Radial Cherry Picker – Mic-Line Switcher
The Radial Cherry PickerTM is a ‘straight wire’ passive switcher that enables the engineer to compare several preamps using the same microphone. Because the switching is done quickly, it significantly improves workflow. This lets you optimize the signal path by combining one mic with the most appropriate preamp for a vocal track or instrument. Configured as a 1-in, 4-out device, the Cherry Picker employs a series of gold contact sealed relays to ensure straight-wire connectivity. This ensures that the signal will pass through the Cherry Picker without introducing distortion, coloration or artefact of any kind.
To eliminate switching noise, the Cherry Picker generates 48V phantom internally. One simply plugs in any type of microphone, selects one or more preamps and auditions. The Cherry Picker will automatically turn off the other outputs. By involving the artist in the preamp selection process, this gives the artist more confidence and generally results in a better performance.
- Passive ‘straight wire’ color-free signal path
- Radio style switches to select active output
- Internally generated 48V phantom power
- Balanced XLR i/o for easy connection