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      TC Electronic NDR-1 Nova Drive Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal (476217)
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A dual engine analog overdrive/distortion pedal with digital controls and G-System integration.

Guitarists everywhere, start your engines, because your tone is about to take a new turn! Introducing the NDR-1 Nova Drive, TC Electronic's dual engine, digitally controllable, true bypass overdrive/distortion effect pedal, that features the awesome analog drive circuit ported from the acclaimed Nova System.

The TC Electronic Nova Drive pedal 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 with digital control options that enable you to integrate NovaDrive into your setup 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 analog, yet digitally controlled overdrive section of the NDR-1 Nova Drive effects pedal 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 on the guitar pedal 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 guitar pedal also features Level, Tone, and Overdrive controls. Added to that, the preset and control options of Nova Drive ensure that you don't have to rebuild your setup from scratch to use it—the pedal 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 Nova Drive'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.

Nova Drive'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. Nova Drive'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.

Flexibility
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 3 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.

Presets
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.

MIDI
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 the TC Electronic 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.

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
The TC Electronic Nova Drive can be used as a standalone 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 effect pedal 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.

TC Electronic NDR-1 Nova Drive Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal Features:

  • Programmable All-analog drive circuit
    True Bypass
    Extensive routing options
    Programmable control
    Integration with G-System




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  • Perfect complement to any board!

    As reviewed by Bernard on 6/7/2010

    I bought this to work with my Line 6 M13 since I thought its ODs were too digital. The TC Nova Drive fixed all of that with its purely analog sound. With two pedals in one, it can go from low gain blues, to high gain rock, to numetal distortion. Currently, I'm using the preset-mode so I can have two stages of gain at my disposal. The one and only problem I found with this pedal was that in switching between OD to OD+Dist, there's a noticeable difference in the overall tone. So practicing by myself, I can hear it, but on-stage its negligible. Otherwise, everything's great! Switches are top-notch, control are very easy to figure out, and the versatility is unbelievable. I wish I could get the TC G-Switch so I could have more presets available...

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  • the best!

    As reviewed by nitai on 4/9/2011

    do you want clean overdrive? or a kill distortion? you can get buth in one pedal!!! i likr it,its easy to use and suond good! i play-blues rock and heavy rock,its good to all of them. go and buy it-the best pedal thet i ever use

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  • Nova Drive, a must to have

    As reviewed by Mel Root on 9/19/2009

    This is definitely the best overall OD/Dist pedal I have ever tried. Bought one, took it out of the box and went directly to a gig. It is very simple to handle, yet quite complicated if you engage in the programming sections. It will give you all settings from "almost clean" to heavy metal distortion. I use it so that I have the OD as my standard sound and then either raise the volume on the guitar or add the distortion for solos. You can route the effects so that either of the two pedals is first in the effect loop. You can also set them in parallell. I simply set that switch to what sounds best for me, and honestly I don't really know how I am using it ;o) It is a bit expensive, but worth every penny in my opinion. It is all analog and very noise free compared to what I have been using before.

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