Maine Thunderstorm Field Recording

I love to make field recordings of natural sounds & events. A really cool thunderstorm blew threw here the other day and I got a nice stereo recording. It’s been edited down to 40 minutes. The thunder really picks up about 3 minutes in, and is at its loudest between there and about 10 minutes in. It continues off & on. Also you will here the forest insects and the rain, and possibly the occasional vehicle driving by in the distance.

I was struck by the height dimension; in some of the thunderclaps you can hear the air rushing upwards, getting further from you. Very cool. This will make an ideal background or sound effects track for various applications, so I’m releasing it under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. Listen below or download the mp3 directly (this is a relatively low-res 128kbps mp3; if you require a higher-res version of it contact me).

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