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post Oct 8 2009, 05:50 AM
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I'm trying to clear out some of my junk collection.

Are the old style 5-pin midi cables still used for anything, or is everything now through USB?


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post Oct 8 2009, 07:24 AM
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Keep it. Some gear needs those cables.


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post Oct 8 2009, 07:54 AM
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OK, thanks.


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post Oct 8 2009, 01:19 PM
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As Santiago suggests. Keep 'em! Any decent outboard gear is still MIDI capable. It might be old but it is an industry standard. For instance, I can control my programmable preamp and multi-effects unit in my guitar rig with a midi foot controller. All without a computer which is the whole point. Mobility. Flexibility.


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post Oct 8 2009, 02:29 PM
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I also vote for keeping them, no point in disposing of old cables, specially MIDI ones. They can have some use some day, and they really don't take up much space (you can store them in a box or something in a garage etc..)


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post Oct 8 2009, 04:53 PM
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If they are still working, defintitely keep them, you never know when you need them.


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post Oct 11 2009, 01:08 PM
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I would definitly recommend keeping them! There is lots lots of cool "older" gear that uses them so you never know when you gonna need 'em. I have the same cable laying around just in case smile.gif


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post Oct 11 2009, 08:13 PM
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I use those cables a lot..
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