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With a focus on the preservation of audio and visual art as a type of time capsule, and aimed at creating an archive of quality projects, the time has come to let the waves take flight!

After throwing a series of events in 2004 and 2005, 2006 shaped up to be the year WM got its feet off the ground.  In addition to compilations and full length albums, WM maintains a dedication to the release and reissue of quality cgi, videos, films, stills, paintings, fashion, journalism, articles, broadcasts and many other art forms.

Is it a wave or a particle? It all comes down to frequency. What we perceive as light, what we perceive as sound. Is it a compressed wave or a stretched one? We are only able to detect these wavelengths in the bands that our technology allows us to, through our human body and through devices such as microphones, telescopes and radio dishes. We learn to filter our environment, focusing on certain frequencies, while dismissing others. We may find that we resonate with certain frequency bands and tune into them more often than others.

Ever heard an interesting sound and wondered where it originated? Maybe the sound of a strange bird or insect or a thumping bassline caught your attention and stirred the desire to explore, to find out more. In the early 90′s, underground dance music was not as easy to come by as it is today. Parties/events were hundreds of miles away from each other, the producer’s released their tracks on vinyl, the dj’s mixes were distributed on cassette tape, always in limited quantity, the only way to hear the music was to go to a party, get a cassette, know a slick hipster or be near an underground music store.

In this modern age of mass media downloading, much of this process has been bypassed, producers release their tracks online, djs select the tracks, placing them into a portable harddrive, manipulating the files as or before rendering them back down to a drive and making the set available online for download into an audio playback device. As should be expected, there are ups and downs when it comes to this trend. A major plus being that the data is preserved in a remarkable fashion, in that the playback devices of our modern age can literally remember vast libraries of music. It is possible that out of this vastness a skimming effect could emerge however, resulting in only a superficial perspective and experience.

Imagine a few of the albums that you may have particularly enjoyed over the years, what was it about that album that caught your attention? Did you purchase the album? Was it given to you? Did the packaging enhance your experience, or deepen your understanding of the intent? Were you immediately overtaken by the album or did it take several listens? More and more the job of musical selection is being turned over to machines, just hit the shuffle function and you get your own personal dj, a program skimming files which it’s been given permission to browse through. Grabbing them from here and there, lining ‘em up for playback.

Welcome to the wonderful world of programs. Around a century ago, folks tuned their amplitude modulation receiving devices into their favorite frequency so as not to miss their regular broadcasts. Things have come a long way since then, but we still enjoy our programs. Waveform Modulations was founded to maintain a frequency, to collect quality programming in order that this programming can be preserved and made available for those who might gravitate towards the specific frequencies that these collections of programs mentioned herein inhabit.

Official Waveform Modulations releases are available in CD, MP3, wav, flac and other formats at sites like Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, Addictech, Bandcamp and many other fine retailers.

Calculated intuition and quantum coincidence continue to play an important role in architectural development of multimedia produce.

Stay tuned to learn more about Waveform Modulations artists and keep up to date with live shows, special announcements and select compositions.

send an email if you wish to:
waveformmodulations@gmail.com

Is it a wave or a particle? It all comes down to frequency. What we perceive as light, what we perceive as sound. Is it a compressed wave or a stretched one? Waveform Modulations was founded to maintain a frequency, to collect quality programming in order that this programming can be preserved and made available for those who might gravitate towards the specific frequencies that these collections of programs mentioned herein inhabit.

Searches for gravitational waves will require families of “search templates” with which to cross correlate the detector’s output. Introducing a fitting factor as a quantitative measure of how well the best template in a family “fits” a hypothetical gravitational waveform, in the presence of a specific detector noise spectrum. The fitting factor is used to explore the adequateness of several families as search templates for gravitational waves from compact inspiraling binaries.

The binaries are taken to move in circular orbits, and the “advanced noise spectrum” is assumed for the detectors. One can first study the acceptability of the simplest three-parameter template family, the so-called “Newtonian family”. From previous studies by Finn, Królak, Kokotas, Schäfer, Dhurandar, and Balasubramanian, we infer that post-Newtonian effects in the true waveforms of binaries with vanishing spins cause the Newtonian family to have a low fitting factor.

One can then study the influence of Waveform Modulations, caused by spin-induced orbital precession, and then isolate the modulation effects from other post-Newtonian effects by pretending that the true signals are pure Newtonian with modulation. Many different parameters influence the precession and then the waveform modulation. A wide range of parameter values can be explored, and intuition is developed into which parameters most strongly influence the fitting factor.

It is shown that the unmodulated Newtonian template family works quite well in searches for the modulated Newtonian signal from two neutron stars with one of them maximally spinning. By contrast, for a maximally spinning black hole with a nonrotating nuetron star, the Newtonian template family produces fitting factors for more than half of all the binaries’ orientations, if the spin and orbital angular momenta are misaligned. One can introduce a new four-parameter template family, which has the form of the nonmodulated post-Newtonian signal from a zero-spin-binary.

Yes, there are many variables and parameters to consider. Art is an important thing however and time must be spent sifting through the oceans of information to find the treasures, many of which are hidden at the bottom. Special technologies have been created that allow us to explore those nether regions and bring back representations to share with the masses. With no end in sight, Waveform Modulations presents quality art for connoisseurs of reality . . .

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