More than two years of recording has finally come to an end for this rain sound effects collection. Presenting Presenting Rural Rain HD Professional Sound Effects Library.. This is a unique collection of all natural rain soundtracks, nothing faked or staged, this is the real deal. Recorded at various locations in rural North Idaho this collection includes over 3 hours of interior and exterior perspectives.
Rural Rain offers 68 HD rain recordings in a variety of intensities on a number of surfaces, including dirt, gravel, foliage, tarp, wood deck, barn roofs and more. This library includes the soft sound of rain drops on puddles to torrential downpours on rooftops with gutters overflowing and everything in between. Some thunder rumbles also compliment the takes.
Recording rain has it’s challenges as many of you may know and one of the most difficult aspects of recording the sound of rain is getting clean, detailed recordings free of obtrusive noises like cars, planes, animals, humans etc. This library was painstakingly recorded in very quiet environments, sometimes at night or during the colder seasons of the year. The storms that passed through here during the last couple of years brought some terrific torrential downpours and beautiful steady showers. Thunder also makes an appearance in some of the tracks along with some birds, they do need a bath now and then.
A portion of the library is from spontaneous storms that caught me by surprise so I used a high quality hand held recorder (Sony PCM D100 – they come in very handy) to quickly get in position to capture the intense downpours and soft rainfall that would magically appear out of nowhere. Sometimes, using the Sony PCM D100 recorder was the only way to record the rain as it was easy to place and keep from getting wet. A majority of the remaining sounds were recorded with a MKH-8040ST microphone setup either in XY or ORTF of both.
I hope you enjoy this collection of rain sound effects, I very much enjoyed recording it as rain is one of my favorite sounds. When auditioning the sounds try and listen and lower volumes as these types of sounds tend to be used as ambient background layers. Just adjusting the volume can bring out different aspects in the character of the rain.
(2) Sound Devices 702 – Sound Devices 744T – (2) Sennheiser MKH-8040ST – Sanken CSS-5 – Audio Technica BP-4025 – Sony PCM-D100
Files: 68 • Download: 5.9GB
Format: Stereo • Bit Depth: 24-Bit
Sample Rate: 96kHz • Metadata: Soundminer/BWAV
Check out the other rain collections currently on sale available from The Recordist:
Autumn Rain: https://therecordist.com/product/autumn-rain-hd-pro/
North Country Rain: https://therecordist.com/product/north-country-rain-hd-pro/