For today's professional musician, touring is all about traveling light and keeping costs down. This includes avoiding extra baggage costs on airlines, eliminating handling charges where possible and reducing the size and weight of the stage equipment to save fuel and transportation costs. There is also a greater degree of focus on simplicity - in other words, we are being asked to eliminate extra features and functions that can cause confusion for the musician or undue stress for the audio engineer when problems occur on a busy stage. These are the cornerstones that led to the development of the StageBugs.