I know that, and you know that, but it causes endless confusion to the great unwashed, and always was quite unnecessary.Sam Spoons wrote:Folderol wrote:Quite possible.
If it's a standard MIDI-in it should have just 2 connections, going to pins 4 and 5. It will likely have the shell grounded, and might have pin 2 grounded as well (but it shouldn't).
In case you don't know the numbering of standard 5pin DINs is daft.
It's 'cos a three pin DIN has pins 1, 2 & 3 across 180º then the 5 pin has 4 & 5 in the spaces between them, make perfect sense. I suppose (but I CBA to check) that a 7 pin has 6 & 7 to the left and right (anticlockwise and clockwise 45º) from 1 and 3 respectively)
The argument is sometimes made that the three pin version came out before the 5 pin, but it didn't. Also the 5 pin 270deg one has sensible pinning - just to make it more fun.