Bio & Credits

Ronnie DiSimone (known professionally as Torna) is a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and engineer based in New York City.

Torna works on the artistic and technical aspects of music creation across a wide variety of genres out of his studio The Brick Box as well as Studio G, both located in Brooklyn, NY.

Engineering & Production Credits

January 2020
– Sam Setton – “10” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Tiger Darrow – “Sad Girls Club” (ft. Russell Elliott), “Bloodhound” // writer, performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Everything Is Sex – (forthcoming EP) // assistant engineer
– Rae Isla – “All In” // mixer
– Natti Vogel – “I Love You” // co-producer
Sesame Street // assistant recording engineer (ongoing)

December 2019
– Noy Markel – “Someday” // writer, performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
Sesame Street // assistant recording engineer (ongoing)

November 2019
– Tallulah Ruff – “Holy Roller”, “Night Creep” // recording engineer, mixer
– Alec Macklin – “Afraid to Ask”, “Mother’s Love Song to a Child”, “Don’t Leave Me”, “Sober” // recording engineer, additional production, mixer
– Rae Isla – “Remembering” // mixer
Sesame Street // assistant recording engineer (ongoing)

October 2019
– Nick Cianci – “Prodigal Son” // recording engineer
– Halima – “B-Roll”, “Wake Up”, “Wildflower”, “Break”, “Downtown” // recording engineer, performer, additional production, mixer
– Rae Isla – “Not At All” // mixer
Sesame Street // assistant recording engineer (ongoing)

September 2019
– The Parkers // “Give Me Glory”, “15 Again” // writer, performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– CamRus – “Taffee Park” // mixer
Sesame Street // assistant recording engineer (ongoing)

August 2019
– Yanni Burton – “A Part of Me” // mastering engineer
– Shubh Saran – Becoming [EP] // assistant recording engineer
– Charles Dawson – A Few Sad Songs EP // mastering engineer
– Presidio – “Last Night” // recording engineer, mixer
– Emily Prime – “Learn” // recording engineer
Sesame Street // assistant recording engineer (ongoing)

July 2019
– Jodi Ray – “Take This Time” // mixer
– Ritual Talk – “If” // mixer
Sesame Street // assistant recording engineer (ongoing)

June 2019
– Peter Wise – “Trustfall” Live, “Say It” Live // recording engineer, mixer
– Sho Ishikura – “Take My Hand” // mixer
– Aria Jay – “Away” // producer, mixer
– Lexie Lowell – “Lullaby to Your Ghost” // mastering engineer
– Geena Kaye – “Crawling”, “Blisters” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer

May 2019
– Bella Human – (a collection of a/b sides) // recording engineer, mastering engineer
– CamRus – “Chance” // mixer
– Geena Kaye – “Hear My Song” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Christiané Fox – “Raindrops” // mastering engineer

April 2019
– Sesame Street featuring Common – “Give it, live it, RESPECT” // assistant recording engineer
– Sho Ishikura – “Planet Hurt” // mixer
– Bella Human – (forthcoming EP) // recording engineer
– Stephen Babcock – “Fight I Need“, “Devil“, “Willow Tree”  // mastering engineer

March 2019
– Tiger Darrow – “Need Me (ONErpm Studios)” // recording engineer, mixer

February 2019
– Oskari Nurminen – “East Village Evening”, “American Beauty”, “Madeline” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer

January 2019
– field trip – “Stuck” // mastering engineer

November 2018
– 
Peter Wise – (forthcoming EP) // recording engineer, mixer, producer
– j.mulay – GETAWAY Tape // recording engineer, mastering engineer

October 2018
– 
Nick Cianci – “Goodnight and Happy Birthday” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– “The Night We Crashed Your Dad’s Car” // performer, recording engineer, producer
– Presidio – “One More Day”, “Where We Were”, “Unwind” // performer, arranger, recording engineer, mixer, producer

September 2018
– 
Roar Dons – (forthcoming LP) // assistant recording engineer

August 2018
– 
Del Water Gap – Don’t Get Dark // recording engineer
– Sho Ishikura – “Chlorine”, “Nobody Has To Know I’m Here” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Shubh Saran – H.A.D.D. EP // assistant recording engineer

July 2018
– 
NYU/BMI Film Scoring Workshop // recording engineer

June 2018
– 
Netflix – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (S4 Pt. 2) // assistant recording engineer
– Big Hands Rhythm & Blues Band – Thoughts and Prayers // assistant recording engineer, mix assistant

