Since this is not an analog vs digital thread - thank you - I will again take the opportunity to recommend, highly, the book by Greg Milner, Perfecting Sound Forever. (Faber and Faber, 2009) It uses carefully researched history to put acoustic, analogue and digital recording into perspective in a completely entertaining way. Not a how to, but a history of recording and later processing sound. In my opinion, digital is the first real fundamental breakthrough since the electric microphone was first used in commercial recording, about 1925. I would recommend not approaching it as a reference to look up stuff. Rather, enjoy the trip.
I got a used hardcover library copy for peanuts, look online.
PS If the parallel technology of radio similarly floats your boat, the old PBS Ken Burns film Empire Of The Air is this sort of treatment. It ends up, after Tesla everything was developed by one man, Edwin Armstrong.