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Published on September 8th, 2011 | by Jeremy Siegel

Top 10 Most In-Demand Weather Sound Effects

For us NYC folk, the last few weeks have seen some pretty crazy weather.  I have lived basi­cally my entire life in the North­east, yet it was not until August, 2011, that I finally expe­ri­enced both my first earth­quake, and my first hur­ri­cane (I was out of town for Bob in 1991).

All of this wild seis­mic and mete­o­ro­log­i­cal activ­ity got me think­ing… what are the most com­monly searched-for weather sound effects?  I did some recon on Google, and what fol­lows is a list of the Top 10 most in-demand weather sound effects.

10. Ice Sound Effects

9. Hur­ri­cane Sound Effects

8. Bliz­zard Sound Effect

7. Snow Sound Effect

6. Storm Sound Effects

5. Earth­quake Sound Effect

4. Rain Sound Effects

3. Light­ning Sound Effect – (But isn’t the sound of light­ning actu­ally just “thunder?”)

2. Wind Sound Effect

1. Thun­der Sound Effect

In honor of Thun­der tak­ing the top spot for most sought-after weather sound effect, I give you a lit­tle record­ing / sound design that I did a few years ago for an NYU Music Tech­nol­ogy class.  It’s essen­tially the storm as I heard it from my apart­ment plus some EQ.  Feel free to share any of your own weather sound designs, and def­i­nitely don’t for­get to check out all of the weather sound effects libraries we represent.

Don’t hes­i­tate to get in touch to talk about sound design, or to learn more about how PSE can help you with your projects.

Jeremy’s Thun­der Storm from Pro Sound Effects by ProSound­Ef­fects

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