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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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Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Mahogany Stain Lacquer
Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Vintage Black Oyster

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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Roland System-500 530 Eurorack Dual VCA Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack
Roland System-500 530 Eurorack Dual VCA Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack
Roland System-500 530 Eurorack Dual VCA Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack

Roland System-500 530 Eurorack Dual VCA Module

$329.99
Roland Verselab MV-1 Music Workstation Keyboards and Synths / Workstations
Roland Verselab MV-1 Music Workstation Keyboards and Synths / Workstations
Roland Verselab MV-1 Music Workstation Keyboards and Synths / Workstations
Roland Verselab MV-1 Music Workstation Keyboards and Synths / Workstations

Roland Verselab MV-1 Music Workstation

$550.00
Roland System-500 521 Eurorack Dual VCF Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack
Roland System-500 521 Eurorack Dual VCF Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack
Roland System-500 521 Eurorack Dual VCF Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack
Roland System-500 521 Eurorack Dual VCF Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack

Roland System-500 521 Eurorack Dual VCF Module

$399.99
Roland System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Roland System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Roland System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Roland System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

Roland System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer

$1,749.99

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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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Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module
  • $2,590.00

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Sequential Prophet Rev2 8 Voice Keyboard Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Sequential Prophet Rev2 8 Voice Keyboard
  • $1,990.00

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Modal Electronics Cobalt8X 61-Key 8 Voice Extended Virtual Analogue Synthesiser Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Modal Electronics Cobalt8X 61-Key 8 Voice Extended Virtual Analogue Synthesiser
  • $949.00
  • $890.00

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Roland JUNO-X Polyphonic Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Roland JUNO-X Polyphonic Synthesizer
  • $2,099.99

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Yamaha MODX8 88 Key Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Digital Synths
Yamaha MODX8 88 Key Synthesizer
  • $1,990.00

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Arturia KeyLab 88 MKII Keyboard Controller Black Edition Keyboards and Synths / Controllers
Arturia KeyLab 88 MKII Keyboard Controller Black Edition
  • $999.00

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Korg ARP 2600 Synth Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Modular Synths
Korg ARP 2600 Synth Module
  • $2,249.99

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Buchla CV Banana Patch Cable 20" Green
Buchla CV Banana Patch Cable 20" Green
  • $4.99

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Analog Solutions LED CV Cables 150cm (5-Pack) Accessories / Cables
Analog Solutions LED CV Cables 150cm (5-Pack)
  • $69.00

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Analog Solutions LED CV Cables 90cm (5-Pack) Accessories / Cables
Analog Solutions LED CV Cables 90cm (5-Pack)
  • $69.00

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Analog Solutions LED CV Cables 60cm (5-Pack) Accessories / Cables
Analog Solutions LED CV Cables 60cm (5-Pack)
  • $69.00

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Analog Solutions LED CV Cables 30cm (5-Pack) Accessories / Cables
Analog Solutions LED CV Cables 30cm (5-Pack)
  • $69.00

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Elektron Syntakt 12 Track Drum Computer & Synthesizer Drums and Percussion / Drum Machines and Samplers
Elektron Syntakt 12 Track Drum Computer & Synthesizer
  • $999.00

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Gator Frameworks Traditional Wooden Keyboard & Piano Bench Black USED Keyboards and Synths / Keyboard Accessories / Benches
Gator Frameworks Traditional Wooden Keyboard & Piano Bench Black
  • $79.99
  • $46.00

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Teenage Engineering OP-Z PVC Roll Up Bag Red USED Keyboards and Synths / Keyboard Accessories / Cases
Teenage Engineering OP-Z PVC Roll Up Bag Red
  • $19.00
  • $5.00

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Dreadbox Nostalgia Dual Modulator, LFO & ADSR Eurorack Module USED Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack
Dreadbox Nostalgia Dual Modulator, LFO & ADSR Eurorack Module
  • $119.00
  • $69.00

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Jenstech MC-3 PO Sync Cable 3-Pack for Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators USED Accessories / Cables
Jenstech MC-3 PO Sync Cable 3-Pack for Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators
  • $15.00
  • $1.00

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Hosa KBC-176 Keyboard Cover for 61-76 Key Keyboards USED Keyboards and Synths / Keyboard Accessories / Cases
Hosa KBC-176 Keyboard Cover for 61-76 Key Keyboards
  • $19.99
  • $5.00

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Gator Frameworks Standard Black Keyboard Bench w/Deluxe Seat USED Keyboards and Synths / Keyboard Accessories / Benches
Gator Frameworks Standard Black Keyboard Bench w/Deluxe Seat
  • $79.99
  • $35.00

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Arturia Beatstep Controller USED DJ and Lighting Gear / DJ Controllers
Arturia Beatstep Controller
  • $119.00
  • $65.00

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Roland System-500 521 Eurorack Dual VCF Module USED Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Eurorack
Roland System-500 521 Eurorack Dual VCF Module
  • $399.99
  • $286.00

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Yamaha PSRE273 61-Key Portable Keyboard USED Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Digital Synths
Yamaha PSRE273 61-Key Portable Keyboard
  • $139.99
  • $78.00

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Korg MS-20 FS Full-size MS-20 Synthesizer White USED Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Korg MS-20 FS Full-size MS-20 Synthesizer White
  • $1,399.99
  • $1,022.00

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Roland JUNO DS88 88 Key Synthesizer USED Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Digital Synths
Roland JUNO DS88 88 Key Synthesizer
  • $1,002.00

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