Peter Thorn on TC Electronic Nova System

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Complete Compact Creativity

With six amazing sounding effect blocks ported straight from our flagship G-System and an added all analog but programmable overdrive and distortion, Nova System is the all-in-one wonder that's hands down the best compact unit on the market today. There, we said it.


  • Six effect blocks ported 1:1 from G-System
  • Nova Drive Technology - all-analog drive with preset control
  • Super simple - features pedal- or preset functionality

Firm Foundation, Next Generation

Nova System takes the industry standard G-System EQ, noise gate, modulation, pitch, delay and reverb blocks and adds a totally organic and musical drive section to deliver a compact package of pure tone.


Far Beyond Driven

Nova Drive technology is a great sounding, totally musical analog overdrive and distortion section - with the added benefits of digital control giving you ultra-precise tone shaping tools, preset storage/recall and sweet undiluted tone.

It Swings Both Ways

Whether you prefer to treat your effects as stompboxes or want to program presets you recall at the press of a switch, Nova System is right there with you at every step.

Backstage Pass - All Access

Nova System is all about control and getting the sounds you want - about pedal simplicity and great ease of use. If you know pedals you’ll feel right at home with nova system. And, the vast range of sounds and effects allows you to pick’n’choose what you need to rock. hard.

Flexible Routing Options

Route your effects in serial, parallel or semi–parallel – whatever you need to do to get the effected sounds you are looking for.

Preset for Awesome

Nova System offers 30 factory presets and 60 user presets for a world of effect combos, sounds and tones that will get you rocking straight out of the box, but leave plenty of room for your own creativity!

Brilliance in Store

Nova System’s unique quality in guitar land is that it allows you to store not only presets, but settings you’ve made to individual effects - no more desperate searches for that one cool thing you had going, it’s all there.

Displaying the Goods

Nova System’s display is a thing of beauty - whether displaying parameter values or the pitch of your strings, it’s clear, precise and bright at any angle.

User Friendly Menu

The Intuitive and pedal-inspired user interface allow for a firm grasp of your tone and the clear LCD display makes sure you know what’s happening at all times.

Easy Access

Nova System is really easy - it allows to use your effects as if they were individual pedals, making the process of sounds a breeze.

Did You Know?

Use Nova System’s Pitch Block for Slap Delay effects, allowing you to use both a long tap-tempo delay and a slap delay in the same preset for a very rhythmic vibe.

Controlling the Coolness

So how do you tame Nova System? It’s actually really simple: you decide whether you want to switch presets or turn individual effects on and off and... well, thats about it. Dirt simple. If you want more advanced options like MIDI, it does that too.

All the Ins- And Outs

Hi-Z and balanced input, stereo output - whether used in front of an amp or in an effects loop, optimal signal flow is guaranteed.


Nova System feature Extensive midi options for controlling other midi-enabled units and external control of Nova System.

Pedal Input

Add an expression pedal to control effect parameters and even the amount of distortion in real time. The optional G-Switch will lets you have the best of both worlds: instant access to all effects blocks AND instant recall of the 60 user presets.

Nova System's Resume

  • 6 effect blocks taken straight from G-System:
    • Compression
    • EQ + Noise Gate
    • Modulation
    • Pitch
    • Delay
    • Reverb
  • 30 factory and 60 user presets
  • Two footswitch layouts: preset and pedal
  • Hi-Z and balanced input + balanced stereo outputs
  • Optional G-Switch for added control


TC Electronic Nova-System demo by Søren Andersen

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Artists Using Nova System


by Trevor Curwen

The first thing you notice when playing through the Nova System is the excellent sound quality. The digital effects are pristine, with a great range of available variations.

Check out the full review by Guitarist
by Chris Hauke

Nova System is a complete rack in a box - it has everything and it does everything. In fact, you don't really need anything else to build almost every sound out there. Nova System deserves the highest marks.

iHeart Guitar
by Peter Hodgson

This is a fully professoinal piece of kit with incredible processing power, killer tone and a multitude of options for how you use it.

Check out the full review by iHeart Guitar
DV Magazine
by Marc Noel-Johnson

With the features on offer here as well as the rugged build quality and the great sounds available, the TC Electronics Nova could well be replacing a lot of pedalboards and patch cables in the very near future.

Check out the full review by DV Magazine

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