Petrik Salovaara

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Petrik Salovaara
Petrik Salovaara - 02.jpg
Born 1968-10-23
Birth Place Helsinki, Finland
Nationality Finnish   Finland.svg
Aliases YIP music productions

Petrik Salovaara (born as Jori Olkkonen) is a Finnish programmer and former Commodore 64 composer.

In 1978, he started programming in BASIC on a Sharp calculator. In 1979, he was living in Hämeenlinna and playing the cello. For his 13th birthday, his mother bought him a brand new VIC 20. When the Commodore 64 came out in Europe in 1983, he begged her to buy him one.

From 1985 to 1990, he composed and covered songs using several music editors and spread them on disks. From 1987 to 1991, he wrote for C=lehti magazine, mainly game reviews, but also a music course and a music editor of his own. His favorite games were Spelunker (C64) and Turrican (AMI).

By 1993, he had decided to do something else and works in IT ever since. In late 2003, he changed his name from Jori Olkkonen to Petrik Salovaara. As of 2004, his hobbies still are computer games, heavy metal and exercise.

Audio Development

Commodore 64

From 1986 to 1987, he used Sidplayer Editor. For Netherworld (C64), he programmed a new music driver, which he is most proud of.

His favorite musicians are Rob Hubbard, Martin Galway and Jeroen Tel. He remixed lots of Hubbard's songs using MIDI. His favorite Hubbard soundtrack is Master of Magic (C64).


Released Title Sample Notes
1987-0?-?? Uuno Turhapuro muuttaa maalle (C64)
1988-01-?? BMX Kidz (C64) Hi-Score Musix.
1988-0?-?? Megasound (C64)
1988-0?-?? Netherworld (C64)
1988-??-?? Netherworld (AST)
Arranged by Nigel Pritchard.
1988-??-?? Netherworld (AMI)
Arranged by Adrian Waterhouse.

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