The highly acclaimed Shure Axient® Digital Wireless Microphone System and KSM8 Dualdyne Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone were the go-to choices for Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan, as part of their recent set of shows with The Offspring for the Let The Bad Times Roll Tour.
The Shure Axient Digital Wireless System is a top choice for touring musicians due to its advanced technical features and reliable audio transmission. The system utilizes a secure, encrypted digital transmission to ensure that the audio signal remains clear and uninterrupted. In addition to its robust signal strength, the Axient Digital system also offers a variety of advanced features to meet the needs of any performance. The system includes automatic frequency selection, which enables the system to automatically find the best available frequency to operate on. It also has a High-Density Mode that can provide up to 47 wireless channels on a single frequency band, when selected.
In addition to using the Axient Digital Wireless System, Simple Plan also calls upon the KSM8 Dualdyne Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone for increased audio performance. The KSM8 offers unparalleled control of the proximity effect, which creates neutral mid- and high-frequency reproduction due to controlled proximity effect results in the most natural-sounding dynamic microphone available.
The KSM8 also provides unmatched control of presence peaks and bleed, while requiring minimal equalization or processing.
Simple Plan’s lead singer, Pierre Bouvier, had this to say about the KSM8 mic, “I recently changed microphones and I’m now using the Shure KSM8 with the Axient Digital wireless system. I have to say, it sounds amazing! The clarity has been a huge upgrade. It just helps me sing better, and I love it! We went through a lot of different capsules and landed on the KSM8, which I love the most and strongly recommend.”
Going back to the Axient Digital system (depicted below), another interesting aspect is that it includes Shure’s innovative ShowLink® technology, which allows for remote control and monitoring of the wireless system automatically or even manually, if preferred. This allows for easy adjustments to be made on the fly, ensuring that the audio stays crystal clear throughout the performance.
“We recently switched to the Shure Axient Digital Wireless System, and it’s been a real game changer,” adds Pierre-Luc Thériault, guitar tech for Simple Plan. ”It has two-way communication, which is interesting because if ever there’s a problem with a frequency, the system changes to another one automatically. I don’t even need to sync the guitar packs each day. As soon as I turn on each guitar pack, it automatically goes on the right frequency on Axient Digital. I no longer have to worry about frequency issues or interference in different venues, because Axient Digital manages them automatically for me. Big thanks to Shure!”
Overall, the Shure Axient Digital wireless system is a top choice for touring musicians and audio technicians due to its advanced technical features and reliable audio quality. Its combination with the KSM8 microphone made for an unforgettable live experience for fans of Simple Plan.
The Shure Axient Digital Wireless Microphone System and the KSM8 Wireless Vocal Microphone Capsule are distributed by SFM and available across Canada.