Danny Baranowsky

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Danny Baranowsky
Birth name Daniel Baranowsky
Also known as
  • Danny B
  • dB Soundworks
  • SysteManiac[1]
Born (1984-04-05) April 5, 1984 (age 34)
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
  • Composer
  • musician
Instruments Digital audio workstation
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts
Website dbsoundworks.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 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
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.


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