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OPENS NEW LA RECORDING COMPLEX VALIDUS RECORDING
Freshly returning to his original stomping grounds Ryan has relocated back to Los Angeles and opened a new recording complex Validus Recording (Validus which means "Strength and Power" in Latin) located in the NoHo art district of North Hollywood and clearly Los Angeles is happy to have him back as Ryan has been picked as ‘Producer Of The Year’ by the Los Angeles Music Awards, event takes place on November 18 at The Studio at Paramount Theater (http://www.lamusicawards.com).
Recently in the studio with Ryan at the board is two time LA/Phoenix Music Awards 'Metal Band of the Year' Hemoptysis (www.myspace.com/hemoptysismetal), Phoenix, AZ’s Back From Ashes (www.myspace.com/backfromashesmusic), and San Diego, CA’s Benedictum (http://www.benedictum.net) and Los Angeles based Vayden (www.myspace.com/vayden).
Greene began his musical career as a drummer in local L.A. bands, turning to live engineering at age 15. Four years later he was the youngest engineer at MCA Music Publishing Studio, working with such notable songwriters and producers as Glen Ballard, Diane Warren and Desmond Child. Moving on to the position of Chief Engineer at EMI Music Publishing, Ryan did all the pre-production for Megadeth's "Countdown to Extinction" album, released in 1992. Meeting and working with Brett Gurewitz, owner of Epitaph Records and Fat Mike, owner of Fat Wreck Chords, in 1994, Ryan started working with Bad Religion and NOFX producing, engineering and mixing their biggest selling record Punk'n Drublic which was certified gold. In 1997, he started Motor Studios in San Francisco with Fat Mike. Ryan produced numerous punk and rock bands making him extremely instrumental in coining the successful sound of 1990s skate punk. In 2005, Ryan packed up and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, to work on the debut album for F5, featuring Megadeth bassist, Dave Ellefson. In August of that same year, he co-founded Crush Recording, a state-of-the-art recording facility. Following Crush Ryan them teamed up with songwriter/touring musician, John Fielding, to form Area 52 Entertainment, a production company focusing on producing/engineering/mixing and writing for bands, artists, video games, commercials and movies. Early on Ryan embraced the Music/Gaming connection and has engineered and mixed 8 songs for the video game "Guitar Hero 3", and many more for downloadable content, 40 songs for "Rock Revolution", and produced/engineered and mixed for the video game "Rock Band".