MIDI devices and connections come in all shapes and sizes, with many hardware units shipping with smaller 3.5mm MIDI sockets over the larger 5-Pin method which has been the standard for nearly 4 decades. The Sharp X68000 Midi Cable Converter Adapter Mini is a product which fulfills a slightly different purpose; to connect your MIDI devices to a vintage Sharp X68000 computer!
The Sharp X68000 was a Japanese computer released in 1987, and contained a Yamaha YM2151 FM chip, which you’ll find housed in lots of Tindie products! The computer itself came with a mini MIDI port as standard, so requires conversion to connect it to conventional MIDI sockets. Each cable will come brand new, with possible colour variations and the assurance it’s been tested before posting.
Using this adapter, you can send MIDI notes and messages from a software sequencer on the X68000 and play sounds on an external MIDI module! Surely one of the rarest forms of music making in 2021, and a rare find for anyone in need of this exact cable!
The Sharp X68000 MIDI Cable Converter Adapter Mini is sold by La Cueva Retro, who are based in Mexico – and stock a couple of neat cable adapters we’re sure you’ll love.