Transcription Step 2 Instructions indicates:

When you’re running Dictation, your computer automatically mutes all audio that’s playing. To override this, you’ll need to run two commands in Terminal

I have performed the write-commands and read-commands:

user@users-Mac-mini ~ % defaults write com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore AllowAudioDucking -bool NO
user@users-Mac-mini ~ % defaults read com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore                       

{ AllowAudioDucking = 0; }

user@users-Mac-mini ~ % defaults write com.apple.speech.recognition.AppleSpeechRecognition.prefs DictationIMAllowAudioDucking -bool NO
user@users-Mac-mini ~ % defaults read com.apple.speech.recognition.AppleSpeechRecognition.prefs

{ DictationIMAllowAudioDucking = 0; DictationIMCorrectionCount = 0; DictationIMIntroMessagePresented = 1; DictationIMLastDictationDate = "619237426.7170759"; DictationIMMessageTracesSinceLastReport = 4; DictationIMSensedMicActivityState = 1; DictationIMSensedMicIdentifier = "SoundflowerEngine:0"; "DictationIMUpgradedTo10_15" = 1; }


  1. How to keep sound from muting while using dictation?
  2. Anyone: please to add relevant links


Reference 1 (above) indicates BASH commands overrides mute trigger in Mojave in 10.14.1

Audio drives the input level meter as expected:

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A speech audio file is started. The text editor is opened: when Dictation is invoked, the input level meter goes dead (audio player automatically muted).


What can be done to diagnose why the BASH commands were not effective in disable automatic mute?

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