Gumshoe theme is more of a "detective theme" than a "Gumshoe theme" but it's still awesome because of the crime scene feeling it gives, helps to make the cases more serious.
From the first game's bonus case comes this song, Detective from the Wild West. It fits Jake Marshall's character like a suntanned pair of rusty boots fits a sheriff.
Also from the bonus case, Swimming, Anyone?. You wouldn't find a more lighthearted and innocent police song if you tried. It's a shame that the person who uses it is anything but innocent.
Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
The Steel Samurai's Ballad, which is slowed down version of the Steel Samurai's theme, which matches the despair you find in the case it appears in. Due to its reappearance in the sequel, it could be said this is Adrian Andrews' de facto theme.
Great Revival Oh, And if you haven't played through the second game, don't click that link. The moment will be better if it's the first time you hear it.
Franziska von Karma has her own variation of this theme, which she carries over to Investigations. Manfred also enters to this theme as well in the Investigations series.
Mask* DeMasque's Theme ~ Please Listen!, the song is awesome on its own but becomes doubly so due to what it's paired with. Throughout the case it's used both for Mask* DeMasque and Ron DeLite and is generally flamboyant and awesome, but at the end of the case it plays when Desiree declares that she still loves Ron, demonstrating that she accepts him despite his thieving ways.Heartwarming Moment, hello.
Elise Deauxnim's/Misty Fey'stheme: Gentle Melody. Does a nice job of portraying Elise as a kind, gentle woman, as the name of the song implies.
Being the final game in the original trilogy, the court themes for Trials & Tribulations have a strong sense of finality to them that make the atmosphere of the court heavier than at any other point in the series. In particular, the trial music playing immediately after Godot delivers his Tears of Blood quote over silence at the tail end of the final case. Best musical cue in the entire series to date.
The remix used in the end credits medley of ''Trials and Tribulations'' makes this song a lot more epic, and in some ways sad. Partially because the last case cemented Wright's career and role as a respectable attorney, and partially because it's the last game in the Phoenix Trilogy, meaning we leave behind all the people and adventures for one hell of a great memory. Makes you wonder exactly what has happened with all the characters since those seven years in the canon timeline and if we'll be seeing them again in the future installments.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Guilty Love, Klavier Gavin's theme. According to the composer, it came to him in a dream. It's so awesome that it's apparently the only song the Gavinners ever play.
Apollo Justice may not get as much love as Phoenix Wright, but no one can deny that his cornered theme totally rocks. What makes it so great to listen to, especially to fans who played the first game, is that it sounds like an updated remix of the first one.
The new Suspense theme is rather short and simple, but you can't help feeling a chill go down you spine when it plays. A very worthy successor to the Phoenix Wright Suspense theme.
Ema Skye ~ Scientific Detective is a remix of "Turnabout Sisters 2005", her theme from Rise from the Ashes. It's got a "poppier" sound to it than the original theme (which is kind of contrasting to Ema's personality in this game but it's still a good theme nonetheless).
Confrontation ~ Presto marks the first time the series has ever had a third Cross Examination theme in a single game. Fittingly, it only plays on the suspect's very last testimony, showing how you're just one step from discovering the truth. You know they really made an epic piece when you actually stop playing the first time this kicks in just so you can listen to it uninterrupted.
"The Great Truth Burglar" for Kay Faraday. Using different traditional Japanese instruments in abundance, it feels like a second Steel Samurai theme.
Dick Gumshoe's "I can do it when it counts, pal!" While Gumshoe already had a theme in the Phoenix Saga (listed in the first game section), that one had a more slow-paced serious tone to emphasize the seriousness of the cases and also to give the "Gumshoe scenes" a "crime series" atmosphere. The AAI rendition of the song is more up-beat and was clearly made to give Gumshoe a song that emphasized his goofy and clumsy (and adorable) personality but also conserved his leitmotif of the Phoenix Saga as well, so this version can be considered his real theme while the first one can be considered the Police Detective theme.
The Enemy Who Surpasses The Law (be advised that the biggest spoiler of all is on the complete name of the song so enter under your own risk), which shows you just how powerful and haughty the Big Bad is. It is the kind of masterfully composed and executed piece of music you would expect in a game like Kingdom Hearts, famous for such soundtrack. Especially powerful when it plays for the first time in conjunction with The Reveal.
Although it only appears in one case, there is the track Guardians of the Law. Partially based on the trial themes of the first and third games, the epicness of this music only makes you wish it played more.
Ace Attorney Investigations 2
Kay's and Lang's themes are remixed into Reminiscence songs. How... sad...
Phoenix Wright ~ Objection! 2013. Take the "Objection!" theme from Trials & Tribulations and redo it with string instruments and you get this; a smooth and stylish way to lay down the finger. Plus they threw in a really jazzy breakdown section in the middle.
Mood Matrix ~ Commence the Psychological Analysis! is the song that plays when you are using Athena's Mood Matrix. It has that feeling of mysteriousness that you would have while exploring the heart and feelings of another person, as if you were making a trip to the hidden depths of the human mind.
The Dark Age of Law excellently blends haunting and retrospect. When you hear it in the game, you know something bad's about to happen.
Phantom ~ UNKNOWN. Perfectly fitting for a final confrontation, especially when that same confrontation's against a master spy of completely unknowable identity.
"Suspense" is such a simple theme, but it demands your utmost attention from the moment it kicks in. It also holds the awesome distinction of being the only song to appear in all seven games of the franchise, and even in the Crossover with Professor Layton.
There's this tiny thing called "Jingle" and it plays every time you complete a chapter or a case. It's extremely short (at the most about four seconds). But the feeling of satisfaction and awesome you get when it plays...
The entire Jazz album. All of it. They're not just good remixes, they're really great jazz songs. The Steel Samurai Theme is amazing. Come on, would you be suprised if this was from an 40's cop show? Also Godot's Theme and Furio Tigre.
You think these remixes are good on their own? Try Unlimited Corners, a mashup of several entries on this page. Words cannot describe the experience of listening to it.
And of course, when Phoenix/Naruhodo goes to Marvel, he takes not one, but two of his themes with him (and is the only character in the series to have two themes.) This and this. Listen, and behold, you will realize, they're iconic music made Up to Eleven.