Nova pedals: How to calibrate the input level

Question

Why should I calibrate the input level of my Nova pedal? And how do I do it?

Answer

Your Nova pedal is by default set up to work well right out the box - just as any other stomp box pedal. However, you can optimize the performance of the Nova Delay pedals AD/DA converters by calibrating the input sensitivity.

Calibration of the input sensitivity should be done with the maximum expected input level. Therefore you should turn on boosters etc. that are placed prior to your Nova pedal(s) in the signal chain.

Nova Delay

  • Press and hold the MANUAL button until the 6 delay type LEDs are lit.
  • Play with your loudest* sound for a few seconds and watch some of the 6 LEDs turn off one by one. How many that are turned off, depend on the output of your guitar. When no further changes seem to appear, the pedal is calibrated.
  • Press any key to exit.
  • The pedal is now calibrated

Nova Reverb

  • Press, hold and release the ROOM button. The 5 LEDs in second row from the bottom is lit.
  • Play with the loudest* sound you use for a few seconds and watch some of the 5 LEDs turn off one by one. How many that are turned off, depend on the output of your guitar. When no further changes seem to appear the pedal is calibrated.
  • Press any key to exit.
  • The pedal is now calibrated

* By your “loudest” sound we mean the sound with the highest dynamic content. This is most likely a clean sound as overdrive sounds per nature are compressed.


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