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Native Instruments Empire Breaks KONTAKT screenshot
KONTAKT | 23/07/22 | 2.90 GB
  • 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

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.

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
User manual: ONLINE MANUAL

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

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  Resident 3.12.2017 1 97
Awesome share! Thanks very much. Especially for the .iso format! Makes it much easier to install
  Member 6.01.2015 457
great for custom drum breaks! groovy
  Member 11.10.2015 19 178
Hey holdup! Thank you so very much for this one dude. Been waiting for it!
Keep rocking' & Rollin' baby boi....
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  Member 23.08.2015 1 203
If you´re into Boom bap this is a MUST. Such a GEM. Thanks!!!!
  Resident 5.06.2020 7 210
Indeed. But it also works in breakcore (if you are tired of using the amen drumbreak lol) and pretty much any song that needs drumbreaks. It is also so nice as a placeholder, when you want to listen how things sound with drums but don't want to spend much time on them. These are nice sounding kits for that gritty, vintage drum sound suitable for hip hop. If you can afford it, I strongly suggest everyone to buy it if it convinces you after testing it. It's worth it.
  Resident 14.08.2012 2 441
Thank you AudioZ
  Resident 17.06.2016 1 522
thank you for the original iso modif
  Resident 24.01.2012 181
So Good!!!
Many Thanks.
  Member 8.06.2021 372
This is so much better than the last Play Series drum library, 40s Drums. More versatile, more everything. Nice one
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  Member 17.09.2016 3
what version of kontakt are you guys using? some of the instruments are not opening for me. thanks. please link to previous posts that are known to be working with most libraries.
  Member 6.02.2021 172
Try this one from bobdule...
  Member 17.09.2016 3
sorry, forgot to mention that i'm on Mac. thanks for the link though.
  Resident 5.06.2020 7 210
I use the last version of bobdule's kontakt (6.7.1). Working without problems.
  Member 28.02.2020 17 264
I can't register it with R2R tool
  Resident 5.06.2020 7 210
update NativeAccess.xml by running Native Access app from official site. then register with r2r tool.
  Member 27.02.2014 3 192
part.5 of files is failed !
When everyone thinks the same thing, no one is thinking anymore !
  Resident 5.06.2020 7 210
Fail details? Also, katfile or rapidgator?
  Member 23.03.2015 55 222
Well, maybe the sounds are good for boom bap but the beats are not even close to the master boom bap master Pete Rock... and what about his hard hitting snare? Can't find it here...
  Member 1.08.2019 5
Part 5 wrong!!! Katfile.
  Resident 5.06.2020 7 210
I reuploaded the files on KF, please check if they're working. BTW, if you're using a debrider, it's probably the debrider fault and not KF.
  Member 1.08.2019 5
Thanks now, everything is fine.
  Member 10.08.2014 1 64
Thank you for sharing
I am using TEAM.R2R.KONTAKT.Manager.v1.1.2 but it always asks me to activate it
  Resident 5.06.2020 7 210
Can you explain further? How are you activating the library? What's your Kontakt version? Have you updated NativeAccess.xml?
  Member 10.08.2014 1 64
thank you for your reply
version 6.7.1
I activated the library with R2R.KONTAKT.Manager.v1.1.2
I don't know how to update NativeAccess.xml
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  Member 9.10.2020 4
I am in the same boat I think, legit Kontakt, activated with R2r Kontakt manager but don't know how to update NativeAccess.xml Any help, thank you

Still shows not activated in DEMO mode
  Member 10.08.2014 1 64
thank you for your help in private message. now it works perfectly
  Member 11.08.2021 3 47
banger banger banger!
  Resident 12.11.2014 7 286
Thanks, I will use this to make songs that make fun of hip-hop
  Member 26.08.2015 33
Is anyone else having an issue with this library not appearing in kontakt? did you figure out a solution? can you please share your solution?
  Resident 5.06.2020 7 210
Please respond to all of these:

1. How are you adding the library to kontakt?

2. What version of Kontakt are you using?

3. Is your Kontakt patched, or is it original/uncracked?

4. Have you updated the Native Access app? This is probably the most important step, as it will update your NativeAccess.xml file, containing all the info of this library in order to show up inside Kontakt. Outdated .xml file will not include this relatively new library information, so naturally it won't appear in Kontakt. If you don't have Native Access, download the latest version, log in, and run. All the files will be automatically updated.

Let me know. Cheers!

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