Streamlined and simple to use, the TC Electronic RPT1 Nova Repeater Delay Pedal is an essential lean, mean, delay-machine!
A no-frills-with-a-sound-that-kills delay pedal, the Nova Repeater is the pedal for demanding guitarists who want instant, high quality, unique results without any of the fuss! It features the same great sound quality that made the Nova Delay the first choice delay pedal for Paul Gilbert, Doug Aldrich, Nils Lofgren and Allen Hinds, but trims out any excess baggage while also including additional features.
TC Electronic RPT1 Nova Repeater Features
Simple yet effective
- Dedicated tap tempo switch
- 6 types of delay
- 3 delay time ranges labeled for min, mid, and max positions
- Multi-function knob
- KillDry switch
- Re-tuned chorus and new vibrato mode
- New dual delay
- New adaptive dynamic delay
The Nova Repeater is all about simplicity. There are no hidden features or complicated functions, you just get the world’s best delays in a cheap and easy-to-use package. Yet it is also feature rich being the only pedal in its price range that has a dedicated tap tempo switch and our amazing audio tapping technology that lets you set the tempo with your playing. And with six types of TC-quality delays and an unsurpassed feature-set Nova Repeater is quite simply a bargain.
The Nova Repeater has three delay time ranges labeled for both min, mid, and max positions. These delay times have been carefully chosen to match the sweet-spot times used by most guitar players, making it much easier for you to dial in the perfect delay time even without a display.
The pedal features two inputs dedicated to instrument or line level signals which means you can use it equally well in front of your amp or in an effects loop. It also has a KillDry
switch that makes it possible to use the pedal in a parallel effect loop and is also great for guitar players who use a mixer to prevent their dry sound from being processed. An FX Level pot lets you adjust the wet level of your signal which means that you won’t get annoying level drops on your dry sound, a common problem with other pedals.
The Nova Repeater has a multi-function knob that lets you control the amount of modulation as well as turn the effect on/off. The chorus has been re-tuned making more dramatic modulation effects possible and, on top of that, a brand new vibrato mode has been added. This was a major request among Nova Delay users and makes it possible to emulate classic tape delay wow-and-flutter or create lush modulated pads with a volume pedal.
Again, taking on numerous user requests, we added a new dual delay, 1/4 and 1/8 notes. This stereo delay is the secret behind Steve Lukather 80’s sound, just make sure you set the delay time at exactly 400ms.
The Nova Repeater also features a brand new adaptive dynamic delay that automatically sets the perfect threshold for the ducking. No calibration is needed, even if you decide to turn up the volume during a solo, Nova Repeater will automatically adjust the threshold on-the-fly.
The Bottom Line
Nova Repeater lets you focus on playing and always delivers exactly what you are looking for. Great sound, simple to use and more features than any other pedal at this price. What more could you ask for?