In all my tutorials I make as much use as possible of free and included plugins, because there’s a great deal you can do with them, and a lot to be learned by working with them.
However, I use quite a few paid plugins in my production work, and one of the manufacturers with a fair few go-to plugins I use is Waves. They’ve been around a long time, and while some of their offerings are showing their age now, they have some plugins which I use on just about every session.
They often have sales on (the price is never the price!), and also tend to do giveaways for Black Friday, etc., so check their site.
If you’re going to buy from them, please use this link:
You’ll get 10% off a purchase if you go via that link, and I’ll get 10% off my next order.