Katana amps have received worldwide acclaim for their authentic tube tone and feel, onboard BOSS effects, and exceptional value. The flagship Katana-Artist combo takes Katana performance to new heights, offering all the latest series features along with numerous refinements tailored for the needs of professional players. Outfitted with a premium 12-inch Waza speaker, semi-closed cabinet, newly retuned amp characters, and much more, the 100-watt Katana-Artist is a powerhouse tone machine for all types of music, from blues, jazz, and country to the heaviest rock styles.
Katana Version 4: New Effects and Katana MkII Expansion Support
The Katana Version 4 update brings some great new features derived from the next-generation Katana MkII series. Heavy Octave, Stereo Delay, and Pan Delay effects have been added, along with a dedicated Pedal FX section that makes it easier to set up foot-controlled wah and pedal bend. In addition, a Katana-Artist or other 100-watt Katana model can now be used as a slave amp with the Katana MkII’s powerful Stereo Expand feature, allowing you to create wide, expansive tones with stereo-compatible effects distributed across both amps.
The Katana Version 4 update is available in the Downloads section.
Professional 100-watt combo amp with enhanced tone and all the latest Katana features
Tube Logic design approach produces class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence for any performing situation
Robust analog class-AB power amp section delivers the authentic tone and highly musical response that Katana amps are noted for
Custom Waza 12-inch speaker realizes classic British stack speaker tone and response with increased power handling capacity
Newly designed cabinet with ultra-solid construction and semi-closed back for tight, focused tone with rich low end
Five unique amp characters, custom-tuned for optimum performance with the Katana-Artist’s cabinet and Waza speaker
Choose from 61 customizable BOSS effects and many effect routing configurations with BOSS Tone Studio editor software
Eight Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings
Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and dynamic response at low volumes
Dedicated panel controls for Cabinet Resonance and Air Feel functions
Effects loop with position, gain, and series/parallel operation configurable via BOSS Tone Studio
Support for external control with optional footswitches (GA-FC, FS series) and MIDI
Stage-ready patches for all music styles available at BOSS Tone Central
Katana Version 4 Newly Added Features
Effects expanded to 65 total types; Heavy Octave, Stereo Delay, and Pan Delay added
New Pedal FX section makes it easier to set up foot-controlled wah and pedal bend effects in BOSS Tone Studio
Dedicated mode for using a 100-watt Katana model as a slave amp for the Katana MkII’s Stereo Expand feature