I'd like to have the tools that suit my taste for creating drum lines and patterns to craft songs live whether that takes a little setting up or doing it on the fly.

I was wondering how others go about creating their drums for a song, dawless, complete with multiple lines, break beats, etc.

I'm really novice. I know there's some interesting modules out there like the Make Noise Rene Cartesian sequencer, but I haven't come to terms yet with how much versatility I'd get from a module like that, not to mention the case real estate(in fact, my first case is already planned out and full) and perhaps the only "quick and easy" switching of patterns would be the stochastic inspiration generator.

In any case, I'm curious and thought it could be a real learning moment to find out what and how others are crafting their drums.