Some one just asked me which are my most used plug ins. Which made me think what do I reach out for. Some times I don't really think about it, but here's a list - which might change over time, but...:
Kinda in order, but it depends...
MOTU MW Equalizer - extremely versatile eq
ValhallaDSP Vintage Verb
MOTU MW Limiter
MOTU Analog Chorus
Primestudio Prime Curve - not only has a sweet high end but also widens the stereo - great on the 2 bus
House of Kush Electra DSP amazing EQ - the high end to soooo.....
SoftTube Tube-Tech Classic Channel - can't finish a mix with out them
MOTU ACE 30
Most used VIs
MOTU Mach5 v3
MOTU Model 12
AmpleSound J Bass
Toontrack EZ Drummer
Toontrack EZ Keys
2nd tier use
Eventide UltraChannel - a cpu hog but just the XFORMER feature is worth it
MOTU ProVerb using Bricasti responses
On my purchase list...