Composer. Keyboard Player. Performer
Alan Brown has been a mainstay of the New Zealand jazz scene for many years, from his award-winning band Blue Train in the 1990s through to current work with NZ jazz icon Nathan Haines. While highly regarded for his keyboard and Hammond organ skills, his recent work explores the more ambient side of improvised music alongside electronica. Some of this is presented above and also on the Soundtracks page. In a similar genre, Alan recently teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Kingsley Melhuish to form Alargo who have released three albums to date.
Alan is available for film and TV composition work - please contact him through the Soundtracks page or via the form below for more info.
SYNTH & KEYBOARD REPAIRS
Specialist in retro analogue synthesiser and keyboard repairs. Please use the contact form for any enquiries
Repair and service catering to all manner of analogue synths, modules, drum machines etc. Full calibration and tuning on all units. Parts can be difficult to obtain but replacement ICs or clones are widely available overseas now. I research the best replacements or substitutes for your machine.
Except where repairs are obvious (broken parts, key contacts), and replacement parts are still available, I do NOT repair digital keyboards (ones generally manufactured after the mid-1980s). I am also not set-up for SMT repairs.
Full service and tuning for Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hohner keyboards. Some replacement parts in stock, but generally they are obtained from Vintage Vibe to order. Service includes all mechanical parts (action, pedals etc) as well as electronics.