Export Dialog box freezing

Yesterday, on a tight deadline, finishing some mix revisions, Cubase decided to have a behavior that I have not seen it have before.

When I click Export in the mixdown menu, the little progress bar shows up as usual but the cancel button is blanked and Cubase is frozen solid. I don’t even get the “not responding” in the task manager in Windows. I has never done that to me before and it did it multiple times yesterday.

I didn’t use any new plugins or that much more than usual, sampling rate was the same as my other projects. I don’t know where to look. The result is we ended up submitting (it’s a contest) some rougher mixes that are missing some elements. I could not be humanly more frustrated than I am now. :slight_smile:

Could this have anything to do with C11 being released yesterday or there’s another suspect?

I’m actively trying to resolve this.

Thanks in advance for your help


I’m quite confident, this has nothing to do with Cubase 11 release.

Could you try in Cubase Safe Start Mode [Disable preferences], please?