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Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius

Background information
Birth name Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius
Also known as Arguru
Born (1978-11-02)November 2, 1978
Málaga, Spain
Died June 3, 2007 (aged 28)
Benalmádena, Spain
Genres Psychedelic trance,[1] pop, techno, dance
Occupation(s) music producer, songwriter, and programmer
Instruments FL Studio
Years active 1996–2007
Labels Out Of Orion[1]
Associated acts Alienated Buddha[1]

Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius (November 2, 1978 – June 3, 2007), also known as Arguru (sometimes Argu), was a prolific music software programmer and electronic musician, producer and songwriter, responsible for such applications as NoiseTrekker and Directwave. He started the company discoDSP and was later hired by Image-Line and involved in the development of Deckadance and FL Studio 7. Arguru died in a car accident on June 3, 2007.[2][3]


  • Biography 1
    • Other projects 1.1
  • Death 2
  • Discography 3
  • Legacy 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Juan Antonio Arguelles was born on November, 1978 in Málaga, Spain. In 1997, Arguru started out as one of the most productive plugin developers of the Jeskola buzz-scene. In 2000, he and Frank Cobos (known as "Freaky") began mixing psytrance as a duo in Malaga under the name Alienated Buddha. They released the album Inpsyde on Out of Orion in February 2002.[1]

Arguru co-founded the software company

  • Arguru software
  • discoDSP homepage
  • Psycle community

External links

  1. ^ a b c d e "Alienated Buddha".  
  2. ^ a b Hispasonic - Fallece Juan Antonio Argüelles, "Arguru"
  3. ^ Image-Line: Argu
  4. ^ a b c "FL Studio Creator Died in Car Accident". Future Producers forums. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  5. ^ KVR: Arguru Software Aodix
  6. ^ Sonicspot - NoiseTrekker
  7. ^ Renoise InDepth - Arguru died in car accident


  • In 2007, Canadian house musician, deadmau5 and British DJ, Chris Lake wrote a song titled "Arguru" in memory of Arguru.


  • Inpsyde by Alienated Buddha (Out of Orion, 2002)[1]


On June 3, 2007, near the city of Benalmádena (Málaga, Spain), Arguru was driving in his car when he lost control and crashed into an RV, killing him in the accident. [2] His funeral was on June 4, 2007, in the park cemetery of Malaga.[4]


  • Aodix is a digital audio workstation program which is advertised as "the ultimate bridge between tracking and sequencing".[5] Aodix brought several innovative technologies to trackers such as pattern zoom and subtick timing. Version 4 of Aodix was released as freeware, previous versions were available for $75.
  • NoiseTrekker was a Windows tracker with MIDI, internal synth, 2 TB303s and DSP support featuring a classic amiga-style interface.[6] NoiseTrekker code was used as a basis for the first version of Renoise,[7] one of the most modern and actively developed music trackers. Another project based on NoiseTrekker is Protrekkr, an advanced tracker that aims to create small music files for demoscene intros.
  • Psycle is a complete modular music creation environment with a tracker interface. Versions up to 1.0 were created by Arguru. After that it was released into the public domain, development was continued by other people. Current versions are released under GNU GPL and available for all major platforms.

Other projects

, released in 2007. Deckadance DJ software and was the primary programmer for the FL Studio While at Image-Line, he contributed to the development of [4].Image-Line. He left the company in 2004 to begin working for Linux plugin that was available on both Windows and VSTi, Discovery Pro, Vertigo, Highlife, Phantom and Corona. Discovery is notable for being the first commercial Discovery such as audio plugins discoDSP is known for developing [4]

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