Veho VTT-001 USB Turntable £29.99 + £4.59 P&P at Misco - HotUKDeals
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Do you have a stack of vinyl lying around that you'd love to convert to MP3 and download to your iPod or MP3 player? Well dust off all your old favourites and whack them on this awesome Veho USB Turntable, because whether it's 45s, 33s or even 78s, this device plays, records and converts them all.

Product Description Veho USB Turntable
Product Type USB Turntable
Connection USB 1.1 / 2.0
Power UK Mains as standard
Play Speeds 45s, 33s, 78s
Record Size 7", 9", 10", 12"
Software Audacity recording and editing software included
Belt drive system Belt drive system and stereo diamond stylus (included)
Feature Automatic and manual stop selection
Power output RCA output-output power 0.3-0.5w
Operating system Win XP, Vista, Mac O/S

Main advantage over other such turntables is that it will record from old 78s if that is something you want to transfer from.
NB: If you can get free shipping from Scan, then you can get this for £33.91 at this link

http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=27421&ms=msso72
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#1
Link isn 't working
#2
Quidco should track at 4.5% too
#3
andyat2002
Link isn 't working


Both links working for me. Tried to make the Scan link clickable, but can't seem to get that to work in the OP. Here it is again:

Link to Veho VTT-001 at Scan
#4
The weakness is that it has a ceramic cartridge. OK for transferring old and tinny 45s but likely to disappoint if you want to recapture the great analogue sound in many classical LPs. But then you would have paid more for the cartridge then this whole thing.

Best and cheapest solution is to hook up your old turntable/amp (if you have acces to one) to your PC. Tape output to Line-In may do the trick - though i have found a surprising number of PCs will only do mono. The same great Audacity software is free to download.

Otherwise get a decent quality USB turntable with a moving magnet cartridge (about £80/100), impress your elderly friends/relatives and recoup most of your dosh by selling it on when you have transferred everything (or earn a few bob/get access to great collections by providing a service to them).
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brainsys
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Best and cheapest solution is to hook up your old turntable/amp (if you have acces to one) to your PC. Tape output to Line-In may do the trick - though i have found a surprising number of PCs will only do mono. The same great Audacity software is free to download.

Otherwise get a decent quality USB turntable with a moving magnet cartridge (about £80/100), impress your elderly friends/relatives and recoup most of your dosh by selling it on when you have transferred everything (or earn a few bob/get access to great collections by providing a service to them).


Agreed, the preamp with a decent turntable would be my first option for optimum audio fidelity, although a bit over the top if you only have a few discs to convert. However, the selling point with this rig is the ability to handle 78s, which the pricier usb turntables will not. I would have killed for something like this a few years ago while my dad was still alive as he had a small collection of obscure shellac discs which will never see the light of day on vinyl, let alone cd. Back in the day, I stuck a mike in the trumpet of a wind up gramophone and recorded to cassette tape and he seemed pleased enough with that. This would have been so much better.
#6
Agreed - almost perfect for 78s. Unless you can find a USB turntable sporting a thorn stylus. That would sound so much better - or are you one of those aficionados who go for steel ;-)
#7
Great buy for 30 sheets.... These used to be a ton :)

maxmix
#8
does it have pitch control?
#9
i wonder when this will happen to current optical media :p
#10
does this play divx?
#11
uni
does this play divx?


No but i think it's 1080p.
#12
maxmix;5702666
Great buy for 30 sheets.... These used to be a ton :)

maxmix


Nope. This has a very cheap ceramic cartridges, whereas the £100 ones have much better cartridges. This is cheap, but I voted cold as I really don't think it's good enough.
#13
Look on their ebay shop you can gt a 3 pack of stylus for £5.49 220323418792.
#14
Three or four years ago, when I attempted to convert my vinyl to a digital format, I had one of my turntables running through my mixer into my laptop. I was using Audacity. Gave it up quite quickly though with the mincing around with levels etc for every single record that I wanted to convert.

I would have thought that things have moved on with the software, but be warned, the entire process can be a proper faff, especially if you want to get decent quality conversions. If anyone's got any better solutions, please let me know as I pretty much gave it up as a bad lot. Now the missus is giving me a load of old wotsit about having 'all these records around', I am keen to get them digitised, with as minimal fuss as possible.
#15
I used to do it by connecting my decks to my mixer, and then my mixer to my PC. I then adjusted the levels on my mixer when recording and then adjusted the levels in Cool Edit Pro (Now Adobe Audition) afterwards. It takes a while but what else can you do?
#16
spraint
Agreed, the preamp with a decent turntable would be my first option for optimum audio fidelity, although a bit over the top if you only have a few discs to convert. However, the selling point with this rig is the ability to handle 78s, which the pricier usb turntables will not. I would have killed for something like this a few years ago while my dad was still alive as he had a small collection of obscure shellac discs which will never see the light of day on vinyl, let alone cd. Back in the day, I stuck a mike in the trumpet of a wind up gramophone and recorded to cassette tape and he seemed pleased enough with that. This would have been so much better.


