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Description

Manage your Boss Katana amplifier with ‘Katana Man’.
Katana Man main features:
- Supports both Series 1 and MkII amps
- Supports firmware version 4 on Series 1 amps
- Enable and configure 30 effects, 6 delay types, 20 boost types.
- Use 25 different amp models
- Pedal Fx supported
- Create, save and load tones ('patches')
- Load and Save tones to amp channels (Tone Setting buttons)
- Unlock the full capabilities of the Series 1 amp by enabling Boost, Mod, Delay and Fx simultaneously using 'Advanced Mode'
- Use set lists to easily select song / patch combinations for live performances
- Fast patch loading
- Most main functions accessible with one tap
- Interface designed for studio / performance use
- Choice of screen layout
- Suited to both the hobby/home guitarist and the performing musician

KatanaMan connects to your Boss Katana guitar amplifier via a USB cable. It allows direct control of most of the amp’s extensive features. Amp models, boost types, effects devices, as well as the basic amp controls, can all be selected and set from your device (phone or tablet) to create your desired tone.

Tones can be saved on your device as ‘patches’ for later use, and subsequently re-loaded into the amp with ease. The number of patches that can be saved on your device is limited only by the available storage.

Tone Studio Library (TSL) files can also be loaded to the amp.

Katana amplifier settings can be ‘tweaked’ and saved ‘on the fly’ making Katana Man an ideal tool for the home guitarist, as well as practice sessions, studio work, on-stage performances etc.

Bluetooth devices (eg foot switches) can be used to control the main features.

Set Lists of songs can be loaded which will ensure that the correct patch is loaded for each song as you progress through your performance.

Connection Requirements:
In order to connect your phone or tablet to your Katana amplifier you will require:
- A Katana 100 amplifier (Katana 50 will also work)
- A USB cable suited to your amplifier. See your amp’s documentation for details.
- An OTG cable adapter (assuming that your phone / tablet has a mini USB socket)
- Your Android device must support OTG / ‘Host Mode’
(Note: Not all Android devices are capable of talking to the Katana amplifier. It is recommended that you use the KatanaMan Free version ensure that your device is suitable)

Features

Compatible with Series 1 amp firmware versions 2, 3 & 4.


Provides access to the Katana hidden ('sneaky') amps - around 28 additional amp models included in the Katana amplifier firmware. Also allows the creation of Custom pre-amp models (Series 1 amps only).

All Katana devices and effects are supported, plus TeraEcho (Series 1 amps only) (see website for notes on TeraEcho usage).

A connection status light ensures that you know amp is still connected correctly.

On Series 1 amps, use 'Advanced Mode' to enable simultaneous use of Boost, Mod, Delay and Fx (normally the amp only allows one of Boost or Mod, and one of Delay or Fx to be active at one time).

Patches
The ability to save the current tone as a named patch. Patches can subsequently be re-loaded to your amp simply by tapping on the patch file. The number of patches that can be stored is limited only by the available storage on your Android device.

SetLists
SetLists of songs, in order of performance, can be created - with each song ‘linked’ to the associated patch. As each song title in the list is tapped the corresponding patch is loaded into the amp. Great for live performances.

Related Apps
There are two apps which are designed to work with KatanaMan - KatanaSets for setlist management and KatanaSync for data back-up and restore.

For tips on connecting to your Katana amp see the web site, or view the KatanaMan Free app details.

Google Play Store Category:

Primary: Applications

Secondary: Music & Audio

Google Play

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Version History

Launched Dec 18, 2018 (about 1 year ago).

Releasing new versions every 21 days, on average.

Feb 12
2020
(Current)
Version 7.7d-pro

Version 7.7d
- bug fix for incorrect states when loading patch file
- minor layout improvements for phone devices
Version 7.7c
- minor bug fixes
Version 7.7a
- new 'Amp Channels' (Tone Setting Buttons) screen
- various bug fixes
Version 7.6
- various bug fixes
Version 7.5
- fixes bug affecting MkII Model 50 amps
Version 7.4
- support for both Series 1 and MkII amps
- support for Version 4 firmware on Series 1 amps
- support for Pedal Fx

Feb 09
2020
Version 7.7c-pro

Version 7.7c
- minor bug fixes
Version 7.7a
- new 'Amp Channels' (Tone Setting Buttons) screen
- various bug fixes
Version 7.6
- various bug fixes
Version 7.5
- fixes bug affecting MkII Model 50 amps
Version 7.4
- support for both Series 1 and MkII amps
- support for Version 4 firmware on Series 1 amps
- support for Pedal Fx

