SoundCenter - Music, Sound Effects, Webradio and Voice Chat for Minecraft!

Version: v0.3

SoundCenter (formerly CustomMusic) allows you to set music boxes or regions that stream your own music, sound effects or webradio to all players in realtime. It also implements a simple voice chat for Minecraft.

To use the features that SoundCenter offers, you and everyone who wants to hear music and voice chat must download and use the SoundCenter client. You do not have to download or install anything. The client is running as a java applet on the website. You will get a message with a link to the client when you join the server. When you follow this link, the client will automatically connect. - Could not be easier.

Here's a video that shows how to use the plugin (Thanks to @jithins):

Development discontinued

Unfortunately I will no longer be able to work or give you support on this project. To ensure future compatibility, I will release one last update by the end of the year, but I will not add any new features. The website will be shut down and instead, I will provide a download link for a standalone version of the SoundCenter client. I am sorry that I couldn't implement all your awesome suggestions.
Thank you for almost 5 years of support, criticism, praise and blame ;) You are awesome!
If you are willing to take over this project, feel free to contact me.


  • You can set imaginary jukeboxes, cuboid areas or worlds and biomes as music stations
  • You can also use WorldGuard regions as stations
  • Stations can either play your own music/ sound effects, or webradio streams
  • You can use a command or the client to play songs for yourself, all players in a world, or all players on the server
  • You can use any supported audio file that is stored on a public webserver. Filehosters like DropBox will work as well.
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, for webradio also OGG
  • Everything is easily and intuitively managable with the client's user interface
  • Every feature is configurable
  • You can limit access with permissions

Extra Features:

  • Voice chat
    • SoundCenter adds a simple voice chat to your Bukkit server
    • You can speak locally (only players that are not far from you can hear you. Volume depends on their distance)
    • But you can also speak globally (The whole server can hear you)
    • You can disable voice chat on your server if you don't like this feature
  • many more to come

How does it work?
Okay so I have SoundCenter installed on my server, what can I do now? It's easy: Before or after logging into Minecraft, run the SoundCenterClient.jar. Now you can add songs in the "Music" tab, or add stations in the "Stations" tab. Boxes, areas or WorldGuard regions can be created ingame via /sc set <area|box|wgregion>. That's easier, because the box will be created at your coordinates. You can edit all properties of your stations by pressing the "Edit Station" button in the "Stations" tab.
For detailed instructions see the pages below.


How to use

F. A. Q.

Before you ask a question, take a look at the frequently asked questions.

Pages (on the wayback machine, until I add them to this project site)

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  • Avatar of Aleperix Aleperix Sep 09, 2015 at 20:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Members of my server did not hear anything, I can just hear

  • Avatar of ZincPlays ZincPlays Jun 29, 2015 at 19:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Voice chat dosent work... Music does but voice dosent

  • Avatar of Zeemis Zeemis Jun 25, 2015 at 16:19 UTC - 0 likes

    It's now almost July and the author has yet to reply to timvango. I wouldn't download this as the author just doesn't seem to care. :/

  • Avatar of timvango timvango May 24, 2015 at 16:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Do you have any idea when the next update comes which fixes the restart bug? Now I lose all my areas constantly, and my Theme Park server lost his magic, haha.

    Hope the fix will be there soon!

  • Avatar of frankhribal frankhribal May 23, 2015 at 22:30 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm getting an error that the client cannot get the I/O for the server. I made sure it's the right ip, checked that the server port and soundcenter ports were both open for tcp/udp. Tried another server i run on a different port. I tried removing the server-ip line in the config.

    I can use commands and was able to make boxes, but the client wont connect and then times out.

  • Avatar of WegFetZ WegFetZ Apr 13, 2015 at 11:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @CarnageChaos420: Go @payno4: Go

    This is technically not possible, I'm sorry.

    SoundCenter - Webradio, Music and Voice Chat on your Server! BFAK:2573,b727ae12a1b690027e648417721ae65998c6d5e84d8eabe3041e2b0fe98a684d

  • Avatar of payno4 payno4 Apr 12, 2015 at 03:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Please , WegFetZ , can you try to do it like Carnage discribt it ? :D It would be awsome if you make that possible :D

  • Avatar of CarnageChaos420 CarnageChaos420 Mar 31, 2015 at 09:45 UTC - 2 likes

    I really like SoundCenter. It would be nice if you could make it to where I can have the music play as long as my server is online, instead of me having to stay logged in the whole time. Maybe make it to where the applet runs inside of the server folder that way as long as the server is running it will play music without me having to be logged in and running the applet at all times. Thanks!

  • Avatar of WegFetZ WegFetZ Mar 29, 2015 at 13:19 UTC - 1 like

    @carlnorm: Go

    There seems to be a bug that can reset the database on a restart. Until I can fix this bug, please try to configure your regions and do a proper server shutdown before starting it again. The data should then be saved.

    @FunnyGames: Go Seems like you are not running version 0.301 of the plugin, but version 0.2. Please delete SoundCenter.jar and download v0.301 again. If it doesn't work, please send me your server log.

    I don't know when the next version will be ready. I'm still busy with exams for at least two weeks and I will be in holidays afterwards ;) But I promise I will work on it as soon as I get some spare time.

  • Avatar of FunnyGames FunnyGames Mar 29, 2015 at 13:06 UTC - 0 likes


    When I start up the Client of SoundCenter.. (version 0.305) And I connect to my server.. (version 0.301) There stands: "Connection refused: Incompatible version. Required versions 0.2 - 0.299" But how can I fix this when i use the newest versions in Spigot 1.8?


Date created
Nov 05, 2011
Last update
Dec 29, 2014
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