Jeff Robinson at About.com:
n adjective used to describe a noun.
an infinite number of uses. I've used it myself when dialing in guitar sounds. Usually distorted and more
often than not narrow
in frequency response. Several records
I've worked on we actually got some pretty 'skronky' guitar sounds. One that comes
to mind is the solo/theme guitar sound
on a song called 'Pencils and shades' by the Low & Sweet Orchestra. That came out on Interscope Records
and featured actor Dermot Mulroney on various stringed instruments. I've also worked on several projects that had some pretty 'skronky' vocal
sounds too. That effect
would be achieved in running a normally recorded vocal
a bullhorn to achieve a more
annoying, albeit obvious vocal sound
in the mix. One could
even record the original vocal
with a bullhorn.
Another name for this effect
would called 'filtering'. Usually, one chooses a center frequency which will be predominant and then the other frequencies are filtered out or decreased. This
creates a spike in the final sound
of mostly one frequency. That's about all I can suggest as to my knowledge of it's usage. So often, working in music, finding a common
language to describe what you hear
and intend is critical. The language becomes nearly as suigeneris
as the music itself.