Nemesis FAQ

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Key Things to Know About the Nemesis Delay  

(ver. 1.1  10/19/16) – by Roger, Nathan, Jeff


Delay Engines

  • The Nemesis has twelve delay engines which are accessed using the center dial.  We chose the most popular engines for the top twelve positions.
  • There are additional engines that can be accessed with the Source Audio Neuro App (Available on the App Store and Google Play).  These engines include varieties of the top engines, and other popular delays, like “Oil Can,” and “Dub.”  You can replace any of the top twelve engines with engines from the Neuro App, using the “Burn” function.
  • There are now two additional delay engines based on the classic Binson Echorec delay.  These are accessed via the Nemesis Updater software, and not the app.
  • New Nemesis Delay presets are constantly being made by the user community.  Some of these include, “Echo Park,” “El Tapistan,” and “Echo Puss.”  Find them here: Neuro App // Nemesis Delay // Browse Sounds // Web.

Interface/Presets/Footswitch Tips and Tricks

  • Out of the box, the Nemesis has four user presets.  With the Neuro App, you can enable eight, using Hardware Options // Preset Extension Mode. By sending MIDI PC messages to the Nemesis with a MIDI Controller, you can save up to 128 presets.
  • Holding down the tap switch when bypassed allows you to scroll up through presets (1-4, or 1-8 in Preset Extension Mode).
  • Holding down the tap switch when engaged allows you to “hold” the current delay until it is released.
  • The Tap Tempo function needs at least three taps for a reliable change. 
  • The INTENSITY knob controls different parameters depending on the engine that is selected.  The same is true for the MOD and RATE knobs.  View engine-specific controls with the Nemesis Quick Start guide: (link to this is coming).
  • Turning the TIME knob will override the tap tempo value.
  • The FEEDBACK knob can go into oscillation on many engines.  Be careful!  In the Neuro App's Sound Editor, you can set the Maximum Feedback value to 1.0, if you would like to avoid oscillation completely.

Using the Neuro App

  • The Neuro App has one-way communication; your pedal can receive messages from your phone, but your phone cannot receive messages from your pedal.  Example: When making changes in the Hardware Options menu, your pedal will remember your settings, but your phone will not, once you leave the Hardware Options menu.
  • The Nemesis’ top right LED will blink when it receives a command from the App.   
  • Although the Nemesis' LED blinks, there is a chance that the message is being distorted if the output is too loud.  Most mobile devices work best with their volumes set somewhere between 75-100%.
  • Android devices can be a bit unpredictable, because Google does not control how different manufacturers implement their audio systems.  We are currently making optimizations for the performance of many Android devices with the Neuro App.  

Updating the pedal

  • Download the Nemesis Updater specific to your computer (Windows or Mac).
  • Install the software and open the program.
  • Connect your Nemesis to your computer with a mini USB cable.
  • Once the Nemesis is connected, your firmware version will be displayed in the top left corner of the editor.
  • Select, “Check For Updates,” and if an update is available, select, “OK.”
  • Your update will begin.  Be sure that you do not interrupt this process, as it may cause problems with your pedal.
  • Once the update has finished, unplug the Nemesis’ power for a minimum of 10 seconds before powering it back on. 
  • The update is now complete. 
  • Be sure to download the Nemesis Updater each time a new update is released, as the new firmware is contained within the software file.

Resetting the pedal

  • Performing a Factory Reset will delete all user presets and restore the engines back to their factory settings.  To perform a Factory Reset:
  • Unplug the Nemesis’ power supply.
  • Press and hold the TAP FOOTSWITCH.
  • Connect the power supply.
  • The CONTROL LED will blink rapidly until the reset is complete. You can stop holding the TAP FOOTSWITCH once the CONTROL LED starts to blink.

Using the USB Editor

  • If you want to edit parameters via USB, the only way to do this currently is through the HUB Manager software, which requires connecting your Nemesis to a Source Audio HUB.  If you have one or more Source Audio pedals, this is a nice way to go!  One downside is that you cannot access presets from other users as you can with the Neuro App.  A USB editor with Neuro App capabilities is currently in the works.

Using external footswitches and expression pedals

  • The following table shows all the cool things you can do with the Nemesis' tap switch, external switches, and expression pedals.  See the manual for more!

Click on this link to expand the diagram:


  • We've recieved several inquiries from Nemesis owners asking if there are any adapters available for connecting a standard 1/4" TRS expression pedal to the 1/8" Control Input at the top of the pedal. Using the 1/8" Sensor Input for expression control frees up the Nemesis's 1/4" EXP/SWITCH input for changing presets with an extenal switch. The answer to this question is yes. Our Source Audio Dual Expression Pedal or Reflex Universal Expression Controller have dedicated 1/8" outputs and can easily do the job, but if already own a different brand of expression pedal, it's relatively easy and inexpensive to make the units compatible with a pair of generic Y cables. Watch the video below to learn how it's done.


Using with MIDI

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