Sunday, October 1, 2017

Rockman Gear Up Quarterly Update for Q3

I thought I’d pass on some updates about what happened with the forum over the last quarter, along with a look back at the year so far.
Eight new users joined us this last quarter. That gets us up to 106 members. I’d like to thank our new users for joining the forum. The more the merrier.
For those who like statistics, here are a few I put together. Thirty topics were discussed on the forum during the third quarter. This is up from 29 topics discussed during the second quarter.
It’s also time for the quarterly fund raiser. Our forum exists because of loyal contributors like yourself. There are a lot of ways to contribute.
Participation and advocacy are critical. Another way is financial. Hosting web sites isn’t free. There are costs associated with server hosting, domain registration and purchasing encryption certificates for running a secure web site. Contributions are always welcome.
I'll suggest a $3 contribution. You can change that to a different amount. You might consider $5, $10 or $20. Tell a friend! Here’s the link:
For those of you who have heard this pitch, I'm preaching to the choir. For new members, this is intended as some gentle encouragement. Thanks in advance for any and all contributions!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Outage for Upgrade / 17 December at 12 PM CST

I'll be upgrading the web site operating system along with changing hosting tomorrow. The site will be down beginning at 12 PM CST. The work should be complete by 2PM.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Scheduled outage for

The Internet service provider for will be conducting maintenance that will take the forum offline between 7AM and 3 PM Central time in the US. The forum will be back up after 3PM. Please check back.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rockman Rig Example

I've been slowly putting together a basic Rockman rig using a Sustainor and Chorus/Delay as the principal components. It's far enough along that I thought I'd show it off. The components are racked in a 19 inch rack/road case. I'm using a 2 channel EQ. Channel 1 is assigned to clean sounds. Channel 2 is assigned to edge/distortion sounds. The stereo output is sent directly to the mixer.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Rockman Gearup Updates / Secure and Mobile Access

Over the last couple of months I’ve been working on improving the Rockman Gearup forum, making some hosting changes to improve performance, security and better support mobile devices. This weekend I made a couple of key changes.

I’ve now made SSL mandatory for the web site. The reason for this, is to better protect everybody’s access to the forum. Non-secure access will now be re-directed to the secure web site. The best URL to access the web site is now:

Please update your bookmarks if you haven’t already.

I also turned on a mobile style for the forum. If you give the forum a look from your smart phone. You should see a more mobile friendly view of the web site. Now you can take with you, when you’re away from your home computer.

If you prefer the full style of the web site on your mobile device, you can click on the “Switch to full style” link at the bottom of the web page.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of the Rockman Gearup forum.