September 19th, 2016

Raw audio of a close thunder strike with rain in the background.

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"Thunder, Very Close, Rain, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

The sound was recorded using a "H1 Zoom recorder" on 15th September 2016.

Note: Audio quality is always better when downloaded.


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    TunesShaper 2 months, 1 week ago

    Thx man! great sound!!

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    gloisnog 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I am using this for my 3D software project at my university. We're making a game and use these sounds for our story intro.

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    ssyy980102 3 months, 1 week ago


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    TASG 4 months, 1 week ago

    Great thunder sound, nice deep clap. Just what I was after, using it briefly in a trailer for my next audio play

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    ilikellamasbro 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    awesome, im using this in an animated short :D

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