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Weather sound effects and recordings, including rain, wind, thunder, storms and lightning

  • City Life 101 Ambiences Play Track 101 sounds included, 384 mins total $75 incl. vat

    This library gets you atmospheric ambiences from all over the world; from the UK, Greece, Spain, Morocco to Germany and America – and includes cities like Jerusalem, Las Vegas and many more. The recordings have been captured on land, at sea and in the air – and with over 6 hours of ambiences in total, 101 Ambiences offers a wealth of material for your projects.

  • Environments Abandoned Shelters Play Track 71 sounds included, 165+ mins total $56.25 incl. vat

    Abandoned Shelters – The Danish Bunker Coast features mysterious and eerie sounds recorded in and around abandoned bunkers along the Danish West Coast.

    The gathered ambiences form a comprehensive resource of steady winds, heavy gusts, rustling undergrowths as well as single waves and strong surfs that constantly stream and break through these inhospitable areas with concrete remains all around.

    A big part of the library was recorded inside the bunkers where the strong nature elements of wind and water are transformed into heavily comb filtered textures and dark atmospheres.

    Read the full Bunker story here

  • Ambisonics AURA – Stereo, 5.0 & AMBISONICS Play Track 80 sounds included, 120 mins total From: $77.50

    The AURA sound effects library gets you high-quality ambiences from an extensive array of locations around the UK.

    It contains ambiences such as shopping centres, supermarkets, cafes, car parks, cemeteries, forests, gyms, highway traffic, bars, pubs, libraries, city backstreets, parks, London underground trains, over ground trains (interior and exterior), hallways, neighbourhoods, iconic British train stations, busy junctions, high streets, swimming pools, hustling offices and several windy environments.

    AURA comes in three formats – Stereo, 5.0 and AMBISONICS, to increase versatility even further (5.0 version also includes stereo version).

    KEY FEATURES for AURA | Stereo

    Number of Files: 80 High Quality WAVS
    Size Unpacked: 1.91 GB
    Sample Rate: 48k/24-bit – stereo
    Average file length: 1.5 minutes
    Other Info: Meta-Tagged

    KEY FEATURES for AURA | 5.0 + Stereo

    Number of Files: 80 High Quality WAVS + 80 stereo files
    Size Unpacked: 6.71 GB
    Sample Rate: 48k/24-bit
    Average file length: 1.5 minutes
    Gear Used: Sound Devices 744T, Soundfield SPS200.
    Other Info: Meta-Tagged


    KEY FEATURES for AURA | AMBISONICS

    Number of Files: 80 High Quality WAVS (A-Format)
    Size Unpacked: 3.89 GB
    Sample Rate: 48k/24-bit
    Average file length: 1.5 minutes
    Gear Used: Sound Devices 744T, Soundfield SPS200.
    Other Info: Meta-Tagged
    To fully utilise the powerful AURA | AMBISONICS collection, please download the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin to convert the A-Format ambisonics into a format of your choice.

  • Environments City Thunderstorm Play Track 28+ sounds included, 67 mins total $43.75 incl. vat

    Need the sound of thunder in the city? City thunderstorm delivers a series of atmospheric rain and thunder effects recorded in London. Rolls, rumbles and claps, close and distant, and three long thunder and rain sequences to help create your perfect city storm, including one complete storm from start to finish. More than one hour of sounds from thunderstorms in the city – all recorded at 24 bit / 96 kHz, and embedded with full Soundminer Metadata.

  • Environments Forest Ambience One Play Track 21 sounds included, 90+ mins total $43.75 incl. vat

    'Forest Ambience One' is the first library in my nature ambience series where I intend to record the vast and unique forests of Finland and their changing sound between the four seasons.

    This library consists of 21 unique pine and birch forest ambiences recorded in Northern Finland during summer. Most of the ambiences have occasional birds in them but I was lucky to capture the sound of the forests without the birds too.

    Due to the varying weather during the summer I also decided to record some of the locations when it was raining lightly and also when the rain had passed to get that after rain dribble.

    The average length of each ambience is between 3-5 minutes so you can easily create your own ambience loops for e.g. video games.

    Forest Ambience One is recorded with Sound Devices 702 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser 8040's in ORTF – and you get the sounds in two formats: 96 kHz, 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz, 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.

  • Weather High Desert Thunderstorms Play Track 124+ sounds included, 137 mins total From: $25

    High Desert Thunderstorms has the vast, beautiful crackling of Southwestern summer thunderstorms. These powerful storms travel for miles in all directions with rumbles that feel physically and emotionally immersive. Plus, you receive many types of Texan storms with rainstorms, dry thunder, echoing thunderclaps, and much more. If you need storm ambiences that ripple across barren valleys, listen to High Desert Thunderstorms.

