KatanaMan Lite

KatanaMan Lite

KatanaMan - the quick and easy way to manage your Boss Katana guitar amplifier

App details

Android 4.4+
Get KatanaMan Lite for Free on Google Play

App description

KatanaMan connects to your Boss Katana guitar amplifier via a USB cable. It allows direct control of many of the amp’s extensive features. Amp models, boost types, effects devices as well as basic amp controls can 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.

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

Some of the effects are disabled in KatanaMan Lite - for the full range, and more features see KatanaMan Pro.

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 but some features may not be available)
- 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’

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 (see below for instructions on connecting to your amp)


Provides access to the Katana 'sneaky amps' - around 28 additional amp models included in the Katana amplifier firmware.

Compatible with firmware versions 2 &3

Supported Delay types:
Digital, Analog, Tape Echo, Reverse, Modulate, SDE-3000

Supported Reverb types:
Room, Hall, Plate, Spring, Modulate

Supported boost types:
All Katana boost types are supported

Supported effects:
Chorus, Flanger, AutoWah, PedalWah, Compressor, GraphicEQ, ParametricEQ, SlowGear, Octave, Tremolo, Uni-V, Acoustic Guitar Sim, WaveSynth, GuitarSim, Phaser90E (more devices available in Pro version)

General Amp Settings
Noise Gate

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. Patches can also be saved into the amp’s ‘Tone Setting Channels’ by long pressing the appropriate physical button on the amp.

Related Apps
See the KatanaSync app for quick back-up and restore of your KatanaMan data..

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

Changelog / What's New

Version 4.1
- Improved device screen controls for better ease of use
- Improved connection time
- Added new device - Harmonist

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