Unlock the Full Potential of Your Katana Amp
Available as a free download, the BOSS TONE STUDIO application provides an inviting graphical interface for tweaking the ME-80’s effects from your Mac or Windows computer through USB. The software makes it easy to save, edit, and organize your patches, and to load them into the ME-80 as needed for different gigs and other applications. BOSS TONE STUDIO: CONNECTION FAILURE WINDOWS 10 UPDATE. For any device using BOSS TONE STUDIO EDITOR and connected to a WINDOWS 10 computer system. If you've updated to WINDOWS Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134, you may receive a CONNECTION FAILURE message from BOSS TONE STUDIOS. NOTE: Below is an example connecting BOSS TONE STUDIO with KATANA AMP.
BOSS Tone Studio allows you to access many additional functions inside a Katana amp.
With its ultra-responsive feel, gig-ready tones, and versatile onboard effects, the affordable BOSS Katana series is taking the guitar amplifier world by storm. By design, all Katana amps feature an instantly familiar interface that makes it easy to dial in and save great sounds on the fly. But there’s even more power under the hood, and it’s all accessible via the free BOSS Tone Studio editor. Read on as we check out all the cool things you can do with this powerful editor for the Katana amp series.
BOSS TONE STUDIO for ME-80 Ver.1.02 for Mac OS X The powerful BOSS TONE STUDIO software unlocks even more tonal possibilities for the ME-80. It offers a graphical interface for editing and organizing sounds on your computer, plus a connection to the newly launched BOSS TONE CENTRAL website for direct access to free gig-ready patches created. In the list, click 'BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1' and then click the Uninstall button. Copy the ' btsgt1w102 ' folder to the drive of your computer. Double click the BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1.exe just downloaded to start installation. BOSS TONE CENTRAL is a library service offering additional contents for BOSS products. By simply launching the dedicated BOSS TONE STUDIO application and connecting to the internet, you can download any of the free contents from our growing collection.
First Things First
If you already have a Katana amp and want to get started with BOSS Tone Studio, you’ll need to download and install the following items:
- The latest firmware for your Katana amp model (if needed).
- The Katana driver for your computer’s operating system.
- BOSS Tone Studio for Katana.
To find all these files, go to the product page for your Katana amp model and click on the Downloads tab. Before installing them, carefully read the instructions provided with the downloads. To get a PDF instruction manual for using BOSS Tone Studio with the Katana amps, click on the Support tab at your amp’s product page.
If you don’t yet own a Katana amp, you can still download the BOSS Tone Studio editor and use it in offline mode to explore all the things it can do.
Left to right: Katana-50, Katana-100, Katana-100/212, Katana-Head.
Overview: BOSS Tone Studio for Katana
Once your Katana is connected to BOSS Tone Studio, you’ll see an intuitive graphic interface for adjusting nearly everything in the amp. You can tweak amp tones, load and customize different effects, save and recall Tone Settings, and more. The software directly interacts with the amp, allowing you to intuitively create sounds as you play. Any editor adjustments you make are immediately reflected in the amp, and vice versa.
Editing Amp Tones
At the top of the main Editor screen, all the amplifier controls are accessible. With fine control of each parameter from 0-100, you’re able to make microscopic tweaks and dial in sounds to perfection.
BOSS Tone Studio for the Katana amp series: main Editor screen.
Along with its fantastic amp tones, each Katana amp also include access to 55 different BOSS effects. With BOSS Tone Studio, you can audition and edit these effects, and then load them up in the Katana’s 15 available onboard storage locations.
BOSS Tone Studio for Katana provides access to 55 different BOSS effects.
The Katana’s effects are organized into five different categories:
In the Booster, Delay, and Reverb categories, you can only load effects from those specific groups. But the Mod and FX categories can load effects from the combined Mod/FX group, allowing you to have the same effect assigned to both categories if you wish. You might find this desirable when setting up the effects chain, which we’ll discuss coming up. Java platform se binary download.
Each category has three different slots, and you can load a different effect in each.
Seasoned players know that some effects work best before the amplifier, while others work best after the amplifier’s preamp section. As a general rule of thumb, you’ll want to use wahs, compressors, overdrives, distortions, and boosters in front of the amp, and reverb after the preamp. With mod and delay effects, it depends—you might want to use them in either location, depending on the sound you’re after.
The BOSS engineers have taken this into account, giving you the ability to adjust the effects order with BOSS Tone Studio. Three different chains are available, as shown in the following image:
Effects can be arranged in three different chains.
Fine-Tune Effects Parameters
Once you load effects into the slots, you’re able to tweak them in fine detail. Each effect type has a full set of parameters to adjust, similar to what’s available in the GT-100, BOSS’s flagship multi-effects unit.
