I don't worry to much about plugins. I might put a verb and delay up for the singer, but I won't print them. To me the sound is the mic>preamp>compressor(if used)> interface. Getting the right mic>, into the right preamp (if we have that luxury)> into the right compressor(again if we have that luxury)> a good A/D converter. That is you source sound, imho anything the computer does with that is a manipulation of the captured source sound. I strive to get the best sound I can if possible with mics and preamps. That's what I'll print. Them If I need to make adjustment I'll use the plug ins for that. Then again I'm an old analog tape guy.