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Old 04-15-2020, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default Using Reaper with AirPods Pro forces 16kHz sample rate

AirPods Pro support only 2 sample rates - 48kHz and 16kHz. When using them with a Mac you can switch between these sample rates in Audio MIDI Setup, but in some DAWs (at least in Ableton Live) you're forced to use 48kHz, which is fine, and I've been using them without problems in other DAWs and with other apps on my machine in general.

When using them with Reaper however, they seem to get forced into 16kHz for some reason, regardless of whatever the sample rate is set to in Reaper. Any reason why this would be the case, or any possible workarounds?
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Old 10-24-2020, 01:07 AM   #2
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Yes. I have the same issue.
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Old 11-16-2020, 02:23 AM   #3
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Hi, I tried work with mu AirPods Pro too. But the sound was so bad....

Any why too this issue?

Thank you so much!
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:58 AM   #4
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You’re wondering why when you take a full audio signal and compress it and then degrade it to send over a wireless protocol to a pair of minuscule speakers, your audio sounds bad?

I hope you are only using this method to check your mixes for compatibility/translation issues
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Old 11-16-2020, 09:11 AM   #5
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You’re wondering why when you take a full audio signal and compress it and then degrade it to send over a wireless protocol to a pair of minuscule speakers, your audio sounds bad?

I hope you are only using this method to check your mixes for compatibility/translation issues
Hi sonictim, how are you?

I understand what do you men but... I use my AirPods with Ableton for example without any problem.
I refer reaper to edit audio but the quality on my AirPods is very bad.

I'm sure that by talking we can discover the problem and improve the sound quality.
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Old 11-16-2020, 10:56 AM   #6
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The issue isn't just related to Reaper, but there is a workaround.

MacOS sees the Airpods as 2 separate devices with the same name - an input device which supports only 16khz, and an output device which supports 16khz and 48khz.

Create an aggregate device in Audio Midi Settings which contains only the output device, and use this as your Audio Device in Reaper. Now you can get 48khz playback in Reaper
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Old 11-16-2020, 10:59 AM   #7
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With this tutorial I can improve a little bit the audio quality.
https://www.osirisguitar.com/get-blu...operly-reaper/
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Old 11-16-2020, 01:18 PM   #8
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With this tutorial I can improve a little bit the audio quality.
https://www.osirisguitar.com/get-blu...operly-reaper/
Basically the same as I posted above - use an aggregate device which doesn't include the Airpods' microphone.
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