My aim is to work with like-minded creatives to capture the vibes, energy, feel and excitement of their music by using all of the techniques at my disposal, and to make the best possible sounding recording.
Hi, Im Yael "Grave Clave" Mothes, a music producer, mixer and drummer based in Bordeaux, France. Over the past 10 years or so I’ve worked closely in the fields of rock, punk, hardcore, pop, jazz, electro, and their respective sub genres, to make some pretty cool sounding records.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with Sour Eyes, Seven-Pointed Star, Burning Fight, Pessac Jazz Band, Looking Up, Neeru, Ceïba, Jeanadou, Hap Bazard and more.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
4 ReviewsEndorse FPPA
We worked with Yael from tracking to mixing a 4 tracks EP. Every time he felt we struggled to get things right, he had a useful advice to get us back on track. As a mixer, he was very easy to work with, as he laid down several versions of the mixes and adapted very quickly to every claim we had.
Defiitely a great experience!
Rémi from Soul Gumbo
Many thanks to Yaël of FPPA for his professionalism. For my first single, on which I wanted to highlight the handpan on electro sounds and vocals, I couldn’t have chosen a better producer than him. Thank you so much!!
The hours of recording at the studio were a real pleasure.
Thanks to your kindness, the atmosphere was always cool and relaxed.
The output of your work is wonderful.
I can't wait to play "Storm" to my friends and family (the second EP of Sour Eyes)
Music sounds better with you dude! Producer on the last two albums of Neeru, FPPA does a wonderful job each time. Nothing would be the same without him. I recommend.
Interview with FPPA
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I work hard to be proud of all the projects I have been associated with.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To bring them magic !
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: But buddy, why don't you have grammys yet ?
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My slogan is simple : "more than your music, your story..." That's all. It goes beyond a simple job ;) Check my website out > https://www.fppa.fr
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid of course !!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm working with - ProTools HD - Avid I/O 192 - Lavry Blue - BAE Neve 1073 - DBX 160A - YAMAHA SPX2000 etc...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A little trick I did to increase the attack on the bass drum on a hardcore metal project. I taped two credit cards -one visa, the other MasterCard, it's really important- on the head where the bats are supposed to hit. I placed one sm57 in front of the head and recorded it with the other mics. I mixed all that with the rest of the kick mics and the result is really amazing. That's it !