|Cloud Lifter CL-1 – Quick Review
For some time
when recording into USB Interfaces with Digital Audio Workstation
Software I have been having the issues with low volume when
recording with dynamic microphones. This is especially true
when recording guitar tracks with a Shure Sm-57 or Sennheiser
A good friend
(Thanks Winston) recently got me onto this device called the
Cloud Lifter Mic Activator. Quite simply it boosts the signal
coming from your Dynamic Microphone using phantom power from
your interface and adds up to 25db of transparent gain to
your audio signal.
It couldn’t have
come at a better time, I was recording several quiet passages
involving two electric guitars and simply plugging in the
microphone into my interface was just giving a signal that
was too weak and unusable. I tried going through a mixer prior
to going into the interface and giving the signal a bit more
gain, but this was noisy and part of the original tone was lost.
In comes the Cloud
Lifter. Simply plug the XLR from the interface into it and
then from the microphone, into the device (Sm57 in this case)
turn on your phantom power and instantly clear and loud guitar
tones come into my headphones.
was astounding, the tone sounded closer to what I was hearing
from my amp and nuances were clearer.
The device has
now become a fixed feature in my studio when recording with
Definitely a great
addition to any home studio.
By Ernest H. Slade