We Are Compatibale
AKG D12 VR, D112, P2, P3, P4, P5i, D5, D40
EV RE20, RE27, RE320, 635A
Beyerdynamic M70 Pro X, M88, M201, V70d, .
Sennheiser MD-421 II, MD 441-U, MD 431 II, MD 435, MD 445
Sennheiser e 609, e 825-S, e 835, e 906, e 945
Shure SM-7b, MV7, MV7X (XLR)
Shure SM57, SM58, Beta 57A & 58A
Shure Super 55 Deluxe. 55SH
Heil PR20, PR 22, 30, PR35, PR40, PR781
Telefunken M80, M81, M82
Rode PodMic, Procaster
Audix OM2, OM5, OM7, D4, D6
AKG P820, C12 VR,
Golden Age GA-ELA M 251E
Lewitt LCT 840, LCT 940, LCT 1040
Manley Reference Cardioid, Silver, Gold
Mojave MA-37, MA-200, MA-300, MA-1000
Miktek CV3, CV4
Neumann M49 V, M149, U47, U67
Soyuz 013 Tube, 017 Tube V2,
Telefunken C12, TF51, ELA M 251E, TF29, TF39, TF47, TF51, U47
Rode NTK, K2,
Universal Audio Bock
Warm Audio WA-47, WA-251, WA-8000, WA-CX12
Ribbon Mics (passive or tube)
AEA R84, R44, R88 MK2
Beyer M130, M160, M260, M500,
Cloud 44 Midnight, JRS-34
Extinct Audio BM2, BM9
Royer R10, 121, 122V, SF2, SF-12, SF-24V
Coles 4038, 4040, 4104B
Shure KSM313, KSM353
MXL R144, R77
SE Voodoo VR1, X1 R,
Golden Age R2 MKII,
Shotgun Mics (battery powered) - need more
Rode VideoMic NTG
Cloud Microphones manufactures top-of-the-line microphones, activators, and more! Cloud’s Ribbon Microphones and patented Cloudlifter Mic Activators are used by artists, engineers, podcasters, creators, broadcasters, and venues all over the world. Cloud Mic's Cloudlifters are manufactured in the US and on the Navajo Reservation, supporting small businesses in the southwest.
Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
Up to +25 dB of clean audio gain
Make any home recording set-up sound more professional
Compatible with dynamic, ribbon, tube, battery, or power supply driven microphones
Uses +48v Phantom Power, but does not pass power to the mic, making it safe for ribbon mics
Original Mic Activator - Made in the USA
Bring Your Mics to Life
Cloudlifters increase the sensitivity of your microphone and bring its natural tonal characteristics into focus. The single-channel Cloudlifter CL-1, two-channel Cloudlifter CL-2, and rack-mountable four channel Cloudlifter CL-4 all provide up to +25dB of ultra-clean gain with fixed impedance loading at 3kΩ, optimized for a wide variety of microphones. Each one is designed to improve the sensitivity and performance of lower-output microphones dramatically. Whether you’re using an expensive, professional-grade microphone/preamp combination or common microphones with a basic home setup, Cloudlifters provide way more signal from the microphone itself, allowing the preamp to operate in its optimal gain range by reducing the amount of gain needed. This reduces noise and distortion, bringing more of the microphone’s natural character into focus. For those recording professionally, at home, or performing on stage, Cloudlifters are valuable tools that produce high-quality, professional audio.
Up to +25 dB of Gain
Hear more of your dynamic and ribbon microphone's natural character and increase the clarity with +25dB of ultra-clean gain. Cloudlifters provide ultra-clean gain in two distinct stages while optimizing impedance loading.
The Cloudlifter uses +48v Phantom Power but does not pass power to the mic. For this reason, the Cloudlifter is a great way to keep your ribbon and tube mics safe from exposure to Phantom Power while providing the extra gain they need.
Reduce Unwanted Feedback
As a result of increased sensitivity and ultra-clean gain, the amount of gain required by the preamp is reduced significantly. This also reduces noise and improves the natural frequency response of the mic by allowing the preamp or interface to operate within its comfort zone!
Perfect for Podcasts, Professional and home Studios, AV, and Live Sound
Whether you are a pro studio looking for more gain from your ribbon or tube mics or narrating a podcast or video with a dynamic mic, creating quality content with the Cloudlifter is easy.
Active Ultra-Clean Gain
Provides up to +25dB of ultra-clean gain in two distinct stages and optimal impedance loading for dynamic, ribbon and Tube mics to perform their best.
Plug & Play
Simply connect your passive mic to the input and connect the output to a mixer, interface or preamp with +48v phantom power engaged. The Cloudlifter does the rest.
The Cloudlifter's patented discrete JFET circuitry preserves the source's natural sound while keeping the direct audio path clear of transformers, capacitors, and resistors.
The Cloudlifter allows you to cut through the mix on stage with increased gain before feedback.
Turns Phantom Power into gain and clarity without passing it through to your delicate ribbon mic.
Made in the USA
Rugged, road-ready, and portable. Manufactured responsibly in the USA. Free lifetime limited warranty.
Patents: 9,167,327; 9,888,315; 10,356,507; 10,721,552
Recommended Load Impedance
3-pin male/female XLR connector
48V Phantom Power (P48 according to IEC 61938)
5 Hz - 80 kHz (-0.3 dB)
Provides up to +25dB of Ultra-Clean Gain with 5k Load
49.02 mm (1.93 in.)
49.02 mm (1.93 in.)
119.9 mm (4.72 in.)
320.3 g (11.3 oz.)
What's In The Box
Cloud Logo Sticker
User manual with warranty card
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Cloudlifters are an essential tool for any audio scenario.
Recording in the studio, performing live on stage, producing a podcast, using long cable runs, miking soft sound sources
and using noisy or low-gain preamps
are just a few of its many uses.