It’s the analog-to-digital converter that gets clipped so you have to control the analog level before it’s digitized.
An [u]attenuator[/u] between the preamp and USB interface should help if you don’t want to buy an interface with a level control.
the Beatles White Album
You know… That’s available digitally and you won’t have any record noise or preamp noise, etc.
…That’s my least-favorite Beatles album.