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AudBod Man


Whether you are looking for tailor-made music and sound, or simply require a little help and advice from one of the finest audiomancers in the land, Master Kenneth C M Young has both the skills and practical know-how required to create world-class audio experiences and the track record to back that up.


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Audio Daredevilism

Audio Daredevilism

Bespoke audio direction and consultancy for your projects, from the brains behind the celebrated audio experiences in LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway.

Musical Conjurances

Musical Conjurances

Catchy melodies and powerful emotions, deeply integrated with your player experience, bringing it to life and helping it to stand out from the crowd. Visit Kenny's composer profile at KennyYoung.com for more details.

Sonic Gymnastics

Sonic Gymnastics

World-class sound design, with a penchant for iconic gameplay and UI sounds, evocative ambiences and laser-focussed minimalism.

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CLIENTS

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Dream Reality Interactive
Foam Sword
Glowmade
Magic Notion
Media Molecule
Secret Sorcery
Sony
Wibbu

ABOUT

Master Kenneth C M Young

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AudBod is 6x Academy (BAFTA, AIAS) nominated freelance composer, sound designer and audio director, Kenny Young. Kenny has been making games professionally since 2004 and is best known for his work as Head of Audio at Media Molecule, where he was responsible for the audio experiences in their smash hit, critically acclaimed LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway franchises. To date, the games that Kenny has contributed towards have sold in excess of 20 million units. He is a passionate member of the game audio community, sits on the GDC Audio Advisory Board, is a founding member of the Audio Mentoring Project, has been a BAFTA, Ivor Novello, GANG, GDC and IGF awards juror, contributed towards numerous books and award winning articles, and speaks regularly at conferences and higher education institutions around the world. He started the website GameSound.org in 2005 as a resource for those who aspire to work in, or wish to learn more about interactive audio.

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BLOG

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Oct 3
Oct 3

ASTRO BOT: Rescue Mission Launch

Behold! Here’s my copy of ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission, which launched in Europe today :) I started working with Japan Studio’s ASOBI! Team last December, splitting my time between ASTRO BOT and my other project du jour, doing the sound for Foam Sword Games’ charming Knights and Bikes. So, this year has been pretty full […]

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May 5
May 5

Announcing ASTRO BOT: Rescue Mission

Sony have just revealed ‘ASTRO BOT: Rescue Mission’ for PSVR, and I’m excited to announce that I’m creating the music for it :) The game is being made by Sony Japan Studio and their ASOBI! team, the same talented folks behind ‘THE PLAYROOM’ and ‘THE PLAYROOM VR’. There was a preview at Sony’s recent Pre-E3 […]

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Feb 1
Feb 1

‘Best Music For An Indie Game’ GANG nomination for WonderWorlds

Nominations for the Game Audio Network Guild‘s annual awards have just been announced and the music I created for WonderWorlds has been nominated in the new category of ‘Best Music for an Indie Game’ :) That’s a really nice pat on the back for all the TLC and effort poured in to the game’s soundtrack, […]

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Dec 2
Dec 2

WonderWorlds album out now!

I’m very excited to announce that my soundtrack for Glowmade’s WonderWorlds is out now on all major music platforms :) LISTEN HERE! Creating this music has been a real labor of love – fans of my poppy genre mashups from LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway are in for a real treat. WonderWorlds contains an eclectic mixture of […]

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PRESS

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AWARDS

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2018

Nomination – Original Song: Video Game, ‘A Fire In Your Mind’ (Astro Bot Rescue Mission) - HMMA

Nomination – Best Music in an Indie Game (WonderWorlds) – GANG


2017

Nomination – Best Interactive Score (Tethered) – GANG


2016

Winner – Best Audio of E3 (Tearaway Unfolded) – PlayStation Official Magazine

Nomination – Music of the Year (Tearaway Unfolded) – GANG

Nomination – Best Audio Design (Tearaway Unfolded) – TIGA


2014

Winner – Best Handheld Audio (Tearaway) – GANG

Winner – Best PS Vita Sound (Tearaway) – IGN

Winner – Best Audio (Tearaway) – The Vita Lounge

Nomination – Original Music (Tearaway) – BAFTA

Nomination – Best Audio (Tearaway) – Game Developer’s Choice

Nomination – Excellence In Musical Score (Tearaway) – SXSW

Nomination – Best Audio (Tearaway) – Golden Joysticks

Nomination – Outstanding Achievement: In-Game Music (Tearaway) – GMAs

Nomination – Best Soundtrack: Western (Tearaway) – GMAs


2012

Winner – Outstanding Achievement: Licensed Music (LittleBigPlanet 2) – GMAs

Nomination – Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition (LittleBigPlanet 2) – AIAS

Nomination – Best Audio (LittleBigPlanet 2) – Game Developer’s Choice

Nomination – Best Use of Licensed Music (LittleBigPlanet 2) – GANG

Nomination – Original Light Mix Score, Franchise (LittleBigPlanet 2) – NAVGTR


2009

Winner – Best Original Instrumental, ‘The Gardens’ (LittleBigPlanet) – GANG

Winner – Best Interactive Score (LittleBigPlanet) – GANG

Winner – Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance (LittleBigPlanet) – AIAS

Nomination – Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design (LittleBigPlanet) – AIAS

Nomination – Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack (LittleBigPlanet) – AIAS

Nomination – Original Score (LittleBigPlanet) – BAFTA

Nomination – Use of Audio (LittleBigPlanet) – BAFTA

Nomination – Audio of the Year (LittleBigPlanet) – GANG

Nomination – Music of the Year (LittleBigPlanet) – GANG

Nomination – Sound Design of the Year (LittleBigPlanet) – GANG

Nomination – Best Dialogue (LittleBigPlanet) – GANG

Nomination – Best Original Vocal: Choral (LittleBigPlanet) – GANG

Nomination – Best Use of Licensed Music (LittleBigPlanet) – GANG

Nomination – Best Audio (LittleBigPlanet) – Game Developer’s Choice

Nomination – Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Entertainment Sound Production (LittleBigPlanet) – TEC Awards

Nomination – Best Sound (LittleBigPlanet) – CEDEC Awards

Nomination – Best Licensed Music (LittleBigPlanet) – Gamespot


2008

Nomination – Best Soundtrack (LittleBigPlanet) – Spike VGAs

Nomination – Best Original Score (LittleBigPlanet) – Spike VGAs


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