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Old 01-11-2015, 05:11 AM
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Default LR Baggs Session DI

I am a huge fan of LR Baggs products and love the venue DI for live sound.

It looks like they are releasing a new product, the Session DI, aimed at replicating studio quality sound:

http://www.lrbaggs.com/session-acoustic-di

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P7ufbxx_7-o

My guess is they will officially release it at 2015 NAMM.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:32 AM
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That looks very interesting. I wish the DI out was on the back and not the top. That's how it is on the Para I have and wish it was on the back.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:43 AM
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I agree....interesting.

Curious when they hit the streets and how much.
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:51 PM
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I think as NAMM approaches, the details will emerge. I love my Venue, looking forward to hearing more about this.
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:59 PM
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Lr Baggs actually released a teaser for this new product as far back as early December. I actually started a thread on it at that time. The Session DI was officially released to the world just over a week ago. Generally when a company shows a product a week before NAMM then it will be released at NAMM. Here is the original thread:


http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=367174
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:35 AM
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I'm very interested. When I had my Aura Spectrum, I loved having the notch filters and one-knob compressor in one box. I also loved adding a tiny bit of saturation with the Cool Tube preamp in a Takamine I used to have. Looking forward to hearing more about this.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:50 AM
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I am very excited to hear how it sounds as well. I just don't like how the XLR input is on the top of the unit. I think this is a terrible design and it's an accident waiting to happen.

My other small complaint is that if this is a success, I can see Lr Baggs releasing an updated version with all of the features of their Venue DI. The Session DI is missing some things that I would like in a live setting.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:54 AM
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It sounds to me like the Session is adding a few things that are missing from the Venue to compete with the Fishman DI with compression...either or. in the Sessions video they said the magic words..."multi-band compressor" couple that with saturation and they might have a big winner here, I've had good results from using multi-band compressors..,,,depends how much they want for it, shouldn't be too much...after all it's only a two featured stomp box...we'll see how it sounds....sounds interesting though....I've already added a compressor/sustainer and a tube screamer to my effects chain...so I may not need it.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:18 AM
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The interesting thing about this as well is that it is aimed at live performance and getting studio quality tone in a live venue.
Just wondering what kind of pickup systems they were targeting or whether this multiband compression and saturation will work well with mags/undersaddles/soundboard transducers...
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:25 AM
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The interesting thing about this as well is that it is aimed at live performance and getting studio quality tone in a live venue.
Just wondering what kind of pickup systems they were targeting or whether this multiband compression and saturation will work well with mags/undersaddles/soundboard transducers...
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I would think that they would be considering all types of pickup systems. The thing is that I am not expecting the Session DI to have a dramatic impact on the acoustic tone like you would expect from the Aura imaging. From my understanding of saturation and compression, it sounds as though they are going for the cleanest and warmest tone possible live. I would expect a fuller sound as well. Obviously this is only an assumption but I can't see it making a UST for example suddenly sound like a microphone.
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it has compressor?
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:42 AM
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it has compressor?
It appears to have a compressor knob on the unit so I would assume so.
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:21 PM
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yes they talk about a multi-band compressor in the video...my experience with them is that they really enhance the sound big time...plus saturation .. ?? very intriguing !! I can't wait to hear a more comprehensive audio demo....
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It appears to have a compressor knob on the unit so I would assume so.
Yes but of course multi-band compression shouldn't be confused with traditional compression one might find on other guitar pre-amps.
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Yes but of course multi-band compression shouldn't be confused with traditional compression one might find on other guitar pre-amps.
Very true, that's a good point. To simplify things though, there will be compression within this pedal. I am definitely interested to hear it. Again, I feel as though demoes will not really showcase how much of a difference this pedal can make. I bet in a live setting a player will really notice the benefits of using the Session.
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