Hah, yeah this thread is definitely verbose...
The later betas had scrolling enabled (unless I accidentally disabled it again at some point). TPV2 should be smaller (along the lines of the UI mockups), so it should hopefully fit on more screens. I'll try to be more precise to where objects pour off the UI screen as the only reason I disable scrolling is that it annoyingly scrolls when you hover near an edge.
I agree, those 4 buttons in there (slice/grain/combine/pattern) are only a stop-gap. I'm going to come up with with some fingering patterns for them as well, though probably 2 hand patterns (ie holding down the leftmost button + a pattern somewhere else). I want to be able to engage/disengage those things on the fly.
There's totally animation gestures for these (you can see it in the quick demo video). When going up an octave there's a flash/pattern on the right, when going down there's one on the left, and when you come back to 1x, both sides flash. In generally I think the 'fingering' will take some internalizing, but after that, it should feel like second nature.
This is actually a bug with karma~, which I'm hoping to iron out (with some other small improvements/features) with @RABID in a karma~ 1.1. Basically if you send stop/play/record messages to karma~ immediately after each other, it can sometimes break the state machine. I've hacked a little workaround that waits something like 15-20ms after each message, but very rarely this still gets locked out.
@Dan_Derks Was having a mapping issue too, though that was due to scripting name issue with all of the cores getting redundantly mapped to the first one. It should be working, though I haven't properly tested it (I did get a korg nanokontrol for this kind of stuff). Did you get it working in the end with the most recent beta @Dan_Derks?
Are you using the KMI in a regular MIDI mode or is it sending sysex stuff into Max? (I remember for my Softstep (using Jeff Kaiser's objects) that it piped in raw sysex that was then 'cooked' into MIDI).
I might try to incorporate a better MIDI learn system in TPV2, or include more clear instructions. I personally never use it, so I always looked at it as a kind of bonus feature for people, rather than being meaningfully integrated.