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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 $60

    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.

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  • 204 retro-themed samples for guaranteed flashbacks.

    These sounds are ideal for:
    Item Pickup / Drop • Unlock • UI • Weather • Weapon


    Click for email support: Contact us anytime for custom sound effects, edits, or to let us know what type of pack we should make next.

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  • 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

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  • Animals & Creatures African Cloud Forest Play Track 35+ sounds included, 215 mins total From: $90

    African Cloud Forest is a collection of immersive ambiences recorded in Ethiopia’s high-altitude montane rainforests. These recordings will transport you to the heart of remote cloud forests, teeming with wildlife and free from man-made noise.

  • Animals & Creatures African Jungle Play Track 80+ sounds included, 460 mins total From: $125

    African Jungle is a huge collection of unique ambiences recorded in Central Africa’s Congo Basin rainforests. To my knowledge, these are the first surround field recordings made in this area. Last year I spent a whole month off the grid, listening to and recording a variety of habitats at all times of day and night, at the height of the rainy season when birds are most vocal. It took me many days of travel to get to these places, from using trains, boats, cars and planes to hiking on foot in the jungle.

  • Environments Alaska: Rain Play Track 24+ sounds included, 141 mins total From: $59

    DESCRIPTION:
    Alaska: Rain has the vast, beautiful crackling of arctic thunderstorms. Hear soothing rain deep in the boreal forest. Hear massive post-rain drips plopping and the musical call of Swainson’s Thrushes singing in the rain. Hear thunderclaps that ripple across glacial valleys and the soothing noise of a million raindrops on cottonwood leaves.
    • This library offers you a large collection of arctic rain. I hope you enjoy listening to the natural music of the weather as it sings through the boreal forests of Alaska.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • A Cinela Kelly Rain Cover was used. So, all recordings were captured deep in the forest.
    • Rain in the boreal forest of cottonwood, birch, and spruce
    • Light, moderate, and heavy rain
    • Post-rain canopy drips broken loose by the wind
    • Rippling thunderclaps
    • All recordings include birds
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story in my blog post The Sounds of the Alaskan Arctic.
    • Hear an interview about my Alaskan Expedition on Episode 121 of the Tonebenders Podcast

    RECORDING TIPS – HOW TO RECORD RAIN:
    • Use microphones known to perform well in high humidity. I use Sennheiser microphones. View my full gear list – here.
    • Use cables made with Neutrik X-HD Series waterproof connectors. This keeps water from getting into your cable connection points.
    • Use a dry bag for your recorder. I like the Sea to Summit 65L bags because they have a wide mouth and can easily fit a recording bag through the opening.
    • Put your dry bag at least 25 feet away and cover it with local foliage. Otherwise you’ll just record the sound of rain hitting a dry bag.
    • Use a Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side blimp with a Kelly Rain Cover.
    • Coat the inner cover of the Cinela Pianissimo with NixWax as Cinela directs on their website. This is a water repellant molecule that is also acoustically transparent. The water repellant causes the water to bead up and roll off while also letting the air through. Read more about how NixWax works – here.
    • The honeycomb of the Kelly Rain cover disperses drops as they hit the blimp which minimizes thumps. However, don’t use the Kelly Rain cover in areas with lots of insects because they tend to get stuck in the honeycomb, buzz for hours, and ruin recordings. The honeycomb cover also doubles as excellent protection for the blimp if a bear/moose/elk decides to chew on it.
    • Find a section of forest with low and dense deciduous leaves. These leaves catch the rain so drips don’t thump on the blimp. Occasional thumps during heavy rain are okay because they are easy to edit out in post.
    • Waterproofing a microphone blimp is totally game changing. I can now leave my rig out in the elements for 24 hours without fear of rain. Waterproof blimps and 32-bit float recorders have opened up a whole new world of recording for me  and I couldn’t be more excited.
    • Build a platform of local foliage to cover the blimp for extra protection. George Vlad has an excellent video on how to build a natural rain canopy – here.
    • I learned many of these rain recording techniques from George Vlad, so make sure you check out his work at Mindful Audio.

    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    • Cinela Kelly Rain Cover
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
  • Environments Alaska: Wind Play Track 39+ sounds included, 148 mins total From: $59

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Alaska: Wind, get an expansive collection of forest winds from the pristine wilderness of Alaska. Hear the power of the Alaskan Range as gusts whip down from the high mountains. Hear blustery blasts whipping through the birch and cottonwood canopy and scrappy tundra spruces straining to stay vertical.
    • This library offers you a large collection of arctic wind. I hope you enjoy listening to the natural music of the wind as it sings through the boreal forests of Alaska. 

