Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years! I thought I’d pass on some updates about what happened with the rockman-gearup.com forum over the last year, along with a look ahead at the year to come. There were a total of 96,849 visits to rockman-gearup.com during 2017. This is an increase compared to 69,262 visits in 2016. December of 2017 was also busier than last year, with the forum receiving 10,288 visits, compared to 5,713 visits in December 2016. Additionally, there are now 1079 people who "like" the "Rockman Gear Up" page on Facebook. The forum now has 117 users. Member growth has been fairly slow but continues to move up. There are some pending technical changes in the forum software. I will be refreshing the forum, underlying operating system and web server software during first quarter. Additionally, it’s time for the rockman-gearup.com annual 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. I don’t have a 501(c)3 organization, so I can’t offer a tax write-off at this time. The contributions help defray the cost of operating rockman-gearup.com. The idea is to keep the forum ad-free. Funds are used to pay for the operations, maintenance and promotion of the web site. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions. Tell a friend! Here’s the link: https://paypal.me/rockmangearup/3 For those of you who have heard this pitch, I'm preaching to the choir. For new supporters, this is intended as some gentle encouragement. Thanks in advance for any and all contributions! Lastly, thanks for following rockman-gearup.com. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Rockman Gear Up Quarterly Update for Q3

I thought I’d pass on some updates about what happened with the rockman-gearup.com 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 rockman-gearup.com 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 rockman-gearup.com 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 rockman-gearup.com

The Internet service provider for rockman-gearup.com 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.