I talked last month about using the stock Pro Tools plug-ins. While the plug-ins that come with your DAW are usually completely adequate, it’s fun to explore other possibilities.

There are hundreds and hundreds of plug-ins out there. Some costing thousands of dollars; others are free. Both have their place in the home studio.

So, what are your “desert island” plug-ins? Which ones can’t you live without?

I’ll go first.

I have to say I have a bit of a crush on Waves’ SSL Bus Compressor. It’s a part of their SSL Bundle. It’s really hard to make it sound bad, and it can glue together a mix like nobody’s business.

Okay, now it’s your turn. Tell us your favorite plug-ins. If you can, include a link to the plug-in. (Let’s show a little love to the plug-in makers.)

Let’s hear it!