Applies to: Clarett (whole range)
The Clarett range (both USB and Thunderbolt) boast a dynamic range of 119dB. This is commonly mistaken to mean that the input will be louder, which is not the case. The Clarett having a larger dynamic range is designed specifically to allow for louder signal upon input, at low noise.
This meaning that a loud input signal will cause another interface to start clipping while at the same level the signal will come into the Clarett safely and quietly. For recording vocals (or other low input signals) it is expected that your input gain would need to be raised higher than another interface, and there is no negative effect on doing so.
If you have any further questions on this please contact our technical support.