Session DI

The Session DI enhances your acoustic pickup and imparts the rich sonic character you’d expect from an experienced audio engineer with finest studio gear.


Session DI
Acoustic Guitar Preamp + DI

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Acoustic Guitar DI with Saturation and Compression EQ

Inspired by the LR Baggs Handcrafted Video Sessions and our experience in some of Nashville’s great studios, the Session Acoustic DI brings our signature studio sound to your live rig. The Session DI enhances your acoustic pickup and imparts the rich sonic character that you’d expect from an experienced audio engineer using some of the world’s finest studio gear. We’ve captured this studio magic and put it into a compact, easy-to-use DI that will transform your live sound.

Studio Tools for the Stage

Often used by studio engineers in post-production, saturation adds warmth, dimension, and pleasing harmonics while smoothing the signal for an enhanced mix. The Session DI’s proprietary saturation is voiced specifically for the acoustic guitar and transports studio analog warmth and inspiring playability to the stage.

Unlike standard compression that can squash the entire range of your signal, the Session DI’s Comp EQ features 3 narrowly focused bands of compression that tame common problematic frequencies and uncover the voice of your guitar. The low, mid, and high frequency compressors are essentially “touch-sensitive” EQs that respond in real-time to your dynamics. The harder you strum, the more they compress and vice versa.


Analog Saturation enhances warmth and harmonic content

Compression / EQ smoothes out common problem frequencies

Garret Null notch filter tames resonate feedback

Variable high-pass filter attenuates extraneous low frequencies

VU meter visually optimizes gain for passive and active pickups

Ground lift switch effectively eliminates ground-loop noise

All discrete signal path with XLR and quarter inch outputs

48V phantom power, 9V battery or 9V DC powering options

Rugged enclosure constructed of aluminum, steel and ABS plastic

Mute footswitch for ¼" and XLR outs

Includes custom LR Baggs carrying case



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“LR Baggs Session Acoustic DI puts studio magic at your, er, toes.” Read more ›

Doug Young - Acoustic Guitar Magazine



Product Manual

Session DI User's Guide (PDF)

Please Note: LR Baggs products must be installed by an authorized LR Baggs dealer to qualify for warranty coverage. Technical assistance will not be provided for home or hobbyist installations.