Even if you have the luxury of tracking guitars with killer hardware, there are times when you need a solid guitar amp plugin. (…and you’d of course be selling yourself short by just using these plugins on actual guitar tracks.) I’ve used many guitar amp simulators, but have been recently turned onto a small Indonesian software development company who specialize in digital guitar amplification and audio processing called Kuassa, Inc.
“The name “Kuassa” is derived from the Indonesian word “kuasa”, which can be taken to mean power, might, master, or authority. The name reflects our belief that a thorough understanding of both the creative process and critical thought, as well as mastery of a diverse range of fields is essential to creating great musical tools, and by extension, great music.”
That may be the company’s bi-line, but it totally describes and defines them and their plugins. Their amp simulators are solid, sonically beautiful and incredibly ergonomic (at an insanely low price point!)— your tracks really need to have these plugins at their access. Don’t sell yourself short if you haven’t heard about Kuassa before this post. If you are serious about tone and want to add some new colours to your music, hit up kuassa.com and be truly impressed with their sonics for very little “dough-ray-me”!
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About Tony Vincent
Tony Vincent calls New York City home, but grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where from a young age he was exposed to the music of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. In his early teens Vincent began writing songs heavily influenced by Depeche Mode, New Order and Tears for Fears.
While attending university, Vincent started a makeshift record company out of his dorm room and recorded a five-song EP, which led to a recording contract with EMI records. The two solo albums (Tony Vincent, One Deed) followed producing six #1 radio hits.
Shortly after moving to NYC in 1998 to continue his recording career, Vincent took an unexpected detour into the world of rock-based theater, joining the cast of RENT, initially as part of the first national tour, then making his Broadway debut in the New York production in 1999. He was featured as Simon Zealotes in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remake of the film Jesus Christ Superstar (2000), and when the production was revived on Broadway that same year Vincent earned critical acclaim starring as Judas Iscariot. In 2002 Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in the rock band Queen’s smash hit We Will Rock You in London’s West End. He also fronted the band itself on several occasions– including a performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee concert for a live audience of over 1 million people surrounding Buckingham Palace and over 200 million television viewers world-wide. Two years later he was invited to Las Vegas to open the North American premier of We Will Rock You (2004-2005).
During this time Vincent continued to write, and in 2008 independently released the EP A Better Way, produced by Adam Anders. In the fall of 2009, he returned to Broadway, originating the role of St. Jimmy in Green Day’s American Idiot.
Tony is best known for his appearance on the second season of NBC’s reality singing competition, The Voice. While on the show, Tony was selected to be on “Team Cee Lo” and blew away the competition with his powerful voice and stage presence winning his first battle round. Tony made a lasting impression for fans nationwide with his final performance, The Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams.”
After 10 long months of writing, recording and mixing, Vincent released his highly anticipated studio project, In My Head, thru iTunes (http://bit.ly/MebSHh) and CDBaby (http://bit.ly/NgBZOL) on July 10th, 2012.
Tony Vincent continues to write for future projects, both as a solo artist and under the band moniker Mercer.