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

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

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    Hathor422 2 months ago

    Hi, thanks so much for the sound. I plan on using it in a short audio drama to post online, probably as a podcast.

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    BDSsound 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for this. I am using it in a Community Play about the last 1000 years of the town of Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk UK. The play is entitled Crossfire. The Climax of the play is the Church being struck by lightning and burning down.

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    raferrara711 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    thanks freesound legend inspectorj

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    scottclintonalden 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hello, I have a question. Please forgive my damaged brain; I am confused about how to satisfy the requirements of use. This sound, "Thunder, Very Close, Rain, A.wav," does not seem to be listed in the sound list on your website. I can see several tracks listed with the name "Thunder, Very Close, Rain," followed by the numbers 1 through 20, but none followed by "A." I just want to be sure I'm doing this properly, and a good thunderclap is hard to come by.

    My project is an amateur piece of audio sketch comedy. I have no idea if/how it will ever become profitable, but I might as well not rule it out. :)

    Here's to everyone's good health.

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    chasesansone 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you


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