Frequently Asked Questions

Game Questions

Who is Phoenix Wright?

Phoenix is a defense attorney and is the protagonist of the first three games, and a secondary character in Apollo Justice. He is often called "Nick" by his closest friends, or "porcupine head" by others due to his spiky hair. For more information, please visit his character profile page at

Who is Apollo Justice?

The new defense attorney protagonist for the fourth Ace Attorney, Apollo gets his start defending Phoenix Wright in the courtroom while under the tutelage of Kristoph Gavin. For more information, please visit his character profile page at

How many games are there?

There are four games in the main series.

  1. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  2. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All
  3. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations
  4. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

There is also a spin-off series called "Ace Attorney Investigations".

  1. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

Who did the music for the games?

Each game has a different artist. These are listed.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Masakazu Sugimori
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All
Akemi Kimura
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations
Noriyuki Iwadare
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Toshihiko Horiyama
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Noriyuki Iwadare
Yasuko Yamada

Where can I buy the soundtracks?

Soundtracks are available from Playasia, Sulepeter and VGMworld. Use "Gyakuten Saiban" as the keyword when searching these sites, as the soundtracks have not been released in the US or Europe.

Sheet Music Questions

How is the sheet music made?

The majority of the Ace Attorney/Gyakuten Saiban music that you hear from your DS is in midi format. Rips of the MIDIs have been obtained from others (see "site" page). The MIDIs are then run through a program called Noteworthy Composer ( Noteworthy converts the midi file into sheet music notation, but the result is very messy. There are up to 15 staves of notation, tons of accidentals and the note durations are split very oddly, so hours have to be spent while tidying it up and arranging it for a batch of instruments. Simple songs such as the Blue Badger theme take about half an hour to arrange, while a piece with many parts such as Great Revival can take up to three hours to tidy up.

What is NWC?

NWC is a file extension generated by Noteworthy Composer, the notation program that the music sheets are generated in. Only Noteworthy Composer or Noteworthy Player can open these files. Finished transcriptions are available for download in "NWC", "MID", "DOC" and "PNG" formats so you can find one that suits you.

Do you have X song for clarinet/trumpet/french horn/saxophone/etc?

We are sorry, but this is not possible due to reasons involving time constraints. However, it is possible for you to do this yourself! This why the songs have also been submitted in NWC format. Follow these instructions:

  1. Download and install Noteworthy Composer (unless you already have it)
  2. Download the NWC file of the song you want from Gyakusheets in NWC format.
  3. Open the NWC file and click on the melody stave (usually the top one) in Noteworthy Composer. Then open the Tools menu on the menu bar and click Force Accidentals. A ton of naturals should appear on that stave now.
  4. Then open the tools menu and click Transpose Staff. Enter the following values based on what instrument key you play in:–
    • Bb = +2
    • A = +3
    • F = +7
    • Eb = +9
  5. You should now find the entire stave including the key signature has changed. If you find that there are many ledger lines above the stave (especially for keys of F or Eb) you might be best off highlighting the entire stave by pressing Ctrl + A, then hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys and press the down arrow key 7 times to move it down an octave.

Do you have the guitar tabs for X song?

If you're lucky, may have transcribed a particular song. If so, tabs will be linked.

Why haven't you got X song?

If the song is mentioned in the navigation section then it will be added in the future. If it is not listed, then it may not be suitable for transcription or is mp3 streamed on the DS cartridge, and therefore no midi version is available. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney in particular has a lot of techno-style music that isn't well suited for sheet notation. Our main aim is to have all the character themes and courtroom music from each game available.

All these songs are arranged for more than one instrument, but I am alone! What should I do?

Do one of the following, depending on which relates to you:

For certain songs, such as Eccentric and Steel Samurai, the melody swaps between the piano R.H. as well as the main melody stave - for these songs make sure you have the piano R.H. box checked as well when you print.

Is there anywhere where I can buy Ace Attorney sheet music?

No. However, there was once a book sold containing music from the series, but it is now out of stock.

If a book does become available, the songs contained within it will be removed from this site, due to copyright laws.

Site Questions

I have a transcript for a track you haven't got. Would you like to put it on the site?

Yes. We'd be happy to host it for you. It must be submitted to via the contact address at the bottom of the page and submitted as a NWC file (see Sheet Music Questions above) so it can be generated in PNG and Word doc formats. However, it will take time before the sheet will be uploaded to the site.

I tried to download one of the music sheets, but I couldn't download it. What's wrong?

Please contact the webmaster via the email address in the footer of this page to inform him of this error.

I would like to give feedback about the site. Who should I contact?

Feedback is really helpful. If you have any, contact the webmaster via the email address in the footer of this page