"R&D" was conducted in France by the PRODIPE team under the guidance of Ludovic Lanen with the active collaboration of talented cellist Jean-Claude Auclin.
Ludovic Lanen tells us:
"To develop the capsule, we found inspiration in the best in the category and constantly measured our work against DPA's mics.
We developed an electret capsule capable of handling up to 140dB, able to capture all the dynamism and nuance of your playing, with a very high maximum sound pressure. Its strong linearity will perfectly preserve the timbre and sound of your instrument.
As for attaching it, the great variety of cello sizes requires a format with maximum adaptability.
This is why we designed a clamp that’s supple, clever and easy to fasten: ideal isolation, without damaging or scratching your instrument.
The CL21 Lanen is yours for €129 taxes included!
But again, don’t rely on its price alone; we’re pursuing our goal of bringing professional quality within everyone’s reach. With this new range, Prodipe continues to make its mark in the world of professional audio."
This mic can also be used in a UHF version: connect it to the Prodipe UHF DSP B210 Solo or UHF DSP B210 Duo systems (specially adapted to the 21 Lanen capsule’s impedance)
Jean-Claude Auclin tells us:
Cellist • France
" The most important thing is the sound of my cello.
- As far as the capsule is concerned, I get the authenticity of the sound and timbre and the harmonic warmth I’m looking for in my recordings.
- Clamps-wise, the rubber part is easy to fasten and the mic adapts ideally to the cello.
I’m committed to Prodipe and really happy to participate in this quest to offer all cellists an exceptional mic for the true sound of their instrument. "
Cellist • France
" The Prodipe CL21 is a truly remarkable solution, easy to use, allowing me, regardless of the situation, to achieve an ideal setup and, therefore, to play with incredible comfort.
Once you’ve acquired a cello, sometimes hundreds of years old, and made its sound your own, it’s necessary to find THE system allowing you to reproduce the full range of timbres in any circumstance, to produce consistent sound in more than 4 octaves... with total confidence, to fasten the mic safely to a fragile and precious cello, to support extremely varied dynamics, so that inspiration can do the rest.
After spending years nailed to a chair, frustrated by the limits of staging possibilities, and now that music can no longer do without it, the Prodipe UHF B210 DSP Solo system paired with the CL 21 mic has changed my life: finally, the mobility I’ve searching for. With the cello over my shoulder, I can finally walk the stage and express my music in a different way, on par with my fellow musicians. "
Cellist • France
" I discovered the Prodipe CL21 with a lot of curiosity, being a user of other microphones dedicated to the cello but that cost 4 times as much ….
I started by connecting it live to my sound card without any frills. By looking for the proper positioning of the microphone I quickly arrived at a perfectly balanced sound and thanks to the low-cutter integrated adapter, highly accurate even at low frequencies.
Whether in studio or on stage, the CL21 is a guarantee and I have one thing to say: at that price, it is simply stunning. "
Sound Engineer • France
" The CL21 shouldn’t need to be talked about, just listen to it.
No more nasal cellos. This microphone respects the range in which it plays and respects the woody timbre of this magnificent instrument. "
Features of the CL21 Cello:
- Exceptionally natural sound.
- Very high maximum sound pressure level (140 dB).
- UHF-compatible (with the Prodipe UHF B210 Solo or UHF B210 Duo systems, sold separately).
- Quick and easy setup thanks to its flexible goose neck.
- Light rubber clamp specifically adapted to the instrument.
- Effective isolation from instrument vibration.
- Mini XLR-to-XLR adapter (48v phantom power required).