Rogue Violin Studios (RVS) provides tailored remote audio production services that help music and video creators elevate the emotional impact of their work.
In a world where new media content is jostling for viewers' attention, creatives require meaningful and highly produced content in order to stand out.
Specializing in string-driven production, RVS is a queer and femme owned company that recognizes that the creative process, whether for businesses or individuals, can sometimes be vulnerable and overwhelming. Our company prioritizes kind and efficient communication, combining 10+ years program management experience with 25+ years performance experience.
Studio gear highlights include:
AEA Ribbon 84
WA-73 EQ Preamp
True Systems p2 Stereo Preamp
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Samantha Bounkeua is a queer performer-composer-producer and founder of Rogue Violin Studios, a remote string-driven production company dedicated to working with creatives to elevate the emotional impact of their storytelling. A recipient of the California Arts Council Emerging Individual Artist Fellowship for 2023, she specializes in cross-media collaborations that amplify queer/femme voices that often explore themes of mental-health and social activism. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Samantha has performed internationally as a guest artist with the Southern Arizona Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Britten-Pears New Music Festival, Festival de Opera San Luis, the Rogue Theatre and the Re-Presence Artist Residency at Stanford University (2022). She is a recipient of multiple grants from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona as well as the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County and in 2020, Samantha was the 2nd place finalist in the competitive University of Arizona FORGE Business Accelerator. She has been commissioned to write music for the Binational Encuentro (an event about the female migratory experience), ChamberLab, LuftBassoon, Hawkins Dance Company and more. Her work has featured in the International Meg Quigley Vivaldi Bassoon Symposium, Kerala Short Film Festival, Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival, and more.
what you can expect
"One word that comes to mind from this experience is WOW. Unbelievable violin performance with a real nuanced sense of tone and energy that perfectly matched the song. Great communication and I felt like there was real focus and attention on what would work best for the project. And the performance itself was so dynamic and beautiful. Highly recommended!" - Raw W. via SoundBetter
"Samantha has just executed on and delivered 24 tracks which included bass, cello and strings. The whole string section in the song came to life in the song. It was amazing work!! She communicated very well during the job and always keep me updated on the progress and gave me options on how to proceed. Will definitely be back!!" -Burkay D. via SoundBetter
"I hired Rogue at first just for a bit of strings on a song. That evolved into several songs also featuring her vocals, and I'm hiring them to produce/master a very pain in the butt song. This is because the work they returned not just rose above expectations, it became emotional Hooks for the pieces, which i didn't know were missing. I can't think of them now without it. And they're just fun and cool to deal with, instantly felt comfortable and unreserved. If you're looking for someone that is safe and experienced in working with the queer community this is it. Bring that work here, it's in great hands!" -Ryan M. via Google
"I asked Samantha, Rogue Violin, if she would be willing to perform at my artist reception in December of 2022. We agreed that a one hour set would be a perfect backdrop for this setting. Samantha arrived early, set up with out disturbing any clients, and executed one of the most beautiful sets I have ever heard. A client even asked her to interpret one of my paintings, which she was able to play an impromptu piece that was absolutely stunning. I cannot recommend Rogue Violin enough, nor find the words to capture her connectivity, creativity and innate ability to make your heart sing." - Liz Vaughn, via Google