BOSS has introduced the Katana-Air EX Guitar Amplifier, which they describe as a strong new wi-fi desktop amp for guitar and bass.
A spokesperson advised us, “Katana-Air EX delivers skilled stereo sound and acclaimed Katana tones in a compact footprint, supported by a bigger cupboard and different enhancements over the usual Katana-Air mannequin. Superior BOSS wi-fi expertise and built-in Bluetooth present handy cable-free operation, whereas the companion BOSS Tone Studio app (iOS/Android) presents deep-sound enhancing and built-in instruments for talent improvement with YouTube content material.”
Here is extra particulars direct from the corporate…
In 2018, BOSS launched Katana-Air, the world’s first completely wi-fi guitar amplifier. Katana-Air EX expands on the unique mannequin’s spectacular characteristic set with 35 watts of most energy, elevated fullness and sound projection, and extra recording and efficiency choices.
Katana-Air EX has been engineered to offer an genuine stage-style taking part in expertise in a desktop dimension. Two customized five-inch audio system are loaded right into a fastidiously designed wooden cupboard, producing full sound with wealthy resonance usually solely accessible with efficiency amplifiers. Punchy, high-definition tones provide an inspiring platform for honing pure strategies, whereas the tuned bass-reflex port ensures tight bottom-end response for low-tuned guitar riffs and electrical bass apply.
Katana-Air EX comes geared up with sounds derived from the Katana stage amplifiers, dialed in for max expression with its desktop cupboard. 5 distinctive amp characters present tones from glowing clear to excessive achieve, together with a devoted character for acoustic-electric guitar and bass. The amp additionally options entry to 60 BOSS results, with a wide array of overdrives and distortions plus mod, delay, and reverb results optimized for the amp’s stereo speaker system. Six onboard recollections permit customers to retailer their favourite amp and results setups for immediate recall.
BOSS’s digital wi-fi guitar expertise is on the coronary heart of Katana-Air EX, offering clear sound and lightning-fast response with no lag or dropouts. The included transmitter presents as much as 12 hours of taking part in time per cost, and the amp contains a built-in docking port for charging. The built-in movement sensor and standby perform preserve vitality when the system is idle, permitting the consumer to maintain the transmitter plugged in between periods and switch the system on simply by choosing up the instrument.
With onboard Bluetooth®, Katana-Air EX customers can wirelessly join with the BOSS Tone Studio app and play together with songs streamed from a cellular system. It is also attainable to report tracks on to laptop music software program by way of USB and use the stereo line output with mic’d cab emulation for stay performances in direct-to-PA setups. Going additional, Katana-Air EX does double responsibility as a high-quality transportable Bluetooth speaker for informal listening.
The devoted BOSS Tone Studio app supplies full wi-fi management of Katana-Air EX from a smartphone or pill. Customers can alter amp settings, customise results, and entry deeper features solely accessible from the app. Built-in YouTube help energizes each day apply periods with the flexibility to look at movies, create tune lists, loop sections, and extra. It is even attainable to vary sound recollections routinely throughout video playback, offering an inspiring hands-free expertise when jamming together with widespread songs and backing tracks.
The optionally available EV-1-WL Wi-fi MIDI Expression Pedal and FS-1-WL Wi-fi Footswitch present distant operation of assorted features assigned within the BOSS Tone Studio cellular app. Customers can management quantity and wah, change recollections, and set off the app’s apply tools–all with a cable-free connection.
Katana-Air EX could be powered with the included adaptor or by way of eight AA batteries or an optionally available Roland BTY-NIMH/A Rechargeable Amp Energy Pack for fully wi-fi operation.
Pricing and Availability:
The brand new Katana-Air EX Wi-fi Guitar Amplifier is out there now for buy at licensed US BOSS retailers for $599.99.