I just asked a question with the tag, on top of an existing question using . Which should we use?

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The tag has been remapped to ← (main tag)

  • Stack Overflow: [sound] → [audio]
  • Super User: [sound] → [audio]
  • Unix & Linux: [sound] → [audio]
  • Ask Ubuntu: [audio] → [sound]
  • Apple: [sound] → [audio]
  • Software Recommendations: both [sound] and [audio] exist, with a 1:3 usage ratio [sound] → [audio]

Conclusion: let's have both, merge them, and make [audio] the main tag.

  • Aww beat me to to the punch, and with a much more quality answer!
    – Gram
    Sep 9, 2015 at 19:43

Good question, audio would be my vote as sound implies more content related material then production or consumption related discussions.

I was not able to find a reference for this then. :(

  • I've often regretted that Unix & Linux has a single tag for both emitting or recording sound (e.g. “my sound drivers aren't working”) and manipulating data that represents sound (e.g. transcoding and tagging audio files), but I don't think the words “sound” vs “audio” express this distinction. In any case, on this site, only the emission/recording meaning is relevant. Sep 9, 2015 at 19:45
  • Good point, the distinction may be regional (as per my reference fail), and the precedent that SE uses on other sites would be a better resource to pull form. :)
    – Gram
    Sep 9, 2015 at 19:52

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