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? Commented Feb 14, 2014 at 19:16
  • okay. Would you add this to the answer (synonym sound to audio) so its complete? Commented Feb 14, 2014 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? Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 13:19
  • Related meta: What is the difference between sound and audio?
    – kenorb
    Commented Jun 7, 2015 at 12:39

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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