Need help with the MIDI keyboard?

Hello, sorry if the question is obvious to you, I just bought a keyboard and I know very little about it.

I have a Roland PC 200 MK2 keyboard and a MIDI to USB cable. I connected the MIDI IN into the keyboard (Midi out is not plugged anywhere) and USB to my pc. It works but I can not play multiple notes and they sometimes get stuck. Do I need to buy a sound card? And if I need to, is M-Audio MIDISPORT 2x2 good for that keyboard?

Update:

My Keyboard has only one MIDI port.

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  • 1 month ago

    The little USB MIDI interfaces such as you can buy on ebay often do not work well, they are too slow to capture multiple note-on messages at the same time.

    A branded interface such as this should work fine; they are not expensive:

    https://www.gear4music.com/Recording-and-Computers...

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