David Found Sounds: It’s raining rain!

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

Summer’s right around the corner, and in many places that means not just hot weather, but thunderstorms! (We’ve certainly had our share of both today here in SoundCloud’s Berlin HQ.) In many cases, it’s a bad idea to mix your microphones with rainstorms, but if you can pull off a good recording, they sounds great — so let’s take a listen to some of the best rain sounds coming out of the ‘Cloud!

The first found sound comes to us from Turkey, where SoundCloud user Zafer Gürkan Ağırman recorded the sound of heavy rainfall for a minute and a half. The sound is great for ambiance, and he’s also chosen a permissive Creative Commons license, so if your next track needs some rain behind it, this could be the ticket!

Heavy Rain by Zafer Gürkan Ağırman


 

Coming up next is a sound that many may be familiar with from childhood: the rainfall, the thunder and lightning, and of course, the scared children. Recorded by Audio Field Recorder a few years back, but only uploaded to the ‘Cloud recently, this one’s an oldie but a goodie.

School Children & Thunder Claps by Audio Field Recorder


 

The final rain sound for the day is binaural — which means it’s time to take out those headphones! It’s a high quality recording by Matt Barnard, which means that if you close your eyes and listen, you’ll start to feel like you were there amongst the rain, wind, and thunder in Fulford Road, Scarborough.

Thunderstorm, Rain, Wind (binaural) by mattt

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.

photo: Ride the Lightning / Owen / CC BY-SA 2.0