Music Disc

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"11" redirects here. For the versions, see 1.1 and 1.11.
"Far" redirects here. For the phenomenon in Bedrock Edition or Java Edition Beta, see Far Lands.
"13" redirects here. For the versions, see 1.3 and 1.13.
Not to be confused with Disk.
Music Disc
Music Disc 13 JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Cat JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Blocks JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Chirp JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Far JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Mall JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Mellohi JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Stal JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Strad JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Ward JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc 11 JE2 BE2.pngMusic Disc Wait JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Pigstep JE1 BE1.png
Rarity color

Rare

Renewable

Pigstep: No
All others: Yes

Stackable

No

Music discs are 13 unique items that can be played in jukeboxes. By default, they play music made by C418 and Lena Raine; however, custom music can be added with the use of a resource pack that replaces the original music or with a mod that adds new music discs.

Obtaining[edit]

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Music Disc (13) Dungeon Chest 1 21.8%
Woodland mansion Chest 1 21.8%
Music Disc (Cat) Dungeon Chest 1 21.8%
Woodland mansion Chest 1 21.8%
Music Disc (Pigstep) Bastion remnant Generic chest 1 5.6%
Bedrock Edition
Music Disc (13) Dungeon Chest 1 21.8%
Woodland mansion Chest 1 21.5%
Music Disc (Cat) Dungeon Chest 1 21.8%
Woodland mansion Chest 1 21.5%
Music Disc (Pigstep) Bastion remnant Generic chest 1 3%
Music Disc (Mellohi) Buried treasure Chest 1 18.9%
Music Disc (Wait) Buried treasure Chest 1 18.9%

Mob loot[edit]

When killed by any skeleton or stray, a creeper drops a random music disc in addition to its normal drops (excluding Pigstep).

Because TNT ignited by a flaming arrow attributes all resulting kills to the entity that fired the arrow, a skeleton igniting a TNT block (due to holding an enchanted bow, or by shooting through lava) also causes any creepers killed that way to drop a disc.‌[Java Edition only]

Discs[edit]

Tracks by C418 have been shortened to 30 seconds on this wiki, due to an agreement with the composer. "11" is exempt from this.
Item In-game name Composer Description Soundtrack title Soundtrack Track preview Length
13 C418 A somewhat unsettling, cave-themed ambient piece consisting mostly of echoed synthesized ambient sounds that closely resemble those that play in the game's caves, resonating metallic clinks, and quiet wind blowing. The entire track is wholly engulfed in reverb. At different points in the piece, muffled bow firings, a heavily reverbed hiss, a subsequent heavily reverbed explosion, and echoed splashes can be heard in the background. "Thirteen" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 16 2:58
cat C418 A light, looping melody plays on a soft synth and is joined by a synth percussion beat. A toothlike synth plays a bass line and some harmonies throughout and is later accompanied by additional chiptune-like synths that provide more layers of harmony.

At 1:46, what sounds like an interpolation of part of the melody from the track "Minecraft" plays.

The four-note pattern at 2:04 can also be heard at the beginning of "far".