May 2018
– 
Brain Salt – “Monster Hands” // assistant recording engineer
– star four – Star Four EP // recording engineer, mixer

April 2018
– 
JR Atkins – “High”, “Flowers”, “Happening” // recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Annika Bennett – “Boy Who Has Everything”, “She Smiles”, “Already In Love”, “Lost My Heart”, “What Happened”, “Soreya Wyn”, “Fucked Up Summer”, “All My Friends” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer

March 2018
– 
WeTV – Bridezillas the Podcast // recording engineer
– Leo Manzari – Clockwork // assistant recording engineer
– Chris Mahoney – (2 forthcoming singles) // mix assistant
– Jesse Malin – Sunset Kids // assistant recording engineer

February 2018
– 
Ritual Talk – Plans // recording engineer
– Katherine Eisenberg – “Union Pool” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– A Great Big World – A Great Big World // 2nd assistant recording engineer

January 2018
– 
Nick Cianci – High Fidelity Depressed EP // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer

December 2017
– 
Kamilah – “So Long”, “On My Mind” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Natti Vogel – “Love for a Limited Time Only”, “Trick! The Musical” // assistant recording engineer
– Cáthia – No Me Conoces EP // assistant recording engineer, mix assistant
– field trip – “Ether/Sick @ Heart” // mastering engineer

November 2017
– 
NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music // recording engineer (ongoing)

October 2017
– Tariq Al-Sabir – Blackbird (musical) demos // recording engineer

September 2017
– 
Katherine Eisenberg – “LA Took My Baby Away” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– The Narcotix – Mr. Weberg // mixer
– Kamilah – “Steel & Magnet”, “Your Kind of Mess”, “Beautiful Boy” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Matt Gumley – “Mind Games (Live In Studio)” // recording engineer, mixer, producer

August 2017
– 
Eden Hana – Little Less Like Me EP // recording engineer
– Ritual Talk – “More Than I Can Mention” // recording engineer, mixer, producer

July 2017
– 
Johnny & the Bootlegs – NYC Rags EP // assistant recording engineer
– Kamilah – Learning Curve EP // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
Apollo Artist Session LIVE ft. Joel Hamilton & Lyrics Born // assistant recording engineer

June 2017
– 
Madeleine Dopico – “Disclaimer”, “Saturday Night” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Turner Masters Memory Hospital (radio play) // composer, performer, recording engineer, mixer

April 2017
– 
Forever Dog Podcast Network // recording engineer (ongoing)
– John Thornhill – “Love Is A Game”, “Running”, “Keep Your Head Up Child” // recording engineer, mixer
– Lakewhales – Baleen Dreams EP // assistant recording engineer

March 2017
– 
Antonia Cove – (as-of-yet-untitled album) // assistant recording engineer
– Jukebox the Ghost – Off to the Races // recording engineer (through May 2017)

January 2017
– 
Katherine Eisenberg – Nice EP // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer

December 2016
– 
Voidless – The Voidless EP // recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Every Other Saturday – Longest Day of Summer EP – guitarist

October 2016
– 
Action Dinosaur (animated TV pilot) // composer, performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer (music)
– NYUCSSA Talent Match competition // mixer, judge

August 2016
– 
Nick Cianci – “Have a Drink”, “Nightmares Again”, “All the Things You Do” // recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Shantell Martin – PART ONE: CHARGE YOURSELF EP // recording engineer, mixer
– JR Atkins – “I Wash My Hands” // recording engineer, mixer

July 2016
– 
The Misters – “Off My Mind” // mastering engineer
– Russ Elevado & Harry Weinger – tour demos for The Temptations // assistant recording engineer

Note: Dates above reflect when work began, not necessarily when said work was completed/released

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Additional Performance Credits
Jon Anderson (Yes), Denny Walley & Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention), Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Kamilah, Tiger Darrow, Matt Gumley

Business
Data Analyst @ VEVO // Creative Intern @ Downtown Music Publishing // Temp Catalog Specialist @ Songtrust // A&R Intern @ Domino Recording Company

Education
Bachelor’s in Economics (Concentration in Marketing) – Wharton @ UPenn, 2013
Master’s in Music Composition (Concentration in Songwriting) – Steinhardt @ NYU, 2015
Candidate for Master’s in Music Technology (Concentration in Audio Production) – Steinhardt @ NYU, 2017