Crossfaith turns to System 10
JAPAN: Audio-Technica artist endorser, Crossfaith, has started using the manufacturer’s System 10 stompbox digital wireless system for guitar and bass. The Japanese rock band was initially reluctant to go wireless, but has nothing but praise for the solution since making the leap.
‘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,’ said lead guitarist, Takemura Kazuki. ‘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. I thought it was perfect for a guy like me who hates complicated things.’
‘I think a wireless system helps you express yourself on stage,’ added bass guitarist, Ikegawa Hiroki. ‘Size-wise it’s perfect, compact and small. So I think it is also perfect for the young kids… 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.’
The band consists of Koie Kenta (lead vocals), Takemura Kazuki (lead guitar), Amano Tatsuya (drums), Tamano Terufumi (keyboards, programming, backing vocals) and Ikegawa Hiroki (bass guitar). In addition to the System 10 stompbox, they use the ATM25 and ATM23HE hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphones, the AT4021 cardioid instrument mic and the AT4047 cardioid condenser amongst others.
‘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,’ concluded Takemura Kazuki.