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.

nickname009 01/05/2012

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay : nickname009's user review


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• 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..