Katana Mk2 Artist - long press SOLO function with EQ + Delay +...... a Booster ?

Started by HF1600ie, April 26, 2023, 03:42:00 AM

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I am trying to understand if I can somehow configure my solo sound with a booster on top, just by long pressing the channel switch on GA-FC.
when I long press it, I can increase the solo volume, adjust EQ and now with version 2.1.0 adjust an extra Delay.

But what about a booster ? I can boost my signal via the EQ level, but I wonder if the booster in that channel could be ativated this way, because in some of my solo sounds I need a bit more gain for lead work. All at the reach of one long-press !

Ps- what is that "solo switch" inside the booster ?

Thanks !


I'm guessing that such functionality would require a firmware update. I just got the amp two weeks ago, and I noticed the exact same thing. The Solo function should indeed have Booster capability within it.


Is it something we could request Roland to do ?

I see so much potential in the Boss Katana. I am currently using it as my main amp and it does everything well, except for the soloing where I believe it could benefit a lot if a Booster (and eventually a Compressor or Reverb) could be added to the current Solo-FX, which for now are only volume, EQ and Delay.

For me, Bank 1 has 4 patches and it is enough if the solo function could carry more FX inside it (specially dedicated to Solo function only).

Also, GA-FC should have all 8 banks displayed with 8 switches in 2 rows. Otherwise it is not that practical.


I realize this is just a work around, but if you store the same patch (with the additional EQ+Delay+Booster settings) in the other bank in the same patch number, you could just use the bank switch to accomplish the same thing.