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Klanghaus 2
release date: 20.03.2015

Klanghaus 2

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Unique Instruments - invented and constructed by Ferdinand Foersch


With your KLANGHAUS 2 virtual instrument you have access to a collection of unique instruments, invented and constructed by Ferdinand Foersch.
We recorded these instruments with best care and attention and then spent hundreds of hours to map them according to Ferdinand Foersch´s ideas and visions.

The result is a new instrument with lots of surprising sounds, divided into different categories. All rhythmical sequences are midi based and therefore adjust seamlessly to your sequencers speed. Also the midi input for the rhythmical sequences is quantized to “the next beat” for additional timing accuracy.

Klanghaus 2 now expands this collection of tonally playable instruments by adding more than 900 grooves, loops and swells all together editable in almost unlimited creative ways. Restructure or deconstruct loops with arpeggiators and step sequencers, add super fast, preset based modulations and effects to take your creativity beyond sound design. If possible and useful we grouped instruments together, to enable “key-switching” between different playing techniques. Be curious and play around, take your time and let the sounds evolve. Also don’t forget to check out the bonus section for our exemplary and inspiring construction kits.

Klanghaus 2 user interface EN

The Klanghaus 2 interface is designed to be clear and intuitive. You will find basics like volume, pan, and ADSR-curve, but also a variety of effects like reverb, delay, phaser, bit-crusher and many more. And with 8 arpeggiators/step-sequencers and 14 step-modulators per patch you can go pretty wild! Almost every function can be quickly modulated with the custom-designed modulator presets, which gives you endless possibilities of sound-design in no-time!

Klanghaus Material

As a musician, composer and artist, the producer Ferdinand Foersch has been inventing and constructing new musical instruments, sound sculptures and installations since 1982...

So far, he has developed over a hundred musical instruments (metal drums, string instruments and combinations, sound images, drum- and sound walls and sound machines), building them from a wide range of materials right up to scrap.

These instruments have been presented in concerts, performances and exhibitions all over the world (The Kitchen, N.Y.C., Shanghai Arts Festival, West Africa, numerous European festivals etc.).

A central inspiration in his research and work is the relationship between the acoustic and the visual, between sound and form, hearing and seeing. He developed an inherent unity in diversity through creatively engaging in this interplay. All the sounds you can hear and work with in the KLANGHAUS library come from an original and unique source.

Klanghaus Concert

In 1997 he founded the ‘KLANGHAUS‘ in Hamburg, Germany, as an experimental forum for concerts, exhibitions and interdisciplinary performances. After 30 years of building musical instruments he has decided to open the doors further and pass on his sound work as a virtual instrument, resulting in the KLANGHAUS Library powered by the Best Service “Engine” sampler!

Library sice: 4,03 GB

Requires Free Engine or newer




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review Reviews

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Flag DEspacerecording.de, 01.2016



Best Service hat mit Klanghaus 2 ein einzigartiges Produkt geschaffen. Mit diesem Multiinstrument bekommt man nicht nur eine sehr außergewöhnliche Sample-Library, sondern auch die Möglichkeit auf vielfältige Weise die Klänge der selbstgebauten Instrumente zu verformen und kreativ neue Sounds zu erschaffen. Ein Ohrenschmaus für Sounddesigner und Klangexperimentalisten.
Wer auf der Suche nach einer abwechslungsreichen, ungewohnten Sample-Library mit phantastischen Effekten und viel kreativem Modulationspotenzial ist, wird bei Klanghaus 2 sicher fündig.


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Flag DEspacereleasetime.de, 08/2015


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Klanghaus 2 ist ein aufregendes und vielseitiges Softwareinstrument. Die Klangkonstruktionen aus dem Hamburger KlangHaus wurden neben vielen weiteren Sounds in einem soliden Paket vereint, was zum Entdecken und Experimentieren einlädt. Vor allem Letzteres schien den Entwicklern am Herzen gelegen zu haben, denn man hat viele Möglichkeiten, die ohnehin schon einzigartigen Sounds noch weiter zu verändern, anzupassen oder neu zu gestalten.

ganzer Klanghaus 2 Test bei releastime.de

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Sound Bytes Magazine


The whole library is very niche oriented, offering very specific sorts of sounds, but the general sound quality with all those additional editing options – effects that add countless variations on the source material – put this library in a whole new light. It offers far more than suggested by the price tag. Klanghaus 2 is an essential buy for all cinematic, media composers, an excellent choice for electro or ambient producers, and optional for others into more pop oriented genres. It’s an amusing and inspirational library, with a great collection of odd sounds, loops and hits that can bang through your head for a long time. All this persuades me that this library could be a nice addition to my collection of odd-sounding instruments. You never know when you’ll need it. Maybe for those rainy days when the mother-in-law pays you a visit, or a minute before your kids start fighting. It is definitely not a sunny summer library, but unbeatable for all mystery, suspense and darker moods.

by A. Arsov, May 2015

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Flag DEspaceBuenas Ideas, 05/2015

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Der Grundcharakter der aussergewöhnlichen Instrumente von Ferdinand Förch wurde in Klanghaus 2 noch vielfältiger eingefangen, als in der Vorgängerversion.