"Cat" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 19 3:05
blocks C418 An upbeat, catchy tune with a shuffling rhythm. "Blocks" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 28 5:45
chirp C418 A retro tune with a sample from the 1970 MATTEL Bossa Nova Style Program Disc[1] playing in the background, along with a vaporwave-like version of Mall and also brings some nostalgia vibes. "Chirp" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 20 3:05
far C418 A calm, relaxing nature-like melody with also the echoes of the music. "Far" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 29 2:54
mall C418 Serene music played on a kalimba along with other instruments. "Mall" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 27 3:17
mellohi C418 A slow, slightly melancholic waltz with a sample from a mellotron playing in the background. "Mellohi" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 22 1:36
stal C418 A moderate jazz-like piece played on a piano, saxophone, and double bass, with recorder interludes. "Stal" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 23 2:30
strad C418 A tropical-sounding piece with the main melody being played on a steelpan, accompanied by a layered mix of strings, woodwinds, and soft synths, and supported by a glitchy electronic tribal percussion beat, ending on some melancholy melodica chords. Bits and pieces of the melody from "Minecraft" can be heard throughout, sometimes played on bells in the background. "Strad" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 24 3:08
ward C418 The record starts off with an excerpt from Chopin's Funeral March[2] played on a synth organ, but it is interrupted by vinyl static and switches to an electronic, upbeat, exploration and adventure tune with a dark undertone. "Ward" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 26 4:11
11 C418 A recording that begins with vinyl static, followed by the sounds of someone walking on or breaking stone blocks, heavy breathing, and rustling. Haunting background noises are heard throughout the recording, resembling the ambient sound effects that play in the game's caves (and by extension, the sounds of the disc "13"). After the background noises quiet down for a moment, metallic clicking or scraping noises can be heard, followed by coughing, sounds of page-turning, then more clicking or scraping. The background noises resume more loudly, and the sounds of faster footsteps or breaking stone blocks can be heard, which accelerate until they are replaced with dirt sounds as the background noises approach. A loud, distorted noise is heard roughly a second before the recording abruptly stops. At this point, one hears only quiet beeping, vinyl static, and a hissing noise, and the track ends. The "monster" which chases the person in the recording is either an Enderman or C418 himself.[citation needed] 1:11
wait C418 An upbeat remix of "Minecraft" with a cheerful, inquisitive tone. It starts out with some quiet synth Latin percussion and some soft synths playing a melody, and then expands into a chiptune-esque song. This disc was originally named "where are we now".[3][4] "Wait" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 21 3:58 (Fades at 3:51)
Pigstep Lena Raine An intense, somewhat hip-hop-style beat, along with more mellow parts further in reminiscent of a radio. "Pigstep - Mono Mix" Minecraft: Nether Update (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 4 2:28

Usage[edit]

The music discs can be played on a jukebox by right-clicking on it. If the player places a comparator besides a jukebox, the intensity of the redstone signal depends on the disc currently played, with the following values :

Disc Intensity
(no disc) 0
13 1
cat 2
blocks 3
chirp 4
far 5
mall 6
mellohi 7
stal 8
strad 9
ward 10
11 11
wait 12
Pigstep 13‌[Java Edition only] or 15‌[Bedrock Edition only][5]

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

TrackNamespaced IDItem tags (JE)FormTranslation key
C418 - 13music_disc_13creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_13
C418 - catmusic_disc_catcreeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_cat
C418 - blocksmusic_disc_blockscreeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_blocks
C418 - chirpmusic_disc_chirpcreeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_chirp
C418 - farmusic_disc_farcreeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_far
C418 - mallmusic_disc_mallcreeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_mall
C418 - mellohimusic_disc_mellohicreeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_mellohi
C418 - stalmusic_disc_stalcreeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_stal
C418 - stradmusic_disc_stradcreeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_strad
C418 - wardmusic_disc_wardcreeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_ward
C418 - 11music_disc_11creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_11
C418 - waitmusic_disc_waitcreeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
Itemitem.minecraft.music_disc_wait
Lena Raine - Pigstepmusic_disc_pigstepmusic_discsItemitem.minecraft.music_disc_pigstep

Bedrock Edition:

TrackNamespaced IDAlias ID (BE)Numeric ID FormTranslation key
C418 - 13music_disc_13record_13500Itemitem.record.name
C418 - catmusic_disc_catrecord_cat501Itemitem.record.name
C418 - blocksmusic_disc_blocksrecord_blocks502Itemitem.record.name
C418 - chirpmusic_disc_chirprecord_chirp503Itemitem.record.name
C418 - farmusic_disc_farrecord_far504Itemitem.record.name
C418 - mallmusic_disc_mallrecord_mall505Itemitem.record.name
C418 - mellohimusic_disc_mellohirecord_mellohi506Itemitem.record.name
C418 - stalmusic_disc_stalrecord_stal507Itemitem.record.name
C418 - stradmusic_disc_stradrecord_strad508Itemitem.record.name
C418 - wardmusic_disc_wardrecord_ward509Itemitem.record.name
C418 - 11music_disc_11record_11510Itemitem.record.name
C418 - waitmusic_disc_waitrecord_wait511Itemitem.record.name
Lena Raine - Pigstepmusic_disc_pigsteprecord_pigstep759Itemitem.record.name

Raw music files[edit]

In Java Edition, the music disc files can be found in .minecraft\assets\objects.[a]

In Bedrock Edition, it can be found in:

  • Mobile versions: com.mojang/resource_packs/music/vanilla_music/sounds/music/game/records/
  • Windows 10: %PROGRAMFILES%\WindowsApps\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_<version>_x64_8wekyb3d8bbwe\data\resource_packs\vanilla_music\sounds\music\game\records

All music disc files are in Ogg Vorbis.

