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Solving Drywall Room Acoustics with HardiePlank?
Ever enter an empty room, and notice how poor the interior acoustics are? That's what you get whan all six faces are made of a hard, reflective material like drywall.
I recall having visited a university 'sound lab,' where the walls were also hard, but were faced with all manner of angles- anythig to break up reflections, and to avoid the 90 degree connections we're used to having.
These days, I'm doing a complete-gut remodel of my home. For a number of reasons, I like foam insulation. The issue is that foam burns- way too well- so you want to protect it with something like drywall.
Drywall, or masonry. Something ilke cement board. Even Hardie-plank.
Hold on- did I just say 'Hardieplank?' As in 'house siding?' Say what you will, but those slight angles just might help with the acoustics. Might be especially handy in places like the bathroom or the laundry room, where 'fine music' is rarely made.
I'd appreciate your thoughts on this idea.