    Key Features:
    • Hand-picked sounds from over 20 summer thunderstorms
    • Three-part library: Dry Thunder, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences
    • Thunder echoing in mountain valleys
    • Unraveling explosions as close as 2,000 feet
    • Sub-bass growls as far away as 20 miles
    • Approaching and fading storm cells
    • Descriptors: close, distant, rippling, rolling, growling, rumbling, unraveling, sonic boom, Zeus, and sub-bass
    • multiple microphone perspectives for a variety of stereo images and uses
    • Location: Near Marfa, Texas, summer 2016, mountain valley at an altitude of 6,000 ft.
    • 95% Bird Free
    • Library can be purchased in parts or as a bundle to save 20%

    Dry Thunder
    • Specs: 690 MB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 26 files, 26+ sounds
    • Duration: Approx. 10 min total
    • Isolated rain-free thunderclaps from nearby supercells
    • Thunder with wind in summer grass
    • Clips ranging from 7 to 44 seconds

    Wet Thunder
    • Specs: 2.37 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 67 files, 67+ sounds
    • Duration: Approx. 34 min total
    • Isolated thunderclaps with rain
    • Heavy, medium, and light rain
    • Clips ranging from 10 to 64 seconds

    Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences
    • Specs: 6.47 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 31 files, 31+ sounds
    • Duration: Approx. 93 min total
    • Dry and Wet thunderstorm ambiences, including thunderclaps
    • Heavy, medium, and light rain without thunder
    • Metal rooftops, storm drains, small hail stones
    • Clips ranging from 1 to 20 minutes

    High Desert Thunderstorm Bundle
    • Specs: 9.54 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 124 files, 124+ sounds
    • Duration: Approx. 137 min total
    • All Dry Thunder, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences included

    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    MS recordings decoded
    DPA 4060 A/B pair
    Sound Devices 702
    Rycote AG MS Blimp

  • Weather High Desert Winds Play Track 52+ sounds included, 200 mins total $50 incl. vat

    In this collection, get the blustery sounds of High Desert Winds  recorded in the resonant mountains of west Texas. This library includes sounds of the mountain ridge tops of the David Mountains and Big Bend National Park with 15-50 mph gale force gusts, low whistling drones, breezes through pinyon pines, mesquite and much more. There are also seasonal recordings with leafy gusts, pouring rain, broad spectrum wind through winter grass, and crickets at night braving the weather. If you need sounds of the blustery wide open American Southwest, this is the library to check out.

    Key Features:

    • High Altitude Desert Wind: 6000 ft. average elevation
    • Turbulent Gale-Force Gusts ranging from 15-50 mph
    • Mountain Ridgetops
    • Indoor Window Perspectives
    • Dead Winter and Spring Grass
    • Pinyon Pine
    • Scratching Mesquite
    • 80% Bird Free
    • Bats above 20kHz
    • Locations: Big Bend National Park and Davis Mountains, Texas
    *Bowed metal sounds in demo not included

    Gear Used:

    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 Mid/Side pair
    • MS recordings decoded
    • DPA 4060 A/B pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp

  • Environments Howling Winds – Interior Play Track 42 sounds included $32.50 incl. vat

    Howling Winds – Interior is 1.4 GB of high-velocity air molecules in 42 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz stereo – from an interior perspective.

    It is a collection of highly expressive, sometimes vocal, sometimes violent gusts of wind, squalls of rain and sleet – as heard from within the safety of a home.

    KEY FEATURES

    • Howling, moaning, whistling wind sounds
    • Roofs and windows pummeled with rain and sleet
    • Bad weather in an urban setting

  • Environments Hurricane Winds Play Track 38 sounds included, 117 mins total $31.25 incl. vat

    Hurricane Winds features some of the biggest and most violent winds hitting the Danish coastal area in many, many years. Both both interior and exterior recordings are included.

    In hindsight, it's been crazy and stupid to be recording at some of these locations, but here they are – three years of unique storm recordings:

  • Environments Nature’s Fury: Rain, Wind, Thunder Play Track 197 sounds included, 300 mins total $168.75 incl. vat

    Nature's Fury: Rain, Wind, Thunder is a massive collection of storm sounds to help you build your environments.

    Whether you need a light rain ambience all the way up to heavy rain, howling winds, and cracking and rumbling thunder blowing through your scene – we have you covered.  We even isolated some low rumbling thunder to be used in your sound design.

