Remix – Do What You Must

Sorry for the Delay…

… we will now resume tramsmission.

Back in December we promised we’d release all the parts to the Hope and Social song of your choice from “Architect…”The out and out winner with 10% more than any other track was “Do What You Must”, and though we called the winner in March, a catastrophic hard-drive failure involving a dog, a bag and a litre of milk has meant that until now, we’ve not been able to get the parts to you… until now!

We’re very pleased to say that we’ve now uploaded the files for you to use, re-appropriate and remix as you see fit . When we had it, we made it sound like this…

… and now we want to hand it over to you. DOWNLOAD DO WHAT YOU MUST

The link is to a account so you may have to register to download. Apologies for this, it was the best way we could get 2gb of audio files to you (though that did zip down to 0.7gb). If you do feel iffy about providing a proper email address you can always use

A Bit Of Background

Ash on kit, Ed on mics

We recorded Do What you Must in two sections, the band section was recorded in our crypt studio and the end section upstairs with our lovely Hope and Social friends and family choir.

The Files

Do What You Must – Notes for the intrepid mixer

The Zip folder, as we said is here, and for seasoned audio pros we must apologise for the ramshackle bunch of audio we recorded. Possibly the worst culprit is the room mic for the vocal which has some weird phase thing going on in relation to the close mic which is a shame.

You’ll probably also want to know that there are 54 tracks of audio goodness (if you include the rubbish voc-room mic) and that the tempo is 129 BPM.

There is some lovely stuff in here too, birds tweeting on the outside mics, the pipe organ, our “friends, fans and family” choir.

We’ve tried to make this as easy as possible to re-import into your DAW of choice, so stuff is in it’s appropriate folders. We suggest importing folder by folder to help you organise your project. Also, we’d recommend bringing all your faders down to -6db or this’ll knock seven bells out of your master buss, but you audiophiles’ll know that anyway eh? [wink]

If you’re new to this, or if you don’t already have a multi-track editor/DAW then we highly recommend “Reaper“, and as it says on the Reaper website…

“The evaluation version of Reaper is complete and uncrippled. There are no artificial interruptions or restrictions, and you can save and load projects normally. We believe in giving you a fair chance to make sure that REAPER works correctly with your hardware and suits your workflow. The Reaper installer simply copies Reaper and its support files to disk. It does not install anything except itself. If after 30 days you decide that Reaper is not for you, simply delete it.”

We like this ethic, it may well remind you of how we distribute our music – a chance to try before you buy. If you love it as much as we do, do what we’ve done and please purchase a license.

The Lovely Blue Organ

What Next

Let us know how you get on, and when you’re done , please email us and let us know where we can hear and download the file. We love Soundcloud as a way of sharing music. It’s easily embeddable and looks very pretty.

We’ll happily spread news of your good work on the t’interwebs and all that. We may wish to feature your schtuff on our soundcloud account too but in the spirit of sharing, if we can all agree that we can all use this as freely as possible though obviously we still own the original recordings, and we grant permissions for you to re-appropriate thm as you see fit providing we’re credited as the original songwriters and owners of the original recordings eh? Aw good, that’s nice.


Right then, over to you! Have fun now and if you have any questions, please tweet @thehuxcapacitor @edhombre @socialsimon and tag it with #hopeandsocial and/or #dowhatyoumust

You can also contact us via the blog here.

Or you could feedback to us on the page (but twitter’s sooo much better eh?)

Speak soon, two rings when you get in.



Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

June 16, 2010 at 1:51 am

Cant wait to hear some of these. There will be a Rosie one at some point :)

June 16, 2010 at 10:26 am
– In reply to: Louis

Excellent news. Glad to have you on board.

June 16, 2010 at 6:04 pm

pharp weeze crank flibbedy jibbet zipzipzip ahhh…