First post, by lion2
Back in the 90's I was amazed at the CD Audio tracks available for some games. I always used to think that they had live bands/orchestra's recording the music. However, as I got older and was able to listen to MIDI tracks using Roland Sound Canvas's, those old CD Audio tracks seemed to sound a lot like them.
So were many of those songs just recorded tracks from high end synthesizers? Probably cheaper to do that than hire a band or orchestra.