KEYBOARD MUSIC SYSTEMS
New Zealands Church Organ Specialists
Welcome to Keyboard Music Systems Limited
New Zealand's Digital Church Organ Specialists


Keyboard Music Systems Limited was established in 2006 and carries on the excellent work in supplying digital organs to homes, schools, churches and cathedrals throughout New Zealand initiated by N W Smith and Co Ltd in 1956, and N W Smith and Co (1997) Limited.

It is our great honour to represent the Global Organ group of companies in supplying the finest of instruments from Johannus Orgelbouw, Makin Organs of the UK, Copeman Hart, and Rodgers Instruments of Oregon, USA.

Each of these fine brands represent a particular tradition and are unique in themselves. Whether it be the grand and powerful tones of the English Cathedral, or Parish Church organ so loved in the English tradition, or the historic sounds of the North European Baroque organs, or yet again the vitality and tonal variety of the American Classic, we have a complete palette of sound available at every price point.

With over 40 years of experience, and many dozens of wonderful installations around New Zealand, we are pleased to offer you our very best advice on all matters related to electronic, digital or pipe organs. We supply, tune and service throughout New Zealand.
 

Global Organ Brands

 
Since their beginnings in 1958, Rodgers have been renowned for innovation, excellent sound, musical versatility, and fine craftsmanship. This reputation as America's most respected builder of fine digital and pipe organs continues to this day. The concept of the "American Classic" organ was developed by the inspiration of G Donald Harrison and spilled out into his work with E M Skinner. Rodgers, more than anyone else, have imbibed of that creative spirit and every Rodgers organ  displays this expansive dream of what the organ can be, with the multitude of tonal variety, orchestral sounds and unlimited playing aids that make organ playing a dream.
Rodgers have been represented in New Zealand by us since the early 1970's and we have organs from one manual to four in churches and homes all over the country. In fact two cathedrals have Rodgers Infinity organs, and several others have used Rodgers while pipe organs have been in repair or rebuild.
Rodgers are now a part of the Global Organ Group of Companies and in so being are experiencing yet another leap in technological innovation with the latest data streaming tone generation.
Inspire, Artist, and Infinity organs all reflect the magnificent heritage that is Rodgers.
No other organ brand says it quite the same as MAKIN. The traditional English Parish and Cathedral organ is unique in the world for tone colour, console style and fittings. Even stop placement, pedal board style, and most importantly, the unique breadth of power in the foundation Diapason chorus, powerful Swell reeds and mixtures.
Makin organs have been a part of the Global organ group since the early 2000's and are becoming the choice of instrument when a traditional English organ is necessary.
What set's Makin apart, is the high resolution of real time sampled pipe organ stops. Only one tonal style is provided per organ and that is the English Romantic. Each note of each rank is a separate sound and employs long samples. Furthermore, a Makin organ will have a high number of individual amplifiers and speakers for the number of stops. For example: the 30 stop Thirlmere organ has eight speakers plus sub bass. The 45 stop "Windermere" three manual organ, has 14 channels plus two sub bass channels including a powered sub bass with 18" loudspeaker. In this way the grandeur of a pipe organ is reproduced most effectively.
From the heart of the Netherlands, we present a wide range of the finest classical organs.
From the single keyboard Johannus "ONE" through two, three, four, and five manual models for every need, Johannus builds organs with a passion to create a very real alternative to pipes, but at an affordable price.
Organs for studio, in two or three manuals, Organs for home; organs for Chapel and Church, or custom instruments under the "Monarke" label.
Nothing is too small and nothing is too big.
Whether it be a Romantic or American Classic, or maybe North European Baroque, or the beauty and fire of a French Symphonic style organ, it is all available.
Johannus organs are found throughout New Zealand, from Invercargill to Kerikeri, and we are honoured to have supplied Johannus organs here, since 1991
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Just some of our organ installations in New Zealand
Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch
Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch
Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch
Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch
Rodgers Infinity 484 with 16 channels of amplification. Nicholas Sutcliffe, Organist.
St Barnabas Anglican Church, Mt Eden
St Barnabas Anglican Church, Mt Eden
Johannus T370
St Barnabas, Interior
St Barnabas, Interior
First Church Dunedin
First Church Dunedin
Johannus T370 with TP65 Keyboards, Orchestral Voices
First Church, Dunedin
First Church, Dunedin
St Andrew's Anglican Church, Pukekohe
St Andrew's Anglican Church, Pukekohe
St Andrew's Anglican Church Pukekohe
St Andrew's Anglican Church Pukekohe
Johannus T370. Custom
St Mary's Pro Cathedral, Chriistchurch
St Mary's Pro Cathedral, Chriistchurch
St Mary's Cathedral Christchurch
St Mary's Cathedral Christchurch
Don Whelan, Director of Music.
Rodgers 484 Infinity, Platinum Edition, interfaced woith St Mary's Pipe organ.
Coates Memorial Church Matakohe
Coates Memorial Church Matakohe
Johannus Choir Organ T150
Coates Memorial
Coates Memorial
Johannus T150
St Andrew's College, Christchurch
St Andrew's College, Christchurch
Rodgers T837. Reinstalled in new chapel 2018
Kings College, Otahuhu, Auckland
Kings College, Otahuhu, Auckland
Rodgers Infinity 361
First Church, Invercargill
First Church, Invercargill
Johannus Ecclesia D470 with custom audio and custom console fittings
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
Chapel organ: Johannus Opus 17
St Joseph's Catholic Church, Grey Lynn
St Joseph's Catholic Church, Grey Lynn
Johannus Opus 17
St Peter's Anglican Church Mt Maunganui
St Peter's Anglican Church Mt Maunganui
Johannus Custom Monarke Organ 30 stops and 12.1 audio
Vivaldi 37
Vivaldi 37
Private Home Vivaldi 37 with SP 50 pipe display Sounds awsome!
Congregational Church, Panmure
Congregational Church, Panmure
Johannus Sweelinck 27 with doubled amplification
St Mark's Church, Lower Hutt
St Mark's Church, Lower Hutt
Johannus Sweelinck 27 with custom console and 4.1 audio
St Marks Church, Lower Hutt
St Marks Church, Lower Hutt
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church Onehunga
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church Onehunga
Johannus WM47 special edition. 6.1 audio
Wesley Methodist Church Tauranga
Wesley Methodist Church Tauranga
Johannus Ecclesia D47
Private home Christchurch
Private home Christchurch
Rodgers 588 organ with extaernal audio
Martin Setchell and Ralph Cullen
Martin Setchell and Ralph Cullen
St Paul's Anglican Church, Papanui, Christchurch
St Paul's Anglican Church, Papanui, Christchurch
Rodgers Infinity Organ Model 243 with 12 channels of amplification
St Paul's Anglican Church Papanui, Christchurch
St Paul's Anglican Church Papanui, Christchurch
The Rodgers 243 Infinity organ.
St Columba Botany Downs
St Columba Botany Downs
Rodgers 361. Organist Russell Hill.
St Matthews Anglican Church, Morrinsville
St Matthews Anglican Church, Morrinsville
Johannus Sweelinck 37
St Matthew's Anglican church Morrinsville.
St Matthew's Anglican church Morrinsville.
Johannus Sweelinck 37 Platinum Edition
Christ Church, Anglican, Whangarei
Christ Church, Anglican, Whangarei
Rodgers T927 interfaced with the Croft Pipe organ.
Fabulous instrument to play.
Denis Crompton, Organist.
A beautiful 45 stop Three manual Makin Windermere organ with wood keyboards, Arches on console, 14.2 Audio with powered sub bass
Saint Pauls Methodist Church, Remuera, Auckland.
Oxford Terrace Baptist Church
Oxford Terrace Baptist Church
A magnificent Custom Monarke and Bevignton Pipe organ combined into a stunning three manual 55 stop organ
24 channel audio, three manuals.
Four manual Johannus D570
Four manual Johannus D570
UHT keyboards, Custom colour, Upgraded swell shoes, 21 channels of audio
Overlooking beautiful Queenstown.
Studio 170
Studio 170
No organ too big, or small. No distance too grteat. This one is in a home at Lake Ohau, out of Twisel. Beuatiful quiet escape from the crowds of the big cities.
 
