Hosa Technology's MIDI to MIDI Standard Cable(5 ft.) is designed to be a quality, low-cost MIDI cable. Its dense spiral copper shield blocks interference, while its nickel-plated connector pins for precise data transfer. A Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) Connection allows for there to be communication between a computer and a digital synthesizer (keyboard, drum machine, etc.) by transcribing how the notes are to be produced. Hosa's MIDI to MIDI Cable is designed with a discreet 5-Pin connector on each end of the cable and is wired to support all MIDI functions, including downloading and uploading data and relaying SysEx information. Its injection-molded connector, with built-in strain relief, are rugged and dependable. The stranded copper conductors are surrounded by a dense copper shield to provide long life and interference-resistant data transfer.