Note that Audacity includes a 'Speed Change' utility - I recorded some 78's at 45rpm on my 'posh' two-speed turntable, then converted them to 78rpm. Then applied the Audacity's 'Noise Reduction' and (after a bit of experimentation with the settings), created some good audio.
#17
I bought the Veho usb hub+fan when it was on special at Scan for £5.

Best £5 I've spent for ages.
#18
uni
does this play divx?


Problem Child
No but i think it's 1080p.


LOL :thumbsup:
#19
76junglist
Three or four years ago, when I attempted to convert my vinyl to a digital format, I had one of my turntables running through my mixer into my laptop. I was using Audacity. Gave it up quite quickly though with the mincing around with levels etc for every single record that I wanted to convert.

I would have thought that things have moved on with the software, but be warned, the entire process can be a proper faff, especially if you want to get decent quality conversions. If anyone's got any better solutions, please let me know as I pretty much gave it up as a bad lot. Now the missus is giving me a load of old wotsit about having 'all these records around', I am keen to get them digitised, with as minimal fuss as possible.


Try Creative, I had a program with my old mp3 player and converted all my old singles to disc using my hifi turntable via leads to PC
#20
Is there a CD adaptor with this like you used to get for ex-jukebox singles ?
#21
Good price , but i agree about audacity , i gave up on it myself - to much hastle.there's a couple of easy ways to do it though , A cd recorder , which granted not many people have , or a good alternative is to use a dvd recorder straight to disc . It will just record the audio , so you can then play it back through the tv (with no picture obviously) or
straight into the back of an amp/stereo . I have tried this , it works great .
#22
76junglist;5703122
Three or four years ago, when I attempted to convert my vinyl to a digital format, I had one of my turntables running through my mixer into my laptop. I was using Audacity. Gave it up quite quickly though with the mincing around with levels etc for every single record that I wanted to convert.

I would have thought that things have moved on with the software, but be warned, the entire process can be a proper faff, especially if you want to get decent quality conversions. If anyone's got any better solutions, please let me know as I pretty much gave it up as a bad lot. Now the missus is giving me a load of old wotsit about having 'all these records around', I am keen to get them digitised, with as minimal fuss as possible.


I have also found Audacity to be very hard work. I suppose that with my Panny HD DVD recorder, I could record onto HD, edit around a bit and then speed copy onto a disk. Had never thought of that
#23
This is a very good price. Last time I wanted one of these it was £110
#24
alvinwalrus
Good price , but i agree about audacity , i gave up on it myself - to much hastle.there's a couple of easy ways to do it though , A cd recorder , which granted not many people have , or a good alternative is to use a dvd recorder straight to disc . It will just record the audio , so you can then play it back through the tv (with no picture obviously) or
straight into the back of an amp/stereo . I have tried this , it works great .


Yes. Unfortunately whichever method you use it will involve a bit of hard work to get the best out of it. Audacity is very capable but a bit overwhelming for the beginner. There are a few alternatives, but most are not free. Here are a couple of freebies:

a) Wavepad. Basic version is free for Mac or Windows

b) HarddiskOgg. Basically for ripping CDs but should work with a line in. Windows only.

c) Exact Audio Copy. More for editing the WAV files once captured. You can use Windows sound editor to capture if you really do not like Audacity. Windows only.

d) Koblo Studio Looks more like a sound editor, but has an import function so might also work. Cleaner interface than Audacity. Manual available here. Windows, Mac and source code available.

For those with Macs using Toast, don't forget Spin Doctor and Soundsoap, which you get bundled with the CD burning software. Much easier to use than Audacity.

I also came across this oddity on my travels. Tunatic for Mac and Windows will try to identify unknown songs from snippets you upload to its server. Might come in handy if you have an old recording on tape which you have forgotten to label.
#25
AgentLipsy
This is a very good price. Last time I wanted one of these it was £110


Defo :)

maxmix
#26
AgentLipsy
This is a very good price. Last time I wanted one of these it was £110


Good price but MISCO are terrible when it comes to returns and replacements.
#27
Just got mine yesterday from Scan (free shipping). It's absolutely appalling and is going straight back. The turntable moves up and down dramatically when turning (it is seated correctly), making records skip constantly. When you can get a passage to play it sounds like the vocals are being sung by canaries, vocals warble all over the place.

Avoid this like the plague and get a different model or alternative solution as suggested by others.
#28
I stumbled across this this morning on Scan; was contemplating buying.

Currently using the Bush MTT1 bought from Argos way back when, which I guess is better (not worth the upgrade)?

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