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Katana MkII takes the acclaimed Katana guitar amp series to the next level, turbocharging the core platform with more sounds, more effects, and more features. Newly voiced variations are now available for all five amp characters, doubling the tonal options. And the onboard effects categories have been expanded from three to five, providing even more real-time processing to choose from. The usability has been ramped up too, with a power amp input for modelers and multi-FX, easy stereo expansion for dual amp setups, updated editor software, and many other enhancements.
The Katana-50 MkII rocks as a standalone amp, but it also excels as a powered cabinet for a favorite preamp, modeler, or multi-effects unit. Connecting to the rear-panel Power Amp In jack bypasses Katana MkII's preamp and effects, letting you tap straight into the Tube Logic power section, complete with grab-and-go Power Control. And with BOSS Tone Studio, the input can be easily optimized for your particular gear with a high-pass filter and adjustable gain. One of the Katana-50 MkII's most powerful features is the ability to store favorite amp character and effects setups in Tone Setting memories for instant recall. After you've dialed in a sound with the panel controls, simply save it to the desired memory with a quick button hold. Four Tone Settings (two banks of two) are available, with fast selection right from the panel. It's also possible to connect external footswitches for hands-free control on the gig.
Tube Logic design approach produces class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence
Five unique amp characters (Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown, and Acoustic), plus newly voiced variations for each
Five independent effects sections (Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, and Reverb), with three selectable variations in each
Dedicated Pedal FX for foot-controlled wah and pedal bend
Updated BOSS Tone Studio software for customizing your sound with over 60 different BOSS effects, channel and global EQs, adjustable routing, and much more
Power Amp In for preamps, modelers, and multi-effects
Four Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings
Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and response at low volumes
Three Cab Resonance options (Vintage, Modern, and Deep), selectable in BOSS Tone Studio
Micd cabinet emulation on the USB and phones/recording outputs, with three Air Feel settings available in BOSS Tone Studio
Rear-panel connections for up to two footswitches or an expression pedal
Pro setups available at BOSS Tone Central
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The Katana sounds good as "just an amp" using control panel options. The amount of things you can change with it connected to a computer is astounding. Great for anyone that doesn't want to invest in a bunch of pedals but likes to try different sounds.
It's a good amp, it's load as hell and easy to make sound good and it comes with a tube screamer built in. You can get an app for your phone to control everything and add a bunch of new sounds and amp profiles. It's not a super expensive tube amp and I'm not a millionaire so it all works out.