TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay

ND-1 Nova Delay, Delay/Echo/Phrase Sampler for Guitar from TC Electronic in the Nova series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 14 reviews )
 9 reviews64 %
 5 reviews36 %
Value For Money : Excellent

nickname009's review

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
• 6 studio quality digital delay types
• Two switchable settings:
» manual and preset
• 9 user programmable presets
• Up to 2290 ms delay time
• Audio Tapping™ - audio-generated tap tempo
• Modulated delay
• Delay spillover

types of delays available:

Delay line
• Dynamic
• Reverse
• Ping-pong
• Pan
• Slap-back

It's a digital delay by TC, but has the tone knob to replicate a more analog-ish delay sound as well. Stereo/mono ins and outs available also. Overall a very versatile piece of equipment! There's also the note section which chose what type of delay rhythm you get, eighth notes, dotted eighths etc.


I found this pedal to be quite versatile for each player's needs. If you want to tweak to get that perfect delay sound and bank it, you can, for up to 9 presets. Or if you just wanna plug it in, pick a delay, and tap the tempo or 'strum' the tempo like the new flashback delay you can do it as well. You can even specifically set the tempo at whatever ms thanks to the huge bright clear display.

My only beef with it is the adapter, yes it uses I think a 12V adapter of it's own so for those who have simple boards or don't like anything outside of 9v connections you have to sacrifice space on your board or an outlet or whatever it is to get this baby working right.


I think nearly everybody can agree that TC stuff almost always sounds great. The only thing one ever has to worry about with TC stuff is if the features suit their needs or not. In my case I think it's a great pedal and does more than suit my needs. I've actually considered 'downgrading' to the flashback for it's more compact size.

But yes you can get that classic TC crystal clear delay sound from the nova delay and it sounds great!


I like this pedal a lot. I was comparing this to the DD-20 and even though they were both quite similar, I ended up with the nova delay and don't regret it. The delays sound great, and you can do any delay-related with the nova delay. Again my only beef is the 12v adapter that can be a bit of a buzzkill for some who's built their perfect board to the exact specs with the exact spacing for every adapter and/or pedal etc.

My board is personally getting bigger and bigger. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing..

ddn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good, but ..."

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
For the characteristics of the opinion Enix49 below is pertient and sums up what this pedal can do. The excellent dynamic delay is something special that does not exist anywhere else: as you play rehearsals are discreet, they become predominant when you play less or you stop playing.
Side effects, I really regret three things:
- The maximum delay time is really short. 2200 ms does nothing to make Frippertronics.
- There is no sampler. There is a bit abused, gentlemen in TC not to propose a pedal at that price, or a long delay time (see Hardwire DL8) or a fun sampler (see EHX memory man hazarai)
- The delay time can be adjusted with a knob weird: it shortens or extension more or less depending on whether the delay time is more or less turned to the right or the left. So that the delay does not generate NO click when you change the delay time. it is nice when a period is used to make the wise wisely music by sample against which to me all the time clicks generated by sudden changes in delay time on digital delays well it bothers me.
The knobs are a bit soft and fragile in intensive use. I am a quiet but I've seen this pedal used by demons that ruined the knobs in a relatively short time. Always the same at this price is a bit abused.
The construction of the pedal is impeccable. The switches are silent and I never had a problem with.


The configuration is intuitive, well thought out and very convenient to use.
The manual is well done, says the few somewhat hidden functions including spillover and adjusting the input volume for the dynamic delay.
The tap tempo is not very accurate or easy to use, but it may be because I am using this function almost no then I have trouble with.
You can store presets, that's good, it's not very convenient to remind the fly, that's worse. I am not using this feature.


The present effects are very very good. As everyone says, the sound quality is really THE highlight of this pedal.
A real special mention for the ability to emulate a delay-type analog bucket brigade: color knob on analog, delay time to 250 ms, 100% feedback and HOPLA it self-oscillates and can even go to 100% feedback which opens bordélistiques of remarkable opportunities.
For emulating tape delay, but less excellent as close to a real one.
Reverse delay with feedback over 100% and 100% level mix that gives samplable and workable room puree the environment: Magic.
Pan delay / ping pong delay for me playing in stereo: a treat.


