I'm trying to add a finger snapping effect to a song that sounds like the one used by Oh Land on her song Rainbow
I would like to know your ideas on recording and mixing these, by answering these specific questions:
What kind of mic (dynamic/condenser/ribbon) would you use, and at what distance from it would you have the finger snapping going on (in terms of the reverb radius)?
How many players/layers would you have going on at the same time?
Would you use some sort of quantization (with or without swing)?
Would you consider recording only a bar and then looping?
Would you consider using samples or synthesized snaps, and what tricks would make these sound natural?