Hello, I was wondering if you could help me with a project. Our school has a lighting system that can be controlled by midi signals through a program called MyDMX. Usually, we hook up an electronic drum kit to sync our light shows to music. This works great for live bands, but whenever we have to play music from an iPod, we have to rely on the built in effect (ok, but not music synchronized). What I would like to do is build a device that would listen to the music using a microphone and output MIDI signals according to the music it hears. I have some experience in syncing lights to music using an arduino (see my Music Synchronized Traffic Light on my website at http://colvins.ca). What I do not know how to do is make it use a microphone and operate independently from a computer. Also, I do not know what I need to make it output to midi instead of LEDs.
Does anyone know how I could do this?