Myst Journey

Myst Soundtrack

Myst Soundtrack

Composer: Robyn Miller

Release Date: April 21, 1998

Length: 41 minutes, 26 songs

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Originally, Myst didn't have any music because the Miller brothers thought music would interfere with the gameplay. But after a few tests, they realized that background music did not adversely affect the game, saying that in fact it "seemed to really help the mood of certain places that you were at in the game."

Robyn Miller ended up composing 40 minutes of synthesized music that was used in the game and later published as Myst: The Soundtrack. Mixing and effects were done on an E-mu Proteus MPS synthesizer. The soundtrack was recorded over the course of two weeks' evenings.

Initially, Cyan released the soundtrack via a mail-order service, but before the release of Myst's sequel, Riven, Virgin Records acquired the rights to release the soundtrack, and the CD was re-released on April 21, 1998.

Edited from original source: Wikipedia