I recently co-rented a studio which has an assortment of studio strobes (Bowens Gemini GM500R, Bowens GM750+). However I usually use my Godox AD600BM and 2 AD200.
Mixing the strobes
From what I see, the Bowens strobes have a 5mm sync input jack. So I would need some receiver that has a cable sync output that can be hooked up with the bowens strobes. This probably would be the Godox X1R (no matter which flavour (C, N, S), as I will only need the sync port). They are around 40 Euro a piece. I would probably need around 3. This seems a bit expensive for using only the sync signal of them.
Is there any cheaper way or better way? Using the X2 trigger, I could mount a system neutral trigger on top of it. However, in that case I would lose the ability to switch the strobes into groups and disable them remotely while I am testing the settings.
Is there any recommendation either to controlling them directly with the Godox trigger or good options with an off-brand one?