAVE A WINNER!

Many congratulations to Sam Rudd-Jones of Stamford Endowed Schools, Lincolnshire, for winning the Amadeus MMA Composition Competition 2016! Sam’s final ensemble piece ‘Riemann’ is a well structured and innovative interplay of piano and violin that provides the musicians freedom to ad lib in certain places from piano tremolos to freely changing tempos. As Sam outlined […]

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MMA Amadeus Composition Competition Heads for Finalé

The competition is heating up and Amadeus were excited to hear that the three finalists in the MMA Amadeus Composition Competition have been announced. They are: Morgan Overton; Oakham School Sam Rudd-Jones; Stamford Endowed Schools Benjamin Wili; Cranleigh School These compositions will now be scrutinized at the Composition Workshop Day on March 15th, (register here) […]

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Supersize Me! Amadeus and BOXY install their largest modular music studios yet….

When Terminal Studios lost their original Bermondsey home in Lamb Walk, they needed to find a suitable new location and facilities…fast! Having found ideal premises in the area, they called on Amadeus to create two huge studios for the establishment. The modular nature of Amadeus’ BOXY rooms meant that the studios could be installed incredibly […]

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Amadeus Composition Competition: Are you nurturing the next Nørgård or preparing the next Panufnik?

Amadeus, in collaboration with the MMA, are thrilled to announce a brand new composition competition aimed at years 10+. With prizes up to £300, a report in the MMA’s Ensemble magazine and a recording of the winning piece by a professional ensemble, this is an excellent opportunity for students to represent their schools and showcase […]

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Amadeus BOXY Rooms Star in Sarm Music Village Article

At the end of October, we were thrilled to discover our BOXY music studios featuring in an AllStudios’* article about Trevor Horn’s new studio complex – Sarm Music Village. The six studios were completed in August 2014 as part of a huge refurbishment project at the Ladbroke Grove property and, on 3rd November this year, […]

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All Things Bright and… Beautiful Acoustic Panels for Icknield School

‘Bright’ and ‘stimulating’ were two key words used by Headmistress Sharon Salmon when describing the designs she wanted to see on her school’s Acoustic Absorber Panels, and with a little deliberation (there were so many pretty patterns to choose from!) Amadeus delivered, much to Sharon’s and the school’s delight. The new panels gets the big […]

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Muting the Drum – a Reverberation Challenge at Cranford House School, Oxford

It’s not often the team at Amadeus are shocked; however, we were astounded when we first heard the acoustic characteristics of the relatively new multi-purpose hall at Cranford House School…the room acted like an enormous drum. Hard surfaces such as floors, walls, ceilings and glazing are standard and are common contributors to an area’s resonance; […]

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Tonbridge Grammar School selects Amadeus Acoustic Solutions’ modular BOXY rooms and M-Pods® for refurbished music suite

A tour of Finton School’s fabulous modular music room complex convinced Christina Burnie (Bond Bryan Project Architect), Adrian Pitts (Senior Deputy Head, Tonbridge Grammar School) and Simon Hayward (Director of Music, Tonbridge Grammar School) that BOXY modular acoustic rooms from Amadeus were perfect for the redevelopment of Tonbridge Grammar School’s music department. But the project […]

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Stunning music rooms and instrument storage for Beaudesert Park School

When planning started in 2013 for the new performing arts centre at Beaudesert Park School, Amadeus Acoustic Solutions were delighted to be invited by the project architects, MEB Design, to bid for the design and installation of seven modular music rooms. Following their successful tender, Amadeus installed the stunning music room suite during the first […]

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A win for Black Dyke Brass Band

The multi-award winning Black Dyke Brass Band are captured here with their Trophy at The British Open Brass Band Championship. Professor Nicholas Childs, Director of Music, is seen front and centre with all the band at The Birmingham Symphony Hall, seated on OPUS Musician Posture Chairs from Amadeus. We are very proud they have the […]

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Acoustic panels for talking books charity for the blind

Acoustic panels and a free-standing acoustic diffuser were installed at the Guardian Centre in SW London, to improve acoustics in the room where Denny McGrath records “Talking News” for the blind.

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Acoustic absorption panel installation at St Augustine’s Church Hall, West Sussex

Amadeus installed acoustic absorption panels into the high-angled ceiling spaces of St Augustine’s Church Hall, West Sussex, to improve reverberation time and clarity within the multi-purpose hall.

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Amadeus works with Stuart Epps on studio project

Amadeus worked with music producer Stuart Epps to correct the “boominess” in his client’s garden studio; absorption and diffusion were improved with acoustic panels applied to bespoke steel sheets.

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Opus chairs and the Alexander Technique

Amadeus’ range of Opus musicians chairs have been specifically designed to improve posture while playing, and have been deemed ‘excellent’ for ‘Alexander sitting’ by both an Ergonomist and an Alexander Technique teacher.

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What is BB93?

Amadeus can help you comply with BB93 ‘Acoustic Design in Schools’; constructional standards for acoustics in new school buildings to guide architects, acousticians and engineers.

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What is the Noise at Work Act?

The Noise at Work act is guidance for employers on the control of noise in the work environment; find out how Amadeus can help to resolve noise issues for your employees.

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The Opus range of musicians’ posture chairs

Opus musicians chairs and stools, sold exclusively by Amadeus, have been designed to improve posture for musicians and conductors in schools, performance venues and orchestras, during both music practice and performance.

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Amadeus support the Quicken Trust in Kabubbu

Amadeus support The Quicken Trust in Kabubbu, where the organisation has helped to create schools, housing, a library, clean water supplies, farming and work initiatives.

