Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-ZItem ID: CLZCloud
Mic Activator with Variable Input Impedance, Variable Low-cut Filter, Adjustable Output Level, and Transparent Signal Path
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Maximize Your Mic Signal for Stage or StudioThe Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-Z mic activator uses phantom power from your preamp to solve an array of common issues with dyanmic and ribbon microphones while maximizing your signal's quality, making it a must-have box for your studio or live toolset. It's designed to be a middleman between your mic and preamp, maximizing signal quality while driving long cable runs. The direct-coupled, discrete JFET circuitry preserves your signal's integrity while the Cloudlifter CL-Z goes to work. You get control over the input impedance to get the best out of any mic, and a variable output level (+12 to +24dB) so you can drive even the longest cable runs with ease. You even get a variable low-cut filter to clean up your signal before it ever graces your preamp. Whether you run live sound or just use a variety mics on a daily basis in your studio, you'll love working with the Cloudlifter CL-Z mic activator!
Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-Z Mic Activator at a Glance:
Variable input impedance
The Cloudlifter CL-Z mic activator's input features variable impedance from 150 to 15k ohms. Since every microphone is different, and typically sound best at a specific input impedance, you can tailor the Cloudlifter CL-Z to any mic to get the best performance. And even if your preamp features variable impedance, the Cloudlifter CL-Z lets you control this near your mic - great if your mic pres are across the room, let alone across a crowded venue!
Hot but clean output
Sometimes you need a little extra juice to get a quality mic signal to your preamp, especially with long cable runs. The Cloudlifter CL-Z mic activator makes it easy, adding 12 to 24dB of gain to your signal, while the premium circuitry passes your audio un-colored. It's great for low-output ribbon and dynamic mics in your studio, and it's awesome at driving long cable runs from the stage to the board in live sound settings.
Pre-preamp control and flexibility
The Cloudlifter CL-Z is placed between your mic and preamp, giving you access to the additional gain and variable low-cut filter on the Cloudlifter CL-Z. In your studio, that makes it easy to optimize your signal before it hits your preamp. Sure, your preamp may have a filter, and maybe even variable impedance - but it's across the room, maybe even in another room. The CL-Z lets you dial the filter in and maximize your signal for a long cable run, meaning you'll be hitting your favorite preamp with the best signal possible.
Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-Z Mic Activator Features:
Optimize any dynamic or ribbon microphone in your locker with the Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-Z mic activator!
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Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
Revolutionizing Home Recording
by Tres Ikner from Prescott, AZThis is an amazing and innovative tool. I have been using Cloud Microphones Mic Activators for home recording for a while now, and I've had great success using the CL-1 and CL-2 with my dynamic mics l... read more [+]ike the SM7B and Shure 58s and my ribbons mic, also a Cloud RCA 44 clone called the JRS34. In fact, this whole line of products has revolutionized and revitalized my whole process. The CL-Z has upped the ante, though, by giving us further control of both impedance and a high pass filter! Thanks, Cloud Microphones, recording has never been so exciting at home! close [-]
May 21, 2013
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Mix/Master Engineer/Multi-instrumentalist
Make your mic sound like you added a zero to the price tag.
by Joe from Portland, ORMy busted-up old 58 sounds like a million bucks with this thing - now it sounds better than my lead singer's Neumann. And wait until you see the expression on the engineer's face when you play live wi... read more [+]th it - they literally can never believe their ears. close [-]
December 8, 2012
Massive tone control! Don't floccinaucinihilipilificate this tool!
by Matt Minikus from Jasper, ORMaybe I've gotten use to the idea that things are overstated in product descriptions, but this was understated. I purchased the CL-Z to bring up my levels when using my Royer R121. I have a mic pre wi... read more [+]th Impedance adjustments but it maxes out at 2500k. It also didn't have enough gain when recording quieter voices.
July 24, 2012
Music Background: Singer, Songwriter, Recording Hobbiest
I can't find the words to describe my first impression, it was like going from a great mic to a mic that I should be able to afford! The tonal variation that you can get by adjusting the HPF and the impedance is astounding!
If you have a ribbon mic and want to get that perfect volume and tone, this might be your tool. close [-]
Mario, Indianapolis, IN
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