Cloudlifter CL-1

The Cloudlifter CL-1 is a popular inline preamp that provides up to 25 dB of additional clean gain for quiet microphones like the Shure SM7B.

The Cloudlifter is an easy-to-use device that requires 48 V phantom power from an audio mixer or interface. It has a single XLR input for a microphone and a single XLR output to connect to the mixer/interface.

In this series of articles, we explain how to use the Cloudlifter CL-1 with a variety of setups. We also give our recommendations on which equipment pairings might require its use.