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Spring foliage from June 2019
    • Cottonwood, birch, and spruce
    • Canopy winds
    • Swirling gusts
    • Squeaky trees and creaking branches
    • Close deciduous leaves fluttering
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story in my blog post The Sounds of the Alaskan Arctic.
    • Hear an interview about my Alaskan Expedition on Episode 121 of the Tonebenders Podcast
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • DPA 4060s in AB
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    STEREO ONLY FILES:
    These recording were made with two DPA 4060s and do not include a quad version.
    The “stereo only” files are included in the specs for the “Stereo Specs” below.
  • Binaural and Ambisonic ambiences from Cromer Beach on the Norfolk North Coast. No people, mixture of Sandy and Stony beach, lovely crisp ambiences. Variety of distances will make this very useful for anyone working with VR work.

    All recorded with the Sennheiser AMBEO VR and a Zoom F8.

    Combination of Heavy and Light Waves

    B-Format Ambisonics and Binaural Stereo Files.

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  • Introducing ASSORTED WATER – A collection of graceful, pure water sound recordings.

    Each sound has been meticulously studied to ensure it is free of any blemishes or unnecessary background intrusions, such as wildlife, to make sure that the recordings can be used for any scene or environment with ease, maximising efficiency and usability. Hear the results for yourself by taking a listen to the audio demo.

    This collection focuses on water flowing and falling, with categories such as water through a variety of drainpipes, hose nozzles, taps, storm drains and more. There is also a broad selection of smooth streams, raucous rivers, waterfalls and weirs. Also included is an array of often-useful rain recordings hitting mud, leaves, vehicles, umbrellas, plastic and other surfaces. Check out our sound sheet for the full list.

    All sounds are royalty free and equipped with comprehensive Soundminer metadata for rapid access.

    We are extremely proud of this collection and we hope you will enjoy using the sounds …we sure have been!

    KEY FEATURES
    • 96 kHz, 24 Bit mono/stereo WAVs
    • 82 individual SFX in 72 files
    • 6 GB of data
    • All WAVs include extensive embedded Soundminer metadata

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  • 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).

    Please note: This collection is now part of our legacy catalogue. Although this collection was created to the best of our ability at the time, we feel that it now does not meet our standards. We therefore continue to sell the collection but at a significantly discounted price as the sound effects may still be useful.

    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.

  • Weather Back Alley Rain Play Track 20 sounds included, 15 mins total $29.99 $14.99

    Back Alley Rain is a collection of 20 rain & thunder sound effects.
    Light/medium/downpour rain, aftermath, drips, muffled thunder and more

    The collection consists of 20 carefully mastered and rendered rain ambiences with baked-in Soundminer’s metadata.
    All sounds (with one exception – see metadata) loop seamlessly which makes them perfect for games, meditation apps etc.
    All sounds have been created and processed using top tier gear in order to deliver crisp, modern, error free sound.

    RECORDED WITH: Sony PCM D100
    EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Pro Tools.

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  • Back Alley Rain II is a second installment of city rain and thunder sound effects.
    This library consists of light/medium/downpour rain, aftermath, drips, muffled thunder, rumbles, drippy gutters and puddles.

    All sounds loop seamlessly which makes them perfect for games, meditation apps etc.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s metadata.

    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + 2x Sennheiser MKH 8040 (ORTF)
    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: RX, Pro Tools, FabFilter.

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  • Weather Blowing winds Play Track 12+ sounds included, 27 mins total $20

    This library consists of several kinds of wind. There are recordings of soft wind in extremely quiet open spaces at winter time. Some recordings were made in a coniferous forest in winter time – and the library also features a few sounds of canes and leaves rustle.

    Recorded on a Schoeps MS set.

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  • City Life British Suburbia Play Track 15 sounds included, 35 mins total $50

    We all know what central London sounds like. It’s noisy, crowded, and full of people trying to sell you watches. Ok, maybe that last point wasn’t that relevant, but have you ever wondered what lies beyond?

    A short drive towards the suburbs will reveal a world filled with warm beer, cricket, and endless parks, where deer roam free.

    When planning this library, the intention was to capture the quieter side of the metropolis, all year round! As a result, this library will receive multiple updates over the coming months. There will be one more summer update soon, along with an autumn update, winter update, and spring update.

    If you purchase the library now, you will get it at the lowest price, and you will also get all the remaining updates for free.

    So far, the first version of the library contains 15 .WAV stereo files at 96kHz/24 bit, recorded with a Sony PCM-D100/1, and contains approximately 35 minutes of summer ambiances in different locations throughout suburban London. Over the following months, I’ll keep traveling around the suburbs, collecting more and more ambiances, each update representing its own season.

