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Store and edit patches on your Katana amplifier directly from your phone or tablet!

The BOSS Katana series are terrific amplifiers. Unfortunately they only have the ability to store up to 8 patches on-board. The only way you can access more than 8 patches is hook your amp up to a PC or Mac and install the BOSS Tone Studio application. In addition, many of the amplifier effects are only accessible through the PC application.

Until now.

Introducing Katana Librarian. Simply attach your Android phone or tablet to your amplifier using a USB On-The-Go adapter, and you can switch between patches and edit them right from your device.

What you need:

- An Android phone or tablet that supports USB On-The-Go.
- One of the following BOSS Katana amplifiers:
 • KATANA-50
 • KATANA-50 MkII
 • KATANA-100
 • KATANA-100 MkII
 • KATANA-100/212
 • KATANA-100/212 MkII
 • KATANA-HEAD
 • KATANA-HEAD MkII
 • KATANA-Artist
 • KATANA-Artist MkII
- A USB A-to-B cable (also known as a USB printer cable) like this one: https://amzn.com/B00NH11KIK.
- A USB OTG adapter. If your phone has a USB Micro-AB connector, you will need an adapter like this one: http://a.co/3mustjw. If your phone has a USB Type-C connector, you will need an adapter like this one: http://a.co/fBZA0vM.

The free version of the app allows you to test your connection and load the built-in demo patches. A single in-app purchase is offered if you wish to unlock the full feature set, which will allow you to:

- Download patches from your amplifier.
- Modify the patch parameters; includes support for all effect types; the editor also changes in real-time as you adjust the parameters on your amp.
- Access undocumented Katana features like hidden amps and multiple simultaneous effects.
- Organize your patches using labels, just like popular mail apps. Use labels to tag your favorite patches, or create a set list for a live performance.
- Use the hotkey feature in combination with a Bluetooth HID keyboard or pedal board (e.g. https://www.airturn.com/407.html) for hands-free patch switching.
- Import and export MkI and MkII .TSL files.
- Rename and delete patches.
- Write patches to the amplifier's channels
- Emulate the functionality of a GA-FC pedal (even on a KATANA-50)
- Share patches via email, Google Drive, Android Beam, etc.
- Receive all future updates for the life of the product.



Troubleshooting:

In the unlikely event that Katana Librarian is unable to connect to your amplifier:

1) Verify your amplifier is able to connect to BOSS Tone Studio on your PC.
2) Verify your phone/tablet supports USB OTG using one of the free OTG checker apps in the Play Store (e.g. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=aws.apps.usbDeviceEnumerator&hl=en_CA).
3) Try plugging a USB thumb drive into your USB OTG adapter; your phone/tablet should automatically recognize the drive. Note if you have a OnePlus device, USB OTG is disabled by default, and must be enabled under Settings/Advanced. It also automatically turns off 10 minutes after it is enabled. You can permanently enable it by following the instructions here: https://www.xda-developers.com/enable-always-on-otg-oxygenos/.

If these checks all succeed and you are still not able to get the app to connect, please contact us directly at apps4amps@gmail.com, or post your issue to the "BOSS Katana Amps" user group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/boss.katana/). Note we are unable to provide support for connection issues through the Play Store review channel, as it only permits a single character-limited response.


Note: This app is not affiliated with or endorsed by Roland Corporation in any way. BOSS is a registered trademark of Roland Corporation.

Google Play Store Category:

Primary: Applications

Secondary: Music & Audio

Google Play

Total Ratings

210
5
160
4
22
3
6
2
4
1
10

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Dec 21, 2018 (about 1 year ago).

Releasing new versions every 15 days, on average.

Jan 24
2020
(Current)
Version 6.4

MkII file import improvements

Jan 10
2020
Version 6.3.2

Add support for MkI v4 firmware

Dec 25
2019
Version 6.3

Add support for MkI v4 firmware

Dec 18
2019
Version 6.2.5

Improved hotkey support

Dec 14
2019
Version 6.2.4

Improved hotkey support

Nov 21
2019
Version 6.1.3

- Improved graphic equalizer layout
- Add support for the sneaky Custom Booster
- Add support for the sneaky Custom Amplifier (MkI only)
- Add support for GA-FC footswitch assign (MkII only)

Nov 15
2019
Version 6.1.2

- Improved graphic equalizer layout
- Add support for the sneaky Custom Booster
- Add support for the sneaky Custom Amplifier (MkI only)
- Add support for GA-FC footswitch assign (MkII only)

Oct 27
2019
Version 6.0.3

Add support for Katana MkII models

Oct 26
2019
Version 6.0.2

Add support for Katana MkII models

Aug 24
2019
Version 5.0.2

Add Virtual GA-FC functionality

Aug 21
2019
Version 5.0.1

Add Virtual GA-FC functionality

Jul 28
2019
Version 4.1

Add the ability to assign knob and effect pedal functions (requires v3 firmware)

Jun 15
2019
Version 4.0.1

Add the ability to write patches directly to the amplifier channels.

May 23
2019
Version 3.4

New demo patches

May 12
2019
Version 3.3.1

Add the ability to load/save the amplifier system settings

Mar 19
2019
Version 3.2.2

- Allow the user to specify which setting the BOOSTER/MOD and DELAY/FX buttons control
- Add a 'clean' demo patch
- Fix 10" tablet menu
- USB driver improvements

Feb 22
2019
Version 3.1.2

Tablet UI improvements

Feb 13
2019
Version 3.1.1

Tablet UI improvements

Jan 18
2019
Version 2.2

Add support for custom chain ordering and additional 'hidden' effects (Tone Modify, Sub OD/DS, Tera Echo, Overtone).

Jan 13
2019
Version 2.1.3

- Add the ability display a value and/or fine tuning buttons for sliders
- Add hotkeys for Effects buttons
- USB driver improvements

Jan 04
2019
Version 2.0.2

- Add Line Out, Cabinet and Global EQ settings
- USB driver improvements

Dec 30
2018
Version 1.8.1

Add support for effects buttons.

Dec 30
2018
Version 1.7.2

Improve connection detection and patch uploading.

Dec 28
2018
Version 1.6.2

Add fine tuning controls for sliders; long press on the slider title to bring up the controls.

Dec 27
2018
Version 1.7

Improve connection detection and patch uploading.

Dec 26
2018
Version 1.6.1

Add fine tuning controls for sliders; long press on the slider title to bring up the controls.

Dec 24
2018
Version 1.5

Add support for Katana V3

Dec 20
2018
Version 1.4

Add support for Katana V3

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