I'm not 100% if this is the right place to post the question. It's connected primarily with music, so I feel like it's OK, but... well... In case it isn't, please direct me to a better suited location and I'll delete this question.
I really like the "adaptive band" in Rocksmith 2014. For those who don't know what this is, it's mode in a video game where you can pick and choose accompanying instruments, tempo and tone and the "adaptive band" will play along with you, as you play on your guitar. This is awesome. You can enforce a steady tempo, or it the "band" can change it on the fly to match what I'm playing. Same thing goes for volume or tone. Generally, it's a really fun way to get some creativity flowing.
That said, I feel because it's part of a video game it limits what I can do with it. Getting it working is a hassle if I just want to do some bluesy improv with a light band in the background when the notion strikes me. Recording anything is also complicated. Finally, Rocksmith uses it's own proprietary USB connection, which I feel degrades the quality when I have dedicated hardware (of much better quality) connecting my guitar to my PC.
I was wondering if there are any alternatives to Rocksmiths "adaptive band". Unfortunately, looking for "adaptive band alternative" in Google yields results which are very remote from what I'm actually looking for.
Can someone tell me if such software exists and if it does, what should I be looking for?