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 Digital Wireless System for guitar and bass.
Kazuki Takemura, Crossfaith’s guitarist noted: “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 Ikegawa Crossfaith’s bassist added: “I think a wireless system helps you express yourself on stage.”
However, the band’s adoption of the System 10 stompbox configuration was somewhat reluctant at first. Takemura recalled: “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.”
Ikegawa added: “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.”
Takemura concluded: “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.”