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.

Feature Lite Standard Pro Melco Commercial
Status Report Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manual Metadata Edit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fix Songs (Remote mode) Preview Only Preview Only Yes Yes Yes
Fix Songs (Desktop mode) Preview Only Yes Yes Yes Yes
Delete Duplicates (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

Matching Speed

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

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.

Remote Mode

Remote Mode feature means that you can now control SongKong from a remote device using a regular web-browser, 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.

Naim Rips

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.