I suggest also using:
Album Artist Sort
Artist Sort (so, for example, Artist=The Beatles, Artist Sort=Beatles, The
I found this to be the best method for use with Roon (I’ve ripped >2000 albums this way)
Less critical, but I also try and populate ‘Style’ (sometimes referred to as ‘Grouping’), which is like sub-genre type information. dBpa often suggests values, but not always.
Beware that the label, UPC, and catalog# values can be hit and miss for accuracy (not really dBpa’s fault) - it’s just beause there are often so many versions/releases of an album that it doesn’t have enough info from the disc to always get it right.
I have also used SongKong Pro recently to scan my whole library to fill some gaps (especially Composer info).
This is very much belt and braces approach as I don’t only use roon and like to have metadata that is as correct as I can make it. Roon can certainly identify albums without all of this, but I try to make it as easy as possible.
I suggest selecting a handful of albums across the spectrum of your collection, and experimenting before settling on the final settings.
It’s worth also considering what folder and filename structure you want to use - dBpa is very flexible.
For example, I use the following string:
[IFVALUE][tag]album artist sort,[tag]album artist sort,[IFVALUE]album artist,[album artist],[IFCOMP]Various Artists[IF!COMP][artist] - [year] - [album]\0[disc] - [track] - [title] - [artist] - [album]
Beatles, The - 2006 - Love\01 - 01 - Because - Beatles, The - Love