Auf der Produkt-Seite von Klanghaus 2 bei Best Service zeigen etliche Demo-Tracks, was kundige Hände damit anfangen können. Nicht nur Filmmusik, sondern experimentelle Spielarten von Ambient, Minimal oder IDM können hervorragend von diesen verspielten Klangwelten profitieren, dabei kommt mit den rein natürlichen, akustischen Sounds ein reicher Charakter hinein, der in der einseitigen elektronischen Sphäre allzu oft zu kurz kommt.

Die Varianten in den Kategorien, die die Effekte und Modulatoren von Engine kreativ durch die Mangel drehen lassen ahnen, was hier noch alles mit externen Effektketten möglich ist.

ganzer Test für Klanghaus 2 bei Buenas Ideas

Flag DEspaceKeys 06/2015

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Klanghaus 2 fügt seinen eigenwilligen Instrumenten, Klangskulpturen und Klangmaschinen neben einer Reihe von Grooves, Loops und Swells eine Kreativtransformation mit Effekten. Arpeggiator- und Step-Sequencer hinzu.  Die Kombination aus ungewöhnlichen Samples und drastischen Verfremdungen durch vielfach rhythmische und temposynchrone Modulatoren jenseits der üblichen Wellenformen eröffnet einen inspirierenden Kosmos neuer Klänge.

Für Filmmusik und artverwandte  Genres finden sich extravagante und stimmungsgeladene Effektklänge und Klangkulissen aller art. Zudem ist Klanghaus w sehr groovig und eine reich gefüllte Inspirationsquelle für experimentellem Dance mit Tendenz zu Neo-Industrial.

Unterm Strich ein wahres Kaleidoskop ungewöhnlicher Klangquellen.

Flag DEspacedigital-notes.de, 03/2015 (Klanghaus 2)

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Wer auf der Suche nach nicht alltäglichen Instrumenten und Klängen ist, wird hier fündig. Egal ob Zeitgenössische Oper, Film, Game Scores, und und und, Klanghaus 2 ist in diversen Genres einsetzbar. Durch die Möglichkeit, vorhandene Loops auseinander zu nehmen und individuell zu bearbeiten, ergibt sich eine ungeahnte Vielfalt.

ganzer Klanghaus 2 Test bei digital-notes


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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

Language: englisch
4.0 of 5

I am glad that a lot of rare sounds have been entered. It is still better if the edit is a little easier

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

it's a very good quality, very good sampled and a very original product. i'm using it for my percussion palet. this is excellent. i recommend this product to every professional composer

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

Beautifully recorded and texturally interesting. Recommended for the more esoteric or eclectic soundtrack. I would recommend this to other screen composers looking for an edge with their tonal rhythm track

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requirements Requirements

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Engine poweredBest Service ENGINE 2 Sample Player is included in this product!

Mac OS

  • Mac OS 10.9 - 10.14 
  • Min. recommended: Intel Mac 2GHz, 2GB Ram
  • Interfaces: Standalone, AU, VST (64bit only) 
  • AAX Support for Pro Tools 11+


  • Windows 7, 8 and 10, 32bit & 64bit
  • Min. recommended: Intel Core 2.0GHz, 2GB Ram
  • Interfaces: Standalone, VST (32bit and 64bit)
  • AAX Support für Pro Tools 11+

for all systems

  • Internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)
  • Additional hard disc space according to the library size

The latest Engine 2 and a tutorial video can be downloaded here:

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System FAQs
System FAQs - Klanghaus 2

Q: How can I add a new library to Engine and activate the sounds?
A: That´s pretty easy. Have a look at our step by step tutorial video on YouTube.


Q: I cannot find my library´s title in ProTools instruments?
A: First you have to open "Engine" in ProTools, then you can load the library.
Watch this short tutorial


Q: My 64 Bit Logic does not show Engine as a Plug-In after installation?
A: Engine or later is required for OSX 64 Bit support - Download HERE


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