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Welcome to the
Chicago Synth Exchange
Chicago Music Exchange might have started as a shop geared toward a guitar-playing clientele—but, it has since outgrown that reputation to become a destination for the whole band!
Now, just as CME’s BASSment and Chicago Drum Exchange have grown into destination locations for their respective product categories—so, too, is Chicago Synth Exchange, for all things synthesizer!
Offering a wide range of products, including some of the most popular synth models available on the market—plus brand names you won’t find anywhere else in the Midwest—Chicago Synth Exchange carries everything from electric pianos and keyboards, alike, to Eurorack modules, MIDI controllers, drum, and everything in between!
UDO at the Chicago Synth Exchange
Since 2018, UDO has produced cutting-edge instruments that encapsulate the "power of play". Their robust layouts and immense sounds have gotten our team's attention. "The UDO Super-6 brings a familiar interface with a groundbreaking binaural signal path that allows you to really experiment with the stereo field without the drawback of a complex interface" says the Chicago Synth Exchange's Roland Chira.SHOP UDO
Now introducing the Chicago Synth Exchange - Synth 101 Soundboard Blog! In addition, to our ongoing Synth 101 series of in-store seminars hosted by our resident Synth expert, Roland Chira, which covers everything from the basics of sound synthesis to the virtually endless variety of sounds and functionalities available from synth products in the store—along with an audio demonstration, so you can hear each of the sounds you can create, yourself—we’re devoting a section of CME’s Soundboard Blog to provide an additional online resource and reference for all musicians, on the fundamentals of sound synthesis!
Featured Synth Video
he charm of that Casio keyboard’s signature—somehow timeless, though utterly idiosyncratic—sound could serve as a kind of synecdoche for the synth spell that Night Palace cast over us when they came in to record this CME Session. Prepare to be mesmerized—if not altogether hypnotized right on into the Synth Exchange, where you can try out some of the synths here, plus plenty more, yourself!
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Introducing | Buchla
While you can think of the Buchla Easel Command Module as an experimental subtractive monosynth, its power lies in its potential for deviating from many now-standard synthesis concepts. To start conducting your own musical experiments and sonic explorations, preorder your Buchla Easel Command Module desktop synthesizer from the Chicago Synth Exchange, today!