I have the Katana head running into a Celestion V70.I own the Katana Head - use it with a Quilter Micro pro 12" Extension Cab (with factory Celestion Classic Lead 80)
love it so much - I'll have a Katana 100 112 combo here tomorrow to compare
Pending a work schedule, I'll post a review mid week.
Sorry, I might have not been very clear in my initial post. Whenever you change Primary and Secondary inputs, you have to change both the inputs and the outputs. "First" and "last" are Reaper's way of addressing multi-input/output interfaces. In the Katana's case, and because it identifies as a 2-in / 2-out interface, "first" would be the left channel, and "last" would be the "right channel".Filipe wrote>
In a nutshell:
Step 1 - in your DAW, select Katana Primary as your output device, Katana Secondary as your input device (on a Mac, replace Primary by 1,2, Secondary by 3,4);
Step 2 - Record your guitar (from the Katana Secondary input) alongside your backing tracks; the guitar sound is going to be recorded "clean", straight from the Amp's input (see block diagram), without any processing whatsoever - even though you'll hear it processed through amp's speaker, headphones output, etc;
Step 3 - Mute every other track except your clean guitar sound, and reverse the input / outputs: output device now becomes Katana Secondary, input becomes primary;
Step 4 - Create a new track, and set it to record from the Katana Primary input, with monitor inputs active so you can hear what's going on;
Step 5 - Hit play - the "clean" track is now going to be played back through the Katana's DSP, so fiddle with it until you get the sound you're looking for - this is also why you mute every other track, otherwise they would all go through the DSP. Which might be funky in it's own way, but I digress......
Step 6 - When you're ready to "commit to tape", hit the record button.
Step 7 - Set the DAW's output back to Katana Primary and listen to the results. You might have to nudge the new "processed" guitar track a few samples back because of processing delay, unless your DAW takes care of that automatically.
I cannot seem to figure out what I am still doing wrong, with Reaper. With the headphones plugged in, I can hear the guitar and I can hear the backing tracks. No matter how I try to configure it, however, I end up having the sound processed by the Katana. For example, if I play a backing track, while I play guitar, the backing track gets distortion or chorus on it. If I record a clean guitar with chorus, and attempt to play it back, that processed signal then goes through the process again.
With the settings like that, I made a recording. When I play that back, in Reaper, without changing the settings, it gets processed twice. If I let it play and change the channels on Tone Studio, I can hear the changes during playback.
If I Render it to an MP3 file and play it outside of Reaper, it sounds normal. This is the processed, crunch channel sound -- not the dry sound.
I then reverse the inputs to where PRIMARY is first and SECONDARY as last. Recording this and rendering it to an MP3 gives me the same results. The recording is of the distorted guitar part.
I then set PRIMARY(R) as the first and SECONDARY(R) as last. Same results.
Lastly, I set SECONDARY(R) as the first and PRIMARY(R) as the last. Same results.
I tried a few different outputs, to no avail, but was wondering if anyone using Windows 10 has had any success playing backing along with backing tracks and recording it, using Reaper. If so, do you have any idea what I need to set my settings to, to get this to work? Also, do you know how to record a dry signal?
I have also tried playing music through the Katana, using media player, and headphones, as is documented in the manual. If I set my sound to KATANA Secondary, the music plays through the headphones and is colored by the Katana Settings. If I set the sound to Katana Primary, there is no sound. I have no idea what I am doing wrong, here.
Thanks. I can't see the picture, but I think I figured out some of the issues.Sorry, I might have not been very clear in my initial post. Whenever you change Primary and Secondary inputs, you have to change both the inputs and the outputs. "First" and "last" are Reaper's way of addressing multi-input/output interfaces. In the Katana's case, and because it identifies as a 2-in / 2-out interface, "first" would be the left channel, and "last" would be the "right channel".
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Hope this makes it clearer.
I don't follow sports but I've been in the guitar game since the 60's and my Katana 100w 1x12 combo continues to impress this old tube snob even if I'm no longer gigging . So much so I listed my new Vibrolux in the emporium .Lol. My dogs freak out when I turn the .5 watt up to 5. Man do these things get loud. Ligonier was so close to the state championship. Had to be buzzing in town during the playoffs?
Yeah it's cured all amp GAS for a long time.I don't follow sports but I've been in the guitar game since the 60's and my Katana 100w 1x12 combo continues to impress this old tube snob even if I'm no longer gigging . So much so I listed my new Vibrolux in the emporium .