Equinux has updated SongGenie (http://www.equinux.com/us/products/songgenie/index.html), a software application designed to analyze, detect and label music data, to version 2.0 The upgrade automatically searches online for lyrics, which can be displayed on your iPod or iPhone.
SongGenie constructs an acoustic fingerprint of each track and, based on specific characteristics, detects the appropriate artist name, song title and album title. It automatically identifies tracks containing incomplete or incorrect information. It even detects music titles for tracks with no artist, album or song title information; titles that were digitalized without extra information and are therefore called, for example, “Title 01” and additional characters that suggest incorrect names like an underline.
Using an acoustic fingerprint, SongGenie determines which track to work on and intuitively inserts the correct information in its user interface. With just a click, the appropriate description text is transferred to the track in question.
SongGenie 2 checks freely accessible web archives for lyrics and saves them directly in the music file. In addition, users can browse through a fully configurable web search which they can use to look up rare lyrics. SongGenie detects passages of text on various websites and can apply the found text with a single mouse click. Users can even check the found lyrics by listening to the song in SongGenie itself.
SongGenie costs US$29.95. Registered users can upgrade SongGenie for a discount using the equinux License Manager. A boxed version will soon be available in Apple retail stores. Users who have bought SongGenie in the last four weeks will receive a free upgrade to SongGenie. SongGenie is translated into German and English, and a French version will soon follow.