Posted by: recordingsofnature | May 14, 2011

Sound of thunder and rain in copenhagen 14th May 2011

Here is another recording from my balcony. Again some rain is developing, but now spiced up with a few thunder blasts (at 0:10, 2:52, 4:31 and finally 7:38 !). They are pretty much louder! compared to the remaining part of the recording with rain and street noise. So, it is a challenge for the dynamic range of the system and to reproduce it at the authentic natural levels. Some EQ has been applied to mitigate this,  though Im not sure I have used the best technique. The EQ  being a subsonic roll off and -3db in 60-250 Hz. Also slight softening -2dB in 4-8kHz to compensate for the pressure equalizer effect.

Rain and wind proof audio recording setup during thunder

Slightly more rain and wind proof audio recording (dummy head) setup during a storm

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(Best in headphones!)

The setup used, which is based on the standard setup, has now become more rain and wind proof, as seen on the picture. This recording is a test of the setup before going out in a forest for a serious rain recording.



  1. Excellent recording – it captures a nice dynamic range! Make sure your microphones are well protected from driving rain though – I lost a Rode NT4 through water damage whilst recording storms!


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