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 37)
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Composer
  • musician
InstrumentsDigital audio workstation
Years active2001–present
Associated acts
Websitedbsoundworks.com

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 2016 Amplitude remake.[6]

Career[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
dannyBsides

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Name Type Notes
2009 Cortex Command Video Game In the files of Cortex Command, some of the music has been labeled as being made by dBSoundworks
2010 Canabalt Video game
Gravity Hook HD
Gravity Hook
Once Upon A Pixel – KOOPA Web series
GLORG Video game
Super Meat Boy
Das Cube
Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? (Season 2 Finale) Web series
Steambirds Video game
Anthony Saves the World Web series
Blush Video game
Time Donkey
2011 Friday (Lost NES Game Version)
Singularity Collapse Short film
The Binding of Isaac Video game
Cave Story 3D
Super Meat Boy (Special Edition)
2012 Parallax Short film
AVGM (Blooba Doop Scooba) Video game
2013 The Adventures of Dash
Desktop Dungeons In collaboration with Grant Kirkhope.
2015 Crypt of the NecroDancer
2016 ROCKY
2017 Bombernauts
2017 Crypt of the NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED DLC content from the game.
2019 Cadence of Hyrule[10]

References[edit]

  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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