Ep. 039: Rayna Zemel - Playback Engineer, Producer, Composer
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Passionate and extroverted, Rayna’s varied background gives her a unique perspective as well as an ability to engage people from all walks of life. Before graduating with a degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont, Rayna grew up at the intersection of multiple cultures.
As a child, Rayna was raised between three worlds - She could be found at a Baptist church in Camden, New Jersey with her grandmother, at synagogue in Philadelphia with her mother’s family of Jewish academics, or at St. Columba’s episcopal church in Washington D.C. Rayna decided to pursue a career in the music industry and moved to Los Angeles, where she eventually ended up working in the touring industry as a playback engineer with artists such as Logic, Pentatonix, Due Lipa, Iggy Azalea, Hailee Steinfeld, The Lonely Island, Lana Del Rey, DJ Khaled, and more.
Additionally, she is a music composer who's work has been featured in over 75 television shows, movies, and commercials. The events of 2020 led her to pursue her passion for documentary photography. Rayna has documented over 50 protests in the Los Angeles area, her work and efforts are featured in the short film “We Can’t Breathe”.

Producer / Music Director
Winters Rock Entertainment
Sep 2018 – Present
Business development, talent scouting, on-site photographer, and post-production audio mixing. Producer: “We Can’t Breathe” (2020)Composer: “We Can’t Breath” (2020) Producer: “Storm” (2020) Composer: “Beyond the Edge”(2020) Composer: “Letters to Liam” (2019) Music Supervisor: “Letters to Liam” (2019)

Playback Engineer
Pentatonix Inc
Jan 2020 – Present
Playback Engineer
Nov 2019 – Jan 2020
Playback Engineer / Programmer
Hailee Steinfeld
Aug 2019 – Nov 2019
Playback Engineer & MIDI Tech
Lana Del Rey
Mar 2019 – Nov 2019
Pro Tools Playback Engineer
The Lonely Island
May 2019 – Jun 2019

Ableton Programmer / Playback Engineer
Dua Lipa
Apr 2019
Ableton Programmer / Playback Engineer
Gunnar Gehl
Oct 2018 – Dec 2018
Ableton Programmer / Playback Engineer
Jul 2018 – Sep 2018

Ableton Programmer / Playback
Jun 2017 – Aug 2018

Ableton Playback / Programming
Troye Sivan
Mar 2018 – Apr 2018
Ableton Playback Operator
Lil’ Wayne
Sep 2017
Playback Designer & Programmer
Saint Motel
Dec 2016

Director of Vibes | Producer | Mixer
Math Club Music
Jun 2016 – Oct 2016

Electronic Creatives
Feb 2016 – Mar 2016
Ableton playback for Iggy Azalea.

Electronic Creatives
Title Tour Manager / Production Manager
Niykee Heaton "The Bedroom Tour" 2015
Oct 2015 – Dec 2015

Tour Manager Production Manager
Ableton Playback Operator: Kiesza
Jan 2015 – Oct 2015

Product Ambassador / Tester
Livid Instruments
Nov 2014 – Jan 2015
Guitar Wing MIDI Controller Product Ambassador for the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Recording Arts Instructor
The Los Angeles Film School
Jul 2011 – Sep 2014
Instructor - Beginning and Advanced Music production in Pro Tools, Ableton, and Logic.
Kops & Robbers
Jan 2010 – Jan 2012

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