Tucson, AZ (March 4, 2010)–Cloud Microphones’ two-channel Cloudlifter allows users to interface passive, low-output ribbon microphones with phantom-powered input devices.
Offering two channels of portable, initial preamplification for any passive signal, the Cloudlifter aims to simplify the task of using ribbon mics in any application.
The son of Jon R. Sank, the designer of some of RCA’s ribbon microphones such as the BK-11 and BK-10A, Stephen Sank is Cloud’s chief design engineer. “The Cloudlifter is small enough to go anywhere and use with your favorite preamp,” he explains. “The purity of its sound makes it a pleasure to work with. With only a minimum amount of makeup gain required, your tracks will always shine.”
Capable of elevating a ribbon mic’s sound over 20 dB, the Cloudlifter is equipped with direct-coupled JFET (Junction Field-Effect Transistor) circuitry. According to the company, it is safe for use with any passive ribbon or dynamic mic, and suited for voice and music alike.