  1. The files in the objects folder are hashed. To locate the music disc files, see Tutorials/Sound directory.

History[edit]

Java Edition Alpha
April 2010C418 uploaded a video to YouTube, containing previews of many music tracks that were later added as records. (This video is no longer available.)
v1.0.14Music Disc 13 JE1 BE1.png "13" and Music Disc Cat JE1 BE1.png "cat" are the first records to be added to Minecraft.
Records are officially named "music discs".
"13" was an ambient track before this update.[more information needed]
Music discs have been added to dungeon chests.
Music discs can also be dropped by creepers shot by skeletons.
Java Edition Beta
1.2_02Before this update, gold "13" music discs were noticeably more common than green "cat" ones. Now, green "cat" discs are more often dropped.
August 1, 2011C418 announces new music discs.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Music Disc 11 JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Blocks JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Chirp JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Far JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Mall JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Mellohi JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Stal JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Strad JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Ward JE1 BE1.png 9 new music discs have been implemented, adding up to a total of 11 discs, although they are not dropped by any creepers. These are stored along with the first discs, 13.mus and cat.mus, (which have been decoded as 13.ogg and cat.ogg respectively). Before this update, there were 10 unused music files, now only one remains unused, which is the song "where are we now". "Where are we now" was not added with the rest of the new 9 music discs because of problems with the spaces in the name.[3][4]
1.111w50aAll of the music discs, except for "11", can now be dropped by creepers killed by skeletons.
All music discs now have the same probability of being dropped.
1.4.41.4.3Music Disc Wait JE1 BE1.png The disc "where are we now" has been renamed to "wait" and made available in game.[3][4]
The music disc "11" is now available in survival. It is dropped by creepers in the same way as other discs.
1.513w04aActive jukeboxes now give off a redstone signal when a redstone comparator is placed behind it; its strength depends on the ID of the inserted disc.
1.6.113w24aCustom music discs can now be made using resource packs.
Before this version, "cat" and "13" were the only discs in .ogg format, all the other discs were in .mus format, which was decrypted by Minecraft on-the-fly.
1.915w44aThe average yield of music discs from dungeon chests has been decreased.
1.1116w39aMusic discs "cat" and "13" are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.1317w47aThe IDs have been changed from record_$song to music_disc_$song.
Prior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 2256 through 2267.
1.1418w43aMusic Disc 11 JE2 BE2.png The texture of music disc "11" has been changed.
Music discs are now also dropped by creepers killed by strays.
1.1620w16aMusic Disc Pigstep JE1 BE1.png Added a new music disc called "Pigstep".
The "Pigstep" music disc cannot be dropped by creepers, and can be obtained only from bastion remnants.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Music Disc 11 JE1 BE1.png Music Disc 13 JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Blocks JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Cat JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Chirp JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Far JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Mall JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Mellohi JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Stal JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Strad JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Wait JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Ward JE1 BE1.png Added music discs.
All of the music discs, except for "11", can be dropped by creepers killed by skeletons.
?The music disc "11" can now be dropped by creepers.
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2The music discs "Mellohi" and "wait" can now be found inside buried treasure chests.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Music Disc 11 JE2 BE2.png The texture of music disc "11" has been changed.
Music discs now are dropped by creepers killed by strays.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Music Disc Pigstep JE1 BE1.png Added a new music disc called "Pigstep".
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.56The IDs of music discs has been changed from record_<track> to music_disc_<track>.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Music Disc 13 JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Cat JE1 BE1.png Added "13" and "cat" as music discs.
