Secrets of the Hits: In the Style of Bruno Mars

Learn the tips, tricks, and techniques necessary to create killer Bruno Mars style tracks. | Producer Dean Palya Jr
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What You'll Learn

Want to create amazing productions in the style of Bruno Mars?

So many of todays hottest pop tracks are penned or performed by brilliant artists like hitmaker Bruno Mars.

So WHAT ARE THE SECRETS of producing such insanely catchy tracks?

Here’s a clue: It’s WAY MORE than a drum machine and a jumpy synth line.

If you’re not producing Pop tracks that can sonically compete with the Pros, you’re missing out on every artist that NEEDS you to produce their next hit track.

Just because you love the sounds doesn’t mean you know exactly how to get them on your session…and if you want to make More money by attracting Better artists to your studio, then you NEED the skills to produce at the top level.

As a producer, YOUR VALUE is in :UNDERSTANDING the TONES, STYLES, and SECRETS that can be used to create incredible hit recordings.

That’s why we’ve painstakingly recreated a track in the style of this hit artist from scratch.


Section 1: UNDERSTAND the key elements of a hit Modern Pop track. Which elements are MISSING in your current productions?

Section 2: BUILDING UP THE DRUMS with the right sounds and styles is a painstaking process filled with lots of trial and error…until you know how. KNOW HOW to choose and build a tricked out drum section with the right samples to complement your production goals.

Section 3: UNDERSTANDING BASS is essential to providing the underlying groove in modern pop. Build a great bass part, find it’s place in your track, and use it to glue the whole thing together.

Section 4: ADDING ELECTRIC GUITARS: This ain’t no rock track. Guitars have a special place in most modern pop songs, and must be utilized correctly to add to, rather than detract from, your next hit. Up your game by producing GREAT guitar tracks.

Section 5: KEYS, SYNTHS & LEADS are the space, the movement, and the ear candy of a hit pop track. How do you add enough of one, without overpowering another? After this section, you’ll know HOW to create the right parts to fill in every crack of your next hit.

Section 6: FINAL MIX TOUCHES will empower you to make the tweaks that set your new production apart from the millions of bad pop songs.

Making the sound of a HIT Song is Not easy, or everyone would do it.

You want better than what you’re getting now, and that doesn’t happy with endless trial and error.

Join Secrets of the Hits: In the Style of Bruno Mars today and make better records by tomorrow.

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Dean Palya Jr
Dean Palya Jr
Producer/Engineer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Instructor

A multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter on Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass, Organ, Violin, Saxaphone and Vocals, Dean is one of the most versatile music creators working today. In addition to tracking and mixing demos and masters for a range of Nashville artists, he has produced 7 full length records of his own songs in genres as diverse as rock, pop, classical and hip hop. His ability to capture the essence of a song and portray it through the production give his recordings a sincere touch.

Dean works hard to understand what an artist is trying to achieve with a project and provides the music to perfectly support and capture the emotion, feel, and sound best suited for the project. Whether it’s an intimate piano ballad, a mellow alternative track, or a high-energy dance pop tune, Dean has the tools to bring it to life.

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