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TC Electronic Nova Drive overdrive/distortion pedal

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Way Beyond Driven

Before, it was either cold, harsh distortion with precise control or the joy of real tone, with no telling what would happen if you turned a knob. Nova Drive combines the organic spine-tingeling tone of an analog drive circuit with digital control to create an amalgam that will drive your playing!


  • All analog overdrive - and distortion sounds
  • Digital controls, preset store/recall
  • Seemless integration with G-System

All About Analog

Nova Drive is all about representing the best distortion- and overdrive sounds music has to offer. From a rich, bluesy punch to a hardworking cranked amp to modern stadium rock, Nova Drive wants to present it in its true form. With that in mind, there was no other option but to go all analog.

All About Digital

We're all been there: tweaking your favorite distortion pedal coming up with great sound after great sound, frantically trying to remember all the settings... well, no more. Nova drive has advanced digital controls that allow for the instant store/recall of presets. In other words, it enhances the life of a guitarist - you dial tones in quickly and you store so you don't have to try and remember what you had going while the band has already counted in the next song.

What Up, G?!

Nova Drive is the ultimate G-System accessory. A connected Nova Drive will automatically be discovered through plug-and-play technology. Once matched, 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.

Backstage Pass - All Access

Getting sounds you want and integrating them into your rig/set-up is a synch with Nova Drive, due to its highly advanced and totally unique analog-digital hybrid design and deep controls.

As Long As I Can See The Light

Nova Drive is 100% old school analog, but the controls are digital. This means that as soon as you switch presets, the values of the knobs are unlikely to correspond with what you see. We added a nifty little light to guide you to where things were, so you never feel out of sync with what you are hearing.


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.

Distortion Controls

Distortion, Level, Bass, and Treble guarantee a great experience on this side of things, and it will take you from a sexy purr to an all-out roar.

Kick Out The Jams

No matter what sound you like at any given time, Nova Drive allows you to turn Overdrive and Distortion individually or unleash it all at once.

Extensive Routing Options

Route the guitar signal through the engines in any order desired for great sounds and unexpected but always musical results. Now we got the marketing blah out of the way, we just wanna say this pedal is tons of fun. Distortion into Overdrive or the other way around ... it’s just fun to make tones.

Programmable Control

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

Overdrive Controls

Overdrive, Level, Tone and Mix make sure you get the right amount of punch and grit out of your overdriven sounds ... think the classic green one, with the mid bump ... that one.

NDR-1 Nova Drive's Resume

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


NAMM '09: TC Electronic Nova Drive pedal presented by Søren Andersen

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Artists Using NDR-1 Nova Drive


Guitar Noize
by Jon Bloomer

The NDR-1 is fabulous. It’s everything you want from an overdrive box. And it’s everything you want from a distortion box. And they go together in the same box. You have 18 preset locations to save lots of cool sounds and you have those awesome routing modes. If that’s not enough then there’s the MIDI stuff too. Oh yes, I have a new favourite distortion pedal!

Check out the full review by Guitar Noize
by Rob Chappers

It's a fantastic pedal, really beautifully made. Wonderful feeling knobs, which is a really important aspect as far as I concern, and above all it sounds like a dream machine!

Check out the full review by Sonicstate

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