Would it be an idea to assign a new plugin to a track in pro tools in the same way you open an application in OSX via spotlight.
Here's an example:
- Click on an empty insert
- Start writing the plugin's name. For example "EQ3..."
- Pro tools suggests "EQ3 1-Band" and "EQ3 7-band".
- If you continue writing "EQ3 7", Pro Tools would automatically insert the 7-band eq, because there are no other options left.
Hope you get my point (y)
This would save a lot of time when adding plugins, I just hate scrolling through the lists.