Producer, Songwriter, Engineer, and Musician // Production & writing credits include Sam Setton, Tiger Darrow, Kamilah // Engineering credits include Sesame Street (HBO), Del Water Gap, Jesse Malin // Staff Engineer at Studio G (Brooklyn, NY) // Owner & proprietor of the Brick Box Studio (Brooklyn, NY) // Sample pack available via Splice Sounds
Ronnie DiSimone (aka Torna) is a Songwriter, Producer, Instrumentalist, and Staff Engineer at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY. After moving to New York from his native Philadelphia in 2013, he spent a few years working in publishing/A&R/research at VEVO, Domino Music Publishing, Downtown Music Publishing, and Songtrust. Now he makes records with his friends full-time, and it’s pretty great.
A list of selected collaborators and clients includes:
Producing – Sam Setton, Tiger Darrow, Halima, Ritual Talk, Nick Cianci, Annika Bennett, Kamilah
Engineering – Del Water Gap, Jukebox the Ghost, field trip, NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Forever Dog Podcast Network
Assistant Engineering – Sesame Street (HBO), A Great Big World, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Jesse Malin
Performance – Jon Anderson (Yes), Denny Walley & Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention), Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Kamilah, Tiger Darrow, Matt Gumley
Ronnie's sample pack "Oh, Weird." is available via Splice Sounds.
A full list of credits is available at www.tornamusic.com/tms
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Torna is a very well rounded multi instrumentalist and versatile producer. He is intuitive, tasteful, and flexible which combined make him an amazing collaborator. He is able to provide a soundscape that encompasses not just the mood of the song he's working on, but the tiny intricacies that turn a good song into a great song. His attention to detail sets his productions apart from the rest, and he is super easy and communicative to work with. Anyone hiring Torna for his number of skills in music will surely be pleased with his work.
Ronnie (Torna) is such an incredibly thoughtful producer and engineer. Writing music is such a vulnerable thing, and he creates a safe, welcoming space to express yourself freely. He's also a wildly talented musician with an amazing grasp of music theory, so if you bring him a song that you're feeling a little stuck on, he can help you elevate it and add a little harmonic spice. My favorite songs are the ones I've worked on with Ronnie, because he's just as much of a stickler for quality and creativity as I am, and will not cut corners.