I've trying to record a piano either using a portable recorder as Tascam DR-07MK2 or a B2-Pro but every time I get confused about what would be the correct audio level for the input audio.
If the recording audio level of my recording is too low, this will lead to a huge volume difference between other songs. However, increasing the recording audio level usually leads to distortion at high velocity notes and also captures the background noise.
So, my question is. What would be better: 1) To record using low level, avoid distortion at all and then increasing the volume after the recording via software or 2) to let some distortions occurs in the high velocity notes and then attempt to correct them via software or 3) other suggestions? :)
Actually, I can do 1) with no problem. However, I don't know if using a low volume level on recording will miss some important frequencies that I would be able to get using a high volume level.