Native Instruments has announced the release of a new Play Series instrument for classic Hip Hop beats. Empire Breaks brings a collection of great-sounding golden-era boom bap drums including punchy kicks, solid snares, and crispy hats.

With a total of 247 sounds and 30 kits, Empire Breaks also lets you layer big bass, orchestral stacks, off-kilter keys, and game-changing hybrid textures. The included 480 groove patterns can be edited in any DAW with MIDI drag and drop.

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.

Powered by the free Kontakt Player, Empire Breaks is available to purchase for 49 EUR/USD.

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