Hi, Im new to this myself and setting up a similar setup, plenty of dmx light controllers with midi in , the midi track could have 16 channel outs , each using midi notes wherever you need to switch scenes and presets and cc effects on helix. Im using axe fx2 and want the same from my new utrack24, Awesome unit.
Might take a while but backing up your laptop songs from your DAW as mono wav files is def the way to go, set to live tempo and leave it there. Chauvet70 or other midi light controller should be less than £100. Good luck