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Adding MIDI ports to FR-7/5 and FR-7x

pentaprism

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Some forum members sent me private messages regarding the modifications I made to my FR-7b, adding MIDI ports to the accordion (Reference: FBC-7 Eliminator).

I did the modifications a while back and unfortunately did not keep detailed record/photos. But here are some photos that may be able to help you. Adding the DC-in and the charging ports takes some planning, but adding the MIDI ports is a pretty simple modification, requiring only some basic soldering skills/tools.

To make future disassembly easy, I bundled all the added connections in a 9-pin Molex connector (white connector with blue marking tape). In a photo showing the inside of the accordion, you can see the MIDI out connector (at pen tip) and the WIDI Master MIDI out.

Disclaimer: I've been using the MIDI-out port, but have never tested the MIDI-in port.

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Thanks to Pentaprism for info adding midi in the Fr7.
Now my Old Fr7 have midi port
 

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JIM D.

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Also comes with midi out.
No alterations to the accordion are necessary.
 

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