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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-500 521 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
Roland SH-01A Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Roland SH-01A Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Roland SH-01A Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Roland SH-01A Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

Roland SH-01A Synthesizer

$399.99
Roland JUNO DS76 76-Key Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Digital Synths
Roland JUNO DS76 76-Key Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Digital Synths
Roland JUNO DS76 76-Key Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Digital Synths
Roland JUNO DS76 76-Key Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Digital Synths

Roland JUNO DS76 76-Key Synthesizer

$1,149.99

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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.

1358 products found in Chicago Synth Exchange

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Vermona Retroverb Lancet Spring Reverb Desktop Module Effects and Pedals / Reverb
Vermona Retroverb Lancet Spring Reverb Desktop Module
  • $519.00

Effects and Pedals / Reverb

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Korg Minilogue XD Desktop Module Keyboard Voice Expander Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Korg Minilogue XD Desktop Module Keyboard Voice Expander
  • $590.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

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Nektar Panorama P4 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller USED Keyboards and Synths / Controllers
Nektar Panorama P4 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
  • $300.00

Keyboards and Synths / Controllers

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Buchla Rack Ears Pair
Buchla Rack Ears Pair
  • $24.99

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Buchla Easel Card Doubler Keyboards and Synths
Buchla Easel Card Doubler
  • $199.00

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Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Synthesizer Workstation Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Digital Synths
Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Synthesizer Workstation
  • $1,200.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Digital Synths

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Elektron Analog Rytm MKII Eight Voice Analog Drum Machine & Sampler Drums and Percussion / Drum Machines and Samplers
Elektron Analog Rytm MKII Eight Voice Analog Drum Machine & Sampler
  • $1,600.00
  • $1,443.00

Drums and Percussion / Drum Machines and Samplers

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Nord Lead A1 49-Key Analog Modeling Synthesizer Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Nord Lead A1 49-Key Analog Modeling Synthesizer
  • $1,999.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

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Novation FLkey Mini Midi Controller Keyboards and Synths / Controllers
Novation FLkey Mini Midi Controller
  • $109.99

Keyboards and Synths / Controllers

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Novation FLkey 37 37-Key Midi Controller Keyboards and Synths / Controllers
Novation FLkey 37 37-Key Midi Controller
  • $199.99

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Arturia MiniLab MkII Inverted Limited Edition 25-key MIDI Controller Keyboards and Synths / Controllers
Arturia MiniLab MkII Inverted Limited Edition 25-key MIDI Controller
  • $109.00
  • $79.00

Keyboards and Synths / Controllers

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Buchla Retro Program Card
Buchla Retro Program Card
  • $19.99

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Empress ZOIA Euroburo Synthesizer Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Modular Synths
Empress ZOIA Euroburo Synthesizer Module
  • $649.00
  • $547.00

Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Modular Synths

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Buchla CV Banana Patch Cable 30" Blue
Buchla CV Banana Patch Cable 30" Blue
  • $4.99

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Buchla Audio 3.58mm TiniCable 36" Blue
Buchla Audio 3.58mm TiniCable 36" Blue
  • $7.99

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Buchla Audio 3.58mm TiniCable 24" Green
Buchla Audio 3.58mm TiniCable 24" Green
  • $7.99

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Buchla Audio 3.58mm TiniCable 8" Red
Buchla Audio 3.58mm TiniCable 8" Red
  • $7.99

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Buchla CV Banana Patch Cable 10" Orange
Buchla CV Banana Patch Cable 10" Orange
  • $4.99

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Buchla CV Banana Patch Cable 5" Violet
Buchla CV Banana Patch Cable 5" Violet
  • $4.99

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Alesis QS6 USED Keyboards and Synths
Alesis QS6
  • $350.00

Keyboards and Synths

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Akai Professional MPC X Sampler and Sequencer Keyboards and Synths / Controllers
Akai Professional MPC X Sampler and Sequencer
  • $2,299.00

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Akai Professional MPC Studio Music Production Controller Keyboards and Synths / Controllers
Akai Professional MPC Studio Music Production Controller
  • $269.00

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Akai Professional MPC One Sampler and Sequencer Keyboards and Synths / Controllers
Akai Professional MPC One Sampler and Sequencer
  • $899.00

Keyboards and Synths / Controllers

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Native Instruments Maschine Plus USED Drums and Percussion / Drum Machines and Samplers
Native Instruments Maschine Plus
  • $995.00

Drums and Percussion / Drum Machines and Samplers