The cable that Creative Labs wants to charge you $50 for doesn't contain much in the way of parts. If you have the pieces laying about and you've got to hook your Sound Blaster up to your synthesizer, you may just want to build your own. I had to build my own and tell others how to do likewise because the very thought of giving Creative Labs another $50 after paying them $150 for an atrocious software developer's kit was more than I could stand.
Here's an even better schematic that I found on Jeff Glatt's MIDI page. Check it out for some great tutorials and reference material on the MIDI protocol.
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