I have just gotten a Synth Kit for my daughter for Christmas, and bought a used MIDI Bit on Amazon thinking it would be nice for her to use my 61-key MIDI Keyboard controller for her “experiments”.
However, the used MIDI Bit didn’t come with its two cables. The Micro-USB to USB-A cable is easy enough to find, but the 3mm stereo to 5-pin MIDI DIN cable needs to have the correct wiring / pin outs to work properly.
There’s an article on 3mm stereo to 5-pin published by CreateDigitalMusic, reposted here on midi.org which shows a diagram of the wiring used by all gear makers except Korg (IK Multimedia, Novation, & Arturia)
Korg, according to the article, however, swaps the sleeve and ring wiring for their adapter used with their SQ-1 sequencer and ElecTribe.
Since the Synth Kit and the MIDI Bit, etc. modules were designed with help from Korg, I assume the MIDI Bit’s wiring for the 3mm stereo to 5-pin MIDI DIN cable are the same as the ones for Korg’s SQ-1 and ElecTribe.
But can someone who knows please confirm this?
Also, if anyone knows where I could order just a replacement 3mm stereo to 5-pin MIDI DIN cable with the correct wiring for the MIDI Bit, that info would be greatly appreciated!