五维介质 Medium⁵This is a thread for discussion of the Quadimension characters/voices commonly known as Medium⁵ (五维介质).
What is Medium⁵?
Medium⁵ is a group of characters and voices created by Beijing Photek S&T Development Co., Ltd., also known as the music circle Quadimension. The first and most well known character was Xingchen (Stardust), formerly known as Quadimensionko, who was announced in 2015 to be recieving a VOCALOID4 voicebank developed by Shanghai HENIAN Information Technology Co. Ltd., who are well known for producing the Vsinger vocals for VOCALOID. Xingchen was released in 2016 and is one of the more popular Chinese VOCALOIDs.
After expressing interest in growing the cast to 5 members in 2017, they debuted a second vocal and Xingchen's younger sister, Haiyi in 2018. She was followed by Cangqiong in early 2019. After this point it was announced that Quadimension would develop voices for the Synthesizer V engine; the first released being Chiyu, then Shian, then Cangqiong with Haiyi being the latest release for the software. It has been mention that there are plans to develop and release a Chinese and English voice for Xingchen on SynthV, though this may become voices for ZERO if the voice does not sound similar to VOCALOID.
Who is ZERO?
The Medium⁵ Concept Trailer "ZERO":
It would seem that ZERO is the originator of Medium⁵, living in an apparently war-torn world. In the trailer, she splits herself into the Medium⁵ girls. You can see that she posessed the full "Metatron's Cube", which now the Medium⁵ girls represent in parts. Since she most resembles Xingchen, Ddickky said that they would use Chalili as her voice provider as well, and depending on how the results turn out they'll make the voicebanks into either Xingchen if it sounds like her VOCALOID, or ZERO.
Why is it Xingchen/ZERO instead of just Xingchen or ZERO?
Basically, the difference between VOCALOID's output and the recordings provided is pretty big, but with Synthesizer V it isn't as big. Depending on how the voicebank turns out in Synthesizer V it will be called one or the other. Due to Xingchen and ZERO being very similar in appearence and voice, etc Chalili is suitable to voice both. The way Ddickky put it was "Xingchen and ZERO are not two people, nor can they be a single person".
[profiles under construction]