The Nemesis Delay is the culmination
of three years of intense research, listening, and engineering. The
mission was to create a compact, powerful, and easy-to-use delay pedal
with unrivaled tone, flexibility, and style. Nemesis offers 26 distinct
effect engines ranging from vintage tape and analog delays to highly
advanced pitch-shifting, reverse, filter modulating, and rhythmic
delays. It also features 128 presets, multiple delay taps, a hold
function, tap tempo, full MIDI control, deep editing functionality with
the Neuro Mobile App, and much more.
Nemesis captures the full spectrum
of delay effects, starting with a comprehensive collection of
meticulously crafted vintage delay tones. The Source Audio engineering
team spent over a year studying numerous iconic and sought after tape
and bucket brigade delay units with a staunch dedication to identifying
their every nuance and idiosyncrasy. The Nemesis’s Tape, Noise Tape and
Slapback delays capture all the characteristic flutter, warmth, and
color that give vintage tape delay machines like the Echoplex and Space
Echo their classic charm. The Analog delay engine beautifully achieves
the resonant peaks combined with high and low frequency decay that
typifies classic bucket brigade delay pedals. The pedal’s Digital delay
manufactures pristine, high definition repeats with or without filtering
effects for a classic rack-system tone.
At the opposite side
of the spectrum, you’ll find an advanced collection of sophisticated and
specialized delay effects. The Shifter delay generates perfect
polyphonic pitch intervals with repeats jumping to either an octave (up
or down), major or minor third, 4th, or 5th. Sweeper applies modulating
filter effects to repeats for a unique delay/wah hybrid tone. Backwards
effects like Helix and Reverse provide a perfect blend of chaos and
control with multi-tap reverse patterns and angelic pitch shifting
effects. A Rhythmic delay features an engaging and musical collection of
non-standard multi-tap delay patterns.
Job one in the development of the Nemesis Delay was
to create a flexible, easy-to-use, and great sounding delay pedal. Out
of the box, that’s exactly what it is – plug in, select from the twelve
onboard delay engines and make beautiful music… simple. But there is
much more here than meets the eye - the truly “Big Idea” behind our One
Series pedals was to give musicians a second, far deeper, set of options
and editing tools with which to craft the perfect tone. The Neuro
Desktop Editor and Neuro Mobile App are free downloads for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows.
They offer a huge collection of additional delay engines as well as an
expanded set of editing parameters. Tap into the Neuro Editors' Oil Can,
Binson Echorec, Resonant Tape, Warped Record, Chorus Delay and more.
After editing your preset, burn it directly to the pedal and access it
easily without reconnecting the Neuro App. Source Audio SA260 Nemesis Effects Pedal Features:
The Nemesis includes twelve basic delay effect engines, with more
effects available in the Neuro Mobile App. Existing effect engines can
also be further edited using the Neuro App’s extended set of adjustable
- Slapback — Synonymous with rockabilly guitar effects, Slapback delivers a short single-repeat echo based on early tape delay machines.
- Digital —
A classic clear digital delay with optional delay time modulation. The
intensity knob controls filtering allowing for high pass filters
(creating a thinner delay sound) or low pass filters (creating a warmer
delay sound). 12 o’clock on the Intensity knob offers a 100% pure,
unfiltered delay. The Nemesis features a 56-bit signal path with a
24-bit delay line for immaculately clean repeats.
- Diffuse —
A delay line with a diffusion effect that smears the attack of the
repeated signal, softening it and allowing it to blend in more easily
with the unprocessed dry signal. This creates an ethereal sound
reminiscent of classic “oil can” delay systems.
- Analog — The sound of classic bucket brigade analog delays. Successive delays are warm, resonant and increasingly lo-fi.
- Tape —
A detailed re-creation of classic moving-head tape delays. Tape
captures all the characteristic flutter, warmth, and color that give
vintage tape delay machines like the Echoplex and Space Echo their
- Noise Tape —
A detailed re-creation of classic fixed-head tape delays. Noise Tape is
grittier and darker than the Tape engine, capturing the sound of old or
- Degrade —
A primitive Lo-Fi digital delay with bit crushing and sample rate
reduction. This creates unique retro sounds with varying amounts of
distortion, noise, and aliasing.
- Shifter —
A delay with polyphonic pitch-shifting on the delayed signal. Choose
from octave (either up or down), minor or major 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths.
- Helix —
This angelic delay effect combines reverse delay with an octaver to
create a strange, shimmering delay that disappears into the upper
- Reverse —
The classic reverse tape sound made popular made popular by a number of
iconic psychedelic ere guitar players who shall remain nameless. The
Nemesis creates several overlapping reversed delays that fade in and
fade out regularly to create a pulsing tremolo effect.
- Sweeper — A resonant low pass filter slowly sweeps across the frequency range, creating an undulating synth-like effect.
- Rhythmic —
The Nemesis delay line contains 6 taps. This allows for the creation of
rhythmic patterns in the delay effect. The Rhythmic effect uses 4 taps
to create a wide variety of rhythms.
- 24 Delay Engines —
Nemesis features 12 onboard delay engines accessible via the center
selector wheel, plus an additional 12 delays downloadable via the Neuro
- 128 Presets —
Save up to eight presets accessible via the onboard controls or save up
to 128 presets recallable with MIDI program change (PC) messages.
- Stereo Input and Output Jacks — Create dramatic stereo ping-pong delays, stereo phase inversion, or set up an external effects loops, pre or post delay.
- Tap Tempo — Tap in the delay time with the onboard tap tempo switch. Beat divisions include quarter notes, dotted eighth, and triplets.
- Hold (a.k.a. “Freeze”) Control — Use the tap tempo switch to freeze a small portion of the delay in a continuous loop.
- Deep Editing Functionality with the Neuro Mobile App. —
Adjust additional parameters, save and share personal presets, and
download bonus delay engines with the Neuro Mobile App. (Check the Neuro
tab for more details).
- Complete MIDI Functionally —
Send MIDI program change (PC), continuous controller (CC), or MIDI
clock messages via the 5-pin MIDI DIN Input (also includes a MIDI Thru
jack) or the USB port.
- Universal Bypass — Select either analog buffered or relay based true bypass.
- Expression Control —
Assign expression control to any combination of knobs and program the
depth and direction of each. Compatible with all Source Audio expression
pedals, the Hot Hand 3 Universal Wireless Effects Controller, and 3rd
party 1/4” TRS (tip hot) expression pedals.
- External Switching Capabilities — Change delay presets with an external 1/4” TRS (tip hot) footswitch.
- Includes 9v DC power supply (300mA / Negative Tip)
- Includes 1/8” to 1/4” cable for Neuro Mobile App connection.
- Power Consumption — 200mA
- USB port — Connects to Mac or Windows PC for MIDI control of firmware updates.
- Brushed anodized aluminum housing.
- Dimensions: L: 4.5 in./11.4cm x W: 4.5 in./11.4cm x H: 2 in./5.1cm (including knobs)
- Wieght: 1 lb./0.45 kg.
Source Audio Nemesis Demo Video