I have over 17 years of experience with recording and have had the great pleasure and privilege to work with hundreds of bands across many different genres. I'm honored to have been voted the "Best Sound Engineer" by the public at the Denton Arts and Music Awards. To date, I have worked with around 300 bands bands on over 2,000 songs.
I often take a do-it-all approach for making a record: tracking, mixing and mastering. Civil Recording is the name of my studio in the heart of Denton, TX (just north of Dallas). The studio is located in the center of town near the beautiful town square and several great restaurants. Denton is a great town to visit and make a record in.
Mixing is my passion and in addition to mixing what I track, I am now accepting online mixing projects where you track it yourself at home or another studio and send me the multi-track to mix. Call or email for a rate quote. Read more
A+ recording experience. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He really understands exactly what the artists are trying to achieve. I've recorded with Michael in 3 different bands, all vastly different genres and every recording session has been outstanding.
Recommended forMixing Audio Engineering Mastering Audio Recording
Michael Briggs is both professional and patient. He shows care for the music being made and puts that care into the work. Definitely the best in Denton
Recommended forMixing Production Recording
I've had the pleasure of recording with Michael lots of times over the years and he just keeps getting better and better. Recording can be mind-numbing and frustrating, but Michael makes it fun and rewarding. He listens to what we wanted and offers advice when necessary without being overbearing. It's the perfect balance between DIY recording and studio recording.
Michael does amazing work! My band has recorded with him four different times and each time has been better than the last. He also did our music video and it turned out perfectly
Super efficient and super proficient! Always a great experience!!Original recommendation
Very professional, made us sound great, and worked with us to get the sound we wanted.Original recommendation
I absolutely loved the two days we spent recording here! The experience was calm and relaxing while still being extremely productive. Michael always had great advice and ideas and was very patient throughout the whole process. He listened to every idea we had and worked hard to get the exact sound we wanted. The quality of the recordings were outstanding and it reflects the hard work and attention he put into each song.Original recommendation
Civil Recording's Michael Briggs did some mastering for me years back. I was extremely happy. He is a pleasure to work with. And his records just sound cool. Get him.Original recommendation
Excellent engineer, better friend. Michael is the cream of the crop and the king on the top when it comes to cranking off a record.
Completely kills it!! Every artist who works with him will agree 100%! Extremely professional, knows what he's doing, and is very easy going. Every question I had about the process was answered in extreme detail, and most importantly, the final product sounds amazing! I tend not to trust a lot of people's ear because I'm a biased know it all musician like the rest of us, but Michael hears EVERYTHING I hear, so it was a breeze working with him during the mixing phase.
I am so thankful to have had the chance to record at Civil! I needed to record a commissioned piece that involved tracking a variety of instruments and also included two children as vocal soloists. This was the children's first time in a studio environment: Michael put everyone at ease right away and we all had an incredible experience all the way around. From booking the session to tracking and then mixing and mastering I had a tremendous experience and the final product sounds great! If you have the opportunity, don't miss the chance to create at Civil!Original recommendation
Such a stellar expirence recording with Michael! Meticulous, quick, and fun to work with!Original recommendation
Professional, invested, and hospitable! Michael Briggs is incredibly talented, patient as hell, and his prices are more than reasonable. Definitely the best in Denton.Original recommendation
Christopher Von Mises
We recorded our first Aztec Death album here and I was quite satisfied with the experience. Not only will you get a quality recording on your record, but Michael Briggs is easy to work with. If you're looking for a place to record in Denton, you should do it here because you'll get a lot of bang for your buck.Original recommendation
The band I play guitar in, The Rotisserie Chickens, had the opportunity to record our second album with Michael. He was kind, unbelievably patient, professional, and awesome to work with! Quality of the album is excellent and the mix/master is perfect. We definitely look forward to working with him again!Original recommendation
Best recording experience in DFW. Michael Briggs is incredibly professional, easy to work with, and knows what he is doing. He offers very affordable rates, putting quality audio recording and mixing into the grasp of every musician. I wouldn't recommend anyone else.Original recommendation