I've finally finished adding MIDI to my VL 1 using a retrofit from Highly Liquid.
There's not much room in the VL 1 so the kit has to be housed in a break out box. I decided to use a DB25 to connect the two, that way I can unplug the MIDI box and still fit the VL1 into it's leatherette case.
I also have the future option of adding 1/4 inch jack out to the midi box, and perhaps a pitch bend pot and body contact.
The MIDI box has Led's for pwr and activity and I added an on/off switch.