I have been on a “bender” getting my studio work flow up to snuff. One little time saver that has really helped me is getting http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/QK2B. These quick release clips are super handy. The biggest problem is that it is an all or nothing proposition. I had to get over 40 of them to cover all my mics and stands which adds up. I am stunned at how much time I spend setting up mic’s and every little bit helps. The next thing I’ll be getting is a couple 8 Channel 2 sided fan out snakes or custom loom to cable up drums quickly. My basic drum mic setup is pretty big right now. (16-18 mics typically). It takes me about an hour to get drums up and sound checked right now. I’d love to get that down to 1/2 hour. Since my space is multi use I can’t leave drums set up in the ideal recording location most of the time. These little mic clip quick releases make things much quicker. Unscrewing and screwing mic clips on stands is very time consuming. The only thing you have to watch with these is that they do actually engage. Once in a while you’ll think they are secure and they won’t be. I never take my hands off the mic before I do a test “pull” to make sure it engaged.
I am also going to be making a mic stand cabinet. I am thinking of making it out of 4" ABS pipe. A 3 foot length for each mic stand and build a box around it.