About us

About us

Marvin Marvin
Audio, Web & Graphic Design

Hi, I’m Marvin. I started out doing web and audio work, back in the days when the internet was powered by steam and people knew what Ask Jeeves was.

Nowadays I focus on recording and producing spoken word, doing planning and visual design for websites, graphic design for online and print, and creating and producing music. And hosting websites. And working with my clients. And managing all my projects.

Tom Tom
Coding, Coding & Coding

Tom is the absolute coding whizz. He’s excellent at PHP, CSS, HTML, Javascript, MySQL, and much more. He builds fast, responsive websites. His code is clean and lean.

The A-Team

Together we are the A-Team at darkHouse. We also have a great pool of other freelance people and companies we can call on. So we’re flexible, scaleable, very good at what we do, and very good value. You get the personal service you no doubt long for, and full attention to your project every time.

See our testimonials if you’re looking for recommendations, and don’t hesitate to get in touch to talk about your project. We look forward to working with you soon!

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Environmental info

The Bristol HQ of darkHouse Multimedia runs on 100% renewable electricity and has done for many years. We’re powered by wind, sun and tide. We also use low energy lighting and recycle and compost waste. On top of that, our hosting provider runs a carbon neutral server policy, partnering with Carbonfund.org in a carbon offsetting scheme.

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What the people say...

Ben G:

Marvin is a very thorough sound engineer... he is always sympathetic to the client requirements. Extremely friendly and approachable, darkHouse provides a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to work in. The end results were superb. I would recommend darkHouse Multimedia to anybody requiring a friendly, good value and technically proficient recording company

Glynn F:

I had the pleasure to use Marvin's expertise as a recording engineer... I was delighted with the results... I was also delighted with Marvin's approach which is friendly, encouraging and higly professional. I have worked in many recording studios and have often found technicians to be concerned more with the technical rather than the creative. Marvin is different. I recommend him very highly.

Kim D:

...designed and created a fantastic new website for my business which I am absolutely thrilled with.... professional yet approachable, taking time to explain every stage and guiding me [with] expert knowledge and experience... always made me feel as if I was his only client which is a real skill and a rare quality to possess. Thank you so much Marvin, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to anyone.

Paul C:

Marvin is calm, positive, competent, genuine, professional, and combines his recording wizardry with his articulate, down-to-earth, person-centred approach to getting the job done efficiently. From first contact through to end product, he does everything he says he will do, at the time scales he promises, to a very high standard, at a very reasonable cost. Highly recommended.

Richard W:

Over the last 6 years, Marvin has produced some first-rate artwork for the Tudor Beats record label. What I appreciate most is not just his professionalism and speed of delivery and enthusiasm, but the real thought and intuitive feeling that he gives to projects. He has a real knack of getting inside whatever project he is working on and his design work really shows the way that he connects with the projects of his clients.

Lisa W:

I have used darkHouse Multimedia over several years ... and have found the service excellent from the initial helpful guidelines to the recording session and through to the final production. Marvin's calm, patient and professional manner allows me to feel comfortable and unrushed ensuring a recording that sounds seamless, professional and exactly the high quality that I want for my clients. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Many thanks Marvin.

Viv K:

I've recorded seven different CDs with Marvin ... his warm and knowledgeable approach makes one feel very comfortable, and his keen ear and eye for detail is second to none. He was so helpful with my narrative, timing and delivery. I also commissioned him to do the artwork for my CDs and he worked to my brief and produced exactly what I wanted, first time around. I recommend Marvin to colleagues and look forward to working with him in the future.

Eurof W:

I worked with Marvin on a five-part BBC Radio 4 project. I found his professionalism to be exemplary ... His attitude and artistic suggestions helped the recordings, and I left the studio on each occasion knowing that we had achieved as perfect a sound recording as possible ... Apart from this professionalism, Marvin also has patience and integrity, and I only hope we have the opportunity to work together again soon.

Sue D:

I just have to tell you that i'm so impressed - this is exactly how I like to do business. I ask for a service, pay for a service and that service gets delivered! You have restored my faith in real business and professionalism - thank you so much for your excellent attention to detail.

Alan B:

Hi Marvin. I would like to say thank you for your help and making the cd fun and enjoyable to do. It sounds really good.

 

Alex B:

Thanks again Marvin, it's always a pleasure working with you!

Alexandra G:

Just a quickie to say received the CDs and they look and sound great so thank you very much for all your help!

 

Anne RJ:

It sounds fab! I love the artwork and am very grateful for your help. Thank you so much!

Brian W:

Thanks Marvin, the cover designs all look fantastic. I am very happy with the recordings also.

 

Emma M:

Thanks so much for today - you made it all so painless! [The CD is] perfect! Thanks again!

Fiona S:

I am very happy with my CD and so are my clients!

 

Ismene C:

Marvin you star, you are making my life much easier :) Yes I LOVE this design! Thank you :) perfect. Thank you for your hard work :)

Carol B:

Hi Marvin. Everything's great. CD cover looks good, listened to the CD with good headphones into the laptop and it sounds great too, then listened to it on laptop loudspeakers only. Great. Very, very happy. Thank you.

Hazel B:

Just to let you know, I have sung your praises on our recent training days, and said not only you give great service professionally but that you are also generous and supportive. Thanks again for your support.

 

Pete A:

Many thanks Marvin for all your hard work! An excellent and efficient service!

Jesse E:

I really enjoyed doing the recording - you made it all very easy. I was really nervous about doing it before we started. I have listened to the recording and it sounds amazing. I'm so pleased. Thank you again.

Jon C:

I'm very, very happy with [the CDs]. The artwork is beautiful, a lovely image, and the track sounds great. Thanks again.

 

Ismene C:

Fantastic! You have been a massive help, thanks a million times!! :)

Kerri F:

The book cover is perfect! Thank you. It is all very exciting now that it’s about to happen! Until I saw the cover it didn’t seem real and I’m really looking forward to having the finished product in my hands!
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