Danny Baranowsky

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Danny Baranowsky
Baranowsky at the 2016 Game Developers Choice Awards
Baranowsky at the 2016 Game Developers Choice Awards
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Baranowsky
Also known as
  • Danny B
  • dB Soundworks
  • SysteManiac[1]
Born (1984-04-05) April 5, 1984 (age 36)
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
  • Composer
  • musician
InstrumentsDigital audio workstation
Years active2001–present
Associated acts

Danny Baranowsky (born April 5, 1984), also known as Danny B or by the company name dB Soundworks, is an American electronic music composer, composing music mainly for indie films and indie games.[2] He founded dB Soundworks to sell and promote his music. He is most known for providing the music for games such as Canabalt,[1] Super Meat Boy,[3] The Binding of Isaac,[4] and Crypt of the NecroDancer.[5] Baranowsky has also contributed to the soundtrack of the 2014 Amplitude remake.[6]


Baranowsky first came into contact with video game music in 2001, when he became a member of online game remix community OverClocked ReMix. At this time, Baranowsky was hoping to become a film composer.[7]

When Adam Saltsman, who would later develop Canabalt, sent Baranowsky an incomplete version of Gravity Hook, which Saltsman intended to keep free of music, Baranowsky decided to write a track for it anyway. When Baranowsky sent "Track A" back to Saltsman, he was really impressed by the music. After finishing the soundtrack of Gravity Hook, Saltsman introduced Baranowsky to Edmund McMillen, for whom he later composed the soundtrack of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac.[7][8]

He co-composed Desktop Dungeons with Grant Kirkhope and composed the entirety of the Crypt of the Necrodancer soundtrack.


Rory Young from Game Rant described Baranowsky as "amazingly talented" because of his work on Super Meat Boy.[9]



Title Album details


Year Date Name Type Notes
2009 unstated Cortex Command Video Game In the files of Cortex Command, some of the music has been labeled as being made by dBSoundworks
2010 January 26 Canabalt Video game
March 5 Gravity Hook HD
July 29 Gravity Hook
October 16 Once Upon A Pixel - KOOPA Web series
October 23 GLORG Video game
October 27 Super Meat Boy
November 4 Das Cube
November 5 Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? (Season 2 Finale) Web series
November 10 Steambirds Video game
November 24 Anthony Saves the World Web series
December 14 Blush Video game
December 14 Time Donkey
2011 March 18 Friday (Lost NES Game Version)
July 12 Singularity Collapse Short film
September 28 The Binding of Isaac Video game
November 8 Cave Story 3D
November 25 Super Meat Boy (Special Edition)
2012 April 3 Parallax Short film
September 4 AVGM (Blooba Doop Scooba) Video game
2013 April 3 The Adventures of Dash
October 31 Desktop Dungeons In collaboration with Grant Kirkhope.
2015 April 21 Crypt of the NecroDancer
2016 December 9 ROCKY
2017 January 24 Crypt of the NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED DLC content from the game.
2019 June 13 Cadence of Hyrule[10]


  1. ^ a b David Lloyd; Cain McCormack; Jimmy Hinson (2009-11-13). "ReMixer Interview: Daniel Baranowsky". OverClocked ReMix.
  2. ^ Jim Sterling (2012-03-21). "Podtoid 194: Dick Pixels (with Danny Baranowsky)" (podcast). Destructoid.
  3. ^ Patrick Gann (2011-01-26). "Danny B Says "Nice To Meat You!" – Super Meat Boy OST Review". Original Sound Version.
  4. ^ Kirk Hamilton (2011-12-22). "The Best Game Music of 2011: The Binding of Isaac". Kotaku.
  5. ^ David Hinkle (2013-08-31). "Pounding beats and dragons in Crypt of the NecroDancer". Joystiq.
  6. ^ Saed, Sherif (2014-05-19). "Amplitude reboot will contain music by Jim Guthrie, Danny Baranowsky, more". VG247.
  7. ^ a b Lahti, Evan (2011-04-04). "Behind the music: an interview with Super Meat Boy composer Danny Baranowsky". PC Gamer.
  8. ^ Damigella, Rick (2011-05-30). "Nice to Meat You – Interview with Super Meat Boy Composer Danny Baranowsk". G4 TV.
  9. ^ Young, Rory (2010). "Super Meat Boy Review". Game Rant.
  10. ^ Weidner, Matthew (March 20, 2019). "Cadence of Hyrule brings Crypt of the Necrodancer and The Legend of Zelda together in style". Nintendo Wire. Retrieved March 21, 2019.

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