Gordon Hempton has a new post up on his blog about recording rain and thunder that is well worth checking out:
Winds may be among the most difficult nature sounds to record, but Thunder & Rain are surely among the most risky. A microphone amid a thunderstorm is for all practical purposes a lightning rod. Here, I will draw upon three decades of experience recording in one of the wettest places in the world–the rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, and share tips to keep you safe and your equipment running.
Continue reading the article here.
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