What is the machine you're using in your videos?

I'm fairly new to trying to create music- i have a lot of ideas, not a lot of background besides for loving music. What do you think the best way is to get into creating my own music whether it be sampling or fresh beats, any books or people that i must read and listen to in your opinion ? How do i learn to use these machines creatively, the manuals tell you what they can do, but is it better to just mess with them, what's your method?

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