Cloud Microphones CL-2 Cloudlifter 2-channel Mic Activator
The CL-2 is a dual mono Cloudlifter. The CL-2 offers two independent channels of up to +25db of ultra-clean gain, for passive microphones, inline using phantom power.
The Cloudlifters address problems due to gain and impedance requirements by giving passive microphone signals a major inline boost, up to +25db of ultra-clean gain, while properly loading the microphones' transformer for transparent operation. The Cloudlifter CL-1 is self contained, driven only by the phantom power from your mixer or preamp. Ideal for dynamics and ribbons alike, the CL-1 turns phantom power into the extra gain required for using passive microphones. The immediate dose of extra gain can make even a budget microphone/preamp combination sound clean and professional. For broadcasting and live sound, the active output signal of the CL-1 can prevent added noise over long cable runs. With endless uses, Cloudlifters are quickly becoming a standard addition to professional, project and home studios.
In use with multi-mic recording:
Top engineers have taken to using stereo ribbon mics, as well as pairs of SM7Bs as drum overheads to create a rich, powerful texture for drums. Another use for dual ribbons is on a guitar cab set up in stereo, fed by a two amp heads or a stereo amp. If you have a 2-channel preamp that doesn't have the gain/impedance requirements you need, a Cloudlifter CL-2 is just the ticket.
Gives passive microphones up to +25dB of ultra clean gain; no need to reinvest in an expensive, high-gain premap
Dual-mono operation for multi-mic or stereo applications
Self-contained, driven only by the phantom power from your mixer or preamp
Active output signal prevents added noise over long cable runs