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Michael Salvatori

aka: Mike Salvatori

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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’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.

Credited on 23 games

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Destiny 2 (2017 on PlayStation 4) Composer
Halo 5: Forge (2016 on Windows Apps) Thanks to
Killer Instinct (2016 on Windows Apps) Microsoft Studios Thanks
Halo 5: Guardians (2015 on Xbox One) Thanks to
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014 on Xbox One) Additional Music and Audio Production
Destiny (2014 on Xbox One) Music Producers
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (2014 on Xbox One) Original Score Composed By
Halo 4 (2012 on Xbox 360) Special Thanks to
Halo: Combat Evolved - Anniversary (2011 on Xbox 360) Original Halo Combat: Evolved Music composed by
Halo: Reach (2010 on Xbox 360) Additional Music
Disney Guilty Party (2010 on Wii) Music by
Halo 3: ODST (2009 on Xbox 360) Additional Music
Halo 2 (2007 on Windows) Additional Support
Halo 3 (2007 on Xbox 360) Additional Audio Production
Dead or Alive 4 (2005 on Xbox 360) Music
Halo Zero (2005 on Windows) Music
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (2005 on Windows) Lead Audio Producer & Music Composer
Halo: Combat Evolved (2003 on Windows) Additional Music
Oni (2001 on Windows) Additional Sound Design
Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator (1999 on Windows) Additional Voices

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