Audio mixers, masters and electronic music producers all use plugins. It’s all a natural part of mixing a rock band or mastering a cello concerto. Without plugins, radios would have to use extremely dynamic recordings on air and have to edit the levels constantly to not blow listeners’ ears.
The issue is that plugins most of the time cost $100 to $200, which is a lot if you don’t have the budget. A lot of plugins are free, too, but they often have bugs that affect the CPU and can create virus-like simulations that are hard to remove. However, I have downloaded and tested some free plugins that aid recordings in many ways.