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Michael Salvatori

aka: Mike Salvatori
Moby ID: 12184

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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 Guilty Party, as well as further Halo titles and the Destiny series, until he was affected by the Bungie layoffs in October 2023.

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.

Credited on 26 games

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Killer Instinct (2023, Windows Apps) Microsoft Special Thanks
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen (2022, Windows) Dialogue, Music & Sound Design
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep (2019, PlayStation 4) Dialogue, Music, & Sound Design
Destiny 2 (2017, PlayStation 4) Composer
Halo 5: Forge (2016, Windows Apps) Thanks to
Killer Instinct (2016, Windows Apps) Microsoft Studios Thanks
Halo 5: Guardians (2015, Xbox One) Thanks to
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014, Xbox One) Music Composed By
Destiny (2014, Xbox One) Composer and Audio Design
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (2014, Xbox One) Original Score Composed By
Halo 4 (2012, Xbox 360) "Halo Cantorum" and "Never Forget" Composed by
Halo: Combat Evolved - Anniversary (2011, Xbox 360) Original Halo Combat: Evolved Music composed by
Halo: Reach (2010, Xbox 360) Additional Music
Disney Guilty Party (2010, Wii) Music by
Halo 3: ODST (2009, Xbox 360) Additional Music
Halo 3 (2007, Xbox 360) Additional Music Composition
Dead or Alive 4 (2005, Xbox 360) Music
Halo Zero (2005, Windows) Music
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (2005, Windows) Lead Audio Producer & Music Composer
Halo 2 (2004, Xbox) Additional Support

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