    Each file has been carefully edited in iZotope RX in order to remove as much unwanted noise as possible, such as random shouting, barking, etc. This will provide you with clean ambiences that will add character to your projects, without distracting the audience. That being said, do please note that the recordings contain some amount of traffic noise, and some also contain airplane noise. This is, of course, unavoidable when recording in a city such as London.

    In addition to that, each file has been filled to the brim with SoundMiner metadata, allowing you to quickly search through the files, waste less time and dedicate more time to what you love doing!

    If you have any questions about this library, feel free to quickly send me an e-mail. I tend to reply within minutes.
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  • City Life City Thunderstorm Play Track 28+ sounds included, 67 mins total $35

    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.

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  • A premium collection of cinematic sound effects of wind and water recorded in the semi-desert habitats of the North Sahara.

    Please scroll down for full info and file list.

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  • The west is still wild.  A collection of clean and loopable natural ambient atmosphere elements – each 3 minutes long. This collection represents my best content and works great in multitrack layers.

    The core of this collection are natural sounds captured in the wilds of Oregon, USA – Western North America. The wildlife in the forests, streams, lakes, coast, and deserts of Oregon are a good substitute for most US and Canadian states west of the Rocky Mountains, including Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, British Colombia, Alberta, Alaska, and Wyoming.

    These recordings are from a pristine environment that avoid any human caused sounds.

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  • Weather Empty City Rain Play Track 12 sounds included, 12 mins total $9.99

    Empty City Rain is a collection of 12 rain & thunder sound effects.
    Drippy gutters, peeling thunders, rumble, downpour, light & medium rain, puddles, rain on trees, aftermath, distant city presence and more.

    Collection consists of 12 carefully mastered and rendered rain ambiences.
    All audio clips loop seamlessly which makes them perfect for games, meditation apps etc.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data

    Download includes additional 44.1kHz 16Bit version for Unreal Engine.
    RECORDED WITH: Sony PCM D100
    EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Pro Tools.

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  • City Life EXT Play Track 125 sounds included, 546 mins total $39

    Over 9 hours of carefully recorded exterior ambiences, from cities, streets, squares and stations, to natural environments such as forests, parks and waterfalls.

    These recordings were made over a four year period, mainly in locations across Europe, including the streets of Malta, the Black Forest in Germany and city squares in Lithuania.

    Includes EXT ambience types such as:

    • Busy city streets and roads with traffic, trams, people, etc
    • Quiet suburban streets, parks and squares
    • City and town squares with people and distant traffic
    • Wet streets with traffic and people, during and after rainfall
    • Canals and boats
    • Airport Taxi area
    • Outdoor parking lots
    • Rooftop and balcony recordings
    • Walla
    • Countryside ambience with birds
    • Forest and lagoon
    • Sea and waves
    • Waterfalls
    • Rain and thunder

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data.

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  • The Forest Ambience 1 library focuses on the ambient sounds of Central Florida’s forest ecology.  The focus of this library is a collection of as much general background ambience as possible with minimal focus on any one individual element.  It also focuses on a Mid Day – Early Dusk time frame.

    The range of ambiences include windy gusts through thick canopies, forests alive with birds and bugs, and erie dead silences void of any life recorded near one of the nation’s largest active bombing ranges.  Also included are a few plane flyovers and some outdoor trail ambience near an apartment complex as a bonus.

    Captured in environments such as:
    • Bottomland hardwoods
    • Pine Flatwoods
    • Scrub
    • Upland hardwoods
    • Urban nature trail

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  • Environments Forest Ambience One Play Track 21 sounds included, 90+ mins total $35

    '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.

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  • The Game Pack Mini 01: FPS contains over 7 minutes (200 files) of high quality ready to use individual designed assets for use with an FPS style game.

    This pack offers a chance to sample some our released & upcoming new libraries for a accessible low price.

    This pack has also been created to assist anyone learning our game audio implementation guide series found here.

    The assets have been designed for use with computer game media, however this pack is suited for all forms of audio media.

    All assets have been recorded & produced at 96kHz/24bit with high quality hardware.

    Included in this pack, Individual Designed assets for:

    • Adviser (Human Male Voice)
    • Armour (Leather, Chain-mail)
    • Alarm
    • Body – Humanoid (Fall, Impact, Land) – up to 10 surface types included
    • Dialogue (Human Male Voice)
    • Elements (Dirt, Fire. Ice, Steam, Thunder, Water, Wind)
    • Environment
    • Explosions
    • Footsteps (Human Shoe, Creature Medium Paw, Creature Large) – up to 12 surface types included.
    • Gates & Switches
    • Guns (Rifle, Shotgun – Fires & Reloads)
    • Melee Punch & Bite
    • Shield drops
    • Vocalisations (Human Male, Ogre, Minotaur
    • Wildlife & Insects

    Please Note: this is a mini sample pack with minimal asset variations. Please see our vendors page for full unique packs that contain multiple asset variations & much more!

