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Daniel Rosenfeld
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Real name

Daniel Rosenfeld

Date of birth

May 9, 1989 (age 32)[1]


Freelance musician





Known for

Producing the music and sound in Minecraft, making Minecraft's official soundtrack

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Daniel Rosenfeld, also known as C418, is the producer of most music tracks in Minecraft[2] as well as the songs for all of the music discs except for Pigstep and Otherside which were made by Lena Raine. He also produced some sound effects for the game, such as footsteps, and released the game's official soundtrack, Minecraft - Volume Alpha, which includes all the music present in the game made by him up to the soundtrack's release, plus some bonus tracks. He has also released a second soundtrack album, titled Minecraft - Volume Beta, which includes more music and the remaining music disc tracks, as well as some music for various Minecraft productions.


Daniel Rosenfeld was born on May 9, 1989, in East Germany, and his parents were both from the Soviet Union. His brother, known as C818, introduced him to creating music with a computer, and since then he has had an interest in music.[3] Rosenfeld has one cat and a corgi.[4][5]

Music included in Minecraft[]

Main article: Music

Official Minecraft soundtracks[]

There are also official physical and non-physical copies made of the two soundtracks. They were released on vinyl, CD and for download.


  • His Minecraft skin is the default skin, but the head is replaced with a small variant of the texture for a jukebox.
  • C418 revealed in an AMA on Reddit that the ghast sounds are taken from his pet cat when he is disturbed while sleeping.[6] He was also going to have his cat voice ocelots, but since his cat never meows clearly, C418 decided to use cat sounds from Freesound instead.[7][8][9][10][11]
  • He got the nickname C418 from his brother, who is C818.[12]
  • C418 also created the soundtracks for the Mojang games Catacomb Snatch and 0x10c.
  • The soundtrack to the movie Minecraft: The Story of Mojang was created by C418.


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  1. "I’m 27 today! Or 30 if you believe the Minecraft wiki, which the German tax agency did, I shit you not. Happy fake 30th to me?"@c418 on Twitter, May 9, 2016
  2. "Credits". Minecraft.net. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  3. "Minecon 2012 - The Music of Minecraft & Minecraft Documentary" – PC Gamer on YouTube, November 28, 2012
  4. "The world is in a pretty bad spot, but honestly the only thing I can think about is "when will valve ship me an index" and also "how much longer until I can get my dog""@C418 on Twitter, April 1, 2020
  5. "And I know the answers to both of these questions and yet I still ask this daily. They are "never" and "6 weeks""@C418 on Twitter, April 1, 2020
  6. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nbe2h/i_am_the_composer_and_sound_designer_of_minecraft/c37sjyb
  7. "In other news my voice actor refuses to say his lines today."@C418 on Twitter, January 31, 2012
  8. "My voice actor (cat) finally did some lines (meowed) and I acutally captured it this time"@C418 on Twitter, January 30, 2012
  9. "The only well recorded cat sounds I have are meowing with purring. Makes it sound somewhat horny. Freesound! To the rescue!"@C418 on Twitter, February 6, 2012
  10. "My cat only purrs and purreows"@C418 on Twitter, February 9, 2012
  11. "It's actually done with the help of the freesound community's weird cats"@C418 on Twitter, February 9, 2012
  12. "C418 INTERVIEW, Minecraft Music & Sound Composer" – BebopVox YOGSCAST on YouTube, May 12, 2011