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Designer 6

System Configuration Software

Designer System Configuration Software enables integrators and system planners to design, deploy and seamlessly commission installations of networked audio systems consisting of Microflex® Advance microphones, audio interfaces, IntelliMix® digital signal processors, Microflex loudspeakers, and control accessories. Completely reimagined and redesigned to simplify end-to-end workflows and enable intuitive layouts, Shure Designer 6 is effective application software designed to streamline operational efficiency.

NEW FEATURES IN DESIGNER 6

  • Windows or MacOS compatibility
  • View, add, resize coverage areas
  • Save online room as a design file
  • Simplified room and device naming
  • Deploy room design to online devices
  • 802.1x protocol and additional features to provide enhanced system security
  • Enhanced audio routing view with new Dark Mode option
  • Tab view layout for efficient file organization of multiple rooms or designs
  • Room designs are saved as computer files that can be effortlessly preserved or distributed.  
  • Store room information and device connection information within the devices

This free software lets you create room designs using Microflex Ecosystem components and manage existing installations effectively. Configure audio coverage and signal routing quickly, then save and share design files efficiently. Designer 6 and later versions are compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Intuitive Workflow

Designer allows online and offline design, routing, configuration, and push to online devices, all in one tool.

Pass It On

Room configurations can be saved and shared with colleagues.

Seamless Routing

Single hub for Dante™ audio routing.

Free software download.

Networked audio routing between Microflex Ecosystem components.

Create design in a virtual room or while connected to an online room.

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Compatible Products

Configurable PoE-powered mute button accessory designed for Shure networked audio products

ANIUSB-MATRIX

ANIUSB-MATRIX USB Audio Network Interface with Matrix Mixing

Audio network interface connects up to 4 Dante channels and 1 analog output to a room's audio and video conferencing system via USB connection.

IntelliMix P300

Audio Conferencing Processor

Audio conferencing processor offers IntelliMix DSP algorithms optimized for audio/video conferencing applications.

MXA310

Table Array Microphone

Table array microphone utilizes Steerable Coverage technology to capture pristine audio around conferencing tables of various sizes and shapes.

MXN5W-C

Networked Loudspeaker

Microflex™ MXN5W-C Networked Loudspeaker

MXA710

Linear Array Microphone

The linear form factor of the MXA710 with IntelliMix® allows for placement virtually anywhere in a meeting space, including on a wall, around a display, ceiling, or into a conference room table.

MXA920

Ceiling Array Microphone

Multi-zone Automatic Coverage™ technology captures talkers in up to 8 areas. Enhanced talker localization information enables more accurate camera tracking.

MXA902

Ceiling Array Microphone + Loudspeaker

Combined microphone, loudspeaker, and DSP with Single-zone Automatic Coverage™ technology provides clear audio capture and reproduction from one device.

MXA901

Conferencing Ceiling Array Microphone

Sleek 13.5-inch round form factor complements any interior design. Use one in smaller rooms or multiple units in larger spaces.

Support

Customer Support

Service & Repair

Detailed policy information regarding customer service numbers, service modifications, and replacement parts.

Service & Repair

Contact Us

Submit a ticket directly to Shure Customer Service staff, or reach out via phone or email.

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Shure Tech Portal

Complete product documentation, technical support materials, software and firmware, and other tools and resources for all Shure products, in one place.

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User Guide & Specs

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Release Notes

Version 6.1.0

Improvements

  • Improvements to performance reliability, run-time diagnostics and retries of deployment
  • Enhancement to streamline device firmware updating
  • Workflow improvements:
    • Menu tabs include enhancements to design workflow, end-to-end deployment workflow and messaging
    • Preferences tab options now include:
      • Applicable NIC to connect to devices
      • Desired dark or light mode
      • Online room editing
    • Improved Property Panel with a retractable sidebar on the design environment along with the toolbar. The sidebar allows users to view or adjust design properties and device settings.