    Consider this a storm toolkit that comes with three 4-minute long 5.1 surround designed thunderstorms to get you started!

  • Environments Organic Nature Play Track 160 sounds included, 180 mins total $36.25 incl. vat

    Organic Nature gets you more than 3 hours of ambient nature sound recordings, capturing the sounds of forests, woodlands, beaches and more in Tennessee, South Carolina and Washington State. It also delivers weather sounds such as rain, thunder, and freezing rain – and even comes with a collection of campfire / burning sounds. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.

  • Ambisonics Rain 1 Play Track 17+ sounds included, 29 mins total $93.75 incl. vat

    It's raining today, wherever you are, in the house or in the garden, you will be surrounded by bad weather.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
  • Weather Rain and Thunder Play Track 73 sounds included, 39 mins total $37.50 incl. vat

    Do you want to add some tension with thunder sound effects? Are you looking for immersive rain? Do you need perfect loops of rain in your game?

    'Rain and Thunder' is a collection of high-quality sounds recorded over a timespan of several years at different locations with a Mid-Side and XY rig. This sound pack contains variations of rain: soft, hard, under metal, under plastic, on top of plastic, and with and without thunder rumble.

    This pack is guaranteed to immerse the listener with the pattering drips of water and the roaring thunder!

    All sounds included are tagged with metadata (keywords and description) for use in Soundminer/Basehead, etc.

    Rain and Thunder includes:
    • Rain Hard Loop (12 sounds)
    • Rain Hard and Stream Loop (2 sounds)
    • Rain Pouring Loop (1 sound)
    • Rain Pouring and Thunder Rumble Loop (1 sound)
    • Rain Soft Loop (11 sounds)
    • Rain Soft and Bird Loop (1 sound)
    • Rain Soft and Stream and Bird Loop. (1 sound)
    • Rain Soft and Thunder Really Long Loop (2 sounds)
    • Rain and Distant Thunder Loop (5 sounds)
    • Rain and Distant Thunder Rumble Loop (11 sounds)
    • Rain and Stream Loop (5 sounds)
    • Rain from Inside Loop (2 sounds)
    • Rain on Plastic Inside Loop (1 sound)
    • Rain on Plastic Outside Loop (1 sound)
    • Rain on Rocks Loop (1 sound)
    • Rain on Water and Bird Loop (1 sound)
    • Rain under Metal Loop (4 sounds)
    • Rain under Metal and Thunder Rumble Loop (6 sounds)
    • Rain under Umbrella Loop (1 sound)
    • Rain, Distant Thunder Rumble and Bird Loop (1 sound)
    • Rain, Distant Thunder and Bird Loop (1 sound)
    • Thunder and Bird Loop (1 sound)
    Gears & Specs
    • Every file included is tagged with metadata keywords and a description for use in Soundminer, Basehead, etc.
    • Recorded with a Oktava MK-012 in Mid Side configuration and Zoom H6 XY.
  • Weather Rain In The City Play Track 41 sounds included, 66 mins total $48.75 $36.25 incl. vat

    RAIN IN THE CITY features 41 HD 24bit/96khz Sound Effects with a large assortment of rains, drippings, gutters, traffic, streams and other water movements. Recorded during Los Angeles's heavy El Nino Weather storms in 2015. All new and original recordings.

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  • Weather Rain in the City – by Phonophilist Play Track 70+ sounds included, 190 mins total $61.25 incl. vat

    'Rain in the City' has 70 files and more than 3 hours of recordings of light rain and storms in the city. This collection includes both indoor and outdoor ambience recordings from the 9th floor of a city building, within a vehicle, and on the street. There are also recordings of rain drops from the roof and drip cap, as well as rare recordings of a hail shower, flowing rain water through drain pipes and storm drains, and rain onto umbrellas, a car, and metal surfaces.

    Details:
    • Unique recording of a storm in the city of Minsk from the beginning to the end.
    • The storm caused a lot of thunder, heavy rain, and over 100 fallen trees in the city (24 liters of rainfall per square meter).
    • Ambience rain recordings have light, moderate and heavy storm intensities.
    • Indoor recordings with opened and closed window for scenes in the buildings.
    • Designed short loops of diffuse rain sound with 3 levels: heavy, moderate and light.

    Gear Used:
    • Neumann 185 MT stereo matched microphone pair with Sound Devices 702 recorder

  • Environments Rain, Rivers & Waves Play Track 97 sounds included, 230 mins total $98.75 incl. vat

    Spanning five years of meticulous field recordings “Rain, Rivers & Waves” gets you nearly 8 GB of pristine water sounds in all shapes and sizes.

