With your KLANGHAUS 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 in 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. Whenever possible and useful we grouped instruments together, to allow you to “key-switch” 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.
As a musician, composer and artist, the producer Ferdinand Försch 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. Through creatively engaging in this interplay, an inherent unity in diversity is developed. All the sounds you can hear and work with in the KLANGHAUS library come from an original and unique source.
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 size: 2.6GB
Best Service ENGINE 2 Sample Player is included in this product!
for all systems
The latest Engine 2 and a tutorial video can be downloaded here:
Best Service Downloads
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).
...Klanghaus effortlessly avoids the mainstream; its non‑standard approach should provoke a correspondingly creative response from the artistic community (that’s you, dear reader). This is not a go‑to library for banging dance beats, though there’s no reason why its contents can’t be channelled into creating some awesome grooves. In this utilitarian, conformist age, it’s great to hear some genuinely new, experimental sounds, and given the unique nature of the instruments, we should be grateful that their inventor decided to throw open the doors of his Klanghaus.
....Even if this instrument tends to cater to the electronic and experimental crowd, Klanghaus is very organic to me. The sampled instruments sound very punchy and detailed. If you're producing film, TV, game, ambient or soundtrack-type stuff, you can find loads of inspiring useable patches that will add unique flavor to your compositions. I'm loving the Bio Modul and the L'arcton folders because of the twisted, odd sounds you can get out of them. It's really unique in a good way but most of all these sounds will find their way into many tracks and cut through a mix easily. The bonus loops of percussion were a nice addition.
This collection of sounds would be ideal for anyone working in film, sound design or just wanting to add a unique sense of depth to their production work. From instruments, effects and the huge range of percussive sounds, there´s enough vaiety here to last a while.
A unique collection of samples that is perfect for those looking for incredibly moody sounds which are hard to recognise.
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 18.104.22.168 or later is required for OSX 64 Bit support - Download HERE