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Nova Repeater

The Nova Repeater news is a tad old, as it started shipping a couple of weeks ago, but retailers are still only taking pre-orders on it. I’ve been waiting for the Nova Repeater to come out for awhile, ever since I heard about it from Winter NAMM news. As TC Electronic puts it, this pedal is “No frills, with a sound that kills.” It truly is no-frills. There’s no programming of the pedal. It has a few features and that’s it. But what it has that I’ve not seen with other pedals is a feature TC calls, “Audio Tapping.” Essentially, you hold the tap tempo button down, then strum your guitar, and the delay is set based upon the strum. I can’t wait to try out this delay pedal! Here’s a demo video:

Nova Drive

Next up is the Nova Drive, which is an analog overdrive and distortion pedal that is controlled with a digital interface. Not sure how that works, but it does sound very cool. This is the same drive/distortion circuit that is in the Nova System, so if you know about that tone, you know it’s very nice. There are a couple of things that stand out about this pedal for me. First, you can change the order of the drive and distortion, making drive first, distortion second; and vice-versa. Second, you can also run the effects in parallel, which is totally – it provides a completely different dimension in the tone this pedal produces. It also has a MIDI input that you can hook up to a G Major system to program it. Not bad. Anyway, here’s another demo video:

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Imagine a TC Electronic pedal for under $200! That’s right! It’s the Nova Repeater Delay. It has the same great quality you expect from TC Electronic, but at a great price. As TC Electronic puts it, the Nova Repeater is a “no-frills-with-a-sound-that-kills” type of pedal. In other words, it doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles. You dial in your settings and play. The most useful feature I dig is the tap tempo you can do strumming your guitar! You hold down the tap tempo button, strum your guitar, and the pedal picks up the tempo you strum! Very cool! When you hold down the tap tempo to set your tempo via your guitar, the pedal shuts off the signal to your amp, so you can set your tempo practically noiselessly. The TC Electronic dudes are awesome! Here’s a video:

I’ve been wanting to get a simple delay pedal for awhile now, and this one looks very promising. However, TC Electronic announced this pedal on March 27, 2009, and it hasn’t hit the stores yet! Damn! I was going to lay down the $149 for this sight-unseen! Oh well, guess I’ll have to wait, or get the Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret first… 🙂

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