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TC Electronic Nova System Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

TC Electronic's Nova System offers serious tonal shaping power. With an analog drive circuit and top-flight effects, this pedal can change how you play. (26) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The TC Electronic Nova System is the complete, floor-based effects solution for the dedicated guitar player who knows quality when he sees it. Its unique inclusion of an all-analog programmable distortion/overdrive section under preset and expression control makes it the perfect choice whether you want to trim down your rack setup, step up from your pedal patchwork or simply just want the ultimate combination of operational simplicity and audio superiority.

Add to this an array of effects taken straight from the king of floor-based processors; G-System and you have top-notch compression, EQ, noise gate, modulation, pitch, delay and reverb right at your feet. All you need is a guitar and an amp and you're good to go - first class.

Genuine, Analog Drive Circuit

What makes the TC Electronic Nova System so remarkably different is the NDT(tm) - Nova Drive Technology - a unique, drive and distortion circuit that gets you the best of both worlds: World-class analog distortion and overdrive with digital control. This is the real deal - no modeling. While the NDT is 100 percent analog and physically separated from the digital effects, its control potmeters are digital. This way you can tweak, store and recall as many drive settings as you want - you can even hook up an expression pedal and control the amount of distortion in real-time. The TC Electronic Nova System's wide gain range covers your every need from light breakup to heavy distortion.

Top-Notch Effects

Equipped with TC branded quality effects from delays and reverbs to compressor, EQ and modulation, the TC Electronic Nova System is the obvious all-in-one solution for any guitarist who wants setup simplicity without sacrificing tonal fidelity. All neatly programmable and storable in 60 user presets. The Nova System's 30 factory presets give you a demonstration of just what this unit provides; great sound quality and an immense versatility of effects combination's - all designed to get you started right out of the box.

Features:

- NDT - Nova Drive Technology: All-analog programmable overdrive and distortion circuit under preset and expression control.
- 6 effect blocks taken straight from G-System: Compression, EQ + Noise Gate, Modulation, Pitch, Delay, Reverb.
- 30 factory and 60 user presets
- Two footswitch layouts: preset and pedal
- Hi-Z and balanced input + balanced stereo outputs

Optional Accessory: TC Electronic G-Switch 3-Button Footswitch

zZounds is an authorized dealer of TC Electronic and TC-Helicon products.
6 effect blocks taken straight from G-System:
-- Compression
-- EQ + Noise Gate
-- Modulation
-- Pitch
-- Delay
-- Reverb

- 30 factory and 60 user presets
- Two footswitch layouts: preset and pedal
- Hi-Z and balanced input + balanced stereo outputs
- Optional G-Switch for added control
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 519-745-1158
Customer Reviews
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Sound: What can I say, the sounds produced by this unit are so far above all of the compatition that I tried that the difference is laughable. The delays are amazing the modulation effects are not cloudy (unless you want them to be), and although I am a vintage spring reverb guy, I have turned off my amp's spring reverb. Thedrive section is what puts this so far ahead of the pack, but it is not flexable at all, in terms of type of overdrive and distortion. Don't get me wrong it is a great sound but I do not use it much because it does not fit the style of music that I play. Feature: This is both the strongest and weakest area for the Nova System. On the up side the switches are excelent and spaced nicely (I wear size 12 Vans on stage), and the editability of all of the parameters in the effects section is well above par. The add on of a expression pedal is a very nice perc. I have done so and it makes the unitl even more versatile. I have set one of my presets up to use the expression pedal as a gain control, when you add compression (which is the best compression I have ever seen for guitar) you can control your grit or distortion all along the spectrum with "0" volume change and tonal integrity throughout. On the down side; first of all there is NO wah in any way shape or form, nor is there any kind of fuzz. Like I said the drive section is nice but it is a one trick pony. It handles modern rectifier type sound fantasticaly but you simply cannot get a decent ratty overdrive or fuzzy distortion out of this unit. Also you have three presets per bank which are slow to change but the real problem is moving between banks. It is so slow and clumsy as to not be usefull during the corse of a song. This would not be a problem for me if there were more than three presets per bank but as it is it deffinately is a black mark on an otherwise excelent unit. Ease of Use: Here is where the Nova really falls down. It is not so much that it is difficult to navigate as it is that TC has its own (and in many cases better) ways of getting you from point A to point B, but they don't bother telling you what they are. This unit assumes a level of technical profeciency with gear that youngsters and people just moving into the digital domain are not likely to have. If you have patience and/or some technical background the richness of this unit is well worth the time it takes to master it but I would not recomend it as a birthday gift for your 16 year old wanabe rock star with ADD, or as a fathers day gift for the guy who still has his original 57 Strat and Princeton reverb and thinks that he would like to move into the 21st century wit his guitar rig but hasn't figured out how to shop on line yet. Quality: A+A+A+A+A+!!! Amazingly solid build and high quality sound. It isn't the prettiest of the croud of multi-effects but it is by far the sturdiest and best sounding. It does not do everything that I would ever want but in what it does it is in a class by itself at this price point. The only black mark here is for the quality of the screen. It scratches very easily and that will be a problem down the road making it hard to see some of the very small screens. On the other hand the ability to save presets and this units inabiltiy to do a lot of edit on the fly stuff make this no beig deal. Plue it looks like the screen would be easy to replace in that it is only a cover. Value: To be honest, if I had paid the old price I would have sent it back right away because of lack of features, but at this price WOW! As long as you are willing to do without a couple of things or add another pedal or two along with it this is the best out there Manufacturer Support: I have not had to deal with the tech support dept so I cannot say, but the TC web site is very good and they have a good usere group. However the manual is awful. They went through all the expense and trouble of doing a high quality printing and binding but left out far too many feature discriptions The Wow Factor: Not the prettiest girl at the prom but the kind that you take home to mom. No eye candy here but when you turn out the lights she is a tiger! Overall: I will probably be using this unit for decades to come but if it were stollen I am not sure that I would replace it with another Nova System, only because this is actually old techknowlodgy and it is pretty safe to say that there will be something better along for less money soon.
Style of Music: All over the map but mostly focused around vintage RnR & RnB
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The best MFX for guitar I've had"
Sound: It's very clean,clear, the effects are high quality and the Od/Dist are what I need for my playing style. I noticed that the overdrived guitars sound great when the Cab sim is ON and weak when OFF, all other effects sound the same in both situations. Feature: I use everything in this unit, the basic effects with a great sound. Ease of Use: You'll be making music with this unit almost immediately, 20 minutes reading the manuals and that's it. I use it along with a GR 55 for my synth sounds. Quality: It's built like a tank, like all other TC Electronic/Helicon products. Value: It has the right price. Manufacturer Support: Not yet. The Wow Factor: The thing that I like most of this product besides its great sounds and quality is that I can control it through MIDI together with my other stuff and have everything perfectly in sync on my pedalboard. Overall: When I decided to come back to real pedals after being using software for about 8 years, I found this unit the perfect match for my other equipment.
Style of Music: Rock, Pop, Ambient, Chill out, Electronic.
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