Yesterday a massive (for Denmark atleast) thunderstorm was passing a great deal of the country. 40000 lightning strikes was recorded from midnight to noon. It was wild to say the least.
I was recording much of it. Having my 702 turned on the most of the day, with a 416, and AMbient Emesser in a Rycote zepp and fur. My pres was set to 45db on the 702. Apx. 12 min past 12 :) and the limiter was on.
Some of the close hits made my headphones crackle a bit, I thought it was just the headphones, since the 702 meter wasnt clipping, and only just making the limiter work on the closest ones.
Today I was very exited to go to the studio and have a listen....... Only to be very dissapointed. Most of the strucks were useless. The recordings were crakling alot.
I now have multiple hundreds of thunder strucks that are absolutely useless:(
I guess my question to you are, if you can see somewhere in the recording chain where I have gone wrong?
PS: Here is a link to soundcloud with some samples of it all: http://soundcloud.com/gimaudio/thunder-recording-samples