Catalogue of Arcade Emulation Software - the Absolute Reference
Here are the sound libraries commonly used by emulation authors
A free sound library for high-precision reproduction of emulated sound
BASS is a sound system for use in Windows 95/98/2000/NT software. It's purpose is to provide powerful (yet easy to use) sample, stream, MOD music, and audio CD playback functions.
|Housemarque Audio System
MIDAS is a multichannel digital sound and music system, capable of playing an unlimited number of channels of digital sound on all supported platforms. It can play music modules, individual samples, and digital audio streams, in any combination.
On a plain stereo sound-card system, you get an extremely efficient 3D-to-stereo translation.
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|Synthetic Audio Library (SEAL) Development Kit
Can play digital audio waveforms and music modules on many platforms
Wave mixer for Windows (pre DirectSound).