Hikoshi Hashimoto is a Japanese composer and sound designer who has composed music and sound for various game companies; mainly for Sega games such as SIMS. Ever since 1991 he has been a freelance musician.
To create music and sound on the SNES, Hikoshi programmed his own sound driver. He would then create MIDI files and converted them to his sound driver. He would take into account not to go over 8 channels.