What kind of card is in the computer?? Any "pro" card should have a breakout cable with a round female 5 pin DIN connector that matches the MIDI cable. However many so-called "consumer" sound cards (like older Sound Blaster cards, for instance) support MIDI but don't include the physical port. They require a special breakout cable to go on their game port, and it's usually like this:
Yes, I'm afraid I do have a bad soundcard =( It's a "Soundblaster Live!" sound card. Unfortunately I lack the funds to get a better soundcard (just dished out hundreds of dollars for upgrades to support gpo =()
If I were to go to, say, Radio Shack would I be able to get cord to go from regular mdi to that "breakout" cable?
BTW, I don't know what you mean by if it's not compatible, but if if you mean not compatible with MIDI, I've been using midi all this time, I just want to be able to control it with a MIDI keyboard.
Ir if that's not what you mean, or it's some expert knowledge, sorry