TC Electronic Nova System Analog Multi-effects Floor Processor

Guitar Effects Floor Processor with 8 Footswitches, Analog Effects, Digital Control, 30 Factory/60 User Presets, and 2 Footswitch Layouts
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Great Effects in a Compact Pedalboard!

The TC Electronic Nova System guitar effects processor gives you analog sounds and digital control, packed into a compact floor pedal unit that's perfect for onstage use. The eight dedicated footswitches onboard the Nova System allow you to access and control an amazing range of effects, easily. Analog distortion and overdrive tones can be tweaked to your taste, and modulation, delay, and reverb effects are taken from the TC's incredible G-System processor for great sound. If you want reliable, adjustable effects at your feet, step on a Nova System!

TC Electronic Nova System Guitar Effects Floor Processor at a Glance:
  • Floor-based solution
  • Analog drive circuit
  • Top-notch effects

Floor-based solution
Nova System is the complete, floor-based effects solution for the dedicated guitar player who knows quality when he sees it. Its unique inclusion of an all-analog programmable distortion/overdrive section under preset and expression control makes it the perfect choice whether you want to trim down your rack setup, step up from your pedal patchwork or simply just want the ultimate combination of operational simplicity and audio superiority. Add to this an array of effects taken straight from the king of floor-based processors; G-System and you have top-notch compression, EQ, noise gate, modulation, pitch, delay and reverb right at your feet. All you need is a guitar and an amp and you're good to go.

Analog drive circuit
What makes Nova System so remarkably different is the Nova Drive Technology (NDT) - a unique, new drive and distortion circuit that gets you the best of both worlds: World-class analog distortion and overdrive with digital control. This is the real deal - no modeling. While the NDT is 100 percent analog and physically separated from the digital effects, its control potmeters are digital. This way you can tweak, store and recall as many drive settings as you want - you can even hook up an expression pedal and control the amount of distortion in real-time. Its wide gain range covers your every need from light breakup to heavy distortion.

Top-notch effects
Equipped with TC branded quality effects from delays and reverbs to compressor, EQ and modulation, Nova System is the obvious all-in-one solution for any guitarist who wants setup simplicity without sacrificing tonal fidelity. All neatly programmable and storable in 60 user presets. Its 30 factory presets give you a demonstration of just what this unit provides; great sound quality and an immense versatility of effects combinations - all designed to get you started right out of the box.

TC Electronic Nova System Guitar Effects Floor Processor Features:
  • Floor-based guitar multi-effects pedalboard
  • Effects all analog, digitally controlled (no modeling)
  • 28 effects set up in seven blocks
  • G-System effects: distortion/overdrive, compression, EQ, noise gate, modulation, pitch, delay, and reverb
  • 30 factory presets, 60 user presets
  • Two footswitch layouts: pedal and preset
  • Optional G-switch
The TC Electronic Nova System is your floor-based guitar effects solution!

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Tech Specs

Pedal Type Multi-FX
Number of Effects 28
Analog Inputs 1 x 1/4" Instrument, 1 x 1/4" Line In, 1 x 1/4" Footswitch
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4"
MIDI I/O In, Out/Thru
Power Supply Included Yes
Height 3.5"
Width 11.2"
Depth 10.25"
Weight 4.1 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 963200011

Customer Reviews

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Love this box!

Originally I was a little skeptical of this set of effects. I would normally put most of these in the amps f/x loop, but I also wanted to use the preamp f/x. Much to my surprise all the f/x sound great positioned prior to the amp. The effects produce very little noise with the exception very high gain settings for either of the drive f/x. Having a system such as this where I can save 60 user presets is versatile enough for my purposes. That versatility, along with saving a bundle of cash puts in in a must buy category for me.


I bought a BOSS GT-8 years ago & was very disappointed from day 1 with it . Mainly I just wanted the effects & not any of the amp modeling .., I should have researched it better . After doing a lot of research on the Nova System I went ahead & got one & was very happy right off the bat ! The delays , reverbs & modulation effects are incredible ! Having a triple rectifier I didn't need distortion or overdrive but wanted the ability to have many different settings for delays & the other effects . Programming is quite simple on this which is a huge plus if you're not into spending a lot of time with an owners manual . I just got this a few weeks ago & wasn't aware that it comes pre loaded with the limited editions pre-sets ( which I planned on downloading anyway ) , & the Van Halen sounds are spot on . You can also get a good Van Halen ( Hagar years ) tone with a little +/- left & right detuning . There is also a pre set for Pink Floyd's Money in there that is killer & gives you all you need for the different guitar parts . I couldn't be more pleased with the Nova System & say if you're considering one look no further , you won't be disappointed !

TC should stand for Take Control-Nova System

I had a pedal board full of very nice effects but between the delay, whammy pedal, wha wha, chorus and 3 channel amp switcher I was doing a lot of tap dancing. My first alternative was a multi-loop effect switcher but the only one I could find that would switch the channels on my amp as well was $1,300.00 and I would still have to add effects to even rationalize buying it. I saw the Nova System on a Pete Thorn demo and after some internet research I decided to give it a try. the programming hurtle took some getting used to for this old school analog brain but within 4 days I had this thing switching my amp channels via midi(Carvin V3, get one now)and flooding the virtual pedal board with whatever I can imagine & on the 5th day I took it to a practice and I haven't looked back since. The effects are pristine, the delays are my favorite and the reverbs are articulate and full. I run it through the loop and haven't even tried the drives but from what I hear on the demo's they are very convincing when you plug them into the front of a very loud clean amp. I am extremely happy with this product and Sweetwater got it to me in 3 days on the money.
Music background: 5 bands, church-(blues rock country mix) to Thrash Metal and 2 cover bands, acustic duo(country/rock) +full time job

Nova System is AMAZING!

surpassed my expectations in EVERY way!
Music background: Pro Musician / Educator

Electronic Love

Rarely have I been so impressed with anything, let alone guitar gear, that I have ever bought. The unit is top notch, professional, sturdy, sounds amazing, completely customizable, and fun as all get out. Sweetwater had a great price, impeccable service. Buy this thing
Music background: Axe slinger

Sweetwater Advice

Jeff Hollman

The Nova System sounds great! It should though, since the effects are taken directly from TC Electronic's flagship G-System effects processor. This is a great effects stompbox for guitar players on a budget. But it's also a really good choice for an advanced guitar player, who has lots of effects already, but needs a more compact unit to take along for smaller shows. The Nova System can cover all the effects you would need for a gig, in a small portable sized stompbox.

Robert Williams

If you want the sound quality of the G-System without all the additional loops, options and expense, then the Nova System is for you. Great product for all instrumentalists!
See also: Multi Effects Pedals, TC Electronic, TC Electronic Multi-effects