I've had about 4 months, I use quite, it replaces my very advantageously delay Joyo. In my current config I have two samplers and two delays and this one really complete my memory man hazarai. It self-oscillates very well. He can be very filthy and very clean. It has lots of interesting for us noisy functions.
It has two major flaws: short delay and no sampler.
For me it can not be my main delay and I think for the price TC can do much better - I had an interesting exchange on but I would not have bought the price that is used . But hey I'm not the usual user of this kind of pedal either.

kaoslord's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" SUPER"

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
I own version "IB modified"

several types of delays are available, my favorites are the "delay line" and "reverse", I do not really understand the usefulness of the "dynamic" and enjoy the "ping pong" and "pan" it takes a stereo amplifier .
You can save and recall 9 presets in memory, which is enough for a "normal" use


Operation is simple, but it should read the manual carefully because some settings are not obvious.

In live situation, changing presets foot is not easy, you must prepare in advance the preset you need, or else provide a mod that allows you to easily change presets (external pedal).

In addition, on mine there is a problem with the switch, sometimes they still activated, which is VERY annoying if we live in the middle of a song ...

LA Tap Tempo function works very well.

I put 6 because of the problem with the switch.


The sound quality is excellent.
Small delay of almost imperceptible in its hyperspace, you can do anything.

All the delays are great.
I found a great setting is to use the pedal to color your sound clean: with a 1 ms delay playing with the modulation (3 types) and the level of effect: with a little reverb the result is magnificent.

The reverse is also great, with the tap tempo function, try an arpeggio, the psychedelic rock!

Breath ZERO, ZERO signal loss in the effects loop of my amp.


A bit expensive to buy.
But after fiddled a bit with the settings, it is quickly rewarded. This is a quality pedal PRO.
If you love the look and effects pedal delay that can do everything, it is the nova delay you.

Enix49's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A delay pedal pro format"

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
6 different types of delay including the excellent legacy of Dynamic Delay TC 2290.
9 memories, enough for everyday use. No MIDI or USB, it could have added a little more enjoyable for some.
True stereo and true bypass, not to mention the spillover.
Pedal that exudes strength, to see in time. Having owned a rack G Major, the sound quality was great but the finish and durability and a really dismal Nova System (same range as the Nova Delay) both solid and reliable, only time will confirm that quality for the Nova Delay.
Good point, the audio tap (tap tempo set that detected from the rhythm played on the guitar).


Simple configuration but you must read the manual to access certain functions. It should also be adjusting well to calibrate the level sound, especially for having a superb rendering with Dynamic delay.


His side it's clean, good and effective. no complaints. The settings are responsive and accurate. The colors are perfect analog and digital tape emulation and gives a little dirty side to a clean amp too.
There is clearly a quality studio type / rack version mas pedal. I find that most successful of her peers at Boss or Line 6 and for a much finer.
Dynamic Delay and then it is a real hit, I can not do without. Having used a TC 2290, we find the same feel and sound the same. This pedal is a version of this legend.
No breath no latency to attack, short accurate, efficient, pro.


I use it but recently I owned a Nova System which is found on the main part Delay characteristics present here. Nevertheless, the Nova Delay is more complete and rapid editable for those who only need the delay, which is my case.
In short a delay pro quality and equally at home live in the studio. Apparently solid construction and ergonomic. Superior from my point of view of competition (even some racks). Only the Eventide Time Factor outperforms the just but for a much higher price.
A good choice for those seeking a delay quality and easy to use.
A price a little high but in a correct relationship in light of competition.

aurelman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" nova delay"

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
9 preset


should read the manual it is important
there are several with button manip
not easy to both technology and possibilities in such a small box with so little button for any rule!


very good
very neutral
mieu not heard yet


9 preset delay live with such good quality sound and there are so many possibilities that a pedal offering to date ca for that price and the pedal!
When you buy a delay of the quality of the record to be read will be a shame if not!

Drboissansoif!'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
What are the effects, types of effects available
Check out other opinions or squarely on the TC Web site, everything is said ... and there are so many ..

What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)

Are they edited? Via a publisher Mac / PC?
no and who cares it's not why we bought it ...