Feb 08
2020
Version 7.7a-pro

Version 7.7a
- new 'Amp Channels' (Tone Setting Buttons) screen
- various bug fixes
Version 7.6
- various bug fixes
Version 7.5
- fixes bug affecting MkII Model 50 amps
Version 7.4
- support for both Series 1 and MkII amps
- support for Version 4 firmware on Series 1 amps
- support for Pedal Fx

Feb 06
2020
Version 7.6-pro

Version 7.4
- support for both Series 1 and MkII amps
- support for Version 4 firmware on Series 1 amps
- support for Pedal Fx
Version 7.5
- fixes bug affecting MkII Model 50 amps
Version 7.6
- various bug fixes

Feb 05
2020
Version 7.4-pro

Version 7.4
- support for both Series 1 and MkII amps
- support for Version 4 firmware on Series 1 amps
- support for Pedal Fx

Jan 26
2020
Version 7.1-pro

Version 7.1
- support for both Series 1 and MkII amps
- new, compact screen layout
- choice of layouts

Jan 14
2020
Version 6.2-pro

Bug fix - missing some parameters on patch load.

Dec 26
2019
Version 6.1-pro

Version 6.1
- fixes problem failing to create directories when using external SD card
- added checkbox to option 'Keep Screen On' and save preference

Dec 07
2019
Version 6.0-pro

Version 6.0
- fixes problem with Samsung devices - connection failure, phone restart

Nov 22
2019
Version 5.9a-pro

Version 5.9a
- minor bug fixes

Sep 03
2019
Version 5.8-pro

Version 5.8
- Added 'Line Out / Cabinet Resonance' (menu 'System Settings|Line Out/Cabinet')
- Added 'Send / Return'
- improved handling of TSL patches in Set Lists
Version 5.7
- Added GlobalEQ (menu 'System Settings|GlobalEQ')
- Bux fix in TSL loading
Version 5.6
- Added Advanced Mode for extended amp control
- Screen layout improvements
- Numerous bug fixes

Aug 30
2019
Version 5.7-pro

Version 5.6
- Added Advanced Mode for extended amp control
- Screen layout improvements
- Numerous bug fixes
Version 5.7
- Added GlobalEQ (menu 'System Settings|GlobalEQ')
- Bux fix in TSL loading

Aug 23
2019
Version 5.6-pro

Version 5.6
- Added Advanced Mode for extended amp control
- Screen layout improvements
- Numerous bug fixes

Jul 27
2019
Version 5.4-pro

Version 5.4
- Added support for external (eg bluetooth) control of main functions
- Added new chain EQ type 'GE-10'
- Chain EQ and noise gate parameters now saved in each patch
- Simplified Pre-Amp (Sneaky amp) screens for ease of use
- Long-press on slot colour buttons toggles them on/off
- Numerous bug fixes

Mar 14
2019
Version 4.2-pro

Version 4.1
- Improved device screen controls for better ease of use
- Improved connection time
- Added new device - Harmonist
- Now supports loading of Tone Studio Library (TSL) patch files
Version 4.2
- Added new devices Humanizer, and TeraEcho

Mar 10
2019
Version 4.1a-pro

Version 4.1
- Improved device screen controls for better ease of use
- Improved connection time
- Added new device - Harmonist
- Now supports loading of Tone Studio Library (TSL) patch files

Feb 14
2019
Version 3.4-pro

Version 3.4
- Screen rotation - now a menu option
- Option to use removable SD Card for data storage
- All devices now have a 'By-Pass' option which allows temporary disablement of the device without changing the current
levels (similar to turning foot switch on/off)
- New devices added - ACProcessor, and PitchShifter

Jan 24
2019
Version 3.2.2-pro

Version 3.1
- Now compatible with firmware Version2 and Version3
- Added Delay2 support
- Added devices SDE-3000, DC-30, Wah95E, Phaser90E, Flanger117E ,GuitarSim, WaveSynth
- App is now responsive to patches stored in amp preset channels
- Fixed bug with expression pedal changes not being reflected in app
Version 3.2
- Improved reliability of USB connection

Jan 22
2019
Version 3.1-pro

- Now compatible with firmware Version2 and Version3
- Added Delay2 support
- Added devices SDE-3000, DC-30, Wah95E, Phaser90E, Flanger117E ,GuitarSim, WaveSynth
- App is now responsive to patches stored in amp preset channels
- Fixed bug with expression pedal changes not being reflected in app

Dec 22
2018
Version 2.2-pro

- reduced memory usage
- disabled logging
- fixed occasional crash when adjusting Mod / Fx parameters

Dec 17
2018
Version 2.0c-pro

First release of KatanaMan Pro. Minor fix in text colours

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