Nowadays, most music seems to be prerecorded, but that means they are rather static and take up a lot of space.
I wonder if MIDI is still a viable option (especially considering consoles or iOS) and if I can expect General Midi 1 to be available everywhere? (Note: Referring to the software instruments for sound generation from notes)
Alternatively, are there vendors of embeddable software instruments that can generate the desired sound at runtime?
The whole point is to re-create a dynamic soundscape in which instruments can change their volume, speed or pitch - this can be partially simulated with individual tracks, but it doesn't offer the same flexibility.