TU5Music Disc 11 JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Blocks JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Chirp JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Far JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Mall JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Mellohi JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Stal JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Strad JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Cat JE1 BE1.png Music Disc Ward JE1 BE1.png Added the remaining 10 music discs.
TU12Music Disc Wait JE1 BE1.png The "where are we now" music disc now uses the blue texture used in the PC version, opposed to the green "cat" texture it used to use.
TU22CU10 1.15 The "wait" music disc has been added to survival.
1.90 Music Disc 11 JE2 BE2.png The texture of music disc "11" has been changed.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Music Disc" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • The discs resemble older 78-rpm phonograph records from the early 20th century. These usually held a single 2–3-minute song on one or both sides and were made out of a noisy material called shellac (which was notorious for its fragility and hissing sound when no music was playing, both of which can be seen in "11"), and were larger than the 45-rpm vinyl records that replaced them beginning in the 1940s.
  • The in-game music disc tracks are all in mono, while the versions of the tracks that have been released for listening outside of the game are in stereo.
  • Before The Flattening, data values used by music discs ranged from 2256 to 2267, while all other blocks/items used the first free data value available.
  • The discs "stal", "mellohi", and "Pigstep" use samples from the Mellotron, a musical synthesizer famously used by The Beatles on the track "Strawberry Fields Forever".
  • The title "13" is a reference to the 13 cave ambience sounds that existed when the disc was added. Similar sounds be heard throughout the track.
    • Because "13" was created in 2010, it actually uses older sound effects from earlier versions of the game for bow firing, arrow impacts, explosions, and water splashing, which have since been replaced.
    • C418 initially wanted the music disc to be found deep underground in a cave in-game, being played by some device.[6]
  • Exclusively on Legacy Console Edition, an extra track called "dog" is appended to the "cat" music disc. Once "cat" is done playing and fades out, "dog" begins playing for another two minutes or so, making this version of "cat" the longest music disc in the game.
  • The "blocks" disc is one of the only non-block items in the game that has the word "block" in its name, the other being the minecart with command block. That makes it the only item that appears when searching for "block" in the Creative item selection menu.
  • "chirp" uses the same accompaniment samples as "The Orb of Dreamers" from the LittleBigPlanet series.[7] The samples come from the Optigan disc "Bossa Nova Style".[8] C418 stated that it was coincidental.[9]
  • The texture used for the music disc "chirp" was previously used for the camera tripod texture prior to Pocket Edition v0.9.0 alpha.
  • The title "stal" is a Swedish word meaning stole in English and a Polish word meaning steel.
  • The music disc "11" is the only visibly damaged music disc.
    • "11" lasts for 1 minute, 11 seconds and 111 milliseconds.
    • If the .ogg file for "11" is turned into a spectrogram in an audio editor, the static at the end displays what seems to be Steve's face and the numbers 12418. The numbers are a visual signature, where "C" is hexadecimal for "12", and combined with "418" creates "C418", the name of the producer of all of the music disc tracks except for "Pigstep".
    • There is a track that is exclusive to the album Minecraft - Volume Beta called "Eleven", which has the same length of 1:11 and begins with the same vinyl static sound before being abruptly interrupted by a record scratching sound and switching to a new, calm piano piece.
    • "11" causes jukeboxes to output a redstone signal strength of 11.
    • Before Java Edition 1.13, the data value of "11" was 11.
    • Henrik Kniberg has stated on a twitter post that the upcoming Warden mob is based on the "Monster" heard in disk 11, retroactively making the Warden the "Monster" in the disk.
  • The music disc "wait", originally titled "where are we now", was finally added to Java Edition 1.4.3 after existing solely in the game's files for an unspecified amount of time.
    • "wait" uses the original title "where are we now" in Legacy Console Edition.
  • "Pigstep" is unique in a few different ways. It is the only music disc that wasn't composed by C418 (it was composed by Lena Raine), the only disc that isn't black, the only disc to have its name capitalized in-game, the only disc that is non-renewable, and the only disc that is exclusively obtainable through chest loot; it can only be found in bastion remnants. "Pigstep" is also the music disc with the fastest beat.
  • "Pigstep" is a portmanteau of "dubstep" and "piglin".[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]