I've just been trying to use a Tascam US-144 external audio interface to do some sampling. It works fine, except that everything seems to be absolutely hard-limited at -6.0dB. It doesn't seem to matter how much I beat the living daylights out of things, I can't get over that point, and nowhere near to clipping. It happens no matter what application I'm recording into, and no matter what mic I plug in.
The Tascam manual doesn't mention this being a feature, and the control panel for the interface has almost no settings that can be changed by the user. Has anyone else had a similar problem, and how do I get round it?