in memoriam Argu


Sunday night (3rd of June 2007) we lost one of our most
talented developers, Juan Antonio Arguelles, known to most
of you as Argu(ru) in a car accident.


He will be missed by all of us as one of the most friendly and
talented developers we ever worked with and want to send
our condolences to his family and especially his fiancée Pili.


If you want to pay your condolences to Argu's relatives you
can post here in English or in Spanish.


Argu, you will be missed !





Deadmau5 wrote the song Arguru to remember Argu and it made it to Tiesto's album In search of Sunrise:



Below are some pictures of Argu during our developers meetings :


Computer Music


Here is some of the software here created (let us know if we missed anything or if links died) :
- Over 30 Buzz Machines (TB-4004, Alpha, Guru, ...) - (link no longer available Dec 2011)
- Noisetrekker
- TraxVox
- LastTracker - (link no longer available Sep 2013)
- Aeonix - (link no longer available Feb 2016)
- Psycle (Creator and Main Developer until release 1.0)
- EqQ30 - (link no longer available Feb 2016)
- Saiko - (link no longer available Feb 2016)
- DirectWave (2005)
- Mini Mario Bros (for PSP, 2006) - (link no longer available Dec 2011)
- Deckadance (2006)


We've gathered some of the condolences we've received :




I heard today about the passing of Arguru.


We're really sorry to hear your news, and pass on our deepest condolences.


Sam and the Serato team.



Dear Jean-Marie,


We're very sorry to hear the news about the sudden death of Argu.
We would like to offer our condolences to his family and fiance.


His work with deckadance was remarkable and will not be forgotten.


Best Regards,




Toshi Nakama
Vestax Corporation,



Dear Jean-Marie,


I am very sorry to hear the news and our condolences to
Argu and his family.


His work on Deckedance was amazing, both from understanding DJ and software.


Thank you


Charles (Vestax)





Oh my god! This is tragic news. Please send our sympathies to his family. He striked me as a very compassionate guy and its always horrible when this happens to young bright and talented individuals.


Jim Mazur (Stanton/FinalScratch)



Hello JMC,


I'm really shocked, and very saddened, to hear this.


I send you my deepest condolences.


Every day is a miracle, and we can't take it for granted.


So many users out there don't realize the human aspects of being a coder.


It's very painful sometimes.


I'm so sad I never got to meet him.




Scott (ms.Pinky)





I just got your email and spoke to Jim.


I have no words. This is terrible news.


All my condolences to his family and my support to you.


Daniel Grossmann (Stanton/FinalScratch)





Our sincere condolences from all here at Open Labs for his friends and family.


We had read the news on KVR but did not make the connection.


He will be sorely missed in the VST community and by all that knew him.
Let us know if there is anything we can do.


Frederick Smith
Software Development Team Lead
Open Labs, Inc





I'm very sorry to hear this. Our condolences.


Feel free to contact me again when the time is appropriate.


Christopher Roman


Product Development Manager


Numark Industries, LLC


200 Scenic View Drive
Cumberland, RI 02864



Hi Jean-Marie,


This is very sad news, this man rocked. My sincere condolences to his family.


Raphaël Mouneyres





Dear Jean-Marie,


I read the terrible notice yesterday. It has been a complete shock to me. My deepest condolences to his family and friends and your team of course.




Luis Serrano



Dear Jean-Marie,


Such news are always a real drama. The heartfelt sympathy from all of our side,
Kevin, Bert and the whole BEHRINGER crew.


Please feel free to condole on Argu's fiancée and family in our name.


Best regards and all the best for the future of your projects.


Kind regards,






Manager, Product
BEHRINGER International GmbH