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You know how they say everybody's a DJ these days? Based on the number of self-produced recordings we receive each week, the same can be said of recording engineers, too. These days, it seems, everybody also has a recording studio, thanks to the proliferation of cheap recording gear. Problem is, we can also tell you, from experience, that only about a quarter of those folks know how to actually operate their equipment. Good news for them (and for us, ultimately): Helmet Room mastermind, Randall Frazier, is once again offering a Basic Audio Production course at Colorado Free University. The classes, which begin on September 2 (and again on October 7) take place on Wednesdays in three, two-hour blocks at the Southwest campus on Hampden and Sante Fe. Cost is $84 for members ($94 for non-members), plus $20 in materials. Trust us: It's money well spent. As those who've heard Frazier's handiwork on records by his band the Orbit Service and Bela Karoli, among others, can tell you, the guy knows his way around a recording studio.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

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