So far ,
I have just tried various products on different tracks , and if they work well , I keep them and if they don't , I delete and start over .
I use the Crane Song products , so I have the hardware thing , and they work nicely ,
but not on every thing , so I try the Waves plugins , and if that is not working ,
I go to the UAD Fatso
I use a lot of analog gear so my tracks are very nice " as is " and the tape thing
is not always desirable .