Cloud Microphones CL-4 Cloudlifter 4-channel Mic Activator, Rack

4-channel +25dB In-line Microphone Preamplifier
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Cloud Microphones CL-4 Cloudlifter 4-channel Mic Activator, Rack
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A Cloudlifter for Your Rack!

This rackmountable version of Cloud Microphones' legendary CL-1 Mic Activator, the Cloudlifter CL-4, lets you inject new life and vitality into four of your favorite dynamic microphones. Based on the active circuitry originally developed for Cloud Microphones' amazing JRS-34 ribbon mic, the phantom-powered Cloudlifter CL-4 provides you with +25dB of pristine and totally transparent gain. At Sweetwater, we've used Cloudlifters on everything from high-impedance ribbons to inexpensive dynamic microphones and achieved great results. We're sure you'll feel the same way about the Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-4 Mic Activator.

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-4 Mic Activator at a Glance:
  • Must-have tool for dynamic and ribbon mics!
  • Noise-free amplification that really makes a difference
  • Instant ribbon mic mod for any microphone preamplifier
  • Upgrade even your most inexpensive dynamic mic
  • Essential for long cable runs - live or in the studio
  • Totally transparent boost for any kind of mic
Must-have tool for dynamic and ribbon mics!

From stage to studio, the Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter Mic Activator series lets you get the best possible sound from your dynamic microphones. Park one of these little boxes at the foot of your favorite dynamic, hit it with phantom power, and prepare to have your mind blown as you hear nuances and details you never thought that mic was capable of capturing. With a Cloudlifter in your rig, your very first SM58 can sound like a high-end boutique broadcast mic, and your studio ribbons will sound like nothing you've experienced before.

Noise-free amplification that really makes a difference

Many preamps sound great until you push them, when all of the hiss and crackle produced by the amplifier itself end up in the mix. The gain boost provided by your Cloudlifter lets your mic pre work more efficiently, allowing you to get the levels you need, without the noise.

Instant ribbon mic mod for any microphone preamplifier

Ribbon mics are wonderful, but many microphone preamplifiers are simply too weak to get enough signal out of them. A Cloudlifter Mic Activator will turn your preamp's harmful phantom power into as much as +25dB of extra gain, turning even a budget model into an effective ribbon preamp.

Upgrade even your most inexpensive dynamic mic

The forums are full of love letters from satisfied engineers who've used their Cloudlifters to get new life and energy from their low-output broadcast mics. However, these amazing devices can make even cheap handhelds sound like studio standard mics by bringing out those frequencies that are normally too quiet to notice.

Essential for long cable runs - live or in the studio

If you work in a large, multi-room studio or auditorium, then you won't believe what a difference a Cloudlifter will make. With its extra gain boost to drive your signal, even cable runs over hundreds of feet won't drain the life out of your sound. The result is nothing short of remarkable.

Totally transparent boost for any kind of mic

Cloud Microphones designed their Cloudlifter series around direct-coupled, discrete JFET circuitry, engineered to preserve the natural sound of your mics. So, no matter how dramatic of an impact this transparent technology may have on your tone, you can be sure you're really just hearing your mic at its best.

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-4 Mic Activator Features:
  • A convenient 4-channel, rackmountable version of the amazing Cloudlifter Mic Activator
  • Provides your dynamic mics with up to +25dB additional output sensitivity
  • Two distinct stages of ultra-clean gain bring out the best qualities in your mics
  • Dramatically reduces noise caused by long cable runs and low-gain preamps
  • Easy to use self contained design requires only phantom power
  • Recommended for use with all passive microphones, even ribbon mics
  • Compatible with tube, battery, or power supply driven microphones
  • Safe for all passive ribbons with no transfer of phantom power
  • Utilizes Patent Pending Class A, Discrete JFET circuitry for superior sound quality
  • Ideal impedance loading for optimal performance at 3 Kohms
  • Rack mount steel enclosure for studio and stage use
  • Handcrafted entirely in the USA
Upgrade your microphone collection with a Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-4 Mic Activator!

Additional Media

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter Mic Activator Instructions
Studio Preamp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Mic Level Booster
Channels 4
Inputs 4 x XLR
Outputs 4 x XLR
Height 1.75"
Width 19"
Weight 1.19 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number CL4

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Been waiting on a rack version. Would also dig a 500 series version.
Music background: Engineer, Producer
See also: Cloud Microphones, Cloud Microphones Preamps