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Birthdate
1954
Birthplace
Not available
Weighted album rating
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211 votes for 25 albums
Credited works
62 albums in database
62 composer credits
2 arranger credits
8 performer credits
0 lyricist credits

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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, Septerracore, Stubbs the Zombie, Hail to the Chimp, and Disney’s Guilty Party.

Mike and co-writer Marty 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, while Halo 2 Volume 1 has sold more soundtracks than any other game. In 2008, Halo 3 debuted at #100 on the Billboard charts, a rarity for a video game soundtrack, while Halo 3 ODST won the 2009 VGA award for best original soundtrack. Most recently, Mike 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.

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Discography

1997

??.?? Myth: The Fallen Lords Soundtrack N/A Composer

1999

??.?? Myth II: Soulblighter Soundtrack N/A Composer, Performer
??.?? Myth Total Soundtrack N/A Composer, Performer
12.?? CD Action Audio Hit N/A Composer

2001

03.18 Oni Soundtrack N/A Composer

2002

06.11 HALO Original Soundtrack SE-2000-2 Composer, Performer

2004

11.09 HALO 2 original soundtrack and new music volume one SE-2013-2 Composer

2006

04.25 HALO 2 original soundtrack volume two SE-2018-2 Composer, Performer

2007

??.?? Microsoft Game Studios - Music Sampler Vol. 1 WC-MS001 Composer
11.20 HALO 3 Original Soundtrack SE-2037-2 Composer, Performer

2008

07.24 VIDEO GAMES LIVE: VOLUME ONE 5 08136 2 Composer, Arranger
07.28 VIDEO GAMES LIVE: VOLUME ONE (iTunes) N/A Composer, Arranger
12.02 HALO TRILOGY: The Complete Original Soundtracks SE-2047-2 Composer, Performer

2009

09.22 HALO 3: ODST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK SE-2068-2 Composer, Performer

2010

02.09 Halo Legends Original Soundtrack SE-2076-2 Composer
09.28 HALO: REACH ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK SE-2084-2 Composer, Performer
10.19 VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 N/A Composer
10.19 VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 SF 12324 Composer
10.20 VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 (iTunes) N/A Composer

2011

11.15 Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Original Soundtrack SE-3002-1 Composer
11.15 Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Original Soundtrack SE-3014-2 Composer

2014

09.26 Destiny Original Soundtrack N/A Composer
11.10 Halo 2 Anniversary Original Soundtrack 34300003 Composer
11.24 Halo 2 Anniversary Original Soundtrack 34300003V Composer

2015

09.15 Destiny: The Taken King Original Soundtrack N/A Composer

2016

09.19 Destiny: Rise of Iron Original Soundtrack N/A Composer
12.15 Destiny: The Dawning N/A Composer

2017

09.05 Destiny 2 Original Soundtrack N/A Composer

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2004

??.?? Gromix Collection #03 N/A Composer
11.05 Project Majestic Mix: The Trance Album [Limited Edition] KFSS-708 Composer

2009

01.09 PLAY! A VIDEO GAME SYMPHONY LIVE! PLAY-CD Composer
02.17 Halo Wars Original Soundtrack SE-2052-2 Composer

2011

07.10 MUSIC SYSTEM I N/A Composer
11.07 The Greatest Video Game Music (iTunes Bonus Track Edition) N/A Composer
11.07 The Greatest Video Game Music (Amazon Bonus Track Edition) N/A Composer
11.07 The Greatest Video Game Music X5CD114 Composer
12.05 The Essential Games Music Collection Vol. 1 N/A Composer

2012

03.22 Video Game Piano Album Thing N/A Composer
07.20 Classic Game Music! N/A Composer
10.23 Game Music / Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà AN 2 8734 Composer
11.06 The Greatest Video Game Music 2 X5CD118 Composer

2013

04.08 HALO 4 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK VOL 2. N/A Composer
07.20 Press Start N/A Composer
09.13 Still Alive: Your Favorite Video Game Music On Ocarina N/A Composer
09.18 Portals N/A Composer
10.31 Critical Hit: Volume One MXJ4909 Composer

2014

03.14 Piano/Instrumental Works: Video Game Themes - Volume I N/A Composer
07.12 The Anime and Game Collection N/A Composer

2015

??.?? The ETHEReal String Project EP N/A Composer
07.28 The ETHEReal String Project N/A Composer
10.30 Halo 5: Guardians Original Soundtrack 34300005 Composer
10.30 Halo 5: Guardians Original Soundtrack 34300005V Composer
10.31 Concert PLAYSTATION vs XBOX N/A Composer
11.20 Halo 5: Guardians Original Soundtrack [Limited Edition] 34300006 Composer
12.07 VG Metal Covers Vol. 5 N/A Composer

2016

02.22 TeraCMusic - VG Covers Vol. 1 N/A Composer
08.22 Reflections of Another World N/A Composer
10.25 Killer Instinct: Season 3 Original Soundtrack N/A Composer
11.04 Song Cycle: The History of Video Games MCOL-0011 Composer
11.04 Song Cycle: The History of Video Games (Karaoke Accompaniment) MCOL-0012 Composer

2017

02.10 Game On! 88985351382 Composer
07.14 Music For Guardians, Volume I (An Album of Original Piano Arrangements Inspired by "Destiny") N/A Composer

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