User Guide: TC Electronic Nova System

Nova System is a seemingly bombproof multi-effects processor with eight footswitches and seven categories of switchable effect, packed into a compact floor pedal unit that’s perfect for onstage use. Right out of the box, you’ll find 30 presets to explore and adjust.  There are 60 user-defined slots where you can store and save your own presets, so don’t worry about running out of interesting sounds. It has 1/4 inch connections and is not a rackable unit as it is a stomp box.

According to several Nova System reviewers, some users have praised it for the warm analog distortion effects; Very practical footswitching; No wall wart. Also, some users have complained it for the no integrated looper or expression pedal; Changing from Preset to Pedal mode is hidden in the depths of the utility menu.

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Factory Reset:

press MENU button and select “Utility” menu by using Edit D knob and then press MENU button again. Next, scroll to “Clear System” parameter and press MENU button to enter. Finally, when the display appears “Are You Sure?”, press MENU button to start initialization of the program. The Factory Reset procedure is complete.

Expression Pedal Settings:

Please check the video to assigning an Expression pedal to volume

To set the Nova System expression Pedal to control the global volume, first press MENU button and select “PEDAL” and press MENU button again. Next, scroll to parameter “TYPE” and set it to “Exp.GlbVol”. Then perform the calibration of the pedals in the following parameters:

  • MIN = 40%
  • MID = 90%
  • MAX =100%

Experience overall with the MID parameter so that it fits your taste. The value can surely vary and depending on the pedal type. Hopefully the article of “User Guide: TC Electronic Nova System” was useful.

Reference: Nova System support