Kuassa is a software development company specializing in digital guitar amplification and audio processing. We’re deeply passionate about music, and our goal is to provide great tools to aid the musician’s creative process. As musicians ourselves, we believe that raw tonal quality trumps all, including an overabundance of features that may or may not be useful and distract you from your primary objective: creating great music.
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.
- We prefer quality over quantity. In most cases, plugging into 100 amps, 80 FXs, and 90 cabinets won’t guarantee a great guitar track.
- We’ve focused all of our attention where we think it matters most; tone.
- We try to make everything as intuitive and streamlined as possible. We want you to be able to just forget the user manual (we’ve provided one though) and get straight to the playing.
- Our (relatively) low price tag isn’t an indication of inferior quality (and vice versa). We’re just trying to be fair with our pricing.
- Using guitar amp software means you are being eco-friendly. Less power consumption, less waste, and therefore reduced carbon footprint when compared to its hardware counterpart.
Our Chairman and CTO, responsible for DSP algorithms, product development, R&D and “WIN or die” for Kuassa. He is guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for Bandung melodic punk outfit Disconnected. Creator of the Aradaz Amp free plug-ins. He’s now back to his teenage hobby to skateboarding again after a long time hiatus founding Kuassa during the start-up phase.
Our CEO, responsible for all business and administrative duties within Kuassa. Used to design GUIs singlehandedly, then one half of the design duo alongside Bez during Kuassa’s early years, he is now more into managing the business development and marketing. He plays synths, composes, produces and occasionally DJ for Bandung’s best slow-mo electronica act HMGNC.
Adhitya S. Wibisana
Better known among friends and clients as Adhit Android. Our Tech Director, responsible for detailed product concepts, audio engineering, technical side wizardry, and support. Head engineer and producer for Infinitelabs Studio. Plays bass for the industrial rock band Helmproyek.
Rd. Pratama Kusuma Putra
Tamskick, as his friends calls him. He also composes music for Dreadout Game with Adhit, and many independent documentaries. As the VP of Product Design, he’s responsible for the UX and UI design for Kuassa. Other than his busy gigging schedules with Sigmun and Mooner, his solo project is also worth checking out.
Juan Prahamma Hartjamt
Linux freak, guitar shred nerd, and a manga otaku. Well known among his colleagues with his speed tapping and typing on both guitar fret and qwerty keyboards. He talks a lot about Dragon Ball Z with Arie on the midst of smoking time. Thus, recently got promoted to also manage projects beside taking care the DSP engine as Head of Product Engineering, then promoted as our current VP of Operations giving him an excuse to boss us around.
Iman F. Amarullah
The only hipster in the office, known for his avid visual aesthetics giving him rights to comment on everybody’s outfit everyday. Although initially only responsible for making vectors, but his refined visual taste making him to be trusted with every creative decisions within Kuassa (He did all the haircuts for all of us). He plays drum for his psychedelic-stoner-rock project KAITZR and skates, thus making Arie and Juan play skateboard again after a long hiatus.
Captain Tsubasa’s #1 fan, Juan’s former bandmate, and known for his insufferable idiotic jokes at the office. Despite those absurdities, Abduh actually somewhat considered genius. Have won code marathons during his 2nd Master study at RWTH Aachen University. As Kuassa’s VP of Software Engineering, he’s responsible for Research and Development duties and solving complex code wizardry at Kuassa.
Telecommunications engineering graduate, studying abroad to Kyoto/Japan, then back again to bring our research to the next level. Bram is a Studio Ghibli fanatic, DIY pedal FX warrior, and shoegazing guitarist. 90’s alternative rock band like Smashing Pumpkins, MBV, and Pavement are his major influences. Bram served at Kuassa as VP of Research and Analytics under Arie.
Long-time Vegan, Guitar Nerd, Shredding mania. Uncle Dimi (as everyone in the office calls him) enjoys a stroll in the midst of Bulgarian woods for a refreshment when he’s not playing guitars. Apart with his daily responsibility as Kuassa’s Product Specialist helping users throughout forums, Dimi is a productive musician with 7 guitar instrumental albums which he released independently since 2006.
Intan Zariska Daniyanti
The only girl at the office and Iman’s arch enemy for unknown reason. Dania is also an ex-intern turns team member which manages all Kuassa’s social media with a millenial spirit. She’s also have a close relations with Bandung and Jakarta local indie kids so keep watching out our instastory if you want to catch a glimpse on Indonesia’s vast music scene.
The one who care for, and look after everything in the office. Pak Sunda (as we called him), are indispensable, and responsible for managing General Affairs within Kuassa.
Our Creative Director, responsible for everything related to Kuassa’s visual aspect, namely corporate identity, visual communications, and UI design. He also design gameplay and graphic elements for Dreadout Game. Plays drums for Bandung indie pop band Olive Tree and Adhit’s Helmproyek.
Our IT Director, lead developer, responsible for back-end technology and roadmap development. A jazz guitarist, apparently fluent in the ways of heavy metal. He holds degrees in applied physics and computer engineering.
(Formerly) our youngest member, responsible for reducing Arie’s programming load and occassional English editing. Aspiring producer, he sings, plays guitar, and writes songs for his Bandung indie rock band The Triangle.
Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter of Helmproyek, and recently builds interest into synths. Currently serving as a part-time Community Manager for us. Thomi inspired by wide variety of genre, from Gary Numan to 2ne1 (yes, that k-pop girlband). Check his soundcloud here
Digital content manager professional and the mastermind behind Bandung’s electronica/darkwave/shoegazing band Slylab. He done a remix for the old electronic track by Disconnected back when Arie and Dea is still on the same band, and now helping to create and counsel digital marketing strategy for Kuassa.
Formerly doing acoustic engineering stuff with his professor and doing internship at Kuassa back at 2013. Right after he finished his study at Bandung Institute of Technology’s Engineering Physics, he started working at Kuassa as a full-time employee. He is also part of student activity’s Minangkabau Local Arts at ITB.