Could we make it policy to push people towards Audio 'Proposed Q&A site for electronic musicians, DJs, and professionals using DAWs' - not newbies who may just need an answer to the wrong topic 'right now' but more established members - in order to ease the separation of 'pure' sound design from questions on DAWs etc.
There have been a few attempts to get this type of forum going, but this one (Sound Design) has not had a happy time being merged, Audio-Video Production has already just become Video Production & 'Music' has become Musical Practice & Performance - leaving a gap for 'pro-audio'.
It would then be up to that site whether to accept 'How do I make this snare sound?', 'which Mic to use for drum overheads?' -type questions, or 'Which is a good DAW for Mac? (which I personally down-voted ;)
Further subdivision might come later, but for now at least, I feel we do need one site on SE to be a suitable repository for this question type; & this looks like the best we have right now.
My personal area is music for film, so even with the new proposal I'll still be sitting between stools, but it does feel like this area is needed to broaden SE's spectrum.
I wouldn't be so hopeful that a 'music for film' forum would ever see the light of day ;)