    The collection includes 97 files recorded in stereo at 96 kHz.

    The library delivers around 4 hours of tropical rains, urban storms, shallow streams, large roaring rivers, gentle lapping, heavy surf waves and much more!

    We hope this collection will be of great value to anybody looking for outstanding water sounds.

    As usual, all our sounds are meticulously recorded, edited with patience and mastered with love.

    Sincerely,

    Bonson Team

    Bonson

  • Weather Surround In The Rain 5.1 + Stereo Play Track 30 sounds included, 100 mins total $86.25 $68.75 incl. vat

    Want the sounds of urban rain storms, gutters, drains and wet traffic? Surround In the Rain features 30 HD 24bit/48khz 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with exactly that. Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format). Recording locations are all from center perspective to create the widest possible sound, and a stereo version of each cue is included, as well as embedded metadata. Want a taste of what’s included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!

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  • Environments The Drip Play Track 57+ sounds included $56.25 incl. vat

    The Drip delivers a comprehensive set of dripping sound effects that could be used in movies, video games etc. with both ambience sounds for backgrounds, and single sounds for spotting individual drops on various surfaces.

    A variety of microphones were used to capture the different sounds in this collection: Telinga Microphones for a real zoom perspective, Mkh8040+30 for ambiences, a Mkh416 & Emesser mic for certain sfx sounds, and a set of Mkh 8020 for the real quiet sound effects sources.

    The Drip features:

    • Rapid and slow, loud and quiet water dripping sounds, easily loopable
    • Water dripping sounds, from wet clothes and faucet, onto different materials (porcelain, plastic, metal, wood, paper, cups, bottles, bowls, stone)
    • Rain on roofs, tents, porches, grass, car windshields and car roof (interior and exterior perspective)
    • Exterior water/mud dripping sounds recorded with a Telinga Parabolic mic
    • Interior big hall water dripping sounds recorded with a Telinga Parabolic mic
    • Sewer water dripping sounds
    • Radiator water dripping sounds
    • House drain water dripping sounds

  • Environments The Rustle Play Track 58+ sounds included, 165 mins total
    5 out of 5
    $73.75 incl. vat

    The Rustle is a sound effects library with recordings of grass, leaves, scrubs, branches, rods, twigs & trees rustling in the wind.

    It gets you a versatile collection of high-quality recordings of natural sounding ambience and foley sweeteners – and includes sounds from sources such as small leaves, large leaves, grass rustling, scrubs, small and large hedge leaves, bamboo leaves, thick leaves, dangling bamboo rods, bamboo fields, maple tree branches, dry field grass, trees – and more!

  • Environments Thunder & Rain Play Track 46+ sounds included, 23 mins total $16.25 incl. vat

    Thunder & Rain is a sound library that delivers the recordings of two storms. It includes a total of 46 audio files, split into three folders: STEREO, MS and UPMIX 5.1. It also comes with 40 audio files in the AS REC MS (NO De-Noise) folder.

    De-noise was applied to most of the recordings, to only preserve thunder FX, but you have the NO De-Noise folder included too.

    Create your own thunder ambiences with the included Winds/Storm/Rain files (in the preview below, I used the Rain file in addition to thunder files).

  • Environments Thunder and Rain Play Track 43+ sounds included, 152 mins total $50 incl. vat

    Looking for sounds that make you want to grab a warm blanket and stay inside? This collection has thunder and rain recordings collected during window-shaking storms from 2012 to 2015.

    Most sounds are recorded in Helsinki, where summers contain a few weeks of hot weather accompanied by dramatic thunderstorms.

    It also features a hot, violent storm captured in France that lasted several hours.

    With recordings that last from 13 seconds to over a half hour, you're sure to get all the drizzling and cracking thunderclaps you're looking for!

  • City Life Urban Winds Play Track 38 sounds included, 49 mins total $32.50 incl. vat

    Urban Winds is 49 minutes / 1.33 GB of medium and high-wind sounds in 38 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz M/S stereo (decoded to X/Y stereo and mono), using Sennheiser MKH micophones.

    You get empty streets and construction sites, office exteriors and the port of Aarhus. You get plastic that flutters or thrashes, metal fences that clatter and vibrate, pipes and cavities resonating in the gusts. You get ambiances and specifics. I have tried to strike the balance between variety and nuance, to give you sound pros something to build a scene around. In that sense, this really is a construction kit of sorts.

