Digital multicores and remote mic preamps were the things that we all dreamed of all those years ago, while rolling up 50m 40-way multicore cable at the end of the gig: "there must be a smarter way" we all said. Well you're right, there is a much smarter way. Digitise the audio signal, and utilise lightweight Cat5 cable to avoid those screaming arms and shoulder joints when it comes to pack up and load out time. Some manufacturers use proprietary technology to fit specifically with their own digital mixing consoles, while others can provide the full in/out solution to use anywhere. If you need more information on digital mulitcores, make sure you get in touch with Factory Sound.