Stinger 3.1




Instant Record and Replay


Stinger 3.1 provides instant playback of up to 1152 audio files at the touch of a button!

Stinger 3.1 has a new record functionality that is as easy to use as its playback feature.

Customer Comment: “My Jox are really happy that I got the program; they are taking it like a duck to water. It is adding another dimension to their shows and also giving them the tools to step up a level.”

Stinger 3.1 is far less expensive than any of those “instant audio” hardware boxes, but has much more capability and versatility.

Customer Comment: “I just wanted to drop you a line and say how much I love Stinger. I have been using it for over a year… …it has never let me down.”

Stinger 3.1 is perfect for fast-paced morning shows, DJs that want to add a bit of spice to their shows, stadium announcers, audio production directors, cat-walk shows, theatre groups, corporate presentations… the list goes on!

Stinger 3.1 was designed by broadcast professionals with years of experience, as a creative tool for the playback and recording of short-length effects, drop-ins, liners, jingles and other audio elements.Stinger 3.1 can play multiple files at the same time on a single audio card, or on up to 6 outputs on multi-channel audio cards (requires a native DirectX audio card on Windows XP, or a WDM audio card on Windows 7 or above).

Customer Comment: “I drive Stinger with a 19″ ELO Touch Screen…..What a combination!”

Up to 1152 audio cuts are instantly available, each with a user-defined background color and caption making it easy to find the right buttons. There’s no scrolling through a tiny view Window, Stinger will resize to the size of your PC monitor.

You can save multiple collections of audio files (or individual sets) for Instant Recall – so each daypart or production can have their own buttons.

Stinger 3.1 is touch-screen compatible or can be operated from the keyboard, or mouse.

With support for dual monitors, Stinger 3.1 is capable of having up to 144 buttons on-screen at any one time.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs


  • Tabbed interface for up to 1152 instantly available files (864 more than previous versions)
  • NEW! Supports Windows 7 32bit or 64bit, Windows 8/8.1 32bit or 64bit, and Windows 10 32bit or 64bit
  • Microsoft DirectSound(Windows XP) or WDM (Windows 7+) support for multiple file playback on a single native DirectSound compliant audio card
  • NEW! Buttons assignable to up to 6 audio card output channels (depending on audio card’s features)
  • NEW! Audition channel to preview audio before playing on the air
  • NEW! Non-destructive start and end points for each button
  • NEW! Optional looping of audio for each button
  • Uses standard audio card and hard drive(s)
  • Compatible with Windows linear PCM and compressed audio file types, including MP3 and MP2 if supported by your computer’s software codecs.
  • Sizable screen and buttons
  • Expandable buttons (make buttons up to three rows tall)
  • User defined captions and button colors without changing audio files
  • Instant Save and Recall of button sets and collections
  • Dual monitor support (show 2 tabs simultaneously)
  • Ability to create event logs to keep track of items that have played (saves logs in either ASCII or MDB format)
  • Drag ‘n Drop of multiple files to tabbed windows
  • Support for long file names (though we recommended using the 8.3 format)
  • Optional USB Hardware key for easy portability between computers
  • Ability to insert icons into each button to allow for easy recognition
  • Easily record audio directly into a button and instantly play it back
  • Change fonts, font color and font size for customization and improved readability.
  • Drag and drop files from one button to another (also works between tabs)

System Requirements

Stinger 3.1 will run on a wide variety of platforms – anything from a Core 2 Duo, 1.8Ghz machine should be suitable. However, for reliable 24/7 operation we recommend using a Core i5 CPU with 4Gb of RAM running Windows 7, 8/8.1, or 10, 32bit or 64bit. SATA disk-based hard drives have proven to be the most reliable. A USB slot is required for the Hardware Key version.

Stinger 3.1 and later will run on Windows XP, but will use the legacy audio engine, which does not have all the features available that the new audio engine affords.

Systems running Windows 7, 8/8.1, or 10, 32bit or 64bit, will use the new audio engine, and therefore are the recomended platforms.