The MIDI-to-MIDI Standard Cable is an inexpensive option for connecting your MIDI-compliant devices. The MIDI protocol allows communication between a computer and a digital synthesizer (keyboard, drum machine, etc.) by transmitting how the notes are to be produced. For example, commands like note-on, note-off, pitch-shift, and tempo create much smaller files and more realistic music, relying on the synthesizer to create the basic tones. Each of the five pins on the connectors of this MIDI cable is wired to support all MIDI functions, including uploading and downloading data and relaying SysEx information. The injection-molded connector bodies with built-in strain relief are rugged and affordable, and the stranded copper conductors are surrounded by a dense copper shield to ensure interference-resistant data transfer.