BOSS Tone Studio for Katana provides deep editing of effects parameters.
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In addition to its five effects categories, the Katana also has a built-in noise suppressor. This can be helpful to tame background noise with high-gain sounds. It can only be adjusted with BOSS Tone Studio; there are no controls available from the amp’s panel. Unlike a simple noise gate, the Katana’s noise suppressor intelligently follows the sound’s natural decay, so it won’t harm the character of your tone.
From BOSS Tone Studio, the Katana noise suppressor can be adjusted as needed for every Tone Setting.
Saving Tone Settings
After you adjust the various parameters to your liking, you can save them as a Tone Setting in the Katana. Just click the WRITE button in the upper right corner of the Editor page, give the setting a name, and save it to the desired destination (CH1, CH2, CH3, or CH4).
Librarian and Live Sets
BOSS Tone Studio also includes a librarian that allows you to back up the current settings in the amp, work with Live Sets, and more. Basically, Live Sets provide a way to store and organize Tone Settings into groups for different gigs, songs, recording sessions, or whatever you want. When you want to load them into the Katana, just drag them to the desired locations in the left side of the screen.
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Librarian screen in BOSS Tone Studio populated with different Live Sets.
Download Pro Live Sets at BOSS Tone Central
When your computer is connected to the web, BOSS Tone Studio provides direct access to BOSS Tone Central. Simply click on the TONE CENTRAL button in the lower left corner to browse the many Katana Live Set collections created by top pro players. You’re able to audition audio demos of the sounds, and directly add them to your local Katana library.
BOSS Tone Studio gives you direct access to Katana Live Set collections at BOSS Tone Central.
System Settings and Audio Player
Clicking on the SYSTEM button in the lower right corner will take you to some master settings for the amp and software. Here, you can adjust MIDI, USB, and device settings, download the latest Katana owner’s manual, and more. The Katana-100, Katana-100/212, and Katana-Head models are equipped with a rear-panel effects loop for patching in external effects devices. From the System page in the editor, you can adjust send/return levels for the loop, and set it for either series or parallel operation.
Right next to the SYSTEM button is a PLAY button. Clicking this opens a screen that allows you to jam along with WAV songs stored on your computer.
BOSS Tone Studio includes a built-in audio player.
More Katana Amp Info
For product info, downloads, support docs, and more, visit the product pages for the various Katana amps at BossUS.com.
Introducing the World’s Loudest Library
Once, you had to work for great guitar tone. You’d slash your speaker cones. Crank your stack until your ears bled. Stalk your heroes to find out their amp settings. Getting one perfect sound from your equipment was hard enough – unlocking an arsenal of different tones was out of the question.
Now, with BOSS Tone Central, tone fanatics have never had it so easy. Think of this website as a library, but not a boring one, with dusty old books and people telling you to keep it down. At BOSS Tone Central, you’re able to browse hundreds of sound patches, in every genre from funk to metal, then download them free to your BOSS gear.
Regularly updated with new patches, BOSS Tone Central is growing all the time – and so is the website’s army of visitors. If you’re not a member of the world’s loudest library yet, here’s all the info you need to get started.
What is BOSS Tone Central?
It’s a website that works like a library service, offering free downloadable content for BOSS products. If you’ve got a decent computer and compatible BOSS gear (see below), you’re ready to browse and download countless free sound patches that could take your songs and shows in bold new directions.
What sort of tones are available?
All kinds of musicians rely on BOSS products, so it follows that BOSS Tone Central offers downloadable tones to bolster your performance in any genre. New tones are being added all the time, but visiting the site on a typical day might see you fill your boots with a selection of classic rock sound patches for your BOSS multi-FX unit, or jazzy backing tracks for your Loop Station. Plus, another big draw of BOSS Tone Central are the artist sound patches: bespoke collections of tones created personally by A-list BOSS endorsers from Gus G, Vernon Reid and Steve Lukather to Architects and The 1975. No more stalking…
So how do I get started?
On either a Mac or a PC, your first step is to visit the ‘About’ page of the BOSS Tone Central website, then scroll down to the section on your BOSS product. Most of our multi-FX units and looper pedals are supported, from the flagship BOSS GT-100 (ver.2) to the BOSS RC-3 Loop Station. Your next move is to download and install the BOSS TONE STUDIO application that lets you transfer sound patches from the website onto your computer and BOSS gear. No compatibility niggles here: whether you’re using the Windows or Mac OS operating systems, you’ll be up and running in minutes.
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Is it really that simple?
Actually, it’s even simpler. Once you’ve installed BOSS TONE STUDIO, the application can automatically download the latest tones as they appear on the website, so you’re ready to use them at the show that night. With BOSS Tone Central, it’s never been easier to sound like your heroes – or to find your own voice. Get started now.