Organs for sale

We carry new and used classical, and sometimes, theatre organs.
Call us at any time to check on what we may have. available.
This site will be updated as often as we can with instruments available from our store.
As a general rule, new church organs are supplied by special order, as every installation is unique and very special. For this reason we will consult to determine what type, size and style your special organ will be. Most of what we have on display are standard models representative of larger or custom instruments.
Makin Rydal 2 / 20T

A twenty stop two manual organ with a supurb English style and sound. Suitable for up to 200 capacity church. Includes five speakers.
Available now in store in a medium oak finish.

The voice specification is listed here.

This is a very well designed organ and I am impressed with the wonderful sound and cohesion of the voices. The Great supplies a full Principal Chorus crowed with a three rank mixture with secondary flutes, and trumpet.
The Swell has complimentary Geigen and Gemshorn chorus, flutes, Celeste, Mixture and two very good reeds. With the ubiquitous octave coupler, the tonal variety is excellent.
The Pedal may look a bit lean, but it is remarkable how with coupled Great, the voices balance everything from quiet to full organ.
At $30,300.00 Plus GST, this organ is a winner.
Pedal
Bourdon 16'
Bass Flute 8'
Fagotto 16'
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Great & Pedal Pistons Coupled

Great
Open Diapason 8'
Stopped Diapason 8'
Gamba 8'
Principal 4'
Harmonic Flute 4'
Fifteenth 2'
Mixture (19.22.26) III
Trumpet 8'
Swell to Great

Swell  (enclosed)
Geigen Diapason 8'
Lieblich Gedackt 8'
Celeste II 8'
Gemshorn 4'
Flageolet 2'
Mixture (15.19.22) III
Corno di Bassetto 16'
Oboe 8'
Tremulant
Cornopean 8'
Octave
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