How to make the mini DIN 5pin to DIN 5pin convert cable for SYSTEM SACOM Co.Ltd's MIDI board.
All information taken from http://www.sssp.mihara.hiroshima.jp/~shimsoft/x68/midicable/mkmidicablee.html
Required Materials (Parts and Tools)
|DIN 5 pin socket||Qty. 1|
|Mini DIN 5 pin connector||Qty. 1|
|5 wire cable||Qty. Your required length. Mine was about 15cm.|
The Sharp boards and the 2nd SACOM board have the same pinout. The image shows solder side of the connectors. Connect points as shown in the diagram (1-1,2-2, …5-5). Test the connections with a multimeter and make sure that they are correct. Connect the cable to MIDI board and MIDI sound module via MIDI Standard cable.
X68k MIDI board's MIDI out port → Created cable → MIDI standard cable → MIDI sound module
Try playing music on X68k with Z-music or other music software. If MIDI sound module is receiving the MIDI message, then your work is done.