just registered, and just bought the project today.
i can't get started right now, i have to order my arduino first, and some other components. as this is my very first arduino related project i'm sure i'll have some stupid questions....
but first i'll have to make the schematics a little easier to read in fritzing and sort out what questions i can answer by myself
btw what do you mean with the shield you'd like to produce, would that be sth like a pcb that has everything on it, so one wouldn't need the arduino board and the sparkfun midi board?
cool project so far!