A repost from my old blog, June 25, 2009…

Last night we had a rockin' thunderstorm go through in the middle of the night. Sensing an opportunity for a nifty sound FX recording (and the fact that I wasn't sleeping anyway), I set up my portable Zoom H4 recorder, peeked it out the door under the eaves and lit it up for an hour.

After extracting the file I went through and edited out the extended periods of just rain and was left with a smorgasbord of thunder FX. It seems that I got all different perspectives on here: distant rolling off the hills rumbly things and the crrrrack of one that's right on top of you. Seems like the last third of this thing has some of the most interesting sounds.