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TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

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The ND-1 Nova Delay raises the bar for guitar effect pedals and redefines what it means to be "state-of-the-art." It's built upon the legacy and knowledge of TC's world-renowned TC 2290 Dynamic Digita... Click To Read More About This Product

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The ND-1 Nova Delay raises the bar for guitar effect pedals and redefines what it means to be "state-of-the-art." It's built upon the legacy and knowledge of TC's world-renowned TC 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay.

With 6 different stereo delay types and the option to store up to 9 presets customizable by an array of style parameters ranging from vintage tape to digital delay. This effect pedal easily serves all delay requirements of modern guitar players who seek unique sounds.

Each of these types can be modified with a delay style - a unique feature of ND-1 Nova Delay that allows you to mix and match your delay type and style infinitely.

With the ND-1 Nova Delay, both single delay and dual delay lines can be applied to any type and style using the tap tempo switch or delay time knob to determine the delay time that ranges from 1 to 2290 ms.

Three different types of modulation (light, medium and heavy) can be applied to any of the delay types - a feature originating from the TC 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay processor.

The all-new Audio Tapping technology enables you to set the tempo of the delay by playing a rhythm into the pedal while holding down the tap tempo switch. You can now set the tempo of the delay using your most important asset: Your playing.

Other great ND-1 Nova Delay features include the pedal's ability to choose between ms (milliseconds) and bpm (beats per minute) readout, decide if you want spillover on individual settings and turn global tempo - where tap tempo determines delay time on user presets - on and off.


  • Uncompromised studio-quality TC effects 6 stereo delay types: line, dynamic, reverse, ping-pong, pan, and slap back
  • Style parameters for extensive tweaking
  • Stores up to 9 presets
  • Two switchable settings:
  • manual and preset
  • Up to 2290 ms delay time
  • Audio Tapping ” audio-generated tap tempo
  • Modulated delay
  • Delay spillover
  • DC adapter sold separately
  • Tech Specs
  • Analog Inputs
  • Connectors:
  • 1/4" phone jacks w. monosense
  • Impedance:1 MOhm
  • Max. Input Level: TBD dBu
  • A to D Conversion:
  • 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
  • A to D Delay: TBD
  • Dynamic Range: 105 dB typ, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • THD typ. < 92 dB (0,0025 %) @ 1 kHz
    Frequency Response:
  • +0/-0.1 dB @ 48 kHz, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Crosstalk: <-95 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Analog Outputs
  • Connectors: 1/4" phone jack, balanced
  • Impedance Balanced / Unbalanced, 40 Ohm
  • Level: TBD dBu
  • D to A Conversion:
  • 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
  • D to A Delay: TBD
  • Dynamic Range: 105 dB yp, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • THD typ: <-94 dB (0.002 %) @ 1 kHz, +20 dBu Output
    Frequency Response: +0/-0.5 dB @ 48 kHz, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Crosstalk:
  • <-100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    EMC Complies with EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B
  • Enviroment
  • Operating Temperature:
  • 32 F to 122 F (0 C to 50 C)
  • Storage Temperature:
  • -22 F to 167 F (-30 C to 70 C)
  • Humidity:
  • Max. 90 % non-condensing
  • General Finish: Anodized aluminum front Plated and painted steel end caps
  • Dimensions:
  • 12,5 x 12,5 cm
  • Mains Voltag: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select) AC wall adapter
  • Power Consumption: <5 W
    Warranty Parts and labor:
  • 1 year
Customer Reviews

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TC ElectronicND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)


Great Delay

By BBabs

from Boston, Massachusetts

Comments about TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

I've had this pedal for about a month now and I love it. There is a lot of freedom in this pedal and all of the features are nicely laid out. The tap tempo works great and I especially love the display. The only problem I can find is that presets are pretty difficult to switch to and from. It'd be cool if they offered some sort of external stompbox with 5 preset buttons or something.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


best delay around

By Noah

from KCMO

Comments about TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

Between the DL4, the DD-20, and the ND1, theres really no debate as to which is a better pedal, the ND1 just has so much more functionality and personalization room! you can go between 3 different delay colors, digital, analog, and tape; you can add different levels of modulation to the delay repeats, which can range from a slight dip in the frequency of your note, to a mild chorus effect. like other pedals, it has different rhythm subdivisions that the delays wil follow, as well as a stereo delay option for each. my favorite part is the footswitchable presets, and the dynamic delay setting. Once you set up your 9 presets, you can tap between them with your footpedal! Also, the dynamic delay is a setting where basically the more signal the pedal gets, the less it will affect the output. so play your lead, and then slowly turn your volume downwith the tempo, and the effect will equally swell cool. overall a great pedal, the next pedal i get wil probably be the nova reverb

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


Great Live/ Studio Pedal

By Danny Diaz

from Miami, Florida

Comments about TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

I have to admit, I looked around for a long time for delay pedal. And i finally decided on the nova delay mainly because you can set presets, tap tempo, subdivisions, coloring of the delay, the bpm meter, and all the different kind of delays. Its really good live because you can tap the tempo in especially when you dont have that great of a drummer, also you can change presets by hitting the tap tempo switch then hitting the bypass switch which is great! Also the fact that it has 9 presets spots means you can basically go to any gig and be ok with your setup for the whole gig. The last thing that i think is really big is that because of the presets and the double delay is that you really dont have to buy another delay so you have more than one delays, because you have 9 in the nova delay.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Too much to list!!!

