Some money from music sales and contract work is coming in soon, and I actually have a chance to upgrade some of my setup! The current front-runner is to buy some new drum software, since I'm still using DFH (five years running!) However, I figured I should check with everyone here to see what other audio plugins you CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT.
This could be anything from a sampler, a specific instrument library (drums, orchestra, world instruments, etc), some sort of fancy EQ or multi-processing (like iZotope Alloy or a Waves bundle), mastering suite, ANYTHING!!! The only criteria is WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PLUGINS YOU WOULD ABSOLUTELY REPLACE IF YOU LOST THEM.
For what it's worth, I'm running Reaper on a PC. Processing power/hard drive capacity/RAM is not a concern. And to head off an old argument before it even starts ("it's not about getting new software, it's about learning how to use what you have") yeah, I know. I'm not looking to "fix" any problem by throwing money at it, I just want to get something fun and new that will be beneficial to the end-result, or will streamline some processes.
Thanks in advance!