Arturia has enabled stealth mode for the MiniBrute 2, MiniBrute 2S, and DrumBrute Impact with a special edition black shell.
This concept was initially seen with the Matrix Brute Noir in June of last year. With the deep, black paint job, it looked fantastic. Now they’ve brought the mood to some of the smaller brutes, like the MiniBrute 2, 2S, and DrumBrute Impact, and it makes you question why anything isn’t black.
Another example of a deliberate deepening of tone is Moog. Moog followed up with dark and savory black versions after breaking out in the color realm with the Grandmother and Matriarch synthesizers. I, on the other hand, enjoyed the colors.
Arturia is a little different in that it isn’t known for using classic or strong colors. Moving to black might be considered a beneficial step because many of the products are based on a very unremarkable dull blue. However, because they are a limited edition run, you’ll want to acquire these while they’re still available.
When comparing them to the originals, there isn’t much of a difference, but the black wooden ends and red lettering could be enough to sway you.