Microsoft has made a generous gift to fans of the audio recording by implementing “Stereo Mix” feature in the system. Now we do not have the headache of searching for fixed drivers for sound cards. Is all well? In fact, no.
The new audio interface does not allow to capture DRM-protected audio streams. We are against piracy, but we should be able to make a legal copy of purchased audio track.
Another disadvantage: new audio API provides low-latency output in exclusive mode, but recording will be disabled. Recording allowed only in shared mode.