It's currently suggested in meta that production questions are on-topic: Is Music Production covered here?
However, Music production without low-latency software was closed as looking for 'recommendations for specific equipment'.
Now, I don't think it is looking for 'recommendations for specific equipment' in the sense of 'what's the best virtual analogue VST?' or something like that. Nevertheless, it does mention specific equipment.
To get to the main question: I think it will be very hard for some production questions to be asked in a natural way without at least mentioning specific equipment; quite often, there's a limited number of pieces of available equipment that do a certain specific job in a music production workflow, and it would be expected that they would be mentioned in a question on that topic.
Is there a line that we need to draw more clearly here? Are there any types of questions that we should be directing to another site?