Rather than hit you with the full concept diagram straight away, let's take it in steps. The first two simplified diagrams show only those parts of the diagram related to a particular scenario.

  1. Round-trip analysis, same as it was done using Version-1 of the software: record a mono wave-file at the sample-rate of your session.

  2. Using a portable recorder instead of a DAW when analysing hardware sequencers: the MIDI-signal track will reveal jitter in the MIDI clock; the Synth-audio track will reveal synchronisation drift in the second Sequencer/ arpeggiator/ drum-machine. (Use a synth whose own jitter has already been proven to be well under 1 msRMS.)

  3. The full concept diagram. Compare this with the first two diagrams

You are to focus your attention on the functional relationships (depicted by arrows) that connect the concepts (represented by boxes). Read like this: "concept-relationship-concept." For example: "DAW resposible for wave-file," and "synth audio recorded in synth-audio track."

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Studio conceptual model
Round-trip analysis without the special MIDI adaptor

Using portable recorder (no DAW) to analyse clock and synchronisation jitter

Full concept diagram