Top 10 Most In-Demand Weather Sound Effects

September 8, 2011 by Jeremy Siegel in 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