What version of SongKong should I choose ?
Without purchase of a license the download defaults to SongKong Lite, this gives free status report and manual editing, plus allows you to preview all the advanced automated matching and duplicate deletion tasks.
Standard, Pro, Melco and Commercial all support automated matching but there are some differences in features.
|Manual Metadata Edit||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Fix Songs (Web/Remote mode)||Preview Only||Preview Only||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Fix Songs (Desktop mode)||Preview Only||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Delete Duplicates (Web/Remote mode)||Preview Only||Preview Only||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Delete Duplicates (Desktop mode)||Preview Only||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Parse Naim Rips Metadata files||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Options optimized for Melco||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Commercial Use Allowed||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Performance||Preview Only||Unlimited Lookups||Unlimited Lookups at twice the rate of Standard||Unlimited Lookups at twice the rate of Standard||Unlimited Lookups at twice the rate of Standard|
|Add Acoustic Metadata||No||No||Yes, Bpm, Key, Mood and others||Yes, Bpm, Key, Mood and others||Yes, Bpm, Key, Mood and others|
Because the lookup rate for the Pro, Melco and Commercial editions is twice that of the standard edition meaning your songs will be matched quicker.
Acoustic Metadata summarizes the characteristics of the actual music such as bpm, mood, and the key. This Acoustic Metadata is collected by AcousticBrainz. Acoustic analysis is only available in the Pro, Melco and Commercial editions.
Web/Remote Mode feature means that you can now control SongKong from a standard web-browser and this could be a local or remote device, and this could be another computer, iPad or even your mobile phone. Remote Mode can be used with any license, however the Fix Songs and Delete Duplicates can only be run in Preview mode if you only have a Standard license.
Importantly for audiophiles with collections of Naim wav rips SongKong can embed the metadata currently only provided at the time of ripping as a separate file, then the metadata can be universally enjoyed with players other than Naim, including for example the Melco local USB-DAC player.