The Somachord is a circular counter inside the Personal Quarters which can be used to play music inside the Orbiter, functioning as a jukebox.

Somachord Tones[]


Somachord fragment in-game.

To unlock sounds for the Somachord, players must find Somachord Tones which are fragments of soundtracks scattered throughout the Origin System, scannable with Codex Scanners or Synthesis Scanners. Tones are placed randomly in the tileset in each mission and can only be scanned once per mission. They are identified as purple bars arranged in an arc, reminiscent of the Mandachord's note table, and have a unique pink icon on the mini-map if equipped with a Loot Radar mod. Each soundtrack requires scanning 4 tones to unlock, and the player must complete the mission for the scan to be saved.

Quest soundtracks (The Sacrifice and Call of the Tempestarii) instead spawn tones throughout their mission and require fewer tones to scan. However, they must be scanned in order of appearance or subsequent tones will not appear; these quests are repeatable in the event the player misses a tone.

List of Somachord Tones[]

This section is transcluded from Somachord/Tones . To change it, please edit the transcluded page.
Location Song Required Somachord Fragments Scans
Ceres This Is What You Are 4
Duviri Below The Thunder 1
Duviri Drifter's Respite 1
Duviri Duviri Paradox 1
Duviri Eyes That Burn 1
Duviri He Who Waits 1
Duviri Into Madness 1
Duviri Paragrimm Ascending 1
Duviri Perdition's Coils 1
Duviri Shadows And Summoning 1
Duviri Unbound 1
Earth Gene Molds 4
Eris Our Disease 4
Europa Origin System 4
Jupiter The Profit 4
Kuva Fortress Red Broth 4
Kuva Fortress The Witches Lair 4
Lua Rapid Adaptation 4
Lua The Second Dream 4
Mars Consume Us 4
Mercury Vor's Prize 4
Neptune Archwing 4
Orokin Derelict Derelicts 4
Phobos Wings Of War 4
Pluto March Of The Moa 4
Saturn Wretched Things 4
Sedna Grineer Onslaught 4
Uranus Hunhow 4
Uranus Sentient Tombs 4 (requires Hunhow completed)
Uranus Grakata 4 (requires Sentient Tombs completed)
Venus Corpus Greed 4
Void Corrupted 4
Void Ghosts Of Void 4 (requires Corrupted completed)
Void The Creeping Dark 4 (requires Ghosts Of Void completed)
Zariman Ten Zero On Corroded Wings 4
Zariman Ten Zero The Offering 4
Zariman Ten Zero Canticle 4 (requires The Offering completed)
Albrecht's Laboratories Murun Vull 1
Albrecht's Laboratories No God Above Knowledge 1
Albrecht's Laboratories Platform 7 1
Albrecht's Laboratories Sanctum Anatomica 1
Albrecht's Laboratories See It In The Flesh 1
Albrecht's Laboratories The Fragmented 1
Albrecht's Laboratories The Master Returns 1
Albrecht's Laboratories Vashtav 1
Albrecht's Laboratories Yara Jeliira 1
Granum Void "Phobos Tones" Entwined Forever 1 (Granum Void, ridge in the northmost part of the room)
Corpus Ship "Phobos Tones" Granum Void 1 (Corpus Temple Relief room, on top of the giant coin above)
The Sacrifice Your Creator 2
The Sacrifice To Take Its Pain Away 3
Orb Vallis Cold Tundra 4
Orb Vallis Coldwave 4
Orb Vallis Fluid Mechanics 4
Orb Vallis Klokkit 4
Orb Vallis Null Unit 4
Orb Vallis Vapor Trails 4
Orb Vallis We All Lift Together 4
Call of the Tempestarii Sleeping In The Cold Below 2
Post-New War Plains of Eidolon and Orb Vallis For Narmer 1
Post-New War Plains of Eidolon and Orb Vallis Hybrid Abominations 1
Post-New War Plains of Eidolon and Orb Vallis Sunkiller 1
Break Narmer's Sneaky Sabotage Final Stand 1
Break Narmer's Junk Run Hold the Line 1
Break Narmer's Prison Break Skybreak 1
Break Narmer's Prison Break Steel Horizon 1
Sevagoth Glaukus Skin Sevagoth's Lullaby N/A
Varzia Gauss Prime Theme "Redline" 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Grendel Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Gara Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Hildryn Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Hydroid Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Khora Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Nekros Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Nidus Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Oberon Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Octavia Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Protea Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Revenant Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya
Varzia Vauban Prime Theme 5 Aya Aya


