The THR Guitar Rig has has always been about portability – lightweight gear with heavyweight capability. A nice bonus is keeping the pieces together, in one bag, always ready to go. The ability to carry everything in one load without breaking my back is also a plus. This concept led to the octopus approach to cable management.
A backpack (the octopus) is the travel case for most of the gear. The power supplies, USB hubs and other pieces stay put in the bag connecting via bundled cables (the octopus’s arms) to each component. The bag is centrally located on the stage (the octopus’s garden?) permanently stores the power supply box.