Quest Studios has always wanted to be known as a legitimate resource for commercial computer gaming music. Towards that end, I've contacted various game publishers to inquire on their stance for my posting their music on the Internet. Sierra On-Line, Inc. was not only pleased with the idea, they helped me by sending free games and music files so that I could establish a good sampling of their soundtracks. Other companies were not so thrilled. LucasArts Games, Inc. flatly refused to have their music posted on the 'Net and asked that I remove any song files I had posted from their games. Of the few companies that did respond, I felt the selection would be too limited to promote Quest Studios as a "game" music resource. Though you will find game music on the 'Net from almost every game ever made, the chances that the copyright owners have granted permission to post all of it is rather unlikely.
Having Sierra's blessings, and because of the great number of soundtracks available in their games, I decided to make Sierra music the only game music, other than my own, that I would promote. And for over a decade, Quest Studios has maintained this web site for one primary reason: "...to keep the wonderful music of Sierra On-Line alive and well...and available to all."
Over the years, it has never failed to amaze me how many have appreciated what I've made available. Quest Studios has always offered the music on this web site without unwanted advertising associated with its service. I have passed the ten-year 'web-based' anniversary and feel as strongly about this service now as when I first began. Even now, new MIDI and MP3's are posted regularly, and I hope will continue to be for many years to come.
Ari Stone, a long time visitor and supporter of Quest Studios, has been serving as a co-webmaster of the website for the past several years. Not only has he worked on web pages (and serves as co-administrator of the forums), he has created numerous Sierra soundtrack music files which are available for download on this site.
Another aspect of Quest Studios has always been its strong support of the Roland MT-32 Sound Module. In that regard, you'll find another web site on our servers called "The Roland MT-32 Sound Module Resource Center." Here, you can download utilities, documentation, patch banks, and other MT-32 related material.
And finally, it has been our pleasure to be part of the AGD Interactive team, composing soundtrack music for several Sierra classic remakes. This progressed to our composing the soundtrack for Al Emmo And The Lost Dutchman's Mine, the first commercial adventure game created and produced by Himalaya Studios.
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