Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator is an easy to use, compact solution for common audio problems faced in the field and in the studio. Designed for all passive microphones including ribbons, the CL-1 safely uses any standard phantom powered microphone input device to provide up to +25db of ultra-clean, transparent gain. Cloudlifters do NOT work with condenser mics.
Cloudlifters dramatically improve the performance of passive microphone signals by driving stronger, cleaner signals over longer XLR cable runs, making them ideal for broadcast, live, and studio applications. Enclosed in a rugged steel enclosure offering excellent shielding, the CL-1 additionally has provisions for stage or stand mounting with the included strap.
Using patent pending technology that keeps the direct audio path free-and-clear of transformers, capacitors, and resistors, the CL-1 houses direct-coupled, discrete JFET circuitry that delivers world class, ultra-clean gain while preserving the natural sonic characteristics of the source.
Cloudlifters are recommended for improving the signal to noise ratio and performance of passive microphone/preamp combinations with the following:
Recording direct into a DAW interface
noisy or low gain preamps
mixers/preamps that negatively impact the sound at higher gain setting
passive ribbon microphones
low-output dynamic microphones
miking softer sound sources such as acoustic instruments and voice
long cable runs (output)
Gives passive mics up to +25dB additional active output
Provides 2 ultra-clean gain stages using 4 hand-matched JFETs
Easy to use self contained design requires only phantom power
Recommended for use with all passive microphones
Safe for all passive ribbons with no transfer of phantom