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Japan-based rock band Crossfaith has built quite a name for itself at home and abroad since its founding in 2006. Featuring members Koie Kenta (lead vocals), Takemura Kazuki (lead guitar), Amano Tatsuya (drums), Tamano Terufumi (keyboards, programming, backing vocals) and Ikegawa Hiroki (bass guitar), the band’s distinctive metalcore sound is delivered with Audio-Technica microphones on stage and in the studio.
Crossfaith proudly uses a variety of Audio-Technica microphones, including the ATM250 hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphone, the AT4021 cardioid condenser and the AT4047 large-diaphragm condenser among others. Recently the band also started using the Audio-Technica System 10 Sompbox Digital Wireless System for guitar and bass.
System 10 Stompbox digital high-fidelity guitar wireless system combines the advanced 24-bit operation, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality of other System 10 configurations with unique functionality for guitarists, bassists and other instrumentalists. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, System 10 Stompbox offers a rugged, metal, pedal board-mountable receiver with foot switch, two switched TRS balanced 1/4″ outputs and an output mode selector.
With the tap of a foot, musicians can toggle between outputs (e.g., for switching amps) or mute and unmute one output without muting the other (e.g., for convenient tuning). And a single receiver can be paired with up to eight UniPak® body-pack transmitters, allowing users to easily switch between instruments without having to move a body-pack from one instrument to the next.
Kazuki notes, “ Our stage performance means everything to us. We’re all about moving all over and going crazy. So that’s why we decided to use a wireless system.” Hiroki adds, “I think a wireless system helps you express yourself on stage. ”
In the video below, Audio-Technica endorsers Crossfaith describe their experience with the System 10 Stompbox and the benefits of using a wireless system for live performances.
However, the band’s adoption of the System 10 stompbox configuration was somewhat reluctant at first. Kazuki recalls, “To be honest, I was really concerned that a wireless system would make the band sound thin. I was worried that we would lose our heavy sound. [But] there was no transmission loss. I was actually surprised because it sounded exactly like using cables, great tone and dynamics, which I wasn’t expecting. And the setup is just super easy. It’s perfect for a guy like me who hates complicated things.”
Hiroki adds, “ Size-wise it’s ideal, compact and small. So I think it is also perfect for younger players… just put it in your bag and take it with you wherever you want. It’s the same situation during tours. The compact size is really convenient. I will definitely be using the System 10 stompbox system on tour. The sound quality is just amazing, which is really important for Crossfaith. My bass guitar sound is absolutely clear. I can hear every detail within the band mix. ”
Kazuki notes, “ What’s also great is that I can use up to eight guitars with one receiver, which was something revolutionary to me. I am really confident that the system will take our performance to the next level. ”
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