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Michael Salvatori

Also Known As

  • Mike Salvatori

Game Credits


Destiny 2 (2017)   (Composer)
Halo 5: Forge (2016)   (Thanks to)
Halo 5: Guardians (2015)   (Thanks to)
Destiny (2014)   (Composer and Audio Design)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014)   (Music Composed By)
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (2014)   (Original Score Composed By)
Halo 4 (2012)   ("Halo Cantorum" and "Never Forget" Composed by)
Halo: Combat Evolved - Anniversary (2011)   (Original Halo Combat: Evolved Music composed by)
Disney Guilty Party (2010)   (Music by)
Halo: Reach (2010)   (Additional Music)
Halo 3: ODST (2009)   (Additional Music)
Halo 3 (2007)   (Additional Music Composition)
Dead or Alive 4 (2005)   (Music)
Halo Zero (2005)   (Music)
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (2005)   (Lead Audio Producer & Music Composer)
Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)   (Additional Music)
Oni (2001)   (Original Music)
Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator (1999)   (Sound Design / Music Composition)
Myth II: Soulblighter (1998)   (Sound & Music Design)
Myth: The Fallen Lords (1997)   (Music)
Riven: The Sequel to Myst (1997)   (Sound Design and Live Action Foley and Mix)


Halo 2 (2004)   (Additional Support)


Killer Instinct (2016)   (Microsoft Studios Thanks)
Halo 4 (2012)   (Special Thanks to)


Riven: The Sequel to Myst (1997)   (Sound Design and Live Action Foley and Mix)

Developer Biography

Michael Salvatori has had a successful career writing and producing music for many television, radio and film projects. Since 1997, he has been creating music and sound design for a wide variety of video games, including Riven: The Sequel to Myst, Myth: The Fallen Lords, Myth 2: Soulblighter, Oni, Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator, Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse, Hail to the Chimp, and Disney’s Guilty Party.

Michael and co-writer Martin O'Donnell are best known for the music they have written for the Halo video game series. These games have won numerous awards, including Rolling Stone Magazine’s Best Soundtrack of 2002 for Halo: Combat Evolved, while Halo 2, Vol. 1 has sold more than any other game soundtrack. In 2008, the Halo 3 soundtrack debuted at #100 on the Billboard charts, a rarity for a video game soundtrack, while the one for Halo 3: ODST won the 2009 VGA award for best original soundtrack. Most recently, Michael has written music for Disney’s Guilty Party, which was released August 31, 2010, and Halo: Reach, which was released September 14th, 2010.

Mike is also in demand as an audio mixer, and has worked on many high-profile projects, including the Chicago Symphony’s popular Beyond the Score programs. Mike is married, has 4 daughters, and lives in the Chicago area.

Last updated: Oct 22, 2010

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