2.1.0 is the latest version of Padshop…and you must have Apollo activated in SAM as C12 sees it ok.
I don’t have any Padshop extensions to double check - although @MrSoundman had Zero Gravity that was upgraded (and deleted from his elicenser) - not sure what version of cubase though.
I have GA and Halion expansions that have been updated to SAM (and deleted from the elicenser) and both of these appear just fine in the latest version of GA/Halion despite running in C11/N11. They flag an error when starting C11/N11 but GA/Halion have their own preset browser so it’s not a problem in use.
There is obviously something odd going on with Padshop - as you should be able to use it in any DAW - and I’ve got a specific SAM licence for Padshop so it should be able to use SAM just fine (no dongle needed) - so why isn’t it seeing your Apollo licence …?
TBH I never use padshop but are you forced to use the Mediabay to load patches ? is there another ‘inbuilt’ browser ? - how do you load patches in 3rd party software ?
@Ben_at_Steinberg might be able to shed some light on why your C11 Padshop doesn’t show a SAM licensed expansion ?
So, despite what I said earlier (!) - I don’t think that Padshop 2 has been updated to use SAM as I’ve still got a Padshop licence on one of my elicensers and no voucher has been issued. (I was misremembering this as Retrologue!)
This means that if Steinberg are marking elicenser licenses as ‘deleted’ (which they now seem to be doing) then these kind of problems are going to arise.
Not a problem for Halion/Retrologue/GA which are SAM-aware, but certainly a problem for Padshop.
The Padshop version 2.1.0 that I have installed actually supports SAM and should therefore also support Apollo.
If the Apollo presets are not displayed in the eLicenser-based Cubase versions, could it be because Padshop (and also Retrologue!) do not have their own Mediabay (mediabay3.db) but use the Cubase database? HSSE and GASE come with their own Mediabays!
Are you sure upgraded preset libraries for Retrologue (also SAM-upgradet) are visible in C11? I know colleagues who also report problems!