Did you know - Midi is (mostly) transferred on 3 of the DIN ports 5 pins.
This has lots of uses - the two main ones that jumped out to me were:
- Transfer to another 3 pin connector -TRS jack, Bantam jack, XLR etc etc.
- Enable Midi to be routed through stage box either on stage/in the studio
Seramic will be playing a couple of festivals at the end of July and a changing of our setup requires us to send MIDI information from a Keyboard to a Synth module an unspecified distance (over 5m). In my mind there were two solutions to this:
1. Buy midi extender - I never have good luck with these things - Midi cables don't lock in place like XLR's.
2. Make some MIDI - XLR cables and extend the length with XLR cables.
So I chose to do the latter, - I've posted the wiring diagram above, I think this has a number of benefits for both live and studio (sending MIDI from the live room -> control room for example).
Keep the soldering iron hot!
Here's a PDF download.
Hi there, James here. In this blog I'm going to look at all the stuff I'm working on. Expect drums, diy and audio nerdiness.