Midi controller pads

I’m looking into getting a controller pad to play drum sounds on my Beat Buddy. I’d like to use a Korg Nanopad2 as a midi input device but am not sure how to connect. Will I need some kind of midi hub/host since the Nanopad2 is USB only? Thanks.

Unfortunately, yes, there must be something in between to convert to MIDI 5-pin. There may be solutions online!

The woes of an ancient MIDI system since the 80s still being the standard today in many applications!