Native Instruments Empire Breaks

Native Instruments Empire Breaks

EMPIRE BREAKS packs the timeless essence of classic, sample-based drums into an inspiring Play Series instrument that unlocks the rhythmic sound of golden-era hip hop. Every kick, clap, tom, and hat is captured from brand-new, vintage-style drum recordings, processed with classic gear, and delivered with multiple velocity layers for kits that sound totally natural. Play beats live the old-school way, or draw from a range of custom-made patterns, then dial in extra grit, groove, and swing with a range of easy-to-use macro controls for bodega-dwelling, boombox-blasting beats.


Dig deep into golden-era boom bap drums; punchy kicks, solid snares, and crispy hats
Layer big bass, orchestral stacks, off-kilter keys, and game-changing hybrid textures
Unlock 480 groove patterns that can be edited in any DAW with MIDI drag and drop
Part of the Play Series: Great-sounding presets and real-time control with an intuitive interface

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