Of the many rain libraries available today, few are as immersive and lifelike as Rain from award-winning sound artist Mark Mangini (Dune, Blade Runner 2049). Notoriously difficult to record, rain often ends up sounding like a wall of noise captured from the safety of a shelter. To capture the true sound and texture of rain, Mangini ventured out into the elements armed with a variety of multichannel microphone arrays, a custom-built rain shield, and decades of experience in field recording and sound design. The resulting recordings represent what it sounds and feels like to be in the rain, not just near it.
Rain captures the sound of natural rainfall in a range of locations and on a variety of surfaces, including concrete, asphalt, grass, wood, canvas, and sheet metal. Many of the recordings were made late at night to minimize traffic and other activity, making them extra useful and easy to work with. The library also includes rain captured from inside cars, room tones with distant rain outside, traffic in the rain, water flowing down storm drains, raindrops in a chimney, and much more. You’ll even get a selection of designed rains made from unique sources like lentils, as well as synthesized “alien” rains to kindle your creativity. Featuring high-quality recordings spanning a range of formats including Ambisonic, 7.1, 7.0, 5.1, Quadraphonic, LCR, and stereo, this collection is sure to have something for any application, from feature films to web content, podcasts, video games, and more.
Each sound file is embedded with rich, UCS-standardized metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Advanced metadata fields ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as SoundQ, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.
“These rains sound ‘wet’ – that was the unique quality I was having difficulty finding in other rain recordings. It’s really hard to find rains that don’t sound like white noise. I put a lot of time into casting locations and microphone placement to get the essence of ‘wetness’ which I believe helps a rain sound effect bed-in better in a scene.” – Mark Mangini
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