Having to work with sound requires sophisticated devices that are able to capture and play sound at the highest quality possible. Using the right computer applications can save you a considerable amount of money and even time. In most cases, you might also want to be able to hear in real-time what the microphone records, but some sound cards don't allow this. However, Microphone Pass-through Emulator comes equipped with the right tools to solve this issue.

The application is designed so that it allows you not only to put your sound card and recording device to good use, but also virtual audio protocols, such as ASIO. Having seen most professional sound management applications take advantage of ASIO's ability to considerably reduce latency only adds to the application's benefits.

When running the application don't expect a warm welcome, as all necessary functions are stored in a compact and simple window, with no additional toolbars, side panels or file menus. The application automatically detects all audio drives, letting you decide which to use for input as well as output device.

What's more, you can set background thread priority from Idle to Time critical, as well as set the sampling rate which can range from 4000 to 96000 Hertz, as well as the sampling format that can be signed from 8-bit to 32-bit integer or 32-bit and 64-bit normalized float.

Once all necessary options are set, you are free to hit the “Start” button and put the microphone to good use, because all the sound that goes in, comes out through the selected output device. In addition, you can set the application to stay hidden in the system tray so that it does not take up any space on your desktop, and even have it run an external application once you hit “Start”.

To sum it up, Microphone Pass-through Emulator is a pretty straightforward, but powerful sound utility. It greatly comes in handy when your sound card does not provide real-time playback of recorded sound. This can save you a great amount of time when music is made, or simply making it possible to fully enjoy a karaoke session.