AMB04 High Desert Thunderstorms
AMB04 High Desert Thunderstorms
AMB04 High Desert Thunderstorms
AMB04 High Desert Thunderstorms
AMB04 High Desert Thunderstorms
AMB04 High Desert Thunderstorms
AMB04 High Desert Thunderstorms
AMB04 High Desert Thunderstorms
Sound Effects Library

AMB04 High Desert Thunderstorms

Regular price $129.00 USD


  • High Desert Thunderstorms has the vast, beautiful crackling of Southwestern summer thunderstorms. These powerful storms travel for miles in all directions with rumbles that feel physically and emotionally immersive. Plus, you receive many types of Texan storms with rainstorms, dry thunder, echoing thunderclaps, and much more. If you need storm ambiences that ripple across barren valleys, listen to High Desert Thunderstorms

DEMO – Dry Thunder 1, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences


  • Hand-picked sounds from over 20 summer thunderstorms 
  • Four-part library: Dry Thunder 1, Dry Thunder 2, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences
  • Thunder echoing in mountain valleys
  • Unraveling explosions as close as 2,000 feet
  • Sub-bass growls as far away as 20 miles
  • Approaching and fading storm cells
  • Descriptors: close, distant, rippling, rolling, growling, rumbling, unraveling, sonic boom, Zeus, and sub-bass
  • Multiple microphone perspectives for a variety of stereo images and uses
  • Release date: Dry Thunder 1, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences – 11/01/2016
  • Release date: Dry Thunder 2 – 5/01/2019


  • Isolated rain-free thunderclaps from nearby supercells
  • Thunder with wind in summer grass
  • Clips ranging from 7 to 44 seconds
  • MKH50 and 30 – MS recordings
  • DPA4060 – AB recordings


  • New Content – Available 5/1/2019
  • Isolated rain-free thunderclaps from nearby supercells
  • 15 dry thunder clips
  • Long rippling booms
  • Unraveling echoes bouncing between mountains
  • MKH8040 – ORTF recordings


  • Isolated thunderclaps with rain
  • Heavy, medium, and light rain
  • Clips ranging from 10 to 64 seconds


  • Dry and Wet thunderstorm ambiences, including thunderclaps
  • Heavy, medium, and light rain without thunder
  • Metal rooftops, storm drains, small hail stones
  • Clips ranging from 1 to 20 minutes


  • Dry Thunder 1, Dry Thunder 2, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences are included. 



    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair 
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 in ORTF
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • DPA 4060 A/B pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp


    Full Library Specs: 10 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit – 149 decoded stereo WAV files – 149+ sounds – Approx. 143 min total
    Dry Thunder 1: 690 MB - 192 kHz / 24-bit - 26 files decoded stereo WAV files, 26+ sounds – Approx. 10 min total
    Dry Thunder 2: 454 MB - 192 kHz / 24-bit - 15 files stereo WAV files, 15+ sounds – Approx. 7 min total
    Wet Thunder: 2.37 GB - 192 kHz / 24-bit - 67 decoded stereo WAV files, 67+ sounds – Approx. 34 min total
    Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences: 6.47 GB - 192 kHz / 24-bit - 31 decoded stereo WAV files, 31+ sounds – Approx. 93 min total
    Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV, Text Markers
    Categories: Environments, Weather
    Location: Davis Mountains, Texas
    Mastering: read my Field Recording Mastering Rules for more info.
    Delivery: Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
    License type: Single user, royalty-free - for a multi-user license, click here
    Sound Library Guarantee: If you're unhappy with my field recordings in any way, I'll give you store credit equal to the cost of the sound library. Read the full details – here.

      If you have a little more time to listen, please check out some full-length SFX clips while watching a time lapse video of the summer storms!

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        Thomas Rex Beverly

        Field Recording Values

        An astonishing number of natural soundscapes are disappearing. I work to preserve as many as I can. 

        Mastering Rules

        I don't "photoshop" my nature sounds and present them as natural soundscapes. If I do remove something, it's marked in the metadata. Otherwise, it's a natural soundscape! Read more – here

        2% For the Environment

        Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet! Read more – here

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