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Discord Soundbot

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A Soundboard Bot for Discord to play your favorite sounds or music. You can add and play sounds, ignore users, set an avatar and more!

This is a self-hosted bot which means that you have to install and start the bot yourself. This is due to the bot being heavily involved with voice functionality. But don't sweat it! You can find a thorough installation and configuration guide in this README!

If you still need any help after reading this guide and the wiki, or you want to stay tuned, or simply chat, feel free to join our Discord server.

Have fun!



To use this bot, you first have to create your own Discord Application. If you don't know how to do it, this wiki page will guide you through every step of the way.

The bot can be installed manually, via Docker, or as an npm package. Docker is the simplest solution if you just want to run the bot, and do not have any programming experience.



for an example configuration and create a new file
inside the
folder with your desired configuration. For a detailed description on all of the options, see here. Make sure to restart the bot whenever you change the configuration, or use the
command to update on the fly, see below.

Running via Docker

  • Make sure to have Docker installed.
  • Start the bot with the following command while passing your CLIENT_ID and TOKEN that you have obtained in the previous step in to it.
  docker pull markokajzer/discord-soundbot && \
  mkdir -p sounds/ && touch db.json && \
  docker run --name soundbot --restart=on-failure:10 -e CLIENT_ID=YOUR_CLIENT_ID -e TOKEN=YOUR_TOKEN -v $(pwd)/sounds:/app/sounds -v $(pwd)/db.json:/app/db.json markokajzer/discord-soundbot
  • To run the bot in the background additionally use the
    flag in the last step.
  • Pass additional configuration options by adding additional
    -e OPTION_NAME=option_value
    to the command above.


When not using Docker, make sure to install Node.js v12.0.0 or newer and FFmpeg for its voice functionality. You can install

via your favorite package manager.

Building manually

  • Clone the repository.
  • Install the dependencies with
    yarn install
  • Run the bot with
    yarn start

Need details? You can find more detailed installation guides for Unix (including your Raspberry Pi), macOS, and Windows.

Using npm

You can also add the bot as a project dependency to your Node project, by simply adding it to your project dependencies.

  # For npm
  $ npm install discord-soundbot

For yarn

$ yarn add discord-soundbot

Start the bot.

const SoundBot = require('discord-soundbot');

const myBot = new SoundBot({ clientId: 'YOUR_CLIENT_ID', token: 'YOUR_BOT_USER_TOKEN' }); myBot.start();

For more configuration options see here. You can also add additional commands using this method, see here.

Adding the bot to your server

In both cases the bot will print a message to your console which should look a little bit like this

Use the following URL to let the bot join your server!{YOUR_CLIENT_ID}&scope=bot

Follow the link and allow the bot to join your Discord server.

Try out the sample sounds

, or see below to learn how to add your own sounds.



to print a list of available commands. To see the welcome message (again), use

You can add, rename, download, tag, play, and remove sounds, ignore users, set the avatar, and more.

Note: The commands

!tag  clear
are restricted and can only be accessed by administrators by default. To configure this, adjust the
config option.


The bot is available in multiple languages. To see all available languages use


Note, that I do not speak all available languages and therefore some translations might be missing, out of date or just straight up bad. If you feel like contributing, reach out to me on Discord.

Adding sounds

You can add sounds to the bot by typing

and attaching a file. Accepted file formats and a limit to the size are configurable. The name of the sound can only contain alphanumeric characters.

You can instead also add a sound from YouTube with

. A range in decimals can be specified with
where the end time is optional. Both the start time and the end have to be specified as timestamp strings with the format
  > !add gta 6 9
  > !add bruh 12:23

Playing sounds


to get a list of all sounds that are available to your bot. Play any sound by prefixing it with your prefix, e.g.
. Play a random sound with
. You can specify a tag with
to play a random sound with a specific tag.

All sounds will be added to a queue and played in succession. To halt the playback and empty the queue type


You can use

!combo  ... 
to add multiple sounds to the queue.

You can loop sounds by using

. To loop only a couple of times, use

You can skip the current sound with the

command. To interrupt the currently playing sound with a new one use

Setting entrance sounds

Every user can set his own entrance sound, a sound that will play whenever the user joins a voice channel by using

. To remove your entrance sound use
without specifying a sound.

The same is possible for exit sounds with

which will play the specified sound when leaving a voice channel.

Tagging and searching sounds

When your library of sounds gets too big and you forget what kinds of sounds you have, you can add tags to sounds.

You can add tags to sounds with

. You can specify one or more sounds. You can get the tags of a sound with
. You can also remove all tags from a sound with
!tag  clear

To search for specific sounds use

. It will look for the name of the sound as well as tags that you might have added to the sound.

To see all sounds with their respective tags use


Adjusting sounds

Sounds can be adjusted in various ways.


!modify  volume 
to adjust the volume of a sound. You can increase the volume, or lower it by using fractional values.
  > !modify airhorn volume 4
  > !modify johncena volume 0.5

To adjust the length or to clip a sound, you can use

!modify  clip  
. Both start and end time need to be of the form where the hours, minutes, and milliseconds are optional. Additionally you can leave out the end time to only remove the beginning of a sound.
  > !modify airhorn clip 12:23 12:25
  > !modify johncena clip 23

Renaming sounds

Sounds can be renamed by using

. The bot will respond with a status update.

Removing sounds

You can delete sounds by typing

. The bot will respond with the status of the deletion in the channel of the message.

Downloading sounds

You can send existing sounds to chat with

in case you do not have the files anymore.

Ignoring users

Users can be ignore from using any command by the

command while specifying their respective ID. The user will be mentioned by the bot in the channel of the message. Use
to allow the user to interact with the bot again.

Setting an avatar


and attach an image to set the bot's avatar. You can remove the avatar to go back to the default by using the optional
parameter as in
!avatar remove

Changing the config

The config can be changed by editing the

file, after which the bot needs to be restarted.

To change the config on the go, use

. This will change the configuration immediately and update the configuration file.


This bot is a dear passion project of mine. If you encounter any bugs, or have any suggestions for new features or improvements, feel free to open an issue or talk to me on Discord. I'll be glad to look into it!

In particular, thanks to these splendid lads for providing localization:

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