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Cave

A dark cave in which a player may hear Ambience.

Ambience (or cave sounds in Legacy Console Edition and eerie noise according to Java Edition subtitles) is a variety of eerie sounds that can play when the player is underground or in a dark cave. It can be played in any dimension, including The Nether and The End, and can be heard in both singleplayer and Multiplayer. Ambience can occur in a space of any size with a light level lower than 8, without any lighting from the sky.

Living on top of a ravine, cave or dungeon can cause it to occur in the player's house. Ambience will not play if torches are placed as a player explores underground or turns off the ambience volume.

Ambience does not direct to ores, dungeons, nor strongholds; nor is it dangerous itself.

Sounds

Sound Description
Cave1.ogg
Cave1
Echoing steam-train whistle
Cave2.ogg
Cave2
Angelic singing
Cave3.ogg
Cave3
Low pitch orchestra
Cave4.ogg
Cave4
Demonic roar / Wind echoing in a tunnel
Cave5.ogg
Cave5
Ringing
Cave6.ogg
Cave6
An engine passing by
Cave7.ogg
Cave7
A gong ringing softly
Cave8.ogg
Cave8
Devilish whiff / Blaze breathing
Cave9.ogg
Cave9
A sound as if an aeroplane was flying in distance
Cave10.ogg
Cave10
Echoing bang and violin screech
Cave11.ogg
Cave11
A distant minecart passing by
Cave12.ogg
Cave12
Loud bell
Cave13.ogg
Cave13
Demonic grunt
Cave14.ogg
Cave14
Steaming sound
Cave15.ogg
Cave15
Possibly a distorted train whistle
Cave16.ogg
Cave16
Banging metallic object
Cave17.ogg
Cave17
An Iron door slamming shut with a bell ringing
Cave18.ogg
Cave18

A Minecart tumbling down / something banging on wood with keys

Cave19.ogg
Cave19
Growling noise

Trivia

AmbientSound14Spectrogram

Ambient sound 14 viewed in a spectrogram.

  • Ambience does not direct to ores, dungeons or strongholds; it directs towards unlit caves and unexplored areas underground.
  • Prior to 1.2.1, ambience could not be heard in multiplayer.
  • There is nothing dangerous about ambience, yet it may scare players. It may be thought dangerous as ambience could lead to a dark cave with monsters inside, but it is not dangerous itself. It can warn a player that hostile Mobs can spawn in an area they are trying to light up, which means that it can help prevent danger.
  • Ambience was made by C418, the composer who makes the music.
  • Putting Cave Sound 14 in a spectrogram will result in a creeper face.
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