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

Version: v0.1

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. In the future SoundCenter will add a lot of cool audio features to minecraft, such as sound effects on events.

To use the features that SoundCenter offers, you and everyone who wants to hear music and voice chat must use the SoundCenter client, which is running on

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.

To give you a very little idea of what it does (video is not up-to-date):


  • You can set imaginary jukeboxes, cuboid areas or worlds and biomes as music stations
  • Stations can either play your own music or sound effects, or webradio streams
  • You can also play music globally on the whole server
  • You can upload your own music files easily via the SoundCenter client
  • Supported audio formats: mp3, midi, ogg (for webradio only)
  • Everything is easily and intuitively managable with the clients user interface
  • Every feature is configurable and 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 do my users have to do now? It's easy: Login to your server. If you are not running the client yet, you will see a message with a link to If you follow this link, the SoundCenter client will load and automatically fill in the required information to connect to your server. Press connect - now you can add and upload your songs in the "Music" tab, or add biomes or worlds to your stations. If you want to set boxes and areas, you can do this ingame via /sc set <area|box>. 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 on how to install or use the commands visit


How to use

F. A. Q.

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


Be aware of the risks this plugin comes with:

  • Every user with upload permission can upload any file with the extension .mp3/.midi or .mid
  • Users can also upload copyright protected music files
  • Mp3 files are streamed from the server to the clients. This will cause a lot of traffic if a lot of players are in range of a station. However, you can limit the maximum bandwidth used for streaming and the maximum number of SoundCenter users.

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  • Avatar of monstermon5 monstermon5 Apr 08, 2014 at 06:01 UTC - 0 likes

    do you have to port forward even if your server is hosted by a hosting company

  • Avatar of dawnsin dawnsin Apr 02, 2014 at 21:14 UTC - 1 like

    is there anyway i can host the SoundCenter on my website so people can go there and connect to it and hear the sounds ect?

  • Avatar of mat41997 mat41997 Apr 01, 2014 at 13:38 UTC - 0 likes

    "Client files

    If you want to host the client on your web server instead of the plugins you can download the files here and modify the config to point to your server."

    This is good :D

    I love spam

  • Avatar of D3thw0lf D3thw0lf Mar 22, 2014 at 19:21 UTC - 0 likes

    AWESOME Plugin!

    If someone want's to test it live you can connect to thanks a lot for your hard work! :)

    btw. It could be helpful if you can add an command to kick users when they wrongly disconnect or something else happens. :3

  • Avatar of Northwindyness Northwindyness Mar 18, 2014 at 20:54 UTC - 0 likes

    The client still says that it isn't receiving UDP-packets and the music wont play. Can anyone tell me why?

  • Avatar of mrretrus mrretrus Mar 16, 2014 at 17:33 UTC - 0 likes

    It's a shame this plugin has such horrible documentation and instructions on how to set it up. It may be an awesome plugin- but I have no idea how to set it up- and the only documentation is the commands- which when I retype verbatum, not onyl doesnt qwork but shows extra required information not shown in the command page! Maybe someone could make a step by step tutorial (15 minutes) just so people dont have to spam you with all their errors (90% of which im sure are becuse they dont know how to set it up!)

  • Avatar of mrretrus mrretrus Mar 16, 2014 at 17:11 UTC - 0 likes

    The link appears but I cant click it

  • Avatar of ZinxCraft ZinxCraft Mar 09, 2014 at 01:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you help me get voice chat to work. Much appreciated

  • Avatar of Northwindyness Northwindyness Mar 08, 2014 at 01:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @WegFetZ: Go

    I didn't change anything in the port settings, in fact we were using the multicraft host and it was working fine. I didn't change a thing and it just suddenly wouldn't work. Voice chat doesn't work at all, by the way.

  • Avatar of WegFetZ WegFetZ Mar 07, 2014 at 17:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @maxiking913: Go Hast du schon versucht den gesamten SoundCenter Ordner zu löschen?

    @Northwindyness: Go Cuboids have an issue with the fadout range. set it to a higher value like 25 and the cuboid should work. I will fix this soon. Have you changed anything in your port settings before the UDP error occured?

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


Date created
Nov 05, 2011
Last update
Jan 13, 2014
Development stage
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GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 (LGPLv3)
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