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Designer

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4.2
22/07/2020

Important

  • Before upgrading Designer versions, it’s recommended to export project files to back them up.
  • If you encounter an installer failure during upgrade, allow the uninstaller to finish, then restart installation
  • When upgrading Designer versions, the installer may prompt that the destination folder is not empty; please change the folder name or delete the existing folder and it will automatically be re-created during the upgrade.
  • If opening Designer in the first few minutes after starting the system or plugging into a new network, devices may not be discovered; close Designer, and open it when the NIC has finished identifying.
  • In order to push from virtual devices to online devices, or vice versa, the virtual device and online version must be on the same version. For example, all new virtual devices created in Designer 4.2 are on version 4.2.X; those virtual devices can only be associated with online devices that are also on version 4.2.X.
  • Designer 4.2 is not backwards compatible with earlier versions of Designer. The database will not be maintained upon downgrading, and Designer 4.2 files cannot be imported into earlier versions of Designer.

Improvements

  • Support for new products:
    • MXA710 Linear Array Microphone
    • MXN5-C Networked Loudspeaker
    • MXA Network Mute Button
  • Support for new firmware versions
  • Optimize feature for routing, optimal audio settings, and mute synchronization in one button
  • Firmware updating for all supported devices, excluding IMX-Room, on the same subnet and cross-subnet
  • Overlay device windows with option to undock to new windows
  • Coverage map layers and channel selector
  • Performance improvements
  • Bug fixes

Known Issues

  • Management of both individual and location presets are now for online devices only; virtual devices' presets can no longer be exported in this version; we recommend using Designer project files to share work done offline.
  • With more than 20 devices in location or 60 on the network, some actions will take longer due to increased network traffic.
  • When using IntelliMix Room, Designer may show a red dot and invalid software version for that device after installation. Close and re-open Designer or reboot the machine running IntelliMix Room to fix the issue.
  • When importing a Designer preset file into the MXA910 web application, attempts to immediately export that file out of the web application will fail if it is not first loaded and saved to the MXA910.
  • When typing in certain fields, the value may be overwritten if not entered quickly.
  • When soloing a channel on an MXA310, all channels will show as gated on.
  • When configuring a single MXA910, rotation of the device will only appear in Location > Coverage Map; go to the location to view the rotated device.
  • When one or more devices in a location are locked by Dante Domain Manager or Dante Device Lock, operations that affect Dante settings may be unreliable, such as audio routing, pushing virtual to online devices, or enabling audio encryption.
  • Changing EQ Contour on the MXA710 does not affect active preset indication.
  • Changing channel count of virtual IMX-Room device does not reset audio settings.
  • When disassociating online devices from virtual devices multiple times, Optimize may not create expected routes; add new virtual devices and Optimize.
  • Indications that show on the bottom of the Coverage map page may persist longer than expected.
  • Forgetting a cross-subnet MXA910 on firmware version 4.1.41 may result in the device being rediscovered; close and re-open Designer or reboot device to see it as forgotten.
  • When factory resetting a device from Online Devices > Device window, then attempting to add that device to a Location that’s already open and initializing it, the Location and Device window will close; reopen to continue working
  • The uninstaller for Designer is not signed.
  • Users with Astrill VPN installed will not be able to launch the app successfully; contact Shure support for help.

Notes

  • Internet access is required during the installation process
  • Designer User Guide
  • Designer 4.2 is compatible with the following software and firmware versions:
    • MXA910 4.2.18X
    • MXA710 1.0.5
    • MXA310 4.2.18
    • IntelliMix® Room 2.0
    • P300 4.2.4
    • ANIUSB-MATRIX 4.2.19
    • MXN5-C 1.0.6
    • MXA-MUTE 1.0.8
  • Requires 64-bit Windows 7 or 10
  • Minimum system requirements have been updated; please see the Designer User Guide
4.1.1
23/04/2020
Download not available

Important

  • When upgrading Designer versions, the installer may prompt that the destination folder is not empty; please change the folder name or delete the existing folder and it will automatically be re-created during the upgrade.
  • In order to push from virtual devices to online devices, or vice versa, the virtual device and online version must be of running  the same version. For example, all new virtual MXA910s  devices created in Designer 4.1.1 are on version 4.1.X; those virtual devices can only be associated with online devices that are also on version 4.1.xX.
  • Designer 4.1.1 is not backwards compatible with Designer 3.2. The database will not be maintained upon downgrading, and Designer 4.1 files cannot be imported into version 3.2.

Improvements

  • Resolved a discovery issue when IntelliMix(r) Room is integrated with certain third-party peripheral devices
  • Resolved an issue where Designer would not successfully open with certain native languages set as the operating system language

Known Issues

  • When using Windows 7, no more than five windows can be open simultaneously.
  • With more than 20 devices in location or 60 on the network, some actions will take longer due to increased network traffic.
  • When deleting a virtual device, Designer will warn that encryption and password settings will be changed; however, the discovered devices’ encryption and password settings will not be affected.
  • When importing a Designer preset file into the MXA910 web application, attempts to immediately export that file out of the web application will fail if it is not first loaded and saved to the MXA910.
  • Pull and push operation may cause sync status to say “not synced”,” although the operation was successful; close and reopen the location to fix this
  • When soloing a channel on an MXA310, all channels will show as gated on
  • When configuring a single MXA910, rotation of the device will only appear in Location > Coverage Map; go to the location to view the rotated device
  • If experiencing issues changing the channel count of an IntelliMix Room instance within Designer Software, deactivate the IntelliMix Room instance first, then change the channel count and re-activate
  • When using Shure Networked Audio Encryption for IntelliMix Room, you'll see a "key error" for channels without established Dante audio routes. This does not affect device performance and can be ignored.
  • When one or more devices in a location are locked by Dante Domain Manager or Dante Device Lock, operations that affect Dante settings may be unreliable, such as audio routing, pushing virtual to online devices, or enabling audio encryption
  • When using the P300’s Matrix Mixer on its Schematic tab, vertical scrolling won’t work correctly; navigate to the Matrix Mixer tab to see all channels.
  • Unsupported firmware may show an indication that the device is locked by Dante Domain Manager or Dante Device Lock. See the minimum supported firmware versions below.

Notes

  • Internet access is required during the installation process
  • Designer User Guide
  • Designer 4.1.1 is compatible with the following software and firmware versions:
    • IMX-Room version 1.0.4.2
    • MXA910 4.1.41X
    • MXA310 4.1.37X
    • P300 4.1.11X
    • ANIUSB-MATRIX 4.1.39X
  • Requires 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
4.1
11/02/2020
Download not available

Important

  • When upgrading Designer versions, the installer may prompt that the destination folder is not empty; please change the folder name or delete the existing folder and it will automatically be re-created during the upgrade.
  • In order to push from virtual devices to online devices, or vice versa, the virtual device and online version must be running the same version. For example, all new virtual devices created in Designer 4.1 are on version 4.1.X; those virtual devices can only be associated with online devices that are also on version 4.1.X.
  • Designer 4.1 is not backwards compatible with Designer 3.2. The database will not be maintained upon downgrading, and Designer 4.1 files cannot be imported into version 3.2.

Improvements

  • Support for IntelliMix® Room Audio Processing Software version 1.0
  • Support for MXA910, MXA310, P300, and ANIUSB-MATRIX 4.1.X firmware
  • Auto route feature added on the Signal Flow tab
  • Multi-select added on P300 and IntelliMix Room schematic views
  • Performance improvements
  • Bug fixes
  • For enhanced security, first-time browser user interface access will prompt the user to set up a passphrase. Users have the option of continuing without a passphrase, allowing for Shure Designer configuration software to securely configure multiple devices at once within a Designer location.
  • Passphrase length must be at least eight characters, up to a maximum of 64, with all characters allowed
  • Downgrade caution:
  • After the 4.1.X upgrade, a device’s new Designer location passphrase (and/or its audio encryption passphrase) might exceed the allowed length of its prior firmware version. In that case, downgrading requires the following procedure to ensure passphrase compatibility:
  • Prior to downgrading, disable the location and/or audio encryption passphrase or change the passphrase to the character length allowed by the prior firmware to be downgraded to.
  • Perform the device firmware downgrade. Enable passphrase(s) as desired.

Known Issues

  • When using Windows 7, no more than five windows can be open simultaneously.
  • With more than 20 devices in location or 60 on the network, some actions will take longer due to increased network traffic.
  • When deleting a virtual device, Designer will warn that encryption and password settings will be changed; however, the discovered devices’ encryption and password settings will not be affected.
  • When importing a Designer preset file into the MXA910 web application, attempts to immediately export that file out of the web application will fail if it is not first loaded and saved to the MXA910.
  • Pull and push operation may cause sync status to say “not synced,” although the operation was successful; close and reopen the location to fix this
  • When soloing a channel on an MXA310, all channels will show as gated on
  • When configuring a single MXA910, rotation of the device will only appear in Location > Coverage Map; go to the location to view the rotated device
  • If experiencing issues changing the channel count of an IntelliMix Room instance within Designer Software, deactivate the IntelliMix Room instance first, then change the channel count and re-activate
  • When using Shure Networked Audio Encryption for IntelliMix Room, you'll see a "key error" for channels without established Dante audio routes. This does not affect device performance and can be ignored.
  • When one or more devices in a location are locked by Dante Domain Manager or Dante Device Lock, operations that affect Dante settings may be unreliable, such as audio routing, pushing virtual to online devices, or enabling audio encryption
  • When using the P300’s Matrix Mixer on its Schematic tab, vertical scrolling won’t work correctly; navigate to the Matrix Mixer tab to see all channels.
  • Attempts to save templates when devices have routes outside of a location will fail. Add all routed devices to a location to successfully save the template.
  • Unsupported firmware may show an indication that the device is locked by Dante Domain Manager or Dante Device Lock. See the minimum supported firmware versions below.

Notes

  • Internet access is required during the installation process
  • Designer User Guide
  • Designer 4.1 is compatible with the following software and firmware versions:
    • IntelliMix Room version 1.0.4.2
    • MXA910 4.1.41
    • MXA310 4.1.37
    • P300 4.1.11
    • ANIUSB-MATRIX 4.1.39
  • Requires 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
3.2
12/06/2019
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UPDATE: Oct 15, 2019: Designer 3.2 supports P300 devices updated to version 3.1.8.
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IMPORTANT
  • When upgrading Designer versions, the installer will prompt that the destination folder C:\Program Files\Shure\Shure\Shure Designer is not empty; please change the Shure Designer folder name (e.g. Shure Designer 3.1) or delete the existing Shure Designer folder and it will automatically be re-created during the upgrade.
  • In order to push from virtual devices to online devices, or vice versa, the virtual device and online version must be of the same version. For example, all new virtual MXA910s created in Designer 3.2 are on version 4.0.12; those virtual devices can only be associated with online devices that are also on firmware version 4.0.12.

 

IMPROVEMENTS
  • Support for MXA910 firmware version 4.0.12 with IntelliMix® DSP
  • Bug fixes

 

KNOWN ISSUES
  • When using MXA910 4.0.12 firmware, the Sync Status between the virtual and online device will appear as ‘Not Synced.’
  • If no NIC is selected, some features on virtual devices may not work as expected, e.g. deleting lobes from virtual MXA910s; select a NIC to fix the issue.
  • When using Windows 7, no more than five windows can be open simultaneously.
  • Templates that were created from a location will be empty when the project is exported and then imported. This does not affect locations that were not copied to templates.
  • With more than 20 devices in location or 60 on the network, some actions will take longer due to increased network traffic.
  • When pushing to many devices, the status may incorrectly show that the push failed. For most devices, if the Sync Status changes from ‘Not Synced’ to ‘Synced’, then the push was successful. However, with MXA910 version 4.0.12, the status will always say ‘Not Synced.’
  • When deleting a virtual device, Designer will warn that encryption and password settings will be changed; however, the discovered devices’ encryption and password settings will not be affected.
  • When working with virtual devices and presets, channel names do not revert to default values when “Restore Default Settings” is clicked, and location may take time to respond.
  • In Coverage Map, changing the unit of measurement will not be saved for the location; the unit of measurement will default to feet when the location is reopened.                                          When importing a Designer preset file into the MXA910 web application, attempts to immediately export that file out of the web application will fail if it is not first loaded and saved to the MXA910.
  • When changing an exported project file name and attempting to import the project file, an error message may appear although the project was successfully imported; switch tabs or close and re-open the app to view the project.

 

NOTES
  • Internet access is required during the installation process
  • Designer User Guide
  • System Requirements
  • Designer 3.2 is compatible with the following firmware versions:
    • MXA310 version 3.1.5
    • MXA910 version 4.0.12
    • P300 version 3.1.6
    • ANIUSB-MATRIX version 3.1.5
  • Requires 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
3.1
15/01/2019
Download not available

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UPDATE: February 1, 2019: A new version of Designer 3.1 (3.1.1.2120) was released with a minor bug fix. Users running Designer 3.1.0.2067 are encouraged to update to the newer version. (Find the version number of your Designer installation at the bottom of the Settings screen.)
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Release Date: 1/15/2019

Important

When upgrading from Designer 3.0 to Designer 3.1, the installer may prompt that the destination folder C:\Program Files\Shure\Shure Designer is not empty. To fix this issue:

  1. After seeing the prompt in the installer, go to C:\Program Files\Shure\Shure\Shure Designer in your file explorer and delete the existing Shure Designer folder
  2. Continue the installer for Designer 3.1

Improvements

Known Issues

  • When using Windows 7, no more than five windows can be open simultaneously.
  • Templates that were created from a location will be empty when the project is exported and then imported. This does not affect locations that weren’t copied to templates.
  • With more than 20 devices in location or 60 on the network, some actions will take longer due to increased network traffic.
  • When pushing to devices, the status may incorrectly show that the push failed. If the Sync Status changes from ‘Not Synced’ to ‘Synced’, then the push was successful.
  • When deleting a virtual device, Designer will warn that encryption and password settings will be changed; however, the discovered devices’ encryption and password settings will not be affected.
  • When working with virtual devices and presets, channel names do not revert to default values when “Restore Default Settings” is clicked, and location may take time to respond.
  • When loading a preset on a virtual P300 device, saved Off Attenuation and EQ Contour values will be overwritten by Mic Optimization mode defaults.
  • Event log may incorrectly say “Push failed” for “Push to Dante” events, though the description will say that the event was successful. In these cases, the event was successful.
  • In Coverage Map, changing the unit of measurement will not be saved for the location; the unit of measurement will default to feet when the location is reopened.
  • When importing a Designer preset file into the MXA910 web application, attempts to immediately export that file out of the web application will fail if it's not first loaded and saved to the MXA910.

Notes

  • Internet access is required during the installation process.
  • Designer User Guide
  • System Requirements
  • Designer 3.1 is compatible with the following firmware versions:
    • MXA310 version 3.1.5
    • MXA910 version 3.1.5
    • P300 version 3.1.5
    • ANIUSB-MATRIX version 3.1.5
  • Requires 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
3.0
11/08/2017
Download not available

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UPDATE: June 20, 2018: Designer 3.0 is compatible with MXA910 version 3.0.24
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Release Date: 8/11/2017

Initial release

Known Issues

  • When importing a Designer preset file into the MXA910 web application, attempts to immediately export that file out of the web application will fail if it's not first loaded and saved to the MXA910
  • When importing a Designer preset file into the MXA910 web application using MXA910 release 2.0.8 and earlier, attempts to use the low shelf filter after rebooting the device will fail if the preset file was not saved to one of the preset slots

Notes

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Software de Configuración para Sistemas