Music Disc

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Music Disc
Music disc 13.pngMusic disc cat.pngMusic disc blocks.pngMusic disc chirp.pngMusic disc far.pngMusic disc mall.pngMusic disc mellohi.pngMusic disc stal.pngMusic disc strad.pngMusic disc ward.pngMusic disc 11.pngMusic disc wait.png
Rarity

Rare

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

No

Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Music discs are 12 unique items that can be played in jukeboxes. By default, they play music made by C418; however, custom music can be added with the use of a resource pack.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Music disc (13) can be found in 21.8% of dungeon chests and 21.8% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 21.5% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.

Music disc (cat) can be found in 21.8% of dungeon chests and 21.8% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 21.5% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition music disc (mellohi) can be found in 18.9% of buried treasure chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition music disc (wait) can be found in 18.9% of buried treasure chests in groups of 1.

Creepers[edit]

When killed by a skeleton's or stray's arrow, a creeper drops a random music disc in addition to any other items.

Legacy Console Edition tutorial world[edit]

Music discs can be found naturally in some generated chests in the Legacy Console Edition tutorial world.

Discs[edit]

These tracks (except for "11") have been shortened to 30 seconds on this wiki, due to an agreement with the composer.
Icon Track name Description Track Length (time)
13 A somewhat unsettling ambient track consisting mostly of cave sounds, metallic clinks, splashes, wind blowing, creeper explosion and muffled bow firings. 2:58
cat An upbeat, synthetic melody.

In the Legacy Console Edition, the music disc plays another tune by C418, titled "Dog".

JE: 3:05
LCE: 5:32
blocks An upbeat, catchy tune. 5:45
chirp A retro tune with a sample from a 1970 MATTEL Program Disc: Bossa Nova Style playing in the background. 3:05
far A calm, relaxing, nature-like melody. 2:54
mall A calm piece of serene music. 3:17
mellohi A slow, slightly melancholic waltz. 1:36
stal A moderate jazz-like piece. 2:30
strad A tropical-sounding synth piece. 3:08
ward The record starts off with an excerpt from Chopin's Funeral March[1] played on synth organ but goes into an electronic, upbeat, exploration and adventure tune with a dark undertone. 4:11
11 A slightly disturbing 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, cough, and then continue 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 An upbeat and relaxing song, with a "blocky" feel to it.

This disc is the latest to be added to Minecraft, although it has existed in the game data for quite some time (as where are we now).

3:58 (Fades at 3:51)

Data values[edit]

Java Edition:

Track Namespaced ID
13 music_disc_13
cat music_disc_cat
blocks music_disc_blocks
chirp music_disc_chirp
far music_disc_far
mall music_disc_mall
mellohi music_disc_mellohi
stal music_disc_stal
strad music_disc_strad
ward music_disc_ward
11 music_disc_11
wait music_disc_wait

Bedrock Edition:

Track Namespaced ID Numeric ID
13 record_13 500
cat record_cat 501
blocks record_blocks 502
chirp record_chirp 503
far record_far 504
mall record_mall 505
mellohi record_mellohi 506
stal record_stal 507
strad record_strad 508
ward record_ward 509
11 record_11 510
wait record_wait 511

Raw music files[edit]

The 12 music tracks created for records by C418 can be found in:

  • Windows: %appdata%\.minecraft\assets\virtual\legacy\records
  • Linux: ~/.minecraft/resources/streaming/
  • macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/resources/streaming/

All music disc files are in .ogg format.

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Music to my EarsPlay a music disc in a Jukebox.YesYesNoWii U, Switch20GBronze

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Alpha
April ?, 2010C418 uploaded a video to YouTube, containing previews of many music tracks that were later added as records.
v1.0.1413 and cat were the first records to be added to Minecraft. Records were offically named "music discs". 13 was an ambient track before this update.
Music discs were added to dungeon chests.
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 29 new discs were 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 12 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 discs because of problems with the spaces in the name.[2]
1.111w50aAll of the discs except for 11 can be dropped by creepers killed by skeletons. Also, they all have the same probability of being dropped now.
1.4.41.4.3-preThe disc where are we now was renamed to wait and was made available in game. 11 is also available in Survival now. It is dropped by creepers in the same way as other discs.
1.513w04aActive jukeboxes give off a redstone signal when a 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 formats, all the other discs were in .mus format, which was decrypted by Minecraft on-the-fly.
1.915w44aDecreased average yield from dungeon chests.
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 discs are now also dropped by creepers killed by strays.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Added music discs.
All of the discs except for 11 can be dropped by creepers killed by skeletons.
?11 can now be dropped by creepers.
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Mellohi and wait can be found inside buried treasure chest.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Music discs now are dropped by creepers killed by strays.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Patch s1Added 13 and cat.
TU5Added the remaining 10 music discs.
TU12Where Are We Now uses the blue texture used in the PC version, opposed to the green Cat texture it used to use.
TU22CU101.15Added Where Are We Now to Survival.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • One of the disc names, stal, is in Swedish; "stal" means "stole", but can also be "stål" with the ring diacritic, which means "steel".
  • Music disc "11", based on its data value before 1.13 and the redstone signal strength it causes jukeboxes to output, is the 11th disc in the game, and the only music disc that is shattered to pieces (this is why the end is static), lasts for 1 minute and 11 seconds, and outputs 11 when put in a comparator jukebox.
  • Chirp uses a sample from the Optigan disc "Bossa Nova Style".[3] It also sounds very similar to the song "The Orb Of Dreamers" from the PlayStation game series LittleBigPlanet, which also uses the sample. You can compare the two here.
  • In Legacy Console Edition, if the music disc "Cat" is played, then after it is finished playing "Cat", it will play "Dog", which is a remix of Cat by C418 and is part of the Minecraft - Volume Alpha soundtrack album.
  • 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 the Steve's face and the numbers 12418.
    • The numbers are a visual signature, where "12" is hexadecimal for "C", and combined with "418" creates "C418".
  • The data values used by music discs range from 2256 - 2267, while all other blocks/items use the first free data value available.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
  • 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 later, 45 rpm vinyl records which replaced them.
  • Disc 13 is a reference to ambience tracks, the name 13 is a reference to the 13 ambience tracks that existed when it was first added. You can also hear a few of them throughout the track.
  • The beginning of the disc Ward sound almost identical to Frederic Chopin's Funeral March, from his Sonata No.2, before the audio cuts and switch to another melody.

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