If you’re anything like me, you’re probably doing 80% of your work with 20% of your tools. How long is your plugin list? If you have a waves bundle it can get out of hand with stuff you may not ever use.
Try this: hold Cmd and click on your favourite plugin in the plugin list – next time you open the plugin list to insert/”instantiate” a plug you’ll find an alias of it at the top of the second layer of plugin navigation!
This is a system sticky pref and will be there in all your sessions once you set them up.
If you haven’t already, be sure to set your “default EQ and default Dyn” in your preferences (mixing tab) to add those at the top level of the list.
These shortcuts will also appear in the assignment matrix on your icon if you ever happen to use your desk to insert a plugin.