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  • City Life Gutters & Drains Play Track 29 sounds included, 35 mins total $15

    This library is full of watery sounds to give your urban and residential soundscapes detail and character. This collection has 29 recordings of these troughs after various storms, offering everything from water lightly dripping into a sewer to heavy flowing drains. All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.

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  • • Harmonic Series Drones is an extension of several of my music compositions. Over the past few years, I've been very interested in data sonification, writing several pieces that turn real-time weather data into music. This library was created using a drone generator that turns weather data into sound. I built this drone generator for my piece Sitka for piano and seasonal electronics.

    • Instead of pulling weather data from Sitka, Alaska, as I did in the piece, I used 2016 daily temperature data from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a fragile place wrapped up in current political drama and now open to drilling. This library is a sonification of 2016 temperature data in ANWR. The highest global temperature on record was recorded in 2016 (2016 Global Climate Report). It is even worse in the Arctic where temperatures are warming at twice the rate of lower latitudes (2016 Arctic Report Card). With this library, you'll be able to hear the warming, and I hope this library helps to draw attention to the rapidly changing environment of the Arctic.

    • Each of the forty-eight drones corresponds to the average temperature of a day in 2016, with twelve drones from each of the four seasons. The drones are built from pure tones made from tightly filtered pink noise. These pure tones are then stacked in harmonic series relationships. For instance, a winter drone might consist of the fundamental and four lowest partials. A summer drone could have the fundamental and partials seven, fourteen, and thirty-two.

    • The drones stand on their own without the story. If you never knew they started with weather data, you would still find a variety of pure, rich, microtonal drones with enough variety to fit the mood of any project.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • All files are sample seamless loops. So, there are no fade-ins and outs and the files are ready for looping in any DAW.
    • Consonant and dissonant drones
    • Simple and complex drones
    • Each of the 48 drones is between 1 and 1.5 minutes in duration
    • Non-periodic undulating drones
    • Each harmonic has a randomized gain, so the drones pulse non-periodically.
    • Drones were made from tightly filter pink noise, so drones have a small amount of soothing and airy pink noise.
    • Microtonal harmonic series relationships create beautiful beating between drone harmonics.
    • All drones have a fundamental of G1 (49Hz). Transpose them as needed to fit any project.
    • Partials are included in the metadata, for example, “fundamental_G1_harmonics_1_2_3_4_7_16”.
    DATA SONIFICATION:
    • Weather data included in the Soundminer Description and BWAV description fields.
    • Temperature data was translated as a combination of lowest harmonic, number of harmonics, and highest harmonic.
    • Generally, lower temperatures include bass harmonics and higher temperatures include treble harmonics. For example, the hottest day of the year only included harmonics 18 and 24.
    • Location: weather data is from the NOAA station at Helmut Mountain, Alaska in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV

    GEAR USED:
    • Max/MSP 7

    REFERENCES:
    • Harmonic series artwork by Jason Charney: http://www.jasoncharney.com/
    • 2016 Arctic Report Card: http://arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2016/ArtMID/5022/ArticleID/271/Surface-Air-Temperature
    • 2016 Global Climate Report: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201613
    • NOAA Weather Data: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/
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  • Electricity High Desert Thunderstorms Play Track 124+ sounds included, 137 mins total From: $29

    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.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    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 1:
    • Specs: 690 MB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 26 stereo files, 26+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • 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
    Dry Thunder 2:
    • New Content – Available 10/03/2019
    • Isolated rain-free thunderclaps from nearby supercells
    • 15 dry thunder clips
    • Long rippling booms
    • Unraveling echoes bouncing between mountains
    • MKH8040 – ORTF recordings
    Wet Thunder:
    • Specs: 2.37 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 67 stereo files, 67+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • 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 stereo files, 31+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • 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 – Full Library:
    • Specs: 9.54 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 124 stereo files, 124+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • Duration: Approx. 137 min total
    • All Dry Thunder, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences included
    File List & Metadata:
    View larger version or Download CSV
    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    MS recordings decoded
    Sennheiser MKH8040s in ORTF
    DPA 4060 A/B pair
    Sound Devices 702
  • In this collection, get the blustery sounds of High Desert Winds 1 recorded in the resonant mountains of west Texas. This library includes sounds of the mountain ridge tops of the David Mountains 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.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • 80% bird and insect free
    • High altitude desert wind: 6000 ft. average elevation
    • Turbulent gale-force gusts ranging from 15-50 mph
    • Mountain ridge tops
    • Indoor window perspectives
    • Dead winter and spring grass
    • Pinyon Pine
    • Scratching Mesquite
    • Bats above 20kHz
    • Locations: Davis Mountains, Texas
    *Bowed metal sounds in demo not included