    You will hear very little human activity – other than distant traffic. I recorded mostly at night, and in large, undisturbed areas – and on one occasion in the aftermath of a violent storm (the kind that rips the tiles off the roofs). Had a good time standing in the relative safety of my doorway, recording stuff getting blasted down the street! All sounds were captured in Aarhus, Denmark.

    Urban Winds gets you:

    • Howling, moaning, whistling wind sounds
    • Wind-battered city ambiances
    • X/Y Stereo and Mono sounds (decoded from M/S)
    • Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats

  • Weather Urban Winds II Play Track 29 sounds included, 65 mins total $32.50 incl. vat

    Urban Winds II gets you 65 minutes (2 GB) of medium and high-wind sounds in 29 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz M/S stereo (decoded to X/Y stereo and mono), using Sennheiser MKH micophones.

    You get empty streets and alleys, office exteriors and a marina. You get steel wires that whistle and whip in the wind, pipes and cavities resonating in the gusts. You get ambiances and a few specifics. I have tried to strike the balance between variety and nuance, to give you sound pros something to build a scene around. In that sense, this really is a construction kit of sorts. This collection picks off where Urban Winds left off.

    You will hear very little human activity – other than distant traffic. I recorded mostly at night, and in large, undisturbed areas.

    In some of the recordings, you will hear wind buffeting – more of the windscreen than the microphones – but there is some. In some cases, I opted to tame the most violent events, but others I left in. In many cases, wind noise reduction simply took away too much of the forcefulness, so I left it as is.

    Some specifics appear in both mono and stereo versions, where the stereo version are X/Y derived from the M/S source files and the mono versions are simply the Mid channel. I did this, because most people seem to prefer X/Y files for post-work, rather than M/S – but a down-mix of X/Y to mono would be inferior to using the original Mid-mic signal. All sounds were captured in Aarhus, Denmark.

    Urban Winds 2 delivers:
    • Howling, moaning, whistling wind sounds
    • Wind-battered city ambiances
    • X/Y Stereo and Mono sounds (decoded from M/S)
    • Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats – here's a PDF preview:
  • Environments Useful Winds Play Track 17+ sounds included $43.75 incl. vat

    Useful Winds contains 17 decoded ms recordings of various types of wind, both interior and exterior. From a mild breeze through an Irish field to a storm gale atop of a Spanish hill, the library delivers a vast array of windy goodness. Recorded with Schoeps mk4/mk8 & SoundDevices MixPre-D.

  • Ambisonics Wind 1 – Interior Play Track 18 sounds included, 44 mins total $93.75 incl. vat

    An interior wind collection is a must-have. It howls and it hoots through the recess of a door or a window.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
  • Ambisonics Wind 2 – exterior Play Track 22+ sounds included $93.75 incl. vat

    This is your exterior wind collection, mainly recorded outside with a wind trap. You will be surrounded in your editing room by blowing, fresh air.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
  • Environments Winds of Dovrefjell Play Track 32+ sounds included, 71 mins total $52.50 incl. vat

    Many years of trekking in the Dovre mountains (Dovrefjell) at heights from 900 to 1200 masl. and temperatures reaching down to -20°C, has led to many unique recordings.

    My main goal when on Dovrefjell was to capture the “sound” of the harsh climate that dominates up there. Subsequently it was hard to avoid the ever restless wind. But it can be quite tricky to capture the sound of wind (or rather the sound of wind on or through objects) and there are only some “sweet spots”, in this vast high altitude climate scattered with rocks and tiny trees, that will generate a good recording.

    These recordings were done crouching behind rocks, on cliff sides, on top of summits, behind weathered shelters, old mountain farms and bushes. Partially freezing my hands of, operating recording equipment.

  • Environments Windy Forest Play Track 22 sounds included, 87 mins total $50 incl. vat

    Windy forest is a collection of forest ambiences with wind ranging from soft to strong. We spent two stormy days out in the deep forests of Norway and managed to capture a wide variety of wind sounds. The recordings are nearly 100% bird free so they are very usable internationally.

  • Environments Woodland Atmosphere Play Track 31+ sounds included, 156 mins total
    5 out of 5
    $73.75 incl. vat

    Looking for atmospheric nature sounds? Woodland Atmosphere is a collection of ambiences recorded in wooded areas around Edinburgh, Scotland by George Vlad.

    These include birdsong from species such as wren, robin or blackbird; crows, magpies and ravens cawing; wood pigeons cooing; woodpeckers hammering; various birds flapping their wings and flying overhead; soft and medium intensity wind, and the subtle air of the woodland.

    Get more than 2.5 hours of pristine nature recordings and birdsong with this SFX library:

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