  • Loot Radar mods such as Mod TT 20px Loot Detector, Mod TT 20px Thief's Wit, and Mod TT 20px Animal Instinct (Mod TT 20px Primed) will cause Somachord Tones to appear on the minimap.
  • Somachord Tones do not count for Cephalon Fragment scans needed to unlock Junctions.
  • Somachord Tones can appear simultaneously with Cephalon and Frame Fighter Fragments in the same mission.
  • Right-clicking on songs in the Somachord menu will stop that song from being auto-played.
  • The Somachord can play custom music made using OctaviaIcon272 Octavia's Mandachord.
  • We All Lift Together, Sleeping In The Cold Below, and For Narmer are the full versions of the songs, not instrumentals.
  • Orb Vallis Somachords can receive progress from scanning Post-The New War Tones. However, the Post-The New War tones only contribute mid-progress, and only counts one scan regardless of source requiring the player to leave and re-enter the Orb Vallis after a single scan.
  • For Break Narmer and Duviri, because Kahl-175 and Drifter respectively have no access to the Gear wheel, they instead manually interact with the Somachord fragment to collect them.


Patch History[]

Hotfix 36.0.3 (2024-06-20)

  • Added Wisp Prime’s Theme to Varzia’s Prime Resurgence Offerings for Aya.

Update 35.6 (2024-05-15)

  • Protea Prime’s signature theme featured in her trailer is now available to own as a Somachord song! Acquire “Protea Prime Theme” from Varzia’s Prime Resurgence Offerings for Aya.

Update 35.5 (2024-03-27)

New Somachord Tones

New Somachord Tones have been added to Albrecht’s Laboratories! Scanning them will unlock the following Whispers in the Walls tracks for your Orbiter’s Somachord:

  • Murum Vull
  • No God Above Knowledge
  • Platform 7
  • Sanctum Anatomica
  • See It In The Flesh
  • The Fragmented
  • Vashtav
  • Yara Jeliira
  • The Master Returns
  • New Somachord Tones have been added to [REDACTED]. Scanning them will unlock the following tracks for your Orbiter’s Somachord:
    • Entwined Forever
    • Granum Void
  • Fixed the Shelves and the Somachord in Personal Quarters appearing through the Vignette VFX.

Update 35.1 (2024-02-20)

  • New Somachord songs are now available at Varzia’s Prime Resurgence Offerings for Aya! Enjoy the signature themes of these Prime Warframe that were featured in their respective trailers.  
    • Gauss Prime Theme (also known as “Redline”)
    • Grendel Prime Theme
    • Gara Prime Theme
    • Hildryn Prime Theme
    • Hydroid Prime Theme
    • Khora Prime Theme
    • Nekros Prime Theme
    • Nidus Prime Theme
    • Oberon Prime Theme
    • Octavia Prime Theme
    • Revenant Prime Theme
    • Vauban Prime Theme
      • Note: The Somachord songs may take a moment to appear in Varzia’s Offerings - rest assured that they will be there momentarily after the update has launched!

Update 32.3 (2023-02-15)

  • Changed the Somachord autoplay button to look identical on all platforms.
    • This also fixes the issue where the autoplay was not functioning for users on Console when using mouse and keyboard.

Update 32.2 (2022-11-30)

  • The Somachord’s UI in the Personal Quarters has a new look for all your music listening needs!
    • Also added helpful tips about the Somachord and Tones.

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)

  • Fixed outdated name for the Derelict Somachord; it is now Deimos Somachord.

Hotfix 25.6.1 (2019-08-08)

Hotfix 23.1.1 (2018-07-19)

Somachord & Mandachord Changes
  • All Mandachord songs (other than the default song) will now appear in the Somachord, between the unlocked tracks and the locked tracks.
  • Each song will play for 10 loops (80 seconds).
  • Added per-song autoplay toggle to the Somachord.
  • Right clicking a song will toggle eligibility for autoplay (or right trigger for controllers).
  • Songs with autoplay disabled can still be played manually, and through the historical prev/next song toggles (going backwards always plays the previously played songs, and going forward after doing that will do the same until a new song is selected).
  • Mandachord tunes now duck out other music in the Market and Star Chart.

Update 23.1 (2018-07-18)

  • 2 new original quest songs have been added to the Somachord from the Sacrifice soundtrack. You can find and scan the Fragments by re-playing The Sacrifice!
    • These Somachord Fragments must be scanned in mission order from beginning to end in order to collect them all. If you miss one in mission 3 (for example) you can replay the quest and begin your search at mission 3 instead of back at mission 1.

Hotfix 22.20.3 (2018-05-18)

  • Removed the controller D-Pad function from the Somachord as it does not function there.

Hotfix 22.12.3 (2018-02-12)

  • Somachord volume setting is now saved across all sessions.

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)
Somachord Changes:

  • Volume slider changed to a horizontal slider.
  • Added loop toggle:
    • None: Stop playing songs once the current one ends
    • Loop: Existing behavior
    • Loop 1: Repeat the current song after it ends
  • Inverted the Shuffle state to be bright when it's enabled, and dark when disabled.

Update 22.8 (2017-12-21)

  • Introduced