Case Studies


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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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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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. Carl Freslov (Operations Director) surveyed the proposed site in mid-February and work on Ed’s dream […]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Soundproof Rooms at the University of Central Lancashire

Three acoustic modular pods were installed into the University of Central Lancashire Media Factory, all acoustically treated with absorber panels, acoustic floating floor, acoustic doors and studios windows.

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Acoustic Panels for Kirkham Grammar School, Lancashire

We were approached by Croft Goode, Chartered Architects in September whose client, Kirkham Grammar School had asked them to source “specialist acoustic wall panels to include art”. The project was to improve the acoustics in a soon to be refurbished multi purpose hall, so that both the spoken word and varying forms of music could […]

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Acoustic Pod within a Shed at Dulwich College

Dulwich College found an intelligent way to transform a waste area – a shed sandwiched between two music department blocks – into a new location for a Drum & Band Practice Room. The practice room is designed to reduce sound transmission well beyond BB93, avoiding interference with other music lessons.

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Acoustic Panels for Kent College Dining Room & Sports Hall

Acoustic Panels installed in Kent College’s dining room and sports hall have greatly reduced the RT and improved speech clarity.

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Acoustic Panels Transform Olney School Hall

Olney School hall was transformed with acoustic panels from Amadeus; with a noticeably lower reverberation time, the acoustics can now be enjoyed by all users of the school hall.

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Vibrant coloured instrument storage for Comber Grove School

Instrument storage trolleys in vibrant colours to brighten your school classroom or complement your colour scheme, as seen at Comber Grove School in London.

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13 Modular Music Studios at Dragon School, Oxford

Dragon School music department applied for planning permission to extend their existing music school, yet were struggling to get permission for the build. They found an unused space abutting the existing music department to erect a temporary building and plans were then put in place to install 13 brand new Boxy modular acoustic music studios, including floating floors, suspended ceilings and fully decorated and carpeted hall ways.

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Hampton School – 450th Theatre/Hall

Bespoke reflection panels designed and installed by the Amadeus team to enhance the acoutics within the brand new school Theatre. Our acoustic consultants carried out numerous tests to decide how best to treat the acoustics in the theatre, and provided a solution that suited the needs and budget of the project. We also designed and installed the wooden handrails in the theatre.

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Music Studios within a Listed Building at Dover College

Amadeus installed a new music department, The Tallis Music School, within a listed building at Dover College using BOXY modular soundproof rooms.

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Opus Chairs for the Royal Opera House, Oman

Amadeus were asked to provide musicians chairs and audience seating for the new Royal Opera House, the premier venue for musical arts and culture in Oman.

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9 Acoustic Rooms installed at Oxford University Music Faculty

Amadeus helped refurbish Oxford University’s Faculty of Music in 2010 with nine acoustic modular studios designed to utilise the maximum amount of space within the existing Faculty building.

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Soundproof Drum Room installed into drummers home

Amadeus installed an acoustic pod into the converted garage/barn of a young drummer who wanted to practice late into the night without disturbing surrounding neighbours. This stunning soundproof “pod” fits perfectly within the existing building, working around structural obstacles such as supportive ceiling beams.

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5 Acoustic Pods installed at Bedstone College

We introduced Bedstone College to our BOXY© acoustic pods and they were blown away by the product; they now have 5 of their own – a recording studio, band practice room and 3 smaller music teaching rooms – all positioned in close proximity yet there is no conflicting sound.

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Glasgow Music Studios

Having spotted a niche in the rehearsal space market in Glasgow in 2009, Lynne Howard contacted Amadeus about our BOXY© Modular Rooms.

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Large Control Room and Live Room installed in Shanghai

Our largest soundproof studio installation; a control room and a live room for small performances and recordings installed, in China, ready for Shanghai to become the “EXPO city” for 2010.

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Acoustic Treatment for the Black Dyke Band

Amadeus provided successful acoustic treatment for the rehearsal room of the Black Dyke Band – one of the worlds most celebrated and illustrious brass bands – including Absorbor panels, BAD panels and Opus chairs.

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Modular Soundproof Rooms at Leeds College of Art

Amadeus installed two modular soundproof rooms for music practice and recording on a mezzanine floor at Leeds College of Art; sound management and use of Natural Light were important factors due to the location of the rooms.

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Bespoke Instrument Storage for Royal Russell School

Amadeus provided bespoke instrument storage for the prestigious Royal Russell School, including moveable instrument racks and purpose built lockers to fit into the space available within the school. Such storage prolongs the life of musical instruments and keeps the schools insurance premium down as instruments are less likely to be damaged, stolen or lost.

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Modular Room Installation at Stonyhurst College

Amadeus were tasked with the supply and installation of five acoustic rooms for Stonyhurst College, required to replace some “totally unsoundproof” music practice rooms built in the early 1900’s. Our Boxy soundproof rooms are easy to use and maintain, look fantastic, and exceed BB93 requirements.

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