NI Empire Breaks KONTAKT

By | July 23, 2022

NI Empire Breaks KONTAKT

NI Empire Breaks KONTAKT

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.

EMPIRE BREAKS was created in collaboration with creating the sound.

Customize your drum sounds from the Kit page. Swap other samples in and out, whilst adjusting pitch, velocity and more whilst toggling 4 insert effects.

Customize the effects chain of any preset with the Effects Editor. Quickly select from a range of powerful KONTAKT effects using the dropdown menu, or change the order via drag-and-drop.

Quickly generate grooves with a selection of 16 rhythmic patterns for every kit, which can also be edited in any DAW via MIDI drag and drop.

Edit the assigned macro controls, control parameter ranges, change macro mappings and create your own custom controls from one dedicated page. The coloured macro dots give you visual feedback on your mappings for maximum ease of use.

The main page of the instrument gives you a simple interface designed to help you focus on playing. Quickly tweak sounds using the six assignable macro knobs.


  • Product type: KOMPLETE Instrument
  • For use with: The latest version of the free KONTAKT PLAYER.
  • Number of Sounds: 247
  • Number of Kits: 30
  • Number of MIDI Files: 480
  • System requirements: Free KONTAKT PLAYER or KONTAKT

You need KONTAKT PLAYER/FULL v6.7.0.000 or higher in order to run this library


  • 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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