    Gear Used:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 Mid/Side pair
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • DPA 4060 A/B pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp
    Need More Winds? Listen to High Desert Winds 2!
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  • In the second installment of the High Desert Winds Series, get the blustery sounds of High Desert Winds 2 recorded in the resonant mountains of West Texas. This library was recorded during a massive two-day wind storm with gusts up 75 mph! These extreme winds rattled and shook the house in wonderful ways. The creaking and groaning windows, doors, and walls were vibrating so much that I could record wind for the first time using a contact microphone! There are also recordings of leaf vortexes, sand blasts, tarps popping, umbrella destruction, and much more. If you need the sounds of a stunning desert storm to complement the recordings in High Desert Winds 1, this is the library to check out.

    2% FOR THE PLANET:

    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • 90% bird and insect free
    • Turbulent hurricane-force gusts ranging from 20-75 mph
    • Droning and singing wind whistles
    • Open plastic bottle and wine bottle wind whistles
    • Mountain ridge top wind
    • Desert grass, scrub oak, and pinyon pine wind
    • Indoor ORTF perspectives: adobe house, wooden storage shed, and mid-sized truck
    • Indoor contact mic perspectives: chimneys, windows, doors, and walls
    • Plastic tarps and umbrellas whipping in 50-75 mph winds
    • Locations: Davis Mountains, Texas
    • Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v252 you can now read text markers from within Soundminer!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer Description and BWAV description fields.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair
    • Aquarian Audio H2a-XLR Hydrophone – Used as contact microphone
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp

    FILE LIST:
    • View in browser or Download CSV
    Need More Winds? Listen to High Desert Winds 1!
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  • 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

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  • Environments Hurricane Winds Play Track 38 sounds included, 117 mins total $25

    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.

    Key features of Hurricane Winds:

    • 21 tracks of hurricane/storm recordings from a yachting and commercial harbor. Wind screaming as it flies through rigging, wires, masts etc. Plastic covers, structure, flags moving.

    • 6 tracks of hurricane/storm in the city. Trees moving, wind howling, small debris passing.

    • 2 tracks of storm in the forest. Trees creaking, as wind moves through tree tops.

    • 9 tracks of interior recordings. Roof moving, draft from windows. Small debris hitting window.

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  • This is a unique mini-library of useful rain loops, recorded in various settings, and with different level of intensity.

    Get creative or just use them as is. These sounds are a nice companion to have when creating beds for rainy scenes. Evocative, emotional, rich and subtle.

    WHAT’S INSIDE:
    20 loops of 1 min from which:
    10 recorded in real life from around the world
    10 designed,
    Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
    Perfectly loopeable
    Easy and Ready to use in any projects
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  • City Life Moscow Exteriors Vol. 2 – Hot Play Track 136 sounds included, 567 mins total $49 $29.40

    Second episode of our journey to Moscow, Russia, but this time – during summer and autumn


    We recorded the most interesting sonic atmospheres, such as wet and dry traffic, streets, singing birds, wind in the endless parks, fountains, construction work, yelling children, rain and thunder, suburban villages, crowds and many more.

    To capture this sound palette I made another stealth recording kit, but now, using LDC (large diaphragm condenser) microphones. This has improved the sound quality and made the recordings even more detailed, to continue creating the largest sound library series about Russia.

    KEY POINTS:

    • An excellent addition to your library for film, TV and multimedia – Moscow in summer and fall time
    • Stealth recording with LDC mics gives the absolute naturalness and allows you to be where you can not operate with a traditional set of microphones with large windshields
    • Sorted by seasons, time of day, weather and location-type categories.
    • Recorded with Audio-Technica BP4025 XY and Sennheiser MKH 30/40 MS microphones
    • All files have extensive metadata included
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  • This library features 11 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD, with recordings of dune and desert wind, desert atmosphere, insects, distant waves, silent deserts & more captured in Namibian deserts. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects.

    Recorded by sound mixer and designer Jose Luis Alcaine Bartolome., and as always, decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios.

    Once again, we have mastered all the files in Ad Hoc Studios Madrid (link), Post Production sound studios certified by Avid and Dolby ATMOS, one of the best post-production facilities in Spain.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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