I just stumbled across this program Jamstix that can jam with you live. Pretty cool. What else is cool is that you can export the midi from the jam and do anything you want to it. You can also use the sounds from other VSTs directly within the program, so I just load up a JABB kit and jam along with that.
I hate writing drum parts for my jazz pieces, especially when I want them to sound like a human is playing. So this program will be a lifesaver.
There is a groupbuy that ends tomorrow if this sounds interesting to you. They also have a very functional demo (with audio dropouts and limits on midi export) that can give you a really good idea of what this does.
Here's an improv I did a couple minutes ago. The drum part was all created in realtime by the Jamstix demo.
This is like the most ridiculously good deal ever. For anyone who doesnt know about jamstix, it is by far the best, most sophisticated software for drum programming available. If u want to program drums that sound like a pro played them in your studio rather than midi slices and loops, u got to check this out. It is not so often that a deal comes along like this one, im a long-time user, otherwise this is a "no-brainer". and there is a free update to Version 2, when it comes out! This company has the best customer support, period, as any user can attest to, and has made hundreds of improvements to the current product, and verion 2 is not an update, they completely revamped it. What more can u ask for?
also, they have said their plan is to go mac compatible at some point-- i know that's not exactly what u wanna hear, but if they say they will, they will.
they're working very hard now, developing a very complex product update