Cubase says "no hardware or already in use!" when trying to connect my M-audio interface

I am having trouble with cubase using my interface. It give me the choise so I know it sees my interface. just wont connect… Its says no hardware or already in use!, which is not true…

Hi and welcome to the forum,

Do you have the latest driver installed, please?

yes, I have; still it says can’t find hardware, even though it gives me the choice to pick it…

yes I have installed it… should I be installing cubase 8.5, instead of 8?

I had massive issues with M-Audio 192|4 in Digital Performer. It was unusable there, with a similar error, and I actually had to buy a new interface to use with DP.

M-Audio has a history of driver issues with their audio interfaces.

I will never buy another. They also have practically no support.


It depends on your license. Cubase 8.5 is different license in comparison to Cubase 8.


Unfortunately I have the same experience.