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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! 

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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.

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CHICAGO SYNTH EXCHANGE | SYNTH 101

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!

READ SYNTH 101 ON THE SOUNDBOARD BLOG!

HELP US, HELP YOU!

Contact us today we can help find the perfect gear to add to your own collection! Our synth experts are standing by to help guide you through the process! 

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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Buchla Eassel Command

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!

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Modulate, orchestrate, and program your way to unknown tones! With the Chicago Synth Exchange on your side, you've got the experts and the gear to help you set up your synths, tame that mysterious modular monster, and turn out terrific tone in no time. Call, click, or stop in today for all the news and new grooves to move to. We're your key to success.

1361 products found in Chicago Synth Exchange

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Korg Monologue Monophonic Analogue Synthesizer Black
  • $369.99

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

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Korg KingKorg Limited Edition Performance Synthesizer Black
  • $1,099.99

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Digital Synths

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Korg ARP Odyssey Duophonic Synthesizer
  • $829.99

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

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Arturia MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer
  • $299.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

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Arturia DrumBrute Analog Drum Machine
  • $349.00

Drums and Percussion / Drum Machines and Samplers

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Arturia Beatstep Pro Controller
  • $299.00

DJ and Lighting Gear / DJ Controllers

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Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Pro Case
  • $29.00

Drums and Percussion / Drum Machines and Samplers

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Mono M80 61-Key Keyboard Case Jet Black
  • $249.99

Keyboards and Synths / Keyboard Accessories / Cases

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Keith McMillen Instruments SoftStep 2
  • $369.00

Effects and Pedals / Controllers, Volume and Expression

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Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo Midi Pad Controller
  • $289.99

DJ and Lighting Gear / DJ Controllers

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Keith McMillen Instruments 12 Step
  • $319.00

Keyboards and Synths / Controllers

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Hercules KS400B Z-Style Keyboard Stand Auto-Lok
  • $174.99

Keyboards and Synths / Keyboard Accessories / Stands

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Hercules KS110B Single X Keyboard Stand EZ Lok
  • $79.49

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Sequential Prophet 12 Digital/Analog Synthesizer
  • $2,999.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

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Doepfer 6U 84hp Case
  • $315.00

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Doepfer A-147-2
  • $130.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack

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Mutable Instruments Clouds
  • $150.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack

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Make Noise 0-Coast w/Bag & Stand
  • $475.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack

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Moog Micromoog 1970s
  • $806.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

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Korg Volca nuBass
  • $175.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

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Synthrotek MST Audio/CV Mixer
  • $104.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Modular Synths

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2hp Snare
  • $95.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack

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Manhattan Mix
  • $63.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack

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Erica Synths Pico Trigg
  • $100.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack