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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.


  • 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 organisation 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


The Microflex® Advance™ MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone

The new MXA910 with IntelliMix® represents the next evolution in the Microflex® Advance™ Ceiling Array Microphone platform.

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


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

IntelliMix® P300 Audio Conferencing Processor

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


The Microflex® Advance™ MXA310 Table Array Microphone

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


Networked Loudspeaker

Microflex™ MXN5W-C Networked Loudspeaker


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.


Ceiling Array Microphone

Automatic Coverage™ technology requires no set-up yet gives you precise control of audio capture if desired. With next-generation array architecture for enhanced directional pickup and more natural speech, the MXA920 is easy to use and quick to deploy for AV conferencing, camera tracking, voice lift, or sound reinforcement.


Ceiling Array Microphone + Loudspeaker

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


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.


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Service & Repair

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

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User Guide & Specs


Release Notes

Version 6.0.1


  • Improvement to performance reliability, run-time diagnostics, and retries of deployment
  • Enhancement to streamline device firmware updating

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 from release 4.X / 5.X 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


  • This version of Designer is compatible with the following recommended firmware versions:
    • 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 6.0.32
    • 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.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Intellimix Room Audio Processing Software (IMX-Room) is not yet supported in Designer 6. At this time, use Designer 4.7 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 6.0:
      1. Open Designer 6.0
      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# 5935: Default file names may be rejected by Windows or macOS due to operating system file naming constraints.
    • Workaround: Rename the file that was saved in Mac and open it in Windows.
  • Issue ID# 6263: User may encounter missing devices and routes when trying to open a saved file during deployment flow.
    • Workaround: Close and reopen Designer, then try to open the file.
  • Issue ID# 6298: When resizing or selecting the coverage area, then trying to reposition it, the coverage may momentarily jump to the original position and then back to the new position.
    • Workaround: Rate of occurrence is sporadic, contact Shure Customer Support team for assistance if anomaly is persistent.
  • Issue ID# 6394: In the MXA920 S/R, reset to default option is not working as expected when added coverages are hidden one by one after adding them. and then clicking on reset to default option in properties panel.
    • Workaround: Switch tabs then return to the coverage tab.
  • Issue ID# 6450: Room conflict dialog may not appear in an online password protected room if a device is not online or missing, and user may be unable to remove the missing device.
    • Workaround: User must get the missing device online; otherwise, move online devices to a new room.
  • Issue ID# 6460: User may encounter a delay on password selection deploying to devices with and without passwords set.
    • Workaround: Wait 7-10 seconds for the password selection options to become available.
  • Issue ID# 6462: User is unable to set a common device password in an online room when room contains some device with passwords and some devices without passwords.
    • Workaround: Use the deployment workflow to set and synchronize the room password. Otherwise, individually remove each device’s password so that all devices are not password protected and reset the room password.
  • Issue ID# 6466: When working with Virtual room and not adding or removing a device (i.e. changing a device mute state), device settings will not be saved.
    • Workaround: Save the design file manually after configuring settings.
  • Issue ID# 6470: In the coverage view, the MXA310 property panel may not refresh after setting device properties.
    • Workaround: Switch tabs and return to the coverage view.
  • Issue ID# 6476: When using streamlined deployment with MXA-MUTE, the latest audio rout changes may not be reflected in the online room.
    • Workaround: Use standard deployment when deploying a room that contains a MXA-MUTE device.
  • Issue ID# 6477: It is possible to start import or clear of multiple P300 device presets at the same time, and this could result in a failure to import or clear.
    • Workaround: If user encounters a failure, wait for 30 seconds, then retry the operation and it will be successful.


  • 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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