Im trying to write a small application that all it has to do is to start and stop recording from the sound card at my request. Looking for an appropriate tool for this task, I found only very low level stuff (the options so far are direct sound, portaudio, and window MME). Is there anything that satisfies my needs in higher level, i.e. provides only start/stop functions and a way to configure it to match my sound card? If there isnt, what could be the reason?