May 6th, 2009

(NOTE: There is some sort of nasty distortion that plays if you click the play button on the preview. I have no idea how this got there, but whatever automated software generates the preview must have caused it. The distortion is not in the original recording, nor in the file if choose to download, which I suggest you do.)

Another recording from Rice University in Houston, Texas.

This one was recorded during the wee twilight hours of the morning. The rain varies in intensity and the thunder ranges from low distant rumbles to a triple-crack lightning BOMB at the very end! WARNING: This last strike of lightning is so powerful it sends chills down my spine every time! If you have your speakers turned up, be warned, it will shake the house, and scare the cat!

It is interesting to listen to how the various storm clouds passover Rice, and just before that life-threatening crack, there is a low throaty kaboom that sounds like a giant cannon blasting across a 1000 mile field.

My best recording to date. I really enjoy this long recording of decently hard rain with almost no wind trouble, which has hampered some of my other recordings. I look forward to documenting this storm season.

If anyone would like posts of short uncompressed files of my best of Texas thunder I would be more than happy to do so.


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    Howl_atthe_Moon 3 years, 2 months ago

    Helped me sleep through a tough night — thank you.

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    the_very_Real_Horst 3 years, 4 months ago

    Thnx for sharing - excellent work,
    peace on Your Way

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    RandyLG 3 years, 9 months ago

    Brilliant recording. Just what I was looking for!
    Layer the second half with the first, and you'll get a great stereo effect by panning.
    Thank you!

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    Tealc166 4 years, 9 months ago

    Wow, Very excellent recording of rain, i downloaded it and i like, i hope that you will release another rain recording with more explosions of thunder with heavy rain! Good job and continue to help us to sleep with more rain! Thank you for uploading this.

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    Tealc166 5 years, 3 months ago

    Wow! Beautiful rain reocrding, i love it! Excellent for relaxation and meditation, continue to do some long rain recordings over 1 hour, without looping rain. It's better when the rain is without loop, thanks again and good job!

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