The solution for unloading (hanging) Cubase Pro 8 on exit.

Possible solutions:

  1. Do you have Ableton live installed on your system? In that case you must prevent Cubase to load Ableton Live Engine.dll (rewire). The drawback is that you cannot use rewire with Ableton anymore.

  2. Disable all M-Audio midi drivers. Cubase does not like them and cannot unload then at exit.

No more problems on exit anymore!! Try it yourself.

For what it’s worth, I’ve been using an M-Audio MIDI interface for years over several versions of Cubase and have never had a problem - nor the “hanging on exit” issue several people are having …