What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
audio (mono and stereo)

Is this a rack or rack-mount model?

yes and no ... because it is not remote controlled (noon)
But it is easily fixed n'impote-or long as it is to wear hand and foot ...


The general configuration is simple?

Read the manual (in French) and voila!

Editing sounds and effects is easy?

There! unless they disagree with your ear, everything is easy ... just having read at least once a record <img class="smiley" src="" alt="wink" />
The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
We can not!


The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
It is pure concentrate of 2290 .. It was made for it too! <img class="smiley" src="" alt="mrgreen" />
For modulations is to everyone's taste .. (Flanger-chorus-tremolo) all adjustable via a Knob ..
Which instruments do you use?
A guitar ... a start to be more precise ...
Which ones do you prefer, you hate?
I will not be negative ... I see nothing but positive ..
The only thing I regret is that for digital, I appreciated more preset recordable ... But 9 is not bad ..


For how long have you been using it?
4 months
What thing do you like most/least about it?
that, I have already said above ... <img class="smiley" src="" alt="wink" />
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
2 bosses ...
What is your opinion about the value for the price?
could not be better
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
I hesitated a long time with an existing 2290 rack, I took a year to myself to try to do seraice ... On the day, I prize with me ... and I never back (I still get paid of course! <img class="smiley" src="" alt="wink" /> ) 250 €
While those like me at the time, hesitant, go for it! there will be no disappointment ...
Le Taz07/01/2009

Le Taz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
see other opinions <img class="smiley" src="" alt="wink" />


See positive opinions <img class="smiley" src="" alt="wink" />


Pfff! For pedals, it Justel top. Del need to type in the rack!


How long have you use it?
More than a year

What is the particular feature you like best and least?

THE taps tempos, the progamme "musician" without chronomtre, transparent sound, fit easily and discreetly live, no buzz 'which is a miracle in my branch JCM800
Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Boss (dd3/5/6/20), Line 6, Ibanez ...

How do you report qualitprix?

It is CHRE. Too CHRE No! More CHRE the DD20, which it (DSOL need a way) is really too CHRE to provide ... So nothing unusual. To see if the repeater nova, CHRE least, will be at the nova delay.
Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...
A thousand times YES!

gevarra's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
AH the nova delay, it's mouth and made room "style 1980 rveil morning" in my pdalboard. For the rest, everything said in the opinion t older. Résumé to:

Delay numrique (formulation with "tape", "digital" and "analog") with 6 modes of delay and 6 DIFFERENT subdivisions.

Knobs: delay (tempo rglage manual), feedback, color (from digital tape via analog), mod mix level, and level.

2 switches: on / off and tap tempo (so the foot)

No MIDI, saw the damage and not available rglages rack (but normal for a PDAL I think)

In any case, trs ergonomic pedals. We feel it is well built and more.

I put a 8 / 10 because no MIDI.


The PDAL has good ergonomics and is compact (not as a memory man ...)
The edition is simple to who is used to grind a delay because the effect is not as simple matriser valid for all delay

The manual (in English) could include "examples of rglage". This would facilitate the handling I think.


The delay is a bit mtallique in "digital" I got. So I remain in "analog" which tends stifle a little sound.

It is far from the trs sound quality of a lexicon or other multi-purpose high-end (eventide, ..) but the price is not the same so the comparison does not sense.

I never had the opportunity to test the boss giga delay, but they are at least compare.


Good delay pedals. Compared competition, I find INTERESTED insofar delay bosses are so compact that they are more complex take control. I do not compare voluntarily mmory a man (I possde too) because the memory is to me a man from Entire effect (or vibrato chorus + delay).
Too bad it is not noon, they would not do a lot more design cot.
The report is good quality price: 225 euros for a delay, it is not EXAGRES and rings.
With the exprience? I would have to test the boss giga delay to see if ct "mtallique" Delay is Submitted or not.

jelly.roll's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
- Delays

- Digital six different types:
-Dynamic delay (for those who know tc2290)

- 9 user presets Programmes

- Simple: 2 inputs (L and R) 2 outputs (l and r) type barrel jack for power supply (included)
Note that automatic detection is on the output from a TRS (balanced) and a standard jack (unbalanced)

