NEWBIE NEED HELP TO CONTROL STAGE LIGHTING WITH MIDI

MY NAME IS YONA
I DONT REALLY UNDERSTAND ABOUT PROGRAMMING OR ELECTRICITY
BUT I DO UNDERSTND AL LITTLE BIT ABOUT MIDI SEQUENCING
ANDI NEED HELP TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO CONTROL STAGE LIGHTING
WITH MIDI NOTES USING THE ARDUINO BOARD
THANKS BEFORE… :~

Hei Yona,

Are you sure you need MIDI to control the stage lighting?
Usually stage lighting is controlled by DMX or DMX-512 and professional equipment is already rigged to handle this.
Just check this: http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Learning/DMX

if it is MIDI you need, check here: http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/InterfacingWithHardware#MIDI

Greetz, Peter

Do you need the lights to be on / off or do you need to dim them?
This projects fires solenoids with MIDI but you can just as easly turn on lights.
http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Hardware/Glockenspiel.html

thanks a lot to noorman and mike....

the thing is...
i'm still blind about programming (r4eally zero)
and yes i a little bit familiar with some professional lighting console
but until now i'm just know how to operate them manually...
yes they're using DMX and until now i totally have no idea what DMX is...
the console i operate, it has a serial port...
i've read about MIDIserial learning tutorial but i still can't figure it out (yes i'm clueless)

now i'm begging someone would enlight me just how to
connect the MIDI sequence software or lighting sequence software based on midi
to a lighting console...

Thanks guys and sorry.... :~

i'm still blind about programming (r4eally zero)

If you want to do something unique you will have to learn, there is no way round it.

Otherwise you are in a straight jacket just copying some one elses project.

As fro DMX then
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Learning/DMX
you can even make a shield
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/DMX/DMXShield