Distorted Thunder Recording….

…when 40 db’s of gain on your recorder is just WAY TOO MUCH…….

So another thunder-storm passed this evening. Had some real severe rain along with it and one huge  clap right above the house where I recorded.

I had just set up the mics, and was about to set the gain on the 702, when the first strike made the whole house shake. All lights went out, and the fuses died. A really close hit!

The first recording in the soundcloud file is distorted badly, but I wanted to share the ones captured today, anyway.

The Mkh 8020’s recorded some very distant thunder too. This can be heard at the end of the soundcloud file. The mics are a handful when it comes to low-end!

Another lesson learned on recording thunder, I guess.

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