Big Shoes band album "Step On It!" recorded entirely at Biglittle Recording nominated for "Best Blues Album of the Year" in DownBeat Magazine Readers' Poll!!!
Andy Peake studied music. He studied it in college and as a support musician to the many world class artists he has worked with. He has received scores of compliments as a "musician's drummer" with an ear for arrangment and overall performance. In 1997, after working with scores of mediocre "producers" and a few great ones, Andy decided to take the plunge into recording engineering and production. His first project, distributed only to local customers, friends and a few interested listeners resulted in 2 of the songs being re-cut by other artists. the Bel Airs blues band of Columbia, Missouri and John Cowan of New Grass Revival and the Doobie Brothers. Those successes lead to multiple local and regional productions with various artists, the most recent being CD releases by his own band project, Big Shoes. The home studio phenomena has seen dramatic improvements in quality and production options over the last 20 years and Biglittle Recording is a prime example of what can be accomplished with an experienced engineer/producer with a great set of ears. Andy's most recent album, "Step On It!" has received oustanding reviews citing sound quality and album concept as two of the contributing factors. Saving on overhead, Andy is able to create commercially competitive products at a fraction of the price of the Nashville Music Row money pits.
The studio features the options-rich Behringer X-32 console/interface plus various outboard boutique microphone preamps, software, musical instruments and quality mics, including, Neumann, AKG, Audio Technica, Focusrite, Presonus, Rode, Avantone, Cubase Pro, Reason, Reaper, Alesis HD-24 hard disk recorder, Premier Percussion and Fender and Yamaha guitars. Biglittle recording gets enough bang for the buck to be competitive with studios featuring many times the investment of Biglittle.