Beginning with an infatuation with noise and frequencies, the Danish duo of Kim and John Rishøj created TC Electronic in 1976. While TC initially only dealt with guitar pedals
Beginning with an infatuation with noise and frequencies, the Danish duo of Kim and John Rishøj created TC Electronic in 1976. While TC initially only dealt with guitar pedals and effects, the evolution of technology and TC’s expertise has enabled the company to grow into a giant. Boasting employees in 15 countries, TC Electronic is now a major player in digital processing, recording, post-production and even video, although the heart of the company remains in guitar effects. The developers at TC recently took a classic – the TC 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay – and used it as a starting point for the new ND-1 Nova Delay, a pedal that redefines the phrase, “all good things come in small packages.”
Built upon a time-tested foundation, the Nova Delay isn’t simply a retread of past success; the ND-1 offers some of the most innovative features available in today’s effects market. All-new Audio Tapping technology enables players to set the tempo of the delay by playing a rhythm into the pedal while holding down the Tap Tempo switch. Other Nova Delay features include the ability to choose between milliseconds and BPM readout; a Color control, which allows you to move between analog, digital and tape delay sounds; and delay spillover mode, which allows the delay repeats to continue, even when the preset or mode is changed.
The ND-1 Nova Delay also features:
- Six studio quality digital delay types
- Two switchable settings: manual and preset
- Nine user-programmable presets
- Up to 2290 ms delay time
- Modulated delay
|Power -12V DC 300mA|
|Mod Level - Controls the amount of pitch modulation|
|Inputs -Two 1/4” mono jack connections|
|Mix Level - Sets the mix between the dry and effected signal|
|Outputs -Two 1/4” mono jack connections|
|Manual - Selects Manual mode allowing the knobs to control the sound|
|On/Off Switch -Standard On/Off function or press and hold to switch from Manual to Preset mode|
|Preset - Selects Preset mode, where can users choose from nine assignable presets|
|Tap Tempo -Standard Tap Tempo function as well as Audio Tap Tempo mode switch, allowing the input to set tempo|
|Mod Style - Selects the modulation type to be used with the Mod Level Knob|
|Delay -Increases or decreases the delay time set by the Tap Tempo switch|
|Type - Selects one of six delay types: Delay Line, Dynamic, Reverse, Ping Pong, Pan and Slapback|
|Feedback -Controls the number of repeats|
|Subdiv - Selects one of six delay subdivisions: quarter note, dotted eighth note and eighth note triplets along with three Dual Delay modes, delivering different subdivisions for the left and right outputs|
|Color -Shapes the repeats sound offering digital, tape and analog tones|
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Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
LegendaryTones, LLC today announced production availability of its new Mr. Scary Mod, a 100% pure tube module designed to instantly and easily expand the capabilities of many classic amplifiers with additional gain and tone shaping. Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
Originally released as the Lynch Mod in February 2021, the updated Mr. Scary Mod features the same core circuit as the Lynch Mod but is now equipped with a revised tube mix combo per George’s preference as well as a facelift in a newly redesigned electro-galvanized steel enclosure. As with the Lynch Mod, each run will be limited and the first run in Pumpkin Orange with Black hardware is limited to just 150 pieces worldwide.
The Mr. Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage on top of the cathode follower position, keeping note definition and articulation while further increasing sustain. Each Mr. Scary mod is meticulously built by hand in the USA, one at a time, and tuned using high-grade components. Equipped with a single ECC81 (12AT7) in the first position and ECC83 (12AX7) in the second, the Mr. Scary Mod can clean up beautifully when rolling down your guitar’s volume, and still adds scorching gain when you roll it back up. This is a gain stage that’s been tuned and approved by the ears of the maestro George Lynch himself.
“The Mr. Scary Mod excels with dynamics and is incredibly touch-responsive, allowing me to shift from playing clear, lightly compressed cleans to full-out aggressive sustain and distortion –and control it all simply by varying my guitar’s volume control and picking,” said GeorgeLynch. “In many ways, it’s an old-school approach, but it’s also so much more natural and expressive in addition to being musically fulfilling when you can play both the guitar and amp dynamically together this way.”
The Mr. Scary Mod installs in minutes, is safe and effective to use, and requires no special tools or re-biasing of the amplifier. Simply insert the module into the cathode follower preamp position of compatible amplifiers (includes Marshall 2203/2204/1959/1987 circuits) and
immediately get the benefit of enjoying a hot-rodded amp that delivers all the pure harmonic character that comes with an added pure tube gain stage. The handmade in the USA Mr. Scary Mod is now available to order for $319.
For more information, please visit legendarytones.com.
October Audio has miniaturized their NVMBR Gain pedal to create two mini versions of this beautifully organic-sounding circuit – including an always-on gain device.
The NVMBR Gain is a nonlinear amp that transitions gracefully from clean boost to overdriven tones. Volume increases from just over unity to about 10db before soft-clipping drive appears for another 5db of boost. Its extraordinary ease of use is matched by outstanding versatility: you can use it as a clean boost, push a stubborn amp into overdrive or create a just-breaking-up sound at any amp volume.
October Audio’s new family of mini NVMBR Gain pedals includes a switchable version that allows you to bypass the effect: one option features brand logo pedal graphics, while the other sports a fun “Witch Finger” graphic with a Davies knob as the“fingernail”.
The second version in the new lineup is an always-on device featuring the Witch Finger graphic and Davies knob, with the same NVMBR Gain circuit that lies at the core of the switchable version.
- Knob controls gain and clipping simultaneously
- Stunning silver hammertone finish
- Switchable versions are true-bypass, available with classic or witch finger graphics
- Authentic Davies knobs, including the “fingernail”
- 9V center negative power supply required
- Dimensions: 3.63 x 1.50 x 1.88 in
Witch Finger (always on NVMBR Gain) demo
All October Audio pedals are assembled in Richmond, VA, and available for purchase directly through the online shop. Street price is $109 for NVMBR Gain footswitch versions and $89 for the always-on device.
For more information, please visit octoberaudio.com.