Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for gain control. For example, some embodiments of the present invention provide variable gain control circuits. Such circuits include a zero forcing loop generating a zero forcing feedback and a least mean square loop generating a least mean square feedback. An error quantization circuit generates a hybrid feedback based upon a threshold condition using the zero forcing feedback and the least mean square feedback. A variable gain amplifier is at least in part controlled by a derivative of the hybrid feedback.