Thunder and lightning sound effects
Our growing range of free thunder and lightning sound effects are some of our most popular and there’s a good reason why. Used in a wide variety of applications, from creating that perfect horror ambience (there’s almost always a thunderstorm) to adding the perfect lightning bolt sound in sync to the strike captured on film. Thunder was one of the first recordings we ever made and it continues to be one our our favourites. By teaming up with our amazing contributors, we also have a great selection of different sounds, from approaching, distant storms in urban settings, the slow rumble of thunder in rural locations right up to storms at the top of mountains. There is even an amazing recording of rising electrical charge right before a loud thunderclap in our library. We will add loads more soon, so keep checking back.
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