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Old 22nd July 2010, 07:17 AM   #1
jerryo is offline jerryo  Isle of Man
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Default Delicate sound of thunder!

Not really music but........
Can anyone point me in the right direction to some really hi fidelity recordings of the sound of thunder?
I mean right over your head kind of thunder surrounded by mountains (for the echo's)
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Old 31st July 2010, 07:57 AM   #2
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If I remember well: Chiller from the label Telarc has some impressive thunder, but no echoes. But it's only a very small part of the complete CD.

I'm also thinking about stakkato (a test cd from audion) and maybe some parts of Art of Noise, but my memory is a bit fading here and my music collection is unfotunately a bit of a mess at the moment.

By the way, Pink Floyd has an album called "delicate sound of thunder" but as far as I remember is's the Pink Floyd album which has by far the worst sound quality...
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Old 31st July 2010, 02:55 PM   #3
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Hi Paul1234,
my thread starter had the Floyd album in mind.
I have a few bits of thunder on some cd's but they are only short pieces which I find frustrating. There are some sound effect cd's that I have found that contain examples of thunder so I might explore one or two of those.
However I would really like a long and very well recorded sample of a heavy storm. I talked with someone who lives in northern India and he was telling me just how impressive the thunder was where he lived. He is surrounded by mountains.......
Of course the real reason I want the sound of thunder is because it gives your speakers a really good workout!
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Old 31st July 2010, 04:23 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jerryo View Post
Of course the real reason I want the sound of thunder is because it gives your speakers a really good workout!
Want to give your speakers a really good work out? Download Tom Danley's fireworks recording. Be sure and read the foreword (and forewarning).

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Old 31st July 2010, 04:35 PM   #5
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Delicate sound of thunder!
Whoa! Excellent!
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Old 31st July 2010, 04:47 PM   #6
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If you've got a turntable, & want to give the system a workout (& a change from TD's fireworks), seek out a decent copy of The Big Sounds of the Drags, put out by Capitol in the '60s. Usually a couple to be found on Epay; here's one:

THE BIG SOUNDS of the drags 2 LP vinyl CAPITOL ST 2001 - eBay (item 230504066566 end time Aug-25-10 15:43:35 PDT)
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Old 31st July 2010, 05:13 PM   #7
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There is a track on the "We Live Here" album by Pat Metheny, - To The End of The World. There is a thunderstorm about 8 minutes in (yes, it's 10 mins long). The story goes that it happened as they were recording and decided to capitalise on it.

If you like PM then you will love the track anyway, if not it is a great thunderstorm snippet.
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Old 2nd August 2010, 05:28 PM   #8
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Hi Puffin,
I'm not familiar with Pat Metheny so I'll check it out.
Hi Steve Eddy,
sounds brilliant, I'll check it out.

Of course Elephants are known to emit vocalisations that go into subsonics.....just a thought!?
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Old 5th August 2010, 06:18 PM   #9
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Sutton/Miller ltd Record SB4 4507 "Extra 4449 North" has one of my favorite cuts of thunder, side 1 track 3. First you hear crickets and birds, then the thunder of a summer storm a couple of miles away. Then a crossing bell. Then 4449 blasts through the room at 67 mph with an 18 car train in tow. 4449 is a Southern Pacific Daylight Steam locomotive, about 4000 horspower. Address in 1976, 8913 Sunset Blvd, LA, CA, 90069. Marvelous use of the signal to noise available on an LP. "CD-4 Quadradisc" whatever that means. Produced by Brad Miller. Also carrying text for Mobile Fidelity Production.
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Old 5th August 2010, 07:19 PM   #10
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The Alla Parson Project got alot of samplings when they recorded
Edgar Allan Poe Album.
Try contact them
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