The Ministry & Technology Expo of Rochester will help improve the technical skills of your church volunteers.   Cost: $25 / person. Group discounts & scholarships available. Snacks provided. Call 585-210-0776 for more information.
September 22 & 23, 2017
Fri, 6 - 9 pm & Sat, 9 am - 5 pm
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  Journey Christian Church
3955 Mt. Read Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14616
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Beginner to Advanced Classes. Audio, Video, Lighting, and Presentation.

Worship with some of the best local Christian musicians!

Check out the latest amps, speakers, microphones, and digital mixers.

Get your hands on the latest in LED technology.



Doug Gould - Audio

Sheri Gould - Vocal Training

Dave Dusman- Recording

Tim Chamberlain - Audio Technica

Mike Piraino - Lighting

Bob Puff - EQ Gain Structure Effects

Don Bataille - Assistive Listening Systems

Worship Team with Mike Failla

Alex Shillo - Lienauav




Worx Audio



Journey Christian Church

 Ashly Audio

Antelope Audio

Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Registration
  • 6:00 pm - 6:10 pm - Welcome & Opening Prayer
  • 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm - Worship
  • 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm - Mix Lab intro with Doug Gould and Tim Chamerlain from Audio Technica
  • 8:50 pm - 9:00 pm - Questions & Closing
Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • 7:45 am - 8:30 am - Registration
  • 8:30 am - 8:35 am - Opening Prayer
  • 8:35 am - 8:55 am - Worship
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Doug Gould Mix Lab 101
    • Limited Space Available - Sign Up Required
  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am - Session 1
    • Dave Dusman - Recording
    • Sheri Gould - Vocal
    • Don Bataille - Assistive Listening Devices
    • Mike Piriano - Lighting / Pro’s Con Led vs Conventional
    • Bob Puff - Signal Chain
  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am - Break
  • 10:35 am - 12:00 pm - Session 2
    • Dave Dusman - Recording
    • Sheri Gould - Vocal
    • Don Bataille - Assistive Listening Devices
    • Tim Chamberlain - Microphones
    • Mike Failla Worship Leaders
    • Bob Puff - Intro to Digital Mixing and Network Audio
  • 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Lunch
  • 1:20 pm - 4:00 pm - Doug Gould Mix Lab 102
    • Limited Space Available - Sign Up Required
  • 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm - Session 3
    • Dave Dusman - Recording
    • Sheri Gould - Vocal
    • Don Bataille - Assistive Listening Devices
    • Mike Piriano - Lighting / Pro’s Con Led vs Conventional
    • Mike Failla Worship Leaders
    • Bob Puff - Signal Chain
  • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Break
  • 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm - Session 4
    • Dave Dusman - Recording
    • Sheri Gould - Vocal
    • Don Bataille - Assistive Listening Devices
    • Mike Piriano - Lighting / Pro’s Con Led vs Conventional
    • Mike Failla Worship Leaders
    • Bob Puff - Intro to Digital Mixing and Network Audio
  • 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm - Questions & Closing


Donald W Bataille , RA, CCS is a practicing Architect and Owner of Hearing Loops Unlimited, LLC located Rochester, NY and Jackson, MS. He is a Certified Hearing Loop Designer and Installer with completed projects across NY State, Virginia and Mississippi.

He served as Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Rochester New York Chapter Board President for three terms and currently serves on the HLAA NY State Association Professional Advisory Council. He also currently serves on the Executive Committee, National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR), U of Rochester. He is the Vice Chair of University of Rochester, Rochester Prevention Research Center (RPRC) Healthy Living with Hearing Loss Community Committee (HL2) and co-authored the 2013 HL2 Summary Report establishing health concerns of people with hearing loss.
Dave Dusman is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia with a degree in Sound Recording Technology. He has been working as a professional recording engineer for over 25 years and has worked with numerous classical and jazz artists including the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, Israeli Chamber Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road. He is currently vice president of engineering and mastering at Fleur De Son Classics, a record label based in Buffalo, NY.

Recording Real Instruments and People – the lost art of microphone technique. This seminar will focus on microphone selection, placement and overall balance as it relates to recording soloists, choirs, and small ensembles of varying types. Emphasis will be placed on obtaining professional results in less than optimal situations.
Mike Piraino currently holds the position of Lighting Control Specialist for Lightspec LLC. He covers all of upstate NY while supporting 4 sales offices with lighting control applications. Mr. Piraino calls on the specification community, electrical distribution and assists contractors in the field. His responsibilities include all lighting control applications including entertainment, architectural, and energy management. With his long background in theater, Mr. Piraino is called upon often to work with the latest white and color changing LED light sources.

Mr. Piraino is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Mr. Piraino has been in the industry for over 25 years and has held local, regional and national positions at ETC, Ferrini/Konarski, Pass and Seymour/Legrand, and has been at Lightspec for 7 years.
Sheri Gould is a graduate of the University of Ill. She has taught voice privately for over 35 years. She has been a worship leader and music director in various local churches since 1986. She was the director of Good News Productions, an evangelistic outreach involving singing, drama, dance and original musicals for 13 years. She writes for Worship Musician! Magazine and tours the country with her husband teaching and equipping the Body of Christ for music ministry at such conferences as, National Worship Leader Conference, Christian Musician Summit, Seminars4Worship, Camp Electric, Experience Conference, Worship Institute Northeast, WorshipGod and many more. A home-schooling mom since 1985, she her husband Doug reside in New Jersey where she is now home-schooling the last of their eight children.
Bob Puff was born and raised in Rochester, NY, and is the founder and owner of New Life Electronics, an audio consulting, rental, and contracting company (celebrating its 25th anniversary!). His love for electronics and audio started very early, working with churches and various recording projects. High school and college days saw an expansion into computers and hardware design. He later saw these fields combine in the computer-aided modeling of room acoustics and speaker design (starting in the MSDOS days), and once again in his most recent project, the digital mixing system AMP (Audio Mixing Platform).

Bob has been blessed with the opportunity to work and network with many of the greats of our time, both musicians, audio consultants, and instructors, and has been able to glean much wisdom and experience from being on both sides of the recording studio and performance stage. Bob plays bass guitar and keys, and serves in both audio and music in multiple local churches.
Tim Chamberlain Manufacturer’s Representative for 27 years for companies such as Audio Technica,JBL,Soundcraft,Martin Audio,Crest ,EAW, Crown, AKG, CAD Audio,MackieAmpeg, Peavey Commercial,SKB, Radio Design Labs and many more. Touring and recording studio drummer and sound engineer for 46 years working with Disciple, Mylon LeFever,Petra,Servant,Rez Band,2nd Chapter of Acts,Ted Sandquist Husband of 34 years and Father of 6 miracle children and one grandson Ordained Pastor and worship Co-Leader for 16 years at The Love Church in Horseheads, NY.

Currently on staff at First Assembly of God in Binghamton,NY as the chief sound engineer. Design and install Church Sound Systems as well as training of Church Sound Tech’s for 30 + years.
Doug Gould has been a veteran of the Pro Audio and Music Technology Industry for nearly 30 years, serving in management roles at Shure, Tascam and E-Mu Systems and also serves as a worship leader, musician and tech at various churches throughout his esteemed career.

Over the last twelve years Doug has been a very effective presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, focusing his experience to consult and teach others.

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