"Another big change had been the coming of synthesizers. Producers long, and understandably, frustrated by their inability to look into what the composer was up to and having to wait until the scoring session to find out what the music was going to sound like, discovered that the composer could make a synthesizer demo and play it with the picture. Today, composers are given far less time to write their scores than has been the practice in the past, and Angela said that to be distracted by the constant requirement to make demos of everything must be a giant headache."
I really wish some of these synthesizer demos had survived. Wouldn't it be wonderful to listen to your favorite soundtracks played minimally on synthesizers with bad quality recording?