PC Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems
    • Windows 10 (Professional or Enterprise), 64-bit edition
    • Windows 11 (Professional or Enterprise), 64-bit edition
  • Minimum Hardware Requirements
    • Hard drive: >=5 GB (free space). (SSD 'Solid state' recommended)
    • RAM: 8 GB, 16 GB recommended
    • Screen: Preferable min. 1920x1080
    • Ethernet network connection (not required for installation, but required for working with the application)
    • IPv4 network only
    • Processor
      • 8-generation Core i5 family processor
      • 4 physical cores
      • 6 threads (logical processors)
      • Only Intel and AMD x64 architecture (64-bit) are supported. Arm-based Windows platforms shall not be supported

macOS Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems
    • macOS 13.3.1 (Ventura) minimum
  • Minimum Hardware Requirements
    • Apple M1 or Apple M2 (Intel i5 processor)
    • Hard drive: >=5 GB (free space). SSD 'Solid state' recommended) *)
    • Physical memory: 8 GB, 16 GB recommended
    • Screen: Preferable min. 1920x1080
    • Ethernet network connection (not required for installation, but required for working with the application)
    • IPv4 network only

Pre-Upgrade Requirements

  • Users must export release 4.X project files (with extension .dprj) for import to Designer and conversion to room design files (with extension .rdf)
  • Certain endpoint protection software may block the installation of Designer. If you encounter this issue, whitelist the Designer Installer, or application.

Upgrade Path from Designer Classic to Designer 6

  1. Users must update device firmware using Shure Update Utility. Ensure that each device is at the correct firmware version as indicated in the Compatibility section below.
  2. Download Designer 6 from the Shure website, and then install the application
  3. Launch the Designer 6 software application
  4. Go to the Preferences tab
  5. Select the appropriate NIC to discover all the devices in ecosystem
  6. Go to the Online devices to validate device firmware
  7. Perform tasks as desired

Compatibility

  • This version of Designer is compatible with the following recommended software and firmware versions:
    • IntelliMix Room 6.1.0
    • ANIUSB 6.0.44
    • MXA310 6.0.23
    • MXA710 6.0.24
    • MXA910 6.0.24
    • MXA920 6.0.38
    • MXA901 6.0.39
    • MXA902 6.1.64
    • MXA-MUTE 6.0.25
    • MXN5-C 6.0.17
    • P300 6.0.38
  • It is imperative to use Shure Update Utility to update all devices to the specified firmware version indicated above.
  • IntelliMix Room is supported in this release.
  • Note the applicable firmware version for IMX-Room designs and deployments.

File Conversion

  • Project file conversion from Designer version 3.X is not supported in Designer 6.
  • Reference the following steps to convert project files to room design files:
    • To export projects from Designer 4.X:
      1. Open Designer 4.X
      2. Go to “my projects”
      3. Click on the 3 dots in right side of your project – select “Export”
      4. A <your_project_name>.dprj file has been created and saved to default download folder
    • To import into Designer 6:
      1. Open Designer 6
      2. Go to “File -> Open”
      3. Navigate to and select <your_project_name>.dprj
      4. Import file dialog appears – click “Choose save location”
      5. Select a folder where the converted room files should be stored e.g <my_rooms>
      6. Dialog appears that shows all rooms contained in the <your_project_name>.dprj file
      7. Select all the rooms that you want to import
      8. Click on “Open selected rooms”
      9. All rooms selected are now opened in their own tab
      10. All room files are stored in my_rooms>/<your_project_name>/<room_name>.rdf

Known Issues

  • Installer processes may fail during upgrade
    • Workaround: Allow the uninstaller process to finish, then restart installation
  • After a device firmware installation and a “device version to install” version stops at “Discovering...”
    • Workaround: Unplug the POE cable from the device, wait about 5 seconds, and then plug the POE cable back in to restore the device.
  • Issue ID# 5962: Automatic conflict resolution is not happening in empty online rooms. This issue occurs after clearing an offline room (room containing only offline devices). If an online device is added to the previously cleared empty room and a removed offline device comes back online, the room will enter the conflicted state and not resolve automatically.
    • Workaround: User must create a new room design after clearing the offline room, and/or delete the previously cleared offline room.

Notes

  • User Guide
  • To update firmware, please download Shure Update Utility
  • Shure Web Device Discovery
  • Event Logs paths
    • Windows:
      • C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Shure\Shure Designer 6\logs
    • macOS
      • ~/Library/Logs/Shure Designer 6/
  • Designer 6 can be installed on the same PC as previous Designer versions. It is recommended to run them at separate times and not simultaneously.
  • Previous Designer versions will not be removed when Designer 6 is installed.

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