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We have multiple audio related tags:

Out of these tags, some of them are quite clear:

clearly covers virtual instruments, digital audio workstations, sequencing software, etc.

seems to be at the more average end user end of the scale - media players, media library software, that sort of thing.

And then some of them are a little off key and probably need fixing:

appears tagged with one of the other tags in all but one instance

covers sequencing, essentially - I think this should be merged into and a synonym created.

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    We also have a sound tag, where would you put this? – Angelo Fuchs Feb 14 '14 at 19:16
  • okay. Would you add this to the answer (synonym sound to audio) so its complete? – Angelo Fuchs Feb 14 '14 at 20:04
  • I added a list of examples in my answer. Would you copy it and propose what tags should be used in your scheme so they can be compared? – Angelo Fuchs Feb 15 '14 at 13:19
  • Related meta: What is the difference between sound and audio? – kenorb Jun 7 '15 at 12:39
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I suggest the following definition (and will compare it to "CSV-File"):

  1. Audio is the over arching word containing everything. (compare "File")
  2. Sound is the digital representation of audible things. (compare "Text-File")
  3. Music is the specific element in the realm of Sound. (compare "CSV-File")

Also I feel strongly with this Meta: Lets tighten the reins of the tags "Tag + Space + Tag" = Bad.

Thus the following tag changes:

  1. , and should be treated as a "topic tag" like , etc. and therefore discouraged (maybe even removed & blacklisted).
  2. "audio-" tags should be used in the border cases where nothing else matches.
  3. should hardware interaction questions arise they should be consistently tagged (instead of etc.)
  4. "music-" tags should be used only where it is especially about longer tracks of sound. (like and its synonym )
  5. "sound-" tags should be used more generic to interact with audible content.

Examples (only audio related tags): Most are taken from this site.

This causes the following synonyms (and much more in the same style):

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