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How to create your own R-BUS cable for 20€

DIY R-BUS cable for 20€

Looking on the internet for the Roland R-Bus cable RBC-1, RBC-3 or RBC-5?
Finally found them and then looking for air because of the prices…happened to me also.

Then I found the pinout of VS-planet and decided to create one myself. I bought a 2nd hand DB25 cable and two breakout boxes male pins.

In one hour I had my own working R-Bus cable for only 20€ 🙂

Here the pinout which you will need! I created in Excel my own list based on the colours of my cable. Of course you can select any color as long a you connect the correct numbers. (link to the original post from 2003 –

Good luck on rolling your own cable!
Grtzzz, Roger

My Video on YouTube!

2 thoughts on “DIY R-BUS cable for 20€

  1. On the homemade RBus cable what end goes to which component. I am using it to connect an SI-24 to a VS 2480

    1. Hi!
      The homemade cable has on both ends the same connector so it doesn’t matter which one you connect. Can’t go wrong.
      Only this is that the SI-24 is especially made for the VS-2400CD.
      I know you can route the 8 inputs through RBUS.
      I had one too but it didn’t work for me how I wanted because my both RBUS connections are used for the MV8 and the XV-5080.
      So again, no difference between the connectors of the homemade cable.
      Good luck!
      Hope this helps.

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