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Garden Drum Studio in a Garage

Amadeus transformed a garage at the end of a residential garden with the installation of a BOXY E-Level acoustic room, to be used for long hours of drum practice and as a professional classroom environment for teaching drums.

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BUCKS NEW UNI Receives Brand New Boxy Room

At the end of October 2014, Amadeus installed a large B-Level BOXY room at Bucks New University including an acoustic door, absorption panels and the Boxy-GEN heating / cooling system.

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M-Pod® music rooms for Bredon School

Having identified some under-utilized space within the expanding music department, David Ward, the Headmaster at Bredon School, ordered an M-Pod for installation into a temporary building – delivered and installed within just 2 days.

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Eight Boxy Rooms for Guardian League Table Leader, Royal College of Music

Amadeus installed 8 modular BOXY rooms into a temporary structure for The Royal College of Music – a client of Amadeus for over 15 years, to be re-installed into their refurbished music practice suite in 2015.

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Amadeus reaches new heights with The Royal Northern College of Music

BOXY rooms reached new heights at The Royal Northern College of Music – the prefabricated music studio materials had to be craned over the roof of the college building prior to installation in to the new studio suite. The rooms were superbly finished including fully glazed acoustic doors and acoustic absorption panels.

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4 M-Pods® for Northbridge House Prep School

4 M-Pods were installed within just 2 days into a temporary building at Northbridge House Prep, one of the Cognita schools in London, during August 2014, ready for use as soon as the school re-opened.

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Our New Display Workshop!

Amadeus have acquired new premises near our office in Battle, to be used as a temporary workshop and storage for various products we wish to make available on next day delivery. We will also install a new M-Pod that can be booked for testing by our clients.

We’re currently in the process of installing racking to safely store acoustic doors and the like, and look forward to trialing different looks and extra features within the display M-Pod … We’ll post more photos on Facebook as the workshop takes shape!

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B-level BOXY Room for a London apartment

In Summer 2014, Amadeus installed a B-level BOXY room (with a dB reduction rating of 60 Rw dB) for Tom Adamson, the leader of the Baltik Ceilidh Band and also an engineer at Midtown Music, in his London apartment.

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12 M-Pods® for Royal College of Music Students

Students at the Royal College of Music now have access to 12 M-Pods, developed by BBENG™ and Amadeus, installed at the Nido apartments in Spital Fields, London.

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Garden Studio in the Emerald Isle

An Amadeus first: a bespoke Garden Music Studio installed in Dublin, Ireland, including an acoustic floating floor, acoustic doors, absorption panels, passive baffled air vents and a highly rated, triple glazed studio window.

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Acoustic Treatment Panels at Sandon Village Hall

After aesthetic refurbishment, the committee of Sandon Village Hall in Essex decided acoustic treatment was required to improve noise management. Amadeus proposed acoustic absorption panels suspended from the ceiling and on higher angled walls, which has now improved the reverberation time by 100%.

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M-Pod® within a garage

A private client in Hertfordshire recently chose the standard size M-pod to create a soundproof drum room in his garage, that would allow him to practice playing late into the night. In his own words, “the M-POD is a truly awesome and ingenious product”.

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A quick demo of Acoustic Panel Treatment

A short video by our own Nigel Martin, demonstrating the effectiveness of acoustic absorption and diffusion panels within a garden studio, constructed by Amadeus in 2013.

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Amadeus’ highlights from 2013

Amadeus are proud to present our year in pictures … watch the video to see photos of some of our finest projects including BOXY pods and acoustic treatments in schools and establishments around the UK.

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A Private Jazz Pod in a Town House

In June 2013, Amadeus Acoustic Solutions were commissioned to install a Jazz rehearsal pod on the second floor of a town house in Newcastle; intended to contain high levels of Jazz drum playing, the pod includes acoustic panels, acoustically rated glass, attenuated air ventilation systems plus innovative electrics and lighting.

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Finton House Music Rooms Post Completion

The subterranean music practice rooms at Finton House School – in pictures – the music rooms now fully operational alongside acoustic treatment panels, printed artwork panels and performance equipment.

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The London Drum Show & Young Drummer of the Year Award

Amadeus were delighted to display our M-Pod at The London Drum Show on 12th and 13th October and are now offering the ex-demo acoustic pod at a fantastic price, including delivery and installation*!

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Garden Drum Room

Amadeus constructed a sound proof drum room in a garden within 10 days; a project where logistics and planning were crucial due to limited time and the British weather! The project included building the garden room from the ground up, with strict adherence to residential planning permission.

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‘Subterranean’ Music Rooms for Finton House School

Five engineers built 3 subterranean soundproof music rooms at Finton House School, London, in just four days. Our case study illustrates the project from the design stage to finishing touches.

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Ceiling Panels at The Hall School, London

Amadeus installed acoustic panels into The Hall School dining hall as the noise when pupils and staff were eating was most uncomfortable; the most effective return was be a series of ceiling hung panels to reduce the reverberation time from 3.0 seconds to 1.5 seconds.

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“Floating” Room at Bede 6th Form College

Amadeus assisted Morgan Ashurst Contractors to correct sound leakage problems at Bede 6th Form College, where a POD for Music, enclosed in a cylindrical PINK seemingly floating room, required a modified design of the Boxy room to ensure that it both fitted into the space but improved the room’s soundproofing.

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Band Practice Room for Cheadle Hulme School

Cheadle Hulme School was in need of a Band Practice Studio/Drum Room, but “it must be sound-proof”. The room designed and supplied by Boxylab s.r.l. was the perfect answer – once built there was no sound transmission past 1m and none above low ambient into the wider space.

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