GW live at NAMM 2020: See LR Baggs' advanced new Soundscape acoustic guitar pedal up close

NAMM 2020 (opens in new tab): LR Baggs has a deep history of crafting terrific acoustic guitar pedals, and its latest creation - the appropriately-named Soundscape - seems to be no exception. In fact, the company says the pedal produces a more accurate representation of an acoustic's true sound than that of any pedal the company has created in its 40-year history.

Using a smartphone's microphone and processing power via the Acoustic Live app, the guitar pedal captures an acoustic's voice. This voice is then loaded onto the Soundscape via the company's proprietary Voiceprint technology, effectively bypassing the guitar's pickup signal. 

Intrigued, we asked LR Baggs' Director of Sales and Marketing, Mike Newsom, to explain the process to us in greater detail, which he happily did.

You can learn more about the pedal in the video above, and be sure to take a look at more of our comprehensive NAMM (opens in new tab) coverage as well, while you're at it!

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.