Ship Caught in a Storm

All the men are below deck as they wait as they nervously wait out this midnight storm. In the middle of the Atlantic with no help for thousands of miles the men sit quietly in patience. They done this dozens of times throughout the duration of their journey trying to make they’re way back to England. Each man is scared, but won’t show their true face to the vicious storm as they know showing even an ounce of weakness mother nature she will strike you down. The storm never seems to end as the night passes as one sailer knows tomorrow may never come. He thinks of them never making it home leaving his family to wonder what happened to the ship. If they were to sink the last sound ever heard would be the ships bell with no one left to remember it ringing.

I love the water, ships, and storms, so why not combine all three to make a great story about them all? Storms can be fierce, but majestic at the same time. I love when they come around because the challenge they bring between us and mother nature. Riding out a storm whether at sea or on land can be exhilarating, but dangerous. Combining these sounds brings those feels together and allows us to imagine being stuck at sea in the middle of a monstrous storm. If that doesn’t give you chills then I don’t know what will.

The process was rather simple. I used freesound and Garageband to make the track. Stacking the audio allowed all five sounds to play and record simultaneously making a sweet combination. These are the five sounds that I used:


Ship in storm


Ship Bell

Ocean wave

Ship Creak

I have used Garageband a few times in the past before, but not on a regular basis simply because I don’t usually just use audio. However, this assignment in particular was a lot of fun combing all the different sounds to make a story. Again I just stacked the audio recordings so they could play simultaneously. Additionally, for a few of the recordings like the thunder and ocean wave I had to copy and paste the recording several times to make it repeat themselves throughout the duration of the track.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this sound story, let me know if you have any questions or just leave some comments below.

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2 Responses to Ship Caught in a Storm

  1. acotuna says:

    This is a great story! I enjoyed it! Very well done. I like you background story too; you are very talented and creative.

  2. umwdoug says:

    Sounds really legit!!

    I like that you told the story and described the tools you used in detail.

    Do you like using a different software? How do you like Garage Band specifically?

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