thanks for letting me ask a question here.
I am googling for hours and did not find anything on the following: Layering instruments one over the other creates an ensemble sound where you can still hear the individual instruments. What I was wondering is, in visual arts you can mix colours which make new colours but you cant see the building blocks. How does that work with audio?
What I want to do is: make a recording of me playing the Cello. Then I want to play with that sound, expand it, add harmonics, etc. to create a different sound. I dont want to use filters, i.e. remove or highlight frequencies, but add something. Like a cook adds ingredients to a good salsa. I would like to enrich the sound, make it fuller, give it a different "spin" or characteristic. I could add another instrument and put them together, but then I would hear two instruments.
I just want to hear one sound, from one "instrument". The basis of this sound should be a life recording. But lets start with a single note, progression of notes will be the next step.
Is that possible? I found about sound morphing and aligning the frequencies of all the harmonics. That might work, but I dont want to morph, rather "cook" a new sound.