I'm using my laptop with Sony Acid Software for the 1st time. I use a Roland midi controller and Roland JV1010 sound module to play my sounds. I noticed that the only way I can really hook my midi controller up to the laptop is by connecting the midi cable from the controller to the JV1010 and then a 9 pin d-sub from the back of the JV1010 to a 8 pin serial port on my laptop. I went ahead and ordered the cable, but now I'm starting to doubt myself. Since the back of my controller only has outputs for a midi cable and there are no midi inputs on my laptop, is it acceptable to go through the JV1010 to transmit signals? And if anyone is really familiar with what I am saying, do I have to set my JV1010 to anything special in order to properly transmit? Thanks!