Easy question about Midi

I've played with midi using my piano/keyboard hooked up to my computer for a long time.  About 6 years ago, with my SB16 card, came a midi adapter that plugs into my joystick port, and allows a passthrough for a joystick, and midi inputs and outputs.  Still works great.
Are these sorts of items still available, or is there something comparable?  If not, how do I hook up my (piano) keyboard to my computer in the same way?  Where can I find them, and how much do they generally cost?
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simonetConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Everything is still available. The Sound Blaster cards still come with the MIDI port.

Back in 1992, when I bought my first sound-card (the Sound Blaster Pro, 8-bit), it came with the Midi Y-cable, the MIDI software (from Voyetra), etc.  The difference is that nowadays it is very rare to find a package from Creative Labs that comes with such stuff (MIDI software & cable). You have to either purchase it separately or build your own.

The techonology is still all there, and if you have the cable and software, you can use it with newer sound cards. If you still have the cable and the software, just go and buy a newer sound card (like the SB 128 PCI or the SB Live) and you're ready to go!

Yours,

Alex
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eversoslightlyAuthor Commented:
Thanks,
  I realize that this will work with newer equipment (as I have setup).  Can you direct me as to where I can find a new cable of this sort?  Perhaps a URL to an online dealer?  I'm interested for additional computers now, and I don't know what it is called so as to find one.
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simonetCommented:
Sure!

Go to

http://www.voyetra-turtle-beach.com/site/default.asp

then select "Shop Online". From the presented sections, choose "Accessories".  

The PC MIDI cables sell for US$ 24.95 and you can order them directly from the web site.

Another option is (as usual!) the nearest Radio Shack!

Yours,

Alex
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eversoslightlyAuthor Commented:
Thank-you very much :)
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simonetCommented:
Thanks!

BTW, don't forget to check the rest of the site I mentioned. There are tons of interesting stuff there if you're into music authoring.

Alex
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