CloseUp String System (for violin, viola and cello) w/ FREE mute pedal


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With five patents, the CloseUp® System captures the unique, authentic sound of your instrument, isolating your sound better than any pickup, while avoiding feedback, rejecting environmental noise, and maintaining the sound quality of a high-end studio microphone.

You get

  • Clear, rich, nuanced tone
  • Non-invasive installation
  • Quick set-up, ease-of-use
  • Freedom of performance mobility
  • USB Audio interface for recording


Entire kit includes

  • CloseUp® System Processor Box
  • Custom Microphone for the instrument (robust, non-invasive with 3 ft cable)
  • Detachable Microphone extension cable (9 ft)
  • USB Power Adapter
  • USB Cable (6 ft)
  • ¼” to XLR output adapter cable
  • FREE Mute Pedal



  • With the mic properly placed, our easy-to-use software guides you through a 5-10 minute, one-time customization process that creates an exclusive profile of your unique instrument.
  • Quick, safe attachment with no modification of the instrument required
  • Storage for up to four custom instrument profiles
    • The system comes preloaded with “Universal” instrument profiles for violin, viola, and cello that are professionally usable “right out of the box.”
  • Three power options:
    • 9V DC Power Jack (guitar pedal standard tip)
    • USB power
    • 9V battery with 7-8 hours battery life (alkaline)
  • Easily accessible Gain and Tone controls
  • Power, signal and overload LEDs
  • Class-compliant USB audio interface for computer, tablet or smartphone recording with zero-latency input monitoring
  • Balanced line level output can plug into virtually any destination (amp, PA, mixer and audio interface) and removes the need for a DI (Direct Box) or Preamp
  • Output switchable to headphone out for monitoring or overdubbing while recording
  • Tone knob switchable to control balance between live input and USB audio playback
  • Mute footswitch to silence output when tuning or switching instruments
  • Switch between two instruments with their own gain settings, such as a violin and a viola, without unplugging (requires dual-instrument adapter cable and additional mic, both sold separately).

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
String Instrument Type

Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello