Chris has been an active member of the Australian music community since his first foray into playing in live bands all the way back in 2005.

After spending some time in the IT industry, it became quickly apparent that his real passion lay in working with bands and producing music. What was a passionate hobby early on very quickly became the name that Monolith Studios is today.


Ryan has been recording, mixing and mastering music since 2009 under the name Emissary Studios, and is known for his keen attention to detail, and clean, polished productions.

Originally from Newcastle, NSW, Ryan made the move to Melbourne just prior to the 2020 lockdowns. While not averse to working with bands of all genres, Ryan’s passion lies in finding clarity and definition in the most extreme and dense metal arrangements.


Ryan started out as a guitarist 24 years ago and has been involved in many original metal bands during that time. As a heavily involved member in the songwriting process with all his bands, he’s also a vocalist for at least 5 years.

Ryan began recording by making demos of his bands during that early time. Over the last 13 years he’s recorded and mixed numerous bands/musicians, has written (and co-written) 2 albums and 2 EP’s with another album on the way and has also started his own solo EP while also being an active session musician.