Music Disc

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"Far" redirects here. For the phenomenon in Bedrock Edition or Beta Minecraft, see Far Lands.
"11" redirects here. For the version, see 1.1. For other uses, see 1.11.
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 or a mod.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[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%

Creepers[edit]

When killed by any skeleton's or stray's arrow, a creeper drops a random music disc in addition to its normal drops. The Pigstep music disc cannot be dropped.

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 ambient track consisting mostly of cave sounds, metallic clinks, splashes, wind blowing, creeper explosion and muffled bow firings. "Thirteen" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 16 2:58
cat C418 A looping melody plays and eventually gains a beat. A toothlike synth plays throughout. "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. "Chirp" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 20 3:05
far C418 A calm, relaxing, nature-like melody. "Far" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 29 2:54
mall C418 A calm, underwater-like, piece of serene music. "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 playful recorder interludes. "Stal" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 23 2:30
strad C418 A tropical-sounding piece with the main melody being played on a handpan and steel drum, accompanied by a glitchy electronic beat and ending on some melancholy melodica chords. "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 synth organ but goes into an electronic, upbeat, exploration and adventure tune with a dark undertone. "Ward" Minecraft - Volume Beta No. 26 4:11
11 C418 A deeply unsettling disc; the recording seems to be of a person running across (or maybe breaking) different block types and later on stopping to use equipment of some kind, coughing, and then continuing running with a hastened pace. The block sounds similar to that of dirt and stone. The person is struggling and haunting background noises are heard throughout the recording. Strange noises of barking or wind blowing are heard near the end before abruptly stopping. One can hear a hissing noise akin to what would be expected at the end of an older shellac record at this point. 1:11
wait C418 An upbeat remix of "Minecraft". 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 The only disc that may be obtained exclusively in the Nether, in bastion remnants. It has an intense beat, along with more mellow parts further in reminiscent of a radio. Frying bacon can be heard in the background. "Pigstep - Mono Mix" Minecraft: Nether Update (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 4 2:28

Usage[edit]

The music discs can be played on an 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

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

TrackNamespaced IDItem tags (JE)Translation key
C418 - 13music_disc_13 creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_13
C418 - catmusic_disc_cat creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_cat
C418 - blocksmusic_disc_blocks creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_blocks
C418 - chirpmusic_disc_chirp creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_chirp
C418 - farmusic_disc_far creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_far
C418 - mallmusic_disc_mall creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_mall
C418 - mellohimusic_disc_mellohi creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_mellohi
C418 - stalmusic_disc_stal creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_stal
C418 - stradmusic_disc_strad creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_strad
C418 - wardmusic_disc_ward creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_ward
C418 - 11music_disc_11 creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_11
C418 - waitmusic_disc_wait creeper_drop_music_discs
music_discs
item.minecraft.music_disc_wait
Lena Raine - Pigstepmusic_disc_pigstep music_discsitem.minecraft.music_disc_pigstep

Bedrock Edition:

TrackNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
C418 - 13record_13 500item.record.name
C418 - catrecord_cat 501item.record.name
C418 - blocksrecord_blocks 502item.record.name
C418 - chirprecord_chirp 503item.record.name
C418 - farrecord_far 504item.record.name
C418 - mallrecord_mall 505item.record.name
C418 - mellohirecord_mellohi 506item.record.name
C418 - stalrecord_stal 507item.record.name
C418 - stradrecord_strad 508item.record.name
C418 - wardrecord_ward 509item.record.name
C418 - 11record_11 510item.record.name
C418 - waitrecord_wait 511item.record.name
Lena Raine - Pigsteprecord_pigstep 759item.record.name

Raw music files[edit]

In Java Edition, the music disc files can be found in .minecraft\assets\objects/minecraft/sounds/records.

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_1.16.40_x64_8wekyb3d8bbwe\data\resource_packs\vanilla_music\sounds\music\game\records

All music disc files are in Ogg Vorbis.

History[edit]

Java Edition Alpha
April 2010C418 uploaded a video to YouTube, containing previews of many music tracks that were later added as records.
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 are now 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" has 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.
1.16beta 1.16.0.57Music Disc Pigstep JE1 BE1.png Added a new music disc called "Pigstep".
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]

  • 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 appear to be based on older 78 RPM records. These usually held a single 2–3-minute song on one or both sides 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.
  • The title "13" is a reference to the 13 ambience tracks that existed when the disc was added. A few of these can be heard throughout the track.
  • In Legacy Console Editions, the track "dog" is appended to the "cat" music disc. Once "cat" is done playing and the soundtrack 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 searched for in the Creative item selection menu.
  • Chirp uses the same accompaniment samples as "The Orb of Dreamers" from the LittleBigPlanet series.[5] The samples come from the Optigan disc "Bossa Nova Style".[6] C418 stated that it was coincidental.[7]
  • 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.
  • The title "Stal" is a Swedish word meaning stole in English and a Polish word meaning steel.
    • This could be the Swedish word stål (with an added ring diacritic), which would mean steel in English.
  • 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 sample is seen being used here.
  • Disc "11" is the 11th music disc in the game, according to its data value before Java Edition 1.13 and the Redstone signal strength it causes jukeboxes to output.
    • Disc "11" is the only visibly damaged music disc (this is possibly the reason why the disc sounds distorted).
    • Disc "11" lasts for 1 minute, 11 seconds and 111 milliseconds.
    • If the .ogg file for the music disc "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 producer of the music from music discs, except for "Pigstep").
  • "Pigstep" is unique in a few different ways. It is the only music disc to have a different color for the groove part, it is the only disc not composed by C418, it is the only disc to have its name capitalized, it is the disc that has the fastest beat, and it is the only disc that is non-renewable and is obtainable exclusively through chest loot, they can only be found in Bastion Remnant(s)
  • "Pigstep" is a portmanteau of "dubstep" and "piglin".[8]
  • On average, a skeleton must kill a creeper 49 times before all 12 music discs (excluding Pigstep) are dropped.
  • The cat and 13 discs may have the oldest textures used in the current game, remaining completely unchanged after introduction even through the Texture Update.[verify]

See also[edit]

References[edit]