A dark cave in which a player may hear Ambience.

Ambience (or Cave Noises) is a variety of eerie sounds that can play when the player is underground or a dark cave. Ambience is composed of many sudden sounds and can play at any time when near dark, unlit areas (excluding to areas that are only dark at nighttime). Living on top of a ravine, cave or dungeon can cause it to occur in the player's house. Ambience will not play if torches are placed as a player explores underground or turns off the ambience volume (1.7.2).


Sound Description
Cave1.ogg Echoing steam-train whistle
Cave2.ogg Angelic singing
Cave3.ogg Low pitch orchestra
Cave4.ogg Demonic roar / Wind echoing in a tunnel
Cave5.ogg Ringing
Cave6.ogg A car passing by / Other engine
Cave7.ogg A gong ringing softly
Cave8.ogg Devilish whiff / Blaze breathing
Cave9.ogg An aeroplane flying in distance
Cave10.ogg Echoing bang and violin screech
Cave11.ogg A subway train passing by
Cave12.ogg Loud bell
Cave13.ogg Demonic grunt
Cave14.ogg Steaming sound
Cave15.ogg Possibly a distored train whistle
Cave16.ogg Banging metallic object
Cave17.ogg An Iron door slamming shut with a bell ringing
Cave18.ogg A Minecart tumbling down / something banging on wood with keys


  • Ambience does not direct to ores, dungeons or strongholds; it directs towards unlit caves and unexplored areas underground.
  • Prior to 1.2.1, ambience could not be heard in multiplayer.
  • There is nothing dangerous about ambience, yet it may scare players. It may be thought dangerous as ambience could lead to a dark cave with monsters inside, but it is not dangerous itself. It can warn a player that hostile Mobs can spawn in an area they are trying to light up, which means that it can help prevent danger.
  • Ambience was made by C418, the composer who makes the music.