Veho has launched a shiny black alternative to those other USB turntables out there. It does the same thing as its competitors, converting your old vinyls to digital files – it just looks a bit better when doing so.
All you have to do is connect the USB vinyl turntable to the USB port on your computer and then use this classic USB turntable as normal. The user-friendly software records everything as industry standard WAV files, which you can export as MP3s to the latest music players like your iPod.
The comprehensive editing software allows you to clean up tracks, rearrange and create playlists, not to mention a variety of other editing features that will have your golden oldies sounding like new – like the handy noise removal tool.
- Convert standard 7, 10 and 12 inch records to crisp digital audio
- Compatible with 33s, 45s and 78s
- Export your vinyl to the latest music players
- Stylish piano black design
- Ultra sleek and compact
- USB 1.1 or 2.0
- Belt drive system and stereo diamond stylus (included)
- Automatic and manual stop selection
- RCA output-output power 0.3-0.5w
- Recording and editing software included
The Veho USB Turntable is available from Gizoo for £69.95 (about $104 USD).
The ones I’ve seen before (and this is going back some years) looked like a car steering wheel lock.
So this just records and doesn’t play, right?
Yes Wayne, that’s right. Thanks for stopping by!
So far all I have been able to do is raise a screen for Audacity Software that doesn’t have any resemblance to what it says in the book and not be able to download LAME which is essential – VEHO claims – to save to MP3.
My initial verdict is CRAP but I’ll let you know further if they deign to contact me by telephone this morning.
PS The instruction book is also useless.
‘Audacity’ is the free software which anyone can download from their website…so is ‘LAME’…and so is ‘Switch’…
Audacity exports as .WAV files
Drag the .wav file into ‘Switch’ and simply choose which audio format you want it to be…It does every format you can imagine…quite simple really.
The question is, does the turntable work, is the quality good once it gets to Audacity etc etc…?????
The turntable is simple to use. It has few controls and is very basic. There is no on/off switch. Moving the arm across to the record switches it on. There is no cueing control. The unit comes with a spare stylus and a USB lead. It has phono sockets for connection to a hi fi but phono leads are not included. Audacity sound editing software is provided on a CD. Most of the brief manual is about Audacity. The manual is not very clear but reading it while reviewing the menu options on screen it is possible to get the hang of the basics reasonably quickly. Important to note is the Properties menu option to set up a few parameters such as stereo input. Audacity uses its own editable file format. Audacity files can be exported into a WAV or MP3 file. For copyright reasons the utility to convert an Audacity file into MP3 does not come in the box but is available for free download.
If you want to burn an audio CD you will need software to convert the WAV file into CD audio format. This, again is not part of the kit supplied, so you may need to pay out a little more money to buy additional software for this if you do not have it already. Nero seems to be a reliable package for this task.
In summary, a very simple piece of hardware which seems to work well, but be prepared for a bit of a learning curve with the software.
Audacity uses its own editable file format. Audacity files can be exported into a WAV or MP3 file. For copyright reasons the utility to convert an Audacity file into MP3 does not come in the box but is available for free download.
what about the quality of this convertion ? and can we use this with old and scratched vinyls
Nice and interesting gadget 🙂