Masato Kouda (b. 24 October 1971, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese composer.
Mr. Kouda composes music primarily for video games. Formerly employed by Capcom, he is best known for his work on the Devil May Cry and Monster Hunter series. Following his departure from Capcom, Kouda has become a regular contributor to the Wild Arms series and member of the Star Onions (with Naoshi Mizuta). In late 2007 he founded Design Wave, a Tokyo-based music studio which includes himself and former Capcom sound employees Atsushi Mori, Masakazu Sugimori and Kento Hasegawa. Since then he has worked on titles such as Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Ignition Entertainment's El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.
Works for Winds
- Proof of a Hero from "Monster Hunter" (arr. Morita)