Fix AirPods Not Working With Logic Pro [Expert Methods 2024]

Written By Steven Arends

The other day, I was editing a song when I decided to record a small vocal. That led me to discover that my voice wasn’t audible. It took me a while to fix this issue.

If you have been in a similar situation, you might be wondering:

Can you use AirPods with Logic Pro?

Yes, you can use AirPods with Logic Pro, but to do that, you have to select AirPods as both your default input and output device first. Logic Pro X will use your laptop microphone by default if you don’t do that manually.

No one likes scrolling through a hundred websites to find that one proper fix, so I will only mention the fixes that actually work after my hour-long research session.

I’d like you to consider not just skipping some parts of the article even if it feels unimportant because you never know what you might need later.fix-airpods-not-working-with-logic-pro

How To Fix AirPods Not Working With Logic Pro?

Before I mention the fixes, I was hoping you could ensure that the problems between your AirPods and Logic Pro application are not because of connection issues. You can try reconnecting the AirPods with your Mac to see if this is the

Here are the methods to fix AirPods not working with Logic Pro: 

1. Set AirPods As Default Input Device

I already mentioned that the default input device might not switch to AirPods automatically in Logic Pro X, so you might have to do it manually.

The input device should be the device you want to record audio with, so changing this to AirPods will enable you to record your voice or instruments with AirPods.

Here are the steps to set AirPods as the default input device in Logic Pro X:

  1. Click on the Logic Pro X menu in the top left corner
  2. Hover the mouse cursor on top of the Preferences menu item and select Audio from the options that appear.
  3. Inside the Audio section, switch to the Devices tab in the Preferences window.
  4. Click on the Input Device and select your AirPods from the drop-down menu.

2. Set AirPods As Default Output Device

As opposed to an input device that inputs audio to the Mac using a microphone, the output device outputs any sound from your Mac. This means that if the output device is Speakers, your Mac will play any music you start through the speakers.

If the problem you face involves you being unable to hear any music from Logic Pro X, you need to set AirPods as your preferred output device.

Here are the steps to set AirPods as the default output device:

  1. Click on Logic Pro X from the top of the window and click Preferences.
  2. Select Audio from the expanded menu.
  3. If you are not already on the Devices tab, switch to it.
  4. Click on the output device and select your AirPods from the drop-down list.

3. Don’t Set Both Input and Output Device As AirPods

Are you facing choppy audio or connection issues when you pair AirPods with your Logic Pro application? This could be happening due to a weak Bluetooth version. Let me explain.

One of my friends owns a 2013 MacBook Pro, and the Bluetooth version on his PC is 4.0, which, in theory, means lower bandwidth than the latest technology.

Since the bandwidth is lower, the transmission becomes unstable when AirPods is set as both an input and output device.

So, you have two options:

  1. Set AirPods as your default input device and choose the output device as your Mac speakers.
  2. Set AirPods as your default output device and select the input device as the built-in microphone.

If you need to record your voice in Logic Pro X, option one is recommended. However, if you need to listen to Logic Pro X audio, option two is your best bet.

4. Adjust Recording Delay

Your AirPods microphone might be working correctly, but when you record small audio in Logic Pro X, you will notice a delay in the audio.

This happens due to some latency issues that exist in all programs. How do you fix it? You need to adjust the recording delay so that the latency is unnoticeable.

Here are the steps to adjust recording delay:

  1. Launch Logic Pro X and click on the bold Logic Pro X option at the top of the window.
  2. Click on Preferences and select Audio from the list.
  3. Switch to the Device tab inside Audio.
  4. Adjust the recording latency by sliding the bar next to the Recording Delay option.

5. Factory Reset AirPods

Your AirPods are probably why you face issues using it with Logic Pro if none of the previous methods fix it.

In that case, the best option for you is to reset your AirPods and make it new all over again. This is similar to the factory reset option you find on computers and phones nowadays, except there is no risk of losing personal files.

Follow this 3-step process to perform a factory reset on your AirPods:

  1. Place the pair of AirPods back into its case and keep the charging lid open.
  2. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for around 15 seconds or so.
  3. Wait for your AirPods to flash from amber to white. Once it reaches white, your AirPods have been successfully reset.

After doing this, your Mac won’t recognize your AirPods, so you will have to pair it again like a new device.

6. Update Your MacOS

Most Mac versions don’t have issues like this, but I had a problem on macOS Sierra with a rare software bug related to Bluetooth.

Because of that, all my Bluetooth connections to AirPods or other devices were not as stable as I expected. This bug disappeared after I updated macOS 12.5.

I am trying to say that you need to ensure that you are using the latest update of macOS to avoid any unexpected bugs that might cause issues with your AirPods.


Question: Why is Logic not playing through my headphones?

Answer: Logic is not playing through your headphones because the output device is not set as your headphones. You can change this by going to the Devices section in the Audio tab in Preferences and choosing your headphones as the input device from the list.

Question: Should I mix with AirPods?

Answer: No, you shouldn’t mix with AirPods. If you do that, your mix might sound great on a pair of AirPods, but it won’t sound good on better-quality speakers or high-quality headphones. It’s best to only mix and master with studio-quality speakers for a balanced sound.

Question: How do I test my AIrPods Pro microphone?

Answer: You can test your AirPods Pro microphone by simply recording test audio on your iPhone. You need to compare the two recordings here. One is where you speak close to the AirPods, and the other is closer to the phone. The phone recording should be inaudible.

Question: Where’s the mic on AirPods pro?

Answer: The mic on AirPods pro is visible outside the earpiece, unlike the previous models. The result of this was superior audio call quality in various weather conditions, and this also allowed them to add a new Audio Transparency mode.

Question: Are AirPods good for recording singing?

Answer: No, AirPods are not good for recording singing. While you can get pretty decent audio quality for conversations or voice notes, the sound quality is not good enough to match the professional standards yet.

Final Thoughts

While AirPods are not the best device to produce music, they are good enough to record a few casual ideas. I hope I helped eliminate any problems you had trying to get AirPods working with Logic Pro.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Have a great day, and do come to find us if you face any problems with your tech.

About The Author
Steven Arends is a computer science graduate and tech enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a vast collection of computer hardware and loves exploring the latest advancements. As a contributing author to 10Scopes, Steven shares his expertise to make the world of technology more accessible and easier to understand for all readers.

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