Founded in early 2014, SkewSound was born in the minds of the four co-founders when they worked together at a respected video game developer in Cambridge, MA. Each member brings with them about 10 years of industry experience. Their collective passion for quality audio led them to create a company that provides audio assets and services for all types of media.
In the winter of 2013-2014, both the Northeast and the Northwest were slammed with snow, ice, wind, and blizzards. The SkewSound team braved the frigid cold and recorded what we could: footsteps, compression, breaking ice, body falls, and much more.
Our content was obtained during storms and their aftermath in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and Salem, MA. The frostbite SFX library contains some great impact sweeteners and sounds unique to winter temperatures. You won’t be disappointed!
Gone is the era of the typewriter, when the cacophony of countless typebars striking the platen could be heard emanating from every office building, but with SkewSound’s QWERTY Sound Library, you can recreate those days. We used an electro-mechanical typewriter from the 1970s to create this library.
This allowed us to get some unique sounds that simply can’t be created with an older, mechanical typewriter.
In this library you’ll find some stellar machine gun-like mechanical sounds, impacts, sweeteners, motor hums, and more mechanical switch and button effects than you’ll know what to do with.
• Recorded, edited, and delivered in full 96kHz/24bit high definition audio
• Every performance was multi-mic’d, providing you with a greater range of tonal qualities to modify to your hearts content
• Over 35 minutes of audio
• Fully embedded Soundminer metadata
Another electromechanical-focused library from SkewSound! Our reel2reel Sound Library features a professional tape machine from the 1980s. We captured all the sounds this little (well, actually quite large and heavy) piece of gear could create.
DC motors, servos, tape spinning, metal impacts, and more can be found within this library.
And if you are on the hunt for some huge, analog style mechanical buttons, you should hear what this library has to offer.
Created using only a 1975 Fender Telecaster through a 1975 Fender Princeton Reverb (and some effect wizardry), Telepathy is SkewSound’s first drone/mood library.
Creator Steve Pardo paints an ethereal soundscape in this collection of eleven unique pieces. Telepathy will set an ominous, otherworldly mood to whatever you are creating, and we’ve included stems to some of the tracks so you can re-work to your heart’s content. It’s up to you with SkewSound’s Telepathy library.
In honor of April Fools’ Day, SkewSound is proud to present “thefool”. This collection of comedic sounds includes party favors, slide whistles, buzzers, and whoopee cushions. We also recorded instrumental effects such as dobro slides, comedy club sax riffs, timpani glissandos, trombone slides, and even more cowbell. Vocal virtuoso, Chris Rando, contributed tons of laughter, mouth effects, and even vomit and fart noises. Who doesn’t love a little potty humor?
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