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TC Electronic NDR-1 Nova Drive Effects Pedal

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TC Electronic NDR-1 Nova Drive Effects Pedal

Guitarists everywhere, start your engines, because your tone is about to take a new turn! Introducing Nova Drive, TC Electronic's new dual engine, digitally controllable, true bypass overdrive/distortion pedal, that features the awesome analogue drive circuit ported from the acclaimed Nova System.

Nova Drive brings you the great sounding analog circuit from Nova System, with all the digital control that modern guitarists demand. The result: classic old school sound that ensures chills down your spine and a wide grin at every riff, lick and face-melter, but digital control options that enables you to integrate NovaDrive into your set-up and tailor the sound with total precision, resulting in more control, resulting in more confidence, and ultimately resulting in a better performance. Finally you have a place to create, store and recall all the distorted and overdriven sounds you could ever need: Nova Drive.

The Overdrive Section

The analogue, yet digitally controlled overdrive section of NovaDrive takes you from a clean boost plus a little extra oomph, through bluesy sting and smooth tube-like breakup to heavy, all-out crunch-a-licious goodness.

Nova Drive's overdrive section is also the perfect place to find added sustain for your existing sounds and to supercharge your already great sounds into instant classics. Its amazing analog tone will blow you and other tone purists away and though the overdrive is instantly recognizable, it doesn't mess with your original tone that you've spent so many hours creating, ensuring easy integration into your current sound.

The overdrive section features a dedicated ‘mix' knob that allows you to mix in your original sound as you see fit, preserving the original character of your tone. The overdrive section of Nova Drive also features Level, Tone and Overdrive controls. Added to that, the pre-set and control options of Nova Drive ensure that you don't have to rebuild your set-up from scratch to use it, but a pedal that works to enhance your tone and rig. It integrates with your existing sounds so well, it's best described as adding another channel to your amp.

The Distortion Section

The dedicated analog, digitally controlled distortion section of NovaDrive's dual engine design gives you a wide range of distortion and tones from punchy subtle driving distortion to balls-to-the-wall screaming fuzz that'll drive you wild in the best way imaginable.

NovaDrive's distortion features a 2-band equalization section with Bass- and Treble knobs, allowing for precise shaping of your distorted sounds and added flexibility to your tones. NovaDrive's distortion character is best typified as raw, but like the overdrive section, it preserves all character of your own sound. Used as a primary distortion, it excels at classic arena rock rhythm tones and guitar-hero soaring leads.

Do you have a powerful amp with too much headroom to crank? Nova Drive nails that sweet spot where a tube amp goes from sparkly clean to warm overdrive, minus the earsplitting volume. Maybe you already love your rig's overdriven and distorted sound? In that case the Nova Drive distortion section is the perfect solution as a boost for solos, giving you all the extra kick you could ever need.


Both the overdrive and distortion in Nova Drive have gain ranges that will take you anywhere from creamy soulful blues to a ‘chunky face-melter announcing the apocalypse' type distortion. Add the three different routing options when stacking the overdrive and distortion (OD > DIST - DIST > OD - Parallel) and Nova Drive is capable of delivering a very wide range of tones, arming you with awesome sounds wherever your creativity may take you.


So, what good is having a wide range of tones when you can only use one of them? That's right, no good at all! With 18 instantly recallable presets Nova Drive is the only pedal on the market that allows for actual use of all the different tones you have so meticulously crafted. Recalling them is easy and done on the fly so they are ready to rock when you are.

True bypass

Whether you go for the sound of the apocalypse or the sound of silence; Nova Drive is true bypass which means no sucking of your precious tone when the pedal is off.


Nova Drive can be fully controlled via MIDI. It is possible to change presets, toggle the overdrive and distortion on/off, change routing and access all parameters in real-time with continuous controllers. This is made easy and straightforward, so even if you think Floyd Rose is Axl's younger brother, setting up Nova Drive to work in a midi-based setup is a breeze. This unique feature makes Nova Drive the perfect fit for any rack- or midi based setup - even those huge rigs you'd expect Batman to use if he played guitar.

Pimp your G-System

Nova Drive is the ultimate G-System accessory. A connected Nova Drive will automatically be discovered through plug-and-play technology. Once they are matched like Brangelina, you get full access to all Nova Drive parameters, preset select and routing from the G-System menu as if Nova Drive was an internal G-System effect. This even includes modifiers, making it possible to control the amount of distortion or overdrive in real-time using your G-System's expression pedal.

4 applications

Nova Drive can be used as a stand-alone pedal, with a G-Switch, in a rack setup or with a G-System. Whether you're a straightforward "less squawkin', more rockin'" -stompbox guy or into freaking around with hi-tech rack setups, Nova Drive is guaranteed to integrate perfectly into your existing rig, or that "I am SO getting that once I get me some cash" dream rig of the future.

Programmable All-analog drive circuit

Most guitar players know that analog circuits sound far superior to digital ones, but the control options that the digital domain brings are too convenient to ignore. Nova Drive brings the best of both.

True Bypass

The true bypass design of Nova Drive makes sure the pedal won't mess with your tone when you don't want it to. A high quality buffered bypass can be selected as well.

Extensive routing options

The extensive routing options of Nova Drive allows for a wide tonal palette, and a chance to let imagination run wild. Route the guitar signal through the engines in any order desired for great sounds and unexpected but always musical results.

Programmable control

From stomp box to bank mode to full MIDI control, Nova Drive ensures the user can program, store and recall favorite sounds quickly and without effort.

Integration with G-System

Connect Nova Drive with G-System and get real-time control of all of Nova Drive's parameters from within G-System

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TC Electronic 960640011 Reviews
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versitale pedal!
Pros: Excellent Sound Quality,Versatile
Cons: Initiate online

I use this with my Gsystem. You can put the distortion before, after or parellel to the overdrive section. You have 18 presets to work with. It's an all analogue singnal path, that is digitally controlled.You can also choose buffered or non buffered. The only problem I've had with this pedal, is that I had to look online for instructions on how to initialize it...(press these buttons in this order..) type thing. They may have corrected this since I purchased the pedal.
March 6, 2012
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