Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-Z Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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from Prescott, AZ
May 21, 2013Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Mix/Master Engineer/Multi-instrumentalist
Revolutionizing Home RecordingThis 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 like 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!
from Portland, OR
December 8, 2012
Make your mic sound like you added a zero to the price tag.My 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 with it - they literally can never believe their ears.
from Jasper, OR
July 24, 2012Music Background:
Singer, Songwriter, Recording Hobbiest
Massive tone control! Don't floccinaucinihilipilificate this tool!Maybe 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 with Impedance adjustments but it maxes out at 2500k. It also didn't have enough gain when recording quieter voices.
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.