- Foot 13cm x 13cm h: 5cm


- Very simple and clear
- Ditto
- Very well done and French (to my pig's head, he could be printed with a font bigger ... I would have avoided the magnifying glass out, o)))


- Delay MONSTROUS this is total transparency with electrical or electromagnetic
is dynamic, clear, sound is never confused.
HUGE small detail: the delays are spilloover that is to say that when we activate the bypass or you change the preset, rehearsals continue while the new delay and it still operates with full transparency.
- Everything sounds monstrous. whether in clean, with a slight overdrive or saturation frankly nag Rammstein style is clear clear euuuuh transparent and clear
the sound is magnified and becomes more density but is not distorted either.
try with 28ms with good saturation and you catch the sound of G. Lynch with LynchMob
I am amazed
even echopro will be hard to resist using the innovative and yet it is terrible ....


- For 2 hours.
lent courtesy Bonnaventure in Caen (must be said that we know each other a long time ...) to try on my stuff tomorrow morning I bring my HeadRush (with croissants and pains au chocolat) to put on deposit sales and I do the check!
should not interpret me! Now I keep it loool!
- + Scores in 25 years but this is a huge slap (Rocktron, Boss, Roland, Digitech, art, line 6
- Terrible value for money, the only one who can possibly compete in this category will be the home of Eventide TimeFactor but it is 200 euros more (ok, it is noon him!)
- Euuuuuuuuuuh, you can repeat the question !!!!!!!!!!!!! do you think ?????? try it is to quarrel with his banker LLLLLoooooooOOOOOoooooooLLLLL !!!!!!!!!!

About my opinion on the Nova delay did not change anything in terms of its audio quality and transparency.
In terms of whether it is a true bypass or not, I have not dismantled the beast in check, however, since the continuous delay after cutting through the switch I have a doubt.
Personal, I admit that this does not bother me saw its total transparency (it's not the boss ...)
But I'm more of a pain in the ass first concernannt this detail.
I would note is mainly in the use and especially the recall of presets live
can store up to 9 presets that said it's a little hassle to call them back. are strong point is that the inputs and symétriséed sories are allowing use of the length of cable and avoid busted parasites uo of hum.
I will sell the move to a better OPUR Eventide TimeFactor it is noon.
my pedals and racks are used via a Voodoo Labs GCX will remember my presets via the South
ditto for my Line6 MM4 it will also identify and ca be replaced by a chorus and tremolo VooooLabs XII Carl Martin.
in fact I usually uses one type of preset pedal except for the delay with length of delay varies
now hoping to have answered your question
for TimeFactor I did a few minutes and try ing to compare novadelay
I will see the test with the two before making the deal or I probably fall back on TC D-TWO


theedge73's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
Stereo inputs
Stereo outputs
Buttons to press
Of LEDs to light
The digital delay to get high ...


The configuration is very comprehensive for the size of the box but difficult to tame.

As usual we say "I do not care manual, the effects that knows me" ERROR ...
The NOVA DELAY comes with an original config to be changed or you'll feel it does not work correctly. Explanation:

-When you turn on the ND is the default in manual mode so the delay is the value of the knobs ... see page 8 of manual preset mode
- ND The two methods of managing the tempo: Global tempo (value typed at the bottom for all presets) or preset tempo (stored value for each preset) by default it is configured in global tempo and the beginning you say "damn , it keeps no values ​​stored tempo!) see page 15 of the manual to change the mode.
-We must calibrate the input level correctly
Once everything settled and all combinations included at the foot CA ... THE FACT!


The sound is Hyper pro.
We can do almost anything (just missing a Swell Delay for tablecloths and a looper p'tit)
ZERO wind, no noise enclechement, a REAL Dynamic Delay, a tap tempo function + most accurate audio tempo quite unbelievable that automatically detects the tempo.
The very good modulation (which is rare) Indeed question: anyone know if these modulations are stereo?

I had a DL4: you can do less things, but the transparency and reliability are second to none


I for six months.
At first we thought, "yeah, it's a good delay, no more ..." And then you say "no, it's a great delay!"

It's super pro stuff, so you have time to tame.
is small, it only costs € 200 and you never get bored.