August 17th, 2008

In June we had a very rare (for us) middle-of-the-night thunderstorm which woke us up at 4AM. I grabbed my recording setup and stuck the mic out the window on a pole (which reminds me I need to start using a wood pole instead of metal during thunderstorms :-). This is the complete recording. I like the very low rumbles at the beginning. I did not normalize it this time, so you will notice that it clips a bit at 1:29 during the "MassiveBlast". I measured the time from the lightning strike (at 1:26) to the thunder, which is 2.8 seconds. This works out to 2.8/5 = 0.56 miles (0.9 km) away.


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    NiñoViento 8 years, 10 months ago

    Simply amazing. Thanks a million for uploading

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    Bruce Ruarc 9 years, 6 months ago

    Perfect, the way I remember it should sound. It's hard to find this sans traffic background noises and such, so thanks for capturing it!

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    Magidion 10 years, 4 months ago

    nice and relaxing

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    jcalhoun1965 10 years, 8 months ago

    Dave, I have been listening to your recordings, this one of the thunder is really cool, the rain drops that hit the microphone would thud, listening to them in my head set, felt like they were actually hitting my head set. That was one of the coolest things I have heard in a while. by the way, is this Dave from Newport? This is James, used to be at the Landing.
    Take Care.

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    TuneHntr_2Day 11 years, 3 months ago

    This is an EXCELLENT SFX !
    The rain drops are as real
    sounding as if it were a
    summer day in Seattle !

    Good Job !

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