â€œThe gaming world receives some solidly written soundtracks, compliments of Dustin Crenna. His cinematic orchestrations deliver a powerful message of dominance and foreboding futuristic intrigue, raising the hairs on the back of your neck with iron-clad rhythms, building leads, and a pinch of guitar grunge to give the works some real bite.â€ â€“ CNet Music. Dustin Crenna is a relatively new face in the world of game audio but he has already left his mark. His musical ventures have received numerous award nominations, and he was nominated for â€œAudio of the Yearâ€ for his sound design work on â€œDark Sectorâ€, and â€œAudio of the Yearâ€, â€œSound Design of the Yearâ€, â€œBest Audio Mixâ€, â€œBest Cinematic/Cut-scene Audioâ€, and â€œBest Dialogueâ€ for his work on â€œThe Darkness IIâ€ at the Game Audio Network Guild Awards. From an early age Dustin had always been drawn to gaming. He became a self-taught computer programmer, turning his own gaming ideas into reality. During this time Dustin was becoming more and more fascinated by the soundtracks of the other games which he was playing; most notably the â€˜Questâ€™ series from Sierra On-Line. From â€œKingâ€™s Questâ€ to â€œSpace Questâ€ and all Quests in-between; here was a franchise of games that were developing their own memorable themes. Musically rich and melody heavy, their finely crafted structure mirrored that of famous Hollywood scores. The only thing lacking was the technology to make them sound more realistic. Building on his continued interest of music composition, Dustin became an accomplished guitarist and went on to study Music Production / Engineering and Post Production at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. It was here that Dustin found a new love for audio in the form of sound design. Dustinâ€™s musical projects encompass many different genres and styles. He has experimented with ambient, electronic music in the form of his alter-ego â€œDeceptive Noiseâ€, and has tested his vocal ability to the extreme with his metal band â€œThe Black Bridgeâ€; writing, recording, and producing all of the music involved. Both projects received recognition in the form of award nominations from â€œThe Jack Richardson Awardsâ€ and â€œThe London Music Awardsâ€. â€œDeceptive Noiseâ€ has licensed music for web commercials and â€œThe Black Bridgeâ€ regularly charted on the top ten metal bands on college radio stations. Dustin recently finished studying Orchestration from the Berklee College of Music and is working on several unannounced projects.