Welcome to EMPIRE BREAKS

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Welcome to the Play Series EMPIRE BREAKS online manual. Read this user guide and learn about the main controls and workflows to get started making music.

As part of the KONTAKT Play Series of instruments, 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 a range vintage-style drum recordings, processed with classic gear, and delivered with multiple velocity layers for kits that are playable and natural sounding. Play beats live or draw from a range of custom-made patterns, then add extra grit, groove, and swing with a range of intuitive macro controls.

In this user manual, you will learn about the main controls and workflows to get started making beats.

We hope you enjoy this instrument!

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