(l-r) Thomas Nordegg (Steve Vai)
Steve Conrad (Elantric)
Yoshi Ikegami ( Roland/ Boss)Boss Katana Amp firmware update wish list - Submit your Ideas.
Sent this to Roland / Boss today
Boss Katana firmware update wish list (March 2017)
1 ) Add Control Assignments in Boss Tone Studio – these can allow ability to assign a user defined FX parameter Target for EV-5 Expression pedal and the three FX knobs: (Booster/Mod, Delay/FX, Reverb)
2 ) Permit user to store three distinct sets of deep FX parameters, one for each color (Green ,Red, Yellow) with unique FX Parameter settings.
At present, FX Parameter targets for the FX knobs default to a common setting regardless of the current “color” selected” and does not allowing user defined FX settings for each available effects memory selected (three available: Green, Red, or Yellow)
3 ) If the “Reverb” FX knob could have a mode to instead become a duplicate of “Delay / FX” or subset of the Delay / MOD / FX
4 ) Can the External FX Loop become separated from the AMP Block, and allow additional signal chain order options than just the current three.
Perhaps External FX Loop placed last after the Reverb. Or add a fourth chain configuration where all FX including Reverb could be pre –amplifier Block.
5 ) External FX loop status to be “Global or Patch” - Allow the on/off state and the Send / Return levels to be unique for each patch: (CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4)
6 ) SIGNAL CHAIN (CHAIN1,CHAIN2,CHAIN3) status to be “Global or Patch” - Allow the Signal Chain to be unique for each patch: (CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4)
7 ) Add the ability to turn off speaker simulation for the Line Out signal so users can use their own cabinet simulator.
8 ) Support more than four presets (CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4) , even if these can only be selected via MIDI, MIDI over USB
9) Release Complete Boss Katana MIDI Implementation
The three expression pedals I'd like MIDI CC# Transmission or use as CTRL Assignment Sources
1 expression pedal jack on rear of the amp
2 more via a the GA-FC
Three EV-5 pedals as sources
And Eight Control Assignments for Katana FX control.
These are separate from the existing three way FX button switches on the amp.
The three FX foot switches on GA-FC can be used as CTRL Sources
Give me 8 CTL Assignment slots that can function like the 8 CTRLs in GP-10 for FX assignments with 8 MIDI CC# controllers or morph between 2 effects from one expression pedal