Stinger is a term used for a quick shot of music or sound that helps punctuate or illustrate a transition or idea within a production. It can add excitement or help shift focus between segments, or it can simply be used over and over agin in different commercials or with different products to add personality or recognition to a brand or service.

For the most part stingers are a few seconds up to 15-20 seconds in length and are usually multi layered rather than simple one shot sound effects. For a comprehensive collection of stingers start an audio search with the keyword "stinger" Lets save a thousand words and take a listen to some examples both on their own and in context.

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