TR-1 USB MIDI Controller

For Professionals, By Professionals! 
  The TR-1 is a collaboration of Vestax and DJ HIROSHI WATANABE, one of the pioneers who established laptop based DJing in Japan.This radical MIDI controller has been designed from a professional's point of view, making it compact and extremely useful when you're in the mix. Its compatibility with Traktor Pro is remarkable.

Our development team and Hiroshi Watanabe worked together for 2 and half years, creating the TR-1 with a simple, compact and logical design which has reversed the concept of existing DJ controllers.

By combining our original DJ technology and Hiroshi Watanabe's requests as much as possible, the knobs and switches have been tuned to provide the same touch of a DJ mixer, enabling the DJ to operate the controller with profession. Ready and tuned to work with your Traktor Pro.
Hiroshi Watanabe PROFILE

World wide tech-house creator and photographer, also known as KAITO, QUADRA and TREAD. Hiroshi truly is an artist, always on the challenge for new expressions.

The following artists are using this product.

TR-1 was designed from a professional DJ's point of view for the new MIDI cotroller to be "compact" with "well thought out" control layouts built for functionality! 

New soft push switches for tireless mixing.
Smooth 60mm slide input faders or high-precision mixing.
Selectable deck control (Max 4channels. A&C controlled by PGM1, B&D controlled by PGM2).
New SHIFT switch feature to customize deck control functions.
Adjustable LED light volume.
Can control up to more than 160 parameters of compatible software.
A compact, durable and easy-to-operate body design that ensures excellent reliability on tour .
Traditional Vestax white gold face plate and knobs.
Bundle softwar: Native Instruments Traktor LE.



<Channel Select switch>
The channel select switch selects the deck you wish to control. Maximum 4 decks can be controlled at the same time.


 <SHIFT button>
The shift button enables to assign two different controls to one button. The second control is activated when the shift button is pushed together.


The brightness of the LED’s are adjustable, let them glow stronger when playing in dark places.


Adjustable IF(Input Fader) curve to match your mix style.


a)Operating System

  • Windows
    Windows XP(SP2 or higher)
    Windows Vista(SP1 or higher)
    Windows7, 64bit OS is supported
  • Macintosh
    Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7



  • Windows
    CPU:Pentium4 / Athlon 1.4GHz RAM:1GB RAM or higher
    USB : Use direct USB port of your computer (USB hub is not supported)

    *NOTE:Even if the clock frequency is sufficient to the requirement above, Intel Celeron、Centrino、ATOM, AMD and Sempron is not supported.

  • Macintosh
    CPU:Intel CoreDuo 1.66GHz Memory:1GB RAM or higher
    USB port: Use direct USB port of your computer (USB hub is not supported)

  • 2beat and tempo-synchronizable decks
  • Quick controller setup wizard
  • 4 classic DJ Effects
  • Ultra-Fast Database Browsing and iTunes-Import
  • Special upgrade to TRAKTOR PRO offer
  • System Requirements
    Windows XP (SP2),Vista(SP1), 7, Intel Core Duo 1.4GHz (SSE1) or higher, 1GB RAM
    Mac OS 10.5/10.6 Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1GB RAM

 *Please note Vestax does not resell or lease software bundled with Vestax products.

  • Size :359(W)×198(D)×35(H) (knobs not included)
  • Weight:2.6 kg
  • Power/Voltage:5V 300mA
  • Power adaptor(not included):DC-9V 500mA


TR-1 User's Manual
TR-1 TSI for Traktor PRO/PRO2/DUO/DUO2
(FAQ, Technical Support)