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    Found this CD Suburban thunder which was used for the background sound in the movie Pirates of Caribbean. Since all of us heard the sound of thunder and storm I hope this will be useful to see how well my system recreates the acoustics of a thunder storm as natural as possible.

    That also remind me of another CD (the sound of waves) which frightened and disoriented my 3 year old son when it was played. It was fun watching him climbing up on the chairs and looking for waves on the floor!!

    ST

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    Re: Natural Sound

    Originally posted by STHLS5 View Post

    That also remind me of another CD (the sound of waves) which frightened and disoriented my 3 year old son when it was played. It was fun watching him climbing up on the chairs and looking for waves on the floor!!

    ST
    Thank you. Am I correct that the "sound of waves" CD that you are referring to on that web site is the author's "Mountain streams and Waterfalls" CD?
    http://www.f7sound.com/waterfalls.htm

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      Re: Natural Sound

      Originally posted by Supersnake View Post
      Thank you. Am I correct that the "sound of waves" CD that you are referring to on that web site is the author's "Mountain streams and Waterfalls" CD?
      http://www.f7sound.com/waterfalls.htm
      No. Mine is Watersounds: Ocean Waves (FMF CD1081).Fonix Musik, Denmark 1993. This is a recording of sound of waves come crashing near your feet. I just searched the net but can't find the same type CD which I have.

      ST

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        Re: Natural Sound

        Your CD can be found at these locations.
        Watersounds: Ocean Waves http://cgi.ebay.com/Ocean-Waves-Natu...item2c52b10d3a
        Watersounds: Ocean Waves http://cgi.ebay.com/OCEAN-SOUNDS-CD-...item2c525de70e
        Watersounds: Ocean Waves by Fonix (with sound sample) http://www.ikauma.com/mm/exec.cgi?ac...en;tak=1961562

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