How To Record Audio On Garageband With Airpods

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Welcome to the world of GarageBand, Apple’s powerful digital audio workstation. With GarageBand, you can easily record, edit, and mix music and audio projects on your Mac or iOS device. If you own a pair of AirPods, you can also use them to record audio directly into GarageBand!

In this blog post, we’ll cover how to set up your AirPods with GarageBand and how to record audio with them. We’ll also discuss some of the features that make a recording with AirPods in GarageBand so great. Let’s get started!

To get started recording with your AirPods in GarageBand, you first need to select them as an input source for the track you want to record on. To do this, open up the Track Inspector panel in the lower right corner of the screen and click on the Input tab. Select “AirPods” from the list of available input sources. You may also have to adjust your system preferences so that sound output is set to “Headphones” instead of “Speakers”.

Once you have selected your AirPods as an input source for your track, you are ready to start recording! To start recording, simply press the Record button located at the top left corner of the main window. As soon as you do this, a red light will appear next to it indicating that the recording has begun. You can also enable gain control for your track if you need more volume or clarity while recording by clicking on the Gain Control button located just below the Record button.

Recording with AirPods in GarageBand is great because it allows for clean and clear recordings without any ambient noise interference or distortion. This makes it ideal for podcasts or voiceovers where clarity is essential. Additionally, because AirPods are wireless headphones, they offer freedom and mobility during recordings which can be incredibly beneficial for musicians who need to move around while performing on their tracks.

We hope this blog post has given you a better understanding of how to record audio using your AirPods in GarageBand. Whether you’re creating a podcast or producing music tracks for yourself or others, using AirPods in combination with GarageBand can really take your recordings to new heights!

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Recording Audio with AirPods

Yes, you can record audio with AirPods. To do so, open the app you wish to record audio with and tap on the 🎙 microphone icon. Next, select your AirPods as the Audio Input Source and begin recording. You may need to adjust the audio settings for optimal sound quality before beginning your recording.

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Recording Voice on GarageBand Using Headphones

To record your voice on GarageBand with headphones, you’ll need to first connect your headphones to your computer. Once the connection is established, go to System Preferences > Sound > Output and select Headphones as the device for sound output.

Next, open up GarageBand and select an audio track. In the Track Header, click on the Inputs button and choose “Headphones”. Now you should be able to hear your voice through the headphones while recording into GarageBand. When done recording, you can adjust the volume level of your microphone by clicking on the Inputs button again and adjusting the slider for input levels.

Troubleshooting AirPods Voice Recording Issues

If your AirPods are not recording your voice, it could be due to a few different factors. First, make sure that the microphone setting is enabled on your AirPods. To do this, go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the i icon next to your AirPods. Then, tap Microphone and enable the Automatically Switch AirPods option. This will let your AirPods determine the most suitable microphone to use on the fly.

If this doesn’t resolve the issue, you may need to check whether your device supports recording with AirPods; some devices are not compatible with this feature. Additionally, if you’re using a voice-activated assistant such as Siri or Google Assistant, make sure that they’re activated correctly. Finally, try connecting and disconnecting your AirPods from your device to ensure that they are connected properly.

Recording Voice with Earphones

To record your voice with earphones, you will need to connect your earphones to the microphone, or audio input/line-in jack on your computer. Once connected, type ‘manage audio devices’ in the search box and click ‘Manage audio devices’ in the results to open the Sound control panel.

Once in the Sound control panel, click the ‘Recording’ tab and select the microphone as your input device by clicking on it and then selecting ‘Set Default’. You can also adjust settings such as volume or boost level here if needed.

Finally, open up a sound recording program such as Audacity and set it to record from the microphone input. When you are ready to record, simply press ‘Record’ in Audacity and start speaking into your microphone. When you are finished recording, press ‘Stop’ and save your recording.


In conclusion, GarageBand is an extremely powerful and user-friendly music creation and production software. It is incredibly versatile, allowing users to record audio and MIDI in real time using their headphones or AirPods. With its intuitive and comprehensive design, GarageBand makes it easy for anyone to create professional-sounding music with minimal effort. Additionally, the software offers a wide variety of tools and effects that can be used to further enhance one’s track. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced producer, GarageBand provide something for everyone.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.