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Re: Telinga SSM meets thunder

Subject: Re: Telinga SSM meets thunder
From: "404" quies_still
Date: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:38 pm ((PDT))

On 30 Jun 2012, at 12:28, Ray Mansell wrote:

> For some time I have wanted to capture a reasonable recording of a
> thunderstorm, so when one was predicted last Monday (25th June), I set up
> my Telinga SSM mic and Olympus LS-100 just inside a screen door and began
> recording when I heard the storm approaching.
> As it happens, the storm tracked directly over the house, and I got rather
> more than I had bargained for. Even though I had set the recording level
> very low, still the system was totally overwhelmed by the nearest strikes
> (literally just outside the window just a few tens of yards into the
> woods). The storm produced wind, rain, hail, and of course thunder and
> lightning.
> I've put 20 minutes of the most severe part of the storm out on SoundCloud:
> *
> Warning: *If you choose to listen with headphones, beware of the first
> strike at around 3:55 into the recording, along with a couple of others a
> few minutes later. Even though I know what's coming, it still sends shivers
> down my spine when I hear it at volume. My poor dog was a quivering wreck,
> hiding under the desk.
> Ray...

"While a picture is worth a thousand words, a 
sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie Krause.

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