Source Audio Nemesis Delay Pedal

Get the sound of your favorite analog and digital delays with the Nemesis. Choose from 12 on-board delay models and download 12 more on the Neuro mobile app.

The Nemesis Delay is the culmination of three years of intense research, listening, and engineering. Nemesis offers 24 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. The Nemesis features a 56-bit signal path with a 24-bit delay line that gives the Digital engine its immaculate, clean delays.

At the opposite side of the spectrum, you'll find an advanced collection of sophisticated read more 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.

Nemesis also features a full range of highly progressive features including full MIDI control and additional deep editing capabilities via the Neuro Mobile App (a free download for iOS or Android devices). Stereo input and output jacks provide dramatic stereo ping-pong and stereo phase inversion effects. The stereo jacks can also be rerouted to create an external effects loop either pre or post effect. The tap tempo switch features quarter note, dotted eighth, and triplet beat divisions and also doubles as a hold control, which freezes a small portion of the delay in a continuous loop. Assign expression control to any combination of knobs and program the depth and direction of each.


- 24 Delay Engines: Nemesis features 12 onboard delay engines accessible via the center selector wheel, plus an additional 12 delays downloadable via the Neuro Mobile App.
- 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.
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- Includes: 9v DC power supply (300mA / Negative Tip), 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.
- Construction: Brushed anodized aluminum housing.
- Dimensions: (L x W x H) 4.5 x 4.5 x 2" (11.4 x 11.4 x 5.1cm)
- Weight: 1 lb. (0.45 kg.)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SA260

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 781-932-8080

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted June 8, 2017 by Jimi Lee in Wentzville, MO

"Highly versatile Delay with high quality sound"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Nemesis is a powerhouse Delay pedal in a pedalboard-friendly size. Great crystal-clear sound due to the 24bit processors. But if you want your delays down and dirty, this pedal can do that as well. It has an expression pedal jack and has both MIDI in and out for total DAW compatibllity. And you can't beat Source Audio customer assistance. I own several of their pedals and they just don't help me with their pedals, they give me great ideas for connections with my other gear.

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