Elektron 3.5mmTRS > DIN MIDI adapters


#1

Price = Ouch

Elektron CA-3 - 3.5mm to 5-pin DIN MIDI Adaptor (Pair)

EDIT: clearer title


#2

I would hope that Elektron used the Midi standard for this connection, in which case you can used any of the other connectors for this too.


#3

They did, and you can also change to polarity to the “other” standard, so any adapters should work. The price of these doesn’t give me a lot of hope for a sensible price on the battery handle, though.


#4

What “other Elektron gear” has such connections for MIDI? The Sweetwater page mentions that twice. Is there already something available, or is this perhaps referring to some future product?


#5

Elektron accessories are definitely on the pricey side – although not impossibly expensive at the same time. I have their OverHub and like it very much.

Nice extra thought to make the midi port polarity selectable. Leave it to Elektron.

I imagine the Powerhandle will be nice.


#6

What “other Elektron gear” has such connections for MIDI?

All the future Model: products.


#7

Yeah and those adapters look niiiice too, ones I’ve gotten packed in with other products are just black plastic.


#8

Edited again to make it clearer


Picture added, bit odd to sell a pair when the box ships with one and you can only use two, but these look nice and they’re not that expensive for two - though you get a bit more in the CV kit for similar money - when I make these types of things I just go male to male, so it’s not an adaptor it’s a lead - it’s a classy touch to make the internal TRS wiring ‘switchable’ for folk wishing to use straight TRS to TRS for korg/arturia/etc stuff


#9

For sure and they are very nice quality. I’m all in on the Powerhandle, as long as it’s not completely absurd, since it’s one of the main reasons I picked up the M:S.


#10

https://www.conrad.pl/p/kabel-przejsciowka-speaka-professional-5-pinowy-din-z-na-jack-m-35-mm-02-m-325132?&vat=true&gclid=CjwKCAiAkrTjBRAoEiwAXpf9Ce_KbgPxvXIPYDVBiFkrHRxJ9h2inqwucGENmmPM8Z_2YvRX5mIEfxoCcwsQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

They don’t look as good as the original ones, and I hope they work, but cost a fraction of the price (15 pln is like 3,5 euro).


#11

The inside wire count and gauge of those will almost certainly be less than on the Elektron one. If you’re careful they may last. But I know from experience that even nice looking 3.5mm leads can fail if they’re made to a budget or if they’re not used gently. Cheap enough to roll the dice though!