I was hitting the piano keys for the first time when I was 4. Two years later it was sold...
When I started listening to Jarre's works (in 2000), soon, during the listening my fingers started hitting the table and it looked like I was a keyboard player. That was just an 'unconditional' impulse.
I think that Vince Clarke ('Yazoo' and 'Erasure' video clips) was one of a musicians, who made me decide to open the box with Yamaha portable keyboard and start playing/miming (that was in 1990's - I can't recall the exact date). Maybe it's strange, but I haven't played any 'Erasure' or 'Yazoo' track so far...
Thomas Anders too... (similar case).
In 2003 I've installed the first software synthesizer on my computer (thanks to Loek van Kooten and Eppo Schaap (aka Galbatron) - on their website (it's a pity it doesn't exist anymore) in 'equipment' section (as I remember) I've saw the first software synth). That was Native Instruments Pro-53 - I remember how I was shocked when I heard the sound for the first time
. I decided to buy the MIDI controller to play it in an easier way. I started "collecting" software synths and later - sound modules. And they made me decide to start making music.
So, if someone asked me the question: "Who was first person...?", I'd answer: "Two guys from Netherlands: L. van Kooten and E. Schaap". If someone asked me: "What ever was first...?", I'd answer "Software synths"