Processing is an essential part of sound shaping and sound design. Surely a bit of eq, some reverb and a little delay counts as processing, but you can go so much deeper with current gear and techniques.
If you need to kick some life and blood into your sound sources, try a processing Disruptor to get you out in the galaxies.
Consider this Processing Disruptor:
Implement the disruptor if possible, and be rewarded with inspiration and new perspectives.
Database integration by Kim Bülow Bonfils.