I’m sorry if what I’m going to say next is unfair or if it makes no sense, by lack of knowledge from my side.
Steinberg could and should be much more specific about what are the included expansions (by default) with their product packs like “Absolute 4”, “Absolute 5”.
On the product page, Steinberg do shows what VSTis are included in the pack but they do not specify what are the included expansions for each product, namely “Padshop 2”, “Groove Agent 5”, “Retologue”, “HALion 6” and so on.
Yes, I’m aware that the install agent by default installs the VSTi and related “Factory libraryes” but I just found out that some expansions are not installed and can be installed.
For instance, I tried to install some extra expansions for “Padshop 2”, and “Gove Agent 5” and some worked while others did not.
It wouldn’t hurt if Steinberg could provide in the product description, for each VSTi that are part of the “Absolute” pack, a list of available “free” expansions that are “included” in the pack installation.
If there is a way of finding this information, please just let me know.