99Sounds has announced the release of its first collection- Rain And Thunder, a free sound library featuring 64 high quality audio samples which were recorded during a spring storm on the streets of Belgrade using a portable Edirol R-09 stereo field recorder.
This free sample collection contains all the sound effects you may need in order to evoke the atmosphere of a rainy day in a large city. You can hear the cars passing by on some of the recordings, tires splashing through puddles and people walking around in a hurry. The rest of the audio content was recorded in quieter parts of the city, far from the busy downtown. I’ve also recorded the beautiful sound of raindrops falling on an umbrella, it almost sounds like vinyl noise.
There are also around twenty recordings of distant thunder rumble. These can be mixed with clean recordings of rain, if you need background noise for a movie or an audio project. The coolest part of this sound library though are the samples of seven thunders which struck very close, even too close if you ask me. Those are the most valuable samples in the pack, because recording a storm from such close distance is indeed a very rare opportunity.
- 64 audio samples in total
- 7 heavy thunder sounds
- 19 distant thunder sounds
- 38 rain loops
- 24-bit WAV format
- 44.1 kHz Stereo
- 658 MB size on disk
- 522 MB download size (RAR archive)
Rain And Thunder collection is free of charge and ready for any commercial use. Redistribution is prohibited.