By Bob Trice

from Rockwell, NC

Comments about TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal ROCKS!! It took me some time to figure it out but afterwards I thought, Duhhh! Not real familiar with all the new gadgets with multible buttons and switches. I'm more of an analog type guy, so this pedal really delivers great tone for me to give a thumbs up. It can store more delay times with different add-ons than you'll ever need. I like the feature that lets you put some chorus or other modulation in the repeats. Thats a cool thing to listen too! Once you get comfortable with using the 2 buttons to go to different patches and the on/off button it's very easy and can be adjusted on the fly during a set. Some pedals need to be basic but a delay that offers what the Nova Delay does is a nice thing to have on your board.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent for live performances


from Mexico

Comments about TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is an excelent pedal for live gigs, easy so handle and the sounds you can get out of it are just as good as the TC 2290 rack processor. It's beyond expectations.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Most features in Medium Enclosure

By Kyle

from Edmond, OK

Comments about TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

I have owned this unit for 3 weeks now and have thoroughly enjoyed using it so far. I have also owned a Malekko Ekko 616 for over a year but wanted some digital features like dotted eighth delay etc. that it did not provide. This unit has everything you would want in a delay. It is digital but has analog uses as well with different forms of modulation. Another must is the tap tempo switch that many smaller analog and digital units don't have. If you play with a drummer that never plays at the same tempo this feature is a must IMO. My only (minor) complaint with this unit is that there are some features that I know I will only be able to fully understand by pulling out and reading the manual. I hate reading manuals. However, most of the features you will use are pretty intuitive.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing features for the price

By Ian Althouse

from Philly, PA

Comments about TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal is literally the most important part of my sonic arsenal. I can't describe how useful this little box is. It solved a lot of problems I had using a single box delay unit. First and foremost, it has PRESETS. 9 PRESETS to be exact! As a live guitarist/singer, I have different delay speeds and settings for different songs and this pops them all into one tight package. They are very easy to breeze through. Setting them up is a lot more complicated than it should be in my opinion, but once you get it it's all good. The dynamic styles of delays are pretty sweet as well ranging from ping pong to slapback. I really enjoyed the U2/Edge type delay that sounds like 2 going at once i.e. the "Streets Have No Name" sound. It's ridiculous how accurate it sounds. The second best feature is definitely the separate TAP-TEMPO switch. It makes it much easier to adjust to a drummer who's changing rhythms during a song or starting off too fast. Everything in this pedal can help you make the quick adjustments. Bonus points for the Analog/Digital knob to model different sounding effects. I honestly can't hear much with the modulation knob, it doesn't effect the tone as much as I'd thought, but I guess it's cool to have. It's the cleanest sounding delay I've heard in pedal form. If you've been itching for a fantastic live delay, this one is HANDS DOWN the best option. Considering that the Line 6 delay is around the same price with modeling effects and only a few presets available, it's a pretty easy choice. But to each his own, the Line 6 sounds great also. Analog users should check it out as well, if not, the Deluxe Memory Man is great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome doesn't even come close!

By Alan Hendricks

from New Albany, Indiana

Comments about TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

Let me start by saying I also have a DL4 and a Boss DD-7 but the Nova Delay blows them both away! It has so many features and is very user friendly. And at only $50 more than the Nova Repeater it is well worth the money. The pedal is very versital no matter what sound/tone your looking for. It is very bright and cuts through very well. I love the dynamic delay mode for solos, it lowers the volume of the delays depending on the spead you're playing so that the delays are tastful and not muddy/overbearing. It will do many delay modes without a problem, including my favorite the dotted eighth. You can also run duel delays. Having 9 presets is perfect. Not to mention the modulation is a nice touch as well. If I could only have 1 pedal from my board this one would be it. The build/case is very solid. You will not find any other delay pedal with this many features and versitility for such a great price. I strongly recommend this pedal to any one. Whether you're a seasoned player or a beginner looking to buy their first delay, this thing is great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Its the one you want.

By Justin Mccain

from Lakeland, FL

Comments about TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

Ive been using my Nova Delay for about 2 years now. I bought it used then, and it has been a tank since. Its construction is premium, and the features are even more premium. This pedal changed my musical life and sound. I looked high and low for a delay pedal that wasnt super hard to use and didnt take a ridiculous amount of space up. The Nova was the one I decided on. Now I am spreading the awesomeness of the Nova series around, and Im seeing a lot more Novas on boards. Just get this pedal. It will do what you want it to do. Its as simple as that.


Big Variety and Simplistic

By Tim Reisinger

from Ohio

Comments about TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

When looking for a delay it was between this, a giga delay, and a dl4. after comparisons and reviews, This one does have a few less capabilities and presents than a giga delay but the nova delay was considerably easier to dial in and work, especially on the fly if your experimenting. This thing is a tank and will take what ever you throw at it while the dl4 is more fragile and is more known to break. This has the 6 different delay modes and can be changed with a push of a button as well as the type of notes you want. The tap tempo being built in makes it significantly more convenient while the LCD will be able to tell you the tempo in bpm or milliseconds. I have had this for a year and works perfectly the same as when i got it and not a hair worse. It is lucky to find a few moments where it isn't on considering i have the dynamic delay on at all times to add more fullness to my playing. This may not be able to do multiple delays at once but using the different note styles makes it as complex as you should need. plus being able to control the sound from digital, tape, and analogue with everything between you can get any sound your looking for. If you do a lot of swells and stuff the added modulation styles that you can add make your sound more full and bring it to life. So if your unsure what one to get, this is great to use, sounds crystal clear, and is about the same price. Get it and you'd have to be mad to take it back.

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