August 18th, 2013

Most horizontal, high altitude, calm thunderstorm coming and going in calm suburban residence during late evening/Night. Sometimes a car passing, a dog baking and sometime a human voice. Most of the time just the rain in he gutter on plants, trees, on the street and on he cars and the far and sometimes close thunder. There is a great variation in rain, wind and thunder sound-level.

My metaphor on this recording is getting older, disability, death represented by thunder, wind and rain and the daily life that continues far away in the background represented by the other sounds in the background.
Life is meaningless , so enjoy it!

Useful as background in film, movie, game and radio-play etc. Pick out your part!
Or.... Fall asleep on this recording?
Swami klankbeeld ;-) Haha

00.20 dog barking
02.16 dog barking
02.35 man shouting something shortly
03.10 dog barking
03.27 bike
06.45 car
07.37 car
08.50 car coming and shut down smashing doors
09.55 car
13.05 closing garage door
14.26 car horn
17.07 closing aluminium indoor shutters
35.15-78.30 high altitude thunder and strong winds and heavy rains, all coming in large waves
51.20 car
55.14 car horn
78.30-end; last rain and thunder and gutter-noise to the end of recording.

WARNING! Play on low level, because the levels variate between -48 and 0 dB.

Recorded; starting July 27th 2013 11 pm, out of second floor window in calm suburban environment in the Netherlands. Using two Primo EM172 omni microphones in AB45 setting in a DIY blimp > Sony PCM D50.
Sound-correction for blimps with Audacity (from1-16kHz from 0 to +9dB log, >16kHz +9dB).

This is a modern high quality -q10 (1500kbps) OGG Vobis compression file (48000Hz/16bit). The quality is almost as good as the 48/24-WAV original file. You can easily use this file in HD-film and HIFI music-tracks. The sound-quality is, after this compression technique still very high The file size reduction is about 75% of the 2304kbps WAV-track

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    Wphabib2580 1 month ago

    Thank you

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    jorens99 2 years, 11 months ago

    thanks very enjoyable

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    BabiBing 3 years ago

    While listening to this recording I felt the urge to run for cover at some point :) Great recording. Thank you for sharing.

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    Framing_Noise 5 years, 2 months ago

    An absolutely beautiful recording :). Thank you!

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    supercell10 7 years, 2 months ago

    This is one of the best thunderstorm recordings I have ever heard, it's great to sleep to as well. Thank you for your work!

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