I was just wondering what some of you more professional game developers do about your background music? I've already implemented an Ogg Vorbis system for the technical side, but what I'm really curious about is where you get your music from, or if you make it, how do you make it sound so good?
I figure, I can't just digitize my favorite CD track and use it since that would be a licensing issue - So, I've tried recording someone playing an instrument (very low tech, which produced too much background noise and not enough variation in instrumentation), as well as typing it into a music sheet program that produces MIDI output (which I then record and convert to Ogg, but has issues with good sounding instruments). What do you guys use? And how do you do it? Is there someplace out there that offers Royalty Free music? ANY help would be vastly appreciated.