We all tend to praise for more expensive stuff. SSL models, NEVE models, TubeTech models, or super complicated digital monster plugs.
Well, I’m not saying that you don’t need them. Definitely nice to have. But instead of spending too much money on plugs, how about starting with what you already have with your ProTools?
EQ-III that comes with ProTools is basic parametric EQ with filters and shelving EQs but amazing. Addition to all those, there’s one reason I use this constantly for subtractive surgical EQing.
Check out the video, this